If you have a project that does not meet the conditions of any of the General Permits, such as nationwide or regional permits, please contact our office to discuss this project with one of our regulators.
A project that does not qualify for general permit or letter of permission authorization is to be reviewed through the individual permit process (see 33 CFR 325.5(b)(1)), which includes a public notice, public interest review, environmental documentation, and, if applicable, a Section 404 (b)(1) Guidelines compliance analysis.
Please note that issuance of an individual permit is contingent upon completion of an individual 401 water quality certification review by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Please refer to our 401 water quality certification page for important details about this process. In addition, in some instances, a Coastal Zone Management Federal Consistency determination from the state will also be required. Click on the following states for links to that state’s coastal program: Indiana, Illinois.
Refer to 33 CFR 325.1(d)(1)-(10) for a full description of the information needed for a complete individual permit application. The following are tips on what to include in your submission for issuance of the public notice and to help expedite the review of your project.