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Jacksonville District administers the largest regulatory permitting program in the Corps, which provides protection for waters of the United States, including federally delineated wetlands and navigable waters.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program began in 1890 with the responsibility of protecting and maintaining the nation’s navigable waterways. As a result of changing public needs and evolving policy via new laws and court decisions, protection has been extended to all waters of the United States, including many wetlands.

Jacksonville District Regulatory Division has jurisdiction over the geographic area of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Division is geographically aligned in two Permitting Branches, which are further divided into nine Sections, and a Special Projects and Enforcement Branch.

Regulatory News

Public Notice issued for Regional General Permit SAJ-114

August 16, 2016 - The Jacksonville District has issued a public notice for the proposed Regional General Permit (RGP) SAJ-114, in Bay and Walton Counties. The public notice is located HERE. Additional information is located on our Items of Interest Page.

Information Package for Prospective NWP Users

On November 24, 2014, NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) Headquarters issued a biological opinion (BiOp) on the 2012 Nationwide Permits (NWPs). This BiOp evaluated the NWPs for potential effects to federally listed threatened and endangered species under NMFS purview. One of the protective measures in that BiOp states that Corps districts will develop information packages for prospective users of the NWPs.  These packages are meant to help NWP users comply with NWP General Condition 18 which addresses endangered species.  Jacksonville District's information package has been placed in the Regulatory Sourcebook on our District website, and will be useful for consultants as well as applicants.  A copy of the information is also available HERE.

Contact Information


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