US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

Regulatory and Permits

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the Federal A blue heron enjoys a pond at Crooked Creek Lake, Ford City, PA.Government. Initially it served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Time, changing public needs, evolving policy, case law, and new statutory mandates have changed the complexion of the program, adding to its breadth, complexity, and authority. The Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands.

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Latest News

14 February - EPA and Army publish proposed revised "Waters of the United States" Definition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced today the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.  The notice is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/14/2019-00791/revised-definition-of-waters-of-the-united-states. The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The publishing of the proposal and outreach efforts were delayed due to
to the lapse in appropriations for EPA. Today's notice begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019. EPA and the Army will hold an informational webcast on February 14, 2019, and will host a listening session on the proposed rule in Kansas City, KS, on February 27-28, 2019. Information, including supporting analyses and fact sheets, are available at: http://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule.

 

Contact Information

Pittsburgh District Corps of Engineers
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue
Regulatory Branch, Suite 2200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 395-7155
Fax: (412) 644-4211

Northern Section 412-395-7115
Southern Section 412-395-7188

Email us: Regulatory.Permits@usace.army.mil 

 

Clean Water Rule, Federal Register Notice