Corps of Engineers Restoration Permit #45
Posted on Sep 25th, 2017
Susan Alford, President of Berg-Oliver Associates, and FOR Environmental Committee Consultant, passes along the following information.
“The Corps of Engineers has a Nationwide Permit #45 (link to the full unedited, legalize, 25 page version) that allows for the restoration of uplands and structures lost or damaged due to the recent natural disaster. Persons have two years from the date of the loss to file the needed permit.”
- Authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material, including dredging or excavation, into all waters of the United States for activities associated with the restoration of upland areas damaged by storms, floods, or other discrete events.
- Authorizes bank stabilization to protect the restored uplands. The restoration of the damaged areas, including any bank stabilization, must not exceed the contours, or ordinary high water mark, that existed before the damage occurred.
- Minor dredging is limited to the amount necessary to restore the damaged upland area and should not significantly alter the pre-existing bottom contours of the waterbody.
- District Engineers have authority to determine if an activity complies with the terms and conditions of an NWP.
US Army Corps of Engineers interactive guide to help you fill our your application if you decide you want to go this route.