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NWP - Nationwide Permit

A permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a nationwide basis for any category of activity involving discharges of dredged or fill material if the activities in that category are similar in nature and have minimal adverse environmental effects, individually or cumulatively. Nationwide permits (NWPs) are a type of general permit issued by the Chief of Engineers and are designed to authorize, with little or no delay or paperwork, certain activities having minimal individual or cumulative adverse effects on the environment.


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