On February 25, 2022 the Nationwide Permit Program went into effect.  On April 1, 2022 the Regional Permit Program expired, and will not be renewed.  Regional Permit applications received will likely be processed under Nationwide Permits, the Lake Michigan Regional General Permit, or the Shoreline Activities Regional General Permit.


Chicago District's Regional Permit Program

The Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, created a Regional Permit Program (RPP) to authorize the discharges of dredged and fill material into jurisdictional waters of the United States in the Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties in Illinois). The RPP provides an efficient and predictable program to evaluate projects requiring authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. 

Regional Permits:

  • Regional Permit 1 - Residential, Commercial and Institutional Developments
  • Regional Permit 2 - Recreation Projects
  • Regional Permit 3 - Transportation Projects
  • Regional Permit 4 - Minor Discharges and Dredging
  • Regional Permit 5 - Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Establishment, and Enhancement
  • Regional Permit 6 - Completed Enforcement Actions
  • Regional Permit 7 - Temporary Construction Activities
  • Regional Permit 8 - Utility Line Projects
  • Regional Permit 9 - Maintenance
  • Regional Permit 10 - Bank Stabilization
  • Regional Permit 11 - Marine Structures and Activities
  • Regional Permit 12 - Bridge Scour Protection
  • Regional Permit 13 - Cleanup of Toxic and Hazardous Materials