2012 Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issues nationwide permits (NWPs) to authorize certain activities that require Department of the Army permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

The NWPs authorize activities that have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment. The NWPs authorize a variety of activities, such as aids to navigation, utility lines, bank stabilization activities, road crossings, stream and wetland restoration activities, residential developments, mining activities, commercial shellfish aquaculture activities, and agricultural activities.

Click here for the Federal Register notice regarding the February 2012 Reissuance of the Nationwide Permits.

Click here for a Summary of Nationwide Permits

Click here for the State of Louisiana Nationwide Permit (NWP) Regional Conditions as of July 2012

Nationwide Permits (as of February 2012)

 NWP#    Nationwide Permit
1    Aids to Navigation
2    Structures in Artificial Canals
3    Maintenance
4    Fish and Wildlife Harvesting, Enhancement, and Attraction Devices and Activities
5    Scientific Measurement Devices

 Survey Activities

7    Outfall Structures and Associated Intake Structures
8    Oil and Gas Structures on the Outer Continental Shelf
9    Structures in Fleeting and Anchorage Areas
10    Mooring Buoys
11    Temporary Recreational Structures
12    Utility Line Activities
13    Bank Stabilization
14    Linear Transportation Projects
15    U.S. Coast Guard Approved Bridges
16    Return Water From Upland Contained Disposal Areas
17    Hydropower Projects
18    Minor Discharges
19    Minor Dredging
20    Response Operations for Oil and Hazardous Substances
21    Surface Coal Mining Activities
22    Removal of Vessels
23    Approved Categorical Exclusions
24    Indian Tribe or State Administered Section 404 Programs
25    Structural Discharges
26    [Reserved]
27    Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Establishment, and Enhancement Activities
28    Modifications of Existing Marinas
29    Residential Developments
30    Moist Soil Management for Wildlife
31    Maintenance of Existing Flood Control Facilities
32    Completed Enforcement Actions
33    Temporary Construction, Access, and Dewatering
34    Cranberry Production Activities
35    Maintenance Dredging of Existing Basins
36    Boat Ramps
37    Emergency Watershed Protection and Rehabilitation
38    Cleanup of Hazardous and Toxic Waste
39    Commercial and Institutional Developments
40    Agricultural Activities
41    Reshaping Existing Drainage Ditches
42    Recreational Facilities
43    Stormwater Management Facilities
44    Mining Activities
45    Repair of Uplands Damaged by Discrete Events
46    Discharges in Ditches
47    [Reserved]
48    Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Activities
49    Coal Remining Activities
50    Underground Coal Mining Activities
51    Land-Based Renewable Energy Generation Facilities
52    Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects
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