New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England

 

 

Federal Activities
Federal Projects and Permits

Federal Projects and Permits

Federal Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates with the Service planning and review of water resource projects. Examples of such projects include flood control, dredging and site remediation. The Service makes recommendations to ensure that the proposed Federal projects are planned and executed to give fish and wildlife and their habitats due consideration as other factors, such as economics and recreation.

Permits

Section 404 of the CWA regulates the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands. The Service reviews permit applications and project proposals that propose to impacts waters. Under Section 404(b)1 of the Clean Water Act, applicants are required to avoid, minimize and finally mitigate unavoidable impacts to waters of the United States, including wetlands.

The Service serves in an advisory capacity to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for projects that propose to impact waters. The Service assesses impacts of proposed projects on fish and wildlife resources and habitats through application of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

 

 

Last updated: September 11, 2009