US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

IMPORTANT NEWS!

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is currently in the process of moving its Regulatory field office in Stow, OH.   The office previously located at 1100 Graham Road Circle, Stow, OH was closed on August 20, 2019.   A new office location within the City of Stow has been identified with an anticipated opening in mid-September 2019.  When it is complete the new office location will be shared.   In the interim if you need to contact/call any of the staff from the Stow field office please refer to the following:

Tina Stonemetz - 716-879-4114

Shawn Blohm - 716-879-4436

Chantelle Carroll - 716-879-6304

Doug Kapusinski - 716-879-4117

If needed the District office in Buffalo can also be contacted at 716-879-4330.

USACE Buffalo District in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Department of State (DOS) have issued guidance regarding permits available for the purpose of shore protection to safeguard existing functional erosion control structures, roads, bridges, infrastructure, and property along Lake Ontario shoreline and the Saint Lawrence River including affected portions of navigable bays and tributaries.  For more information, click here

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced 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 60-day public comment period closed on April 15, 2019. Information, including supporting analyses and fact sheets, are available at: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule. Read the Public Notice by CLICKING HERE.

Regulatory Around the District

Buffalo District Regulatory Branch held their annual meeting with USFWS and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District, to ensure that our relationship is strong & we can continue Taking Care of People through consistent, fair, & flexible regulatory efforts.
USACE Buffalo District Regulators study leafless woody plants to improve their identification skills in the field.
Regulators perform onsite inspections before, during and after permitting actions.
A Buffalo District Project Manager collects data to determine if fill material is located within a wetland area in response to a complaint.
Regulators evaluate soil to determine if they have wetland soil characteristics.
A compliance inspection is performed for a permitted bank stabilization project.
A Buffalo District Regulatory Project Manager assesses a created wetland, which was required mitigation associated with a permit.
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.

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.  

Report a Violation         Regulatory Informational Booklet 

            Customer Survey   

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.