Army Corps of Engineers Announces Final 2012 Regional Conditions for Nationwide Wetland Permits

Published Jul 03, 2012

On June 22, 2012, the Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a Special Public Notice announcing final regional conditions for nationwide permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Section 404 permits cover wetland filling and dredging activities; in general such activities must either be covered under a nationwide permit (“NWP”) or authorized in an individual project permit.  The Corps has also published a User’s Guide for Nationwide Permits in Washington State.  The User’s Guide includes requirements that apply nationwide as well as special conditions that apply to projects located within Washington.  The Corps and the Washington Department of Ecology will be presenting the 2012 NWP program around the state starting in mid-July.

Since many projects are under the purview of nationwide permits, these new permits and new regional conditions are significant.  For more information on the 2012 NWP program, contact Matt Wells at

  • To view the Special Public Notice and the User’s Guide For Nationwide Permits in Washington State on Ecology’s Federal Permits web page, click here.