Please note that early coordination makes the process easier for you! By contacting the Corps of Engineers early in your planning, we can help guide you and understand your project’s needs and identify potential challenges. This will help us to work towards the appropriate authorization in as timely a manner as possible. Pre-application meetings are encouraged, particularly for larger projects.
We are also facing some challenges, including:
1. High Number of Submittals: We are currently receiving a very high number of applications and jurisdictional determination requests, which has resulted in a larger workload for our Regulatory staff and longer response time.
2. Recent regulation changes: There have been several substantial regulation changes in the past 24 months which have required significant time for staff training and for certain regulatory processes to be modified. This has resulted in a longer response time by Regulatory staff.
If you would like to check on your project's status, please look at the 'Check Permit Status' page [click here] and then, if necessary, contact us using the appropriate email address [click here], or the project manager that has been assigned to your file. Please use your assigned file number (ex. LRB-20XX-XXXX) when making inquiries about your project.
We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we work through these challenges to help you get the authorization you need to complete your project.
Buffalo District Regulatory Branch
Last Updated August 18, 2023