Submit Jurisdictional Determination Requests, pre-applications, and interagency meeting requests via the Regulatory Request System rrs.usace.army.mil
Submit Permit Applications, Referrals, and Potential Violations, to cespn-rg-submittal@usace.army.mil
Submit Inquiries, Agency Permits/Certifications, FOIA requests, and Monitoring Reports to cespn-rg-info@usace.army.mil

Contact Information

Submittal Process:

For emails please include the type of request and Corps File Number, if known, in the Subject Line.

Even if it is necessary to provide a hard copy of the application materials, a digital copy must still be submitted in PDF format.

We can receive emails with attachments up to 35 MB in size.  Larger files can be transmitted using the DoD SAFE web app (https://safe.apps.mil/​).  If you require use of DoD SAFE for your documentation submittals, please coordinate with Corps staff at CESPN-RG-Info@usace.army.mil to upload and transfer your files.

 

Regulatory Mission

The Department of the Army's Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially, it served a simple purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Changing public needs, evolving policy, court decisions and new statutory mandates have changed several aspects of the program including its breadth, complexity and authority.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through the Regulatory Program, administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (RHA) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Under RHA Section 10, a permit is required for work or structures in, over or under navigable waters of the United States. Under CWA Section 404, a permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the United States and are subject to the Corps' regulatory authority.

The Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands.

The USACE Regulatory Program – Importance to the Public