Nationwide Permits

Nationwide Permits (NWPs) are general permits issued on a nationwide basis to authorize minor activities with minimal evaluation time. NWPs have been established to reduce the regulatory reporting burden for specific activities that have no more than minimal impacts to the aquatic environment.  Most NWPs have been suspended in Maryland and the Baltimore and Philadelphia District’s area of responsibility within Pennsylvania since the State Programmatic General Permits provide comparable Department of the Army authorization.

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General and Region-Specific Conditions for Nationwide Permits

Please note that all permittees must comply with all of the General Conditions. In addition, all permittees must comply with all Regional Conditions that are in effect for that Nationwide Permit. Please ensure that you comply with all General Conditions and all Regional Conditions that are applicable to your project's location in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia or the District of Columbia. General and Regional Conditions are listed below.

Nationwide Permit and General Conditions Regional
Conditions
1. Aids to Navigation DC    MD    PA    VA
2. Structures in Artificial Canals DC    MD    PA    VA
3. Maintenance DC    MD    PA    VA
4. Fish and Wildlife Harvesting, Enhancement, and Attraction Devices and Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
5. Scientific Measurement Devices DC    MD    PA    VA
6. Survey Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
7. Outfall Structures and Associated Intake Structures DC    MD    PA    VA
8. Oil and Gas Structures on the Outer Continental Shelf DC    MD    PA    VA
9. Structures in Fleeting and Anchorage Areas DC    MD    PA    VA
10. Mooring Buoys DC    MD    PA    VA
11. Temporary Recreational Structures DC    MD    PA    VA
12. Oil or Natural Gas Pipeline Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
13. Bank Stabilization DC    MD    PA    VA
14. Linear Transportation Projects DC    MD    PA    VA
15. U.S. Coast Guard Approved Bridges DC    MD    PA    VA
16. Return Water From Upland Contained Disposal Areas DC    MD    PA    VA
17. Hydropower Projects DC    MD    PA    VA
18. Minor Discharges DC    MD    PA    VA
19. Minor Dredging DC    MD    PA    VA
20. Response Operations for Oil or Hazardous Substances DC    MD    PA    VA
21. Surface Coal Mining Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
22. Removal of Vessels DC    MD    PA    VA
23. Approved Categorical Exclusions DC    MD    PA    VA
24. Indian Tribe or State Administered Section 404 Programs DC    MD    PA    VA
25. Structural Discharges DC    MD    PA    VA
27. Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Establishment, and Enhancement Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
28. Modifications of Existing Marinas DC    MD    PA    VA
29. Residential Developments DC    MD    PA    VA
30. Moist Soil Management for Wildlife DC    MD    PA    VA
31. Maintenance of Existing Flood Control Facilities DC    MD    PA    VA
32. Completed Enforcement Actions DC    MD    PA    VA
33. Temporary Construction, Access, and Dewatering DC    MD    PA    VA
34. Cranberry Production Activities N / A
35. Maintenance Dredging of Existing Basins DC    MD    PA    VA
36. Boat Ramps DC    MD    PA    VA
37. Emergency Watershed Protection and Rehabilitation DC    MD    PA    VA
38. Cleanup of Hazardous and Toxic Waste DC    MD    PA    VA
39. Commercial and Institutional Developments DC    MD    PA    VA
40. Agricultural Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
41. Reshaping Existing Drainage Ditches DC    MD    PA    VA
42. Recreational Facilities DC    MD    PA    VA
43. Stormwater Management Facilities DC    MD    PA    VA
44. Mining Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
45. Repair of Uplands Damaged by Discrete Events DC    MD    PA    VA
46. Discharges in Ditches DC    MD    PA    VA
48. Commercial Shellfish Mariculture Activities MD
49. Coal Remining Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
50. Underground Coal Mining Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
51. Land-Based Renewable Energy Generation Facilities DC    MD    PA    VA
52. Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects DC    MD    PA    VA
53. Removal of Low-Head Dams DC    MD    PA    VA
54. Living Shorelines DC    MD    PA    VA
55. Seaweed Mariculture Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
56. Finfish Mariculture Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
57. Electric Utility Line and Telecommunications Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
58. Utility Line Activities for Water and Other Substances DC    MD    PA    VA
59. Water Reclamation and Reuse Facilities DC    MD    PA    VA