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Posted 8/4/2016

Release no. UNRELEASED

Jeffrey Henon

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting permit applications electronically for all applicants proposing work under the jurisdiction of the Portland District Regulatory Branch. This includes all counties in Oregon and applicants in Washington that obtain permits from the Portland District.

The use of electronic communications and digital information processing is expected to reduce transmittal delays and improve timeliness of the permit process.  This paperless transition does not alter the permit process. The Corps will continue to accept hard copies of applications from applicants who do not have the ability to submit an electronic version. 

Joint permit applications, wetland delineations, permit modification requests, monitoring reports, jurisdictional determination requests, and other requests up to 10 MB should be emailed to PortlandPermits@usace.army.mil. All documents should be submitted as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Application packages containing documents over 10 MB can be submitted through a secure file transfer site. Instructions on using the secure file transfer site are available from the “How to apply for a permit” page on the Portland District website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Apply.aspx. Applications and documents can also be mailed to the appropriate office on a CD or DVD.

Applicants will receive an electronic notification with the project number and contact information for the project manager assigned to the review. Correspondence, including the final permits, will be provided electronically unless permittees request a hard copy of these documents.

The Corps evaluates permit applications for construction activities that occur in the Nation’s waters, including wetlands. The Portland District administers one of the largest regulatory permitting programs within the Corps of Engineers, providing for the protection of waters of the United States, including federally delineated wetlands and navigable waters. Portland District has regulatory jurisdiction for the state of Oregon.

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