US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District

Chesapeake Bay TMDL

USACE Courtesy PhotoThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting applications for projects being undertaken in waters of the U.S., including wetlands, to meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL goals within the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and applicable military installations in northern Virginia (i.e., Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, and the Pentagon) that are eligible for authorization under the Bay TMDL RGP.The application forms used to apply for permits depend on the State in which the work is to be accomplished. All applications for regulated activities under the Bay TMDL RGP shall be completed using the established Corps permit applications procedures for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Please reference our Permit Types and Processes for the appropriate application form to apply. 

An application must be submitted in accordance with the established Corps permit application procedures for all proposed activities under the Bay TMDL RGP.

Category I and Category II Bay TMDL RGP Activities: Proposed activities that qualify for self-verification in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Bay TMDL RGP (Category I and II) may proceed without written verification from the Corps after the applicant has:

  • 1. Confirmed that the activity will be conducted in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Bay TMDL RGP, which may include consultation with the Corps and/or outside relevant Federal and State agencies.
  • 2. Submitted a completed Self-Verification Notification Form (Appendix 2 of the Bay TMDL RGP) and appropriate permit application.
  • 3. Obtained all required State and local authorizations.

Category III Bay TMDL RGP Activities: Proposed activities that do not qualify for self-verification or where otherwise required by the terms of the Bay TMDL RGP must obtain written verification from the Corps before starting work in waters of the U.S., including wetlands. An applicant must submit a permit application and a completed Pre-Construction Notification Form (Appendix 3 of the Bay TMDL RGP) for project-specific review and verification by the Corps. In some cases, agency coordination is required.

The Baltimore District issued The Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Regional General Permit (Bay TMDL RGP) for projects undertaken to meet Bay TMDL goals for a five year period on July 1, 2015. The Bay TMDL RGP is applicable to nontidal wetlands and streams within the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Virginia Military Installations under regulatory control of the Baltimore District. For additional information on the processing of permits visits the Permits Types and Process page.

Additional Resources

·         Bay TMDL Regional General Permit

·         Appendix 1- EPA RBP Habitat Assessment

·         Appendix 2- Self Verification Form

·         Appendix 3- Preconstruction Notification Form

·         Appendix 4- Compliance Cert Form

·         Application Checklist

·         Webinar Presentation Slides

·         Video of July 23, 2015 Webinar Presentation

·         Impacts and Conversion Tables

·         90-day Post-Construction Report