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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

JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT REGULATORY DIVISION RESTRUCTURING

The Jacksonville District has recently restructured and now has 3 Permit Branches:  North, South and West.  The restructuring balances workload & resources, improves consistency with the application of the Regulatory program, improves flexibility and capability, and establishes special permitting teams for transportation and mining. Click HERE for a new map of permitting offices and geographic areas of responsibility.

Regulatory Division Develops New Mining Team

The USACE Jacksonville District Regulatory Division has developed a new team dedicated to solely reviewing mining projects in the State of Florida.  The new mine team is an innovative concept where dedicated staff will review environmental resource permits, conduct compliance of existing permits and initiate enforcement for unauthorized impacts from mining.  The cradle-to-grave regulatory review is a response to the in depth and complicated regulatory reviews required for mining projects.  Permit applications and any questions can be directed to the following email: CESAJ-Mine.Team@usace.army.mil

June 29, 2015 – FINAL RULE DEFINING THE SCOPE OF WATERS PROTECTED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have published the final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The effective date of this rule will be August 28, 2015.

This final rule reflects consideration of the extensive public comments received on the proposed rule. The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the Act.

The Federal register notice, dated June 29, 2015, is available HERE

Additional information can be found on the Regulatory HQ page

 

Contact Information

904-232-1177
SAJ-RD@usace.army.mil

Click Here for detailed contact information for all Jacksonville Regulatory Offices