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IMPORTANT NEWS!

UPDATE! Lake Ontario Emergency Response Page - updated July 3, 2018

USACE Buffalo Provides Guidance on Permits Needed for Shoreline Work Performed along Lake Erie: Click here to read the press release.

UPDATE!  Waters of the US - Step 1: Supplemental Notice of Public Rule-Making Click HERE for information.

Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 16-01 regarding "Jurisdictional Determinations" released.  

Regulatory Around the District

Regulators evaluate soil to determine if they have wetland soil characteristics.
Taking Soil Samples
Regulators evaluate soil to determine if they have wetland soil characteristics.
Corps of Engineers Regulatory observe the removal of grain silo debris from the Buffalo River.
Clearing Fill Materials
Corps of Engineers Regulatory observe the removal of grain silo debris from the Buffalo River.
Regulators inspect ongoing and completed project to ensure compliance with issued permits.
Compliance Inspection
Regulators inspect ongoing and completed project to ensure compliance with issued permits.
Regulators perform onsite inspections before, during and after permitting actions.
Taking It To the Field
Regulators perform onsite inspections before, during and after permitting actions.

Regulatory Home

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.  


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Please submit new permit applications to the Buffalo District Office and use the Buffalo District office contact information for general questions and inquiries.  If you leave a message regarding general questions and inquiries, a Regulatory staff member will return your call as soon as possible; generally within 24 hours or the next business day.