US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

USACE Buffalo District’s Stow Field Office has a new location

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Oct. 22, 2019
BUFFALO, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Regulatory Stow Field Office has relocated to 3869 Darrow Road, Suite 100, in the City of Stow, Summit County, Ohio.

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest programs in the federal government. Initially, the Regulatory Division (RD) served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation’s waters, under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, and the Department of the Army was directed to administer Section 404 of the Act, which regulates the discharge of dredged and/or fill material in waters of the United States. In 1977, the Corps of Engineers’ jurisdiction was increased to include wetlands as part of the Waters of the US.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Regulatory Stow Field Office has relocated to 3869 Darrow Road, Suite 100, in the City of Stow, Summit County, Ohio.

The new office is open as of October 15, 2019. The previous office at 1100 Graham Road Circle, in the City of Stow, Ohio has been closed. All future mail for Stow should be directed to the new address, or be sent to the Buffalo District office-Regulatory Branch at 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207, or LRB.Regulatory@usace.army.mil Phone inquiries can be made to 716-879-4330.

Land owners contemplating construction projects that impact wetlands, lakes and/or streams may be required to obtain authorization from the Corps. Streams, lakes and wetlands are protected as “waters of the United States” under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, a permit from the Corps may be required for dredging, filling, draining, or working in these protected resources. Failure to obtain the proper permits may result in a violation of federal law.

The Corps is committed to working with property owners in order to protect aquatic resources. Landowners who are unsure if there are jurisdictional waters or wetlands present on their property are urged to contact the Buffalo District Regulatory Branch (contact information above), or one of the Ohio field offices listed below:

• Stow Field Office
3869 Darrow Road, Suite 100
Stow, Ohio 44224
Tel. (330) 923-8197

• Oak Harbor Field Office
240 Lake Road, Unit D
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Tel. (419) 898-3812 or (419) 898-3491

For additional information about the Buffalo District Regulatory program, please visit our website at: https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/


Contact
Andrew Kornacki
716-879-4349
Andrew.A.Kornacki@usace.army.mil
1776 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY

Release no. 19-047