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Published March 6, 2017
Expiration date: 12/31/2017






U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Chicago District



Date:  March 6, 2017


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, (District) hereby modifies and reissues the Regional Permit Program (RPP) for activities which would have minimal individual and cumulative impacts on aquatic resources in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois.  The purpose of the RPP is to provide a simplified and expeditious means for review of activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act that meet the specified terms and conditions.  The RPP consists of thirteen Regional Permits (RPs) covering certain types of activities, as well as the procedures and conditions that must be followed to be authorized under the program. 


The effective date of the RPP is April 1, 2017.  The new 2017 RPP is located at: and the Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is located at


To facilitate an orderly transition to the modified and reissued RPP, the District will process applications in the following manner: 


a.           For applications received on or before March 31, 2017, the District will continue to process the applications under the existing RPP, unless the applicant requests authorization under the modified and reissued RPP.  Activities authorized under the 2012 RPP will be valid for a period of three years for the date of verification.


b.         For applications received on or after April 1, 2017, the District will process the applications under the modified and reissued RPP. 


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Soren Hall of my staff by telephone at (312) 846-5532, or email at







Keith L. Wozniak

Acting Chief, Regulatory Branch

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