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.

X1 = NWP Suspended in part of state.  Click here for suspension information.
X2 = NWP Suspended in part of state.  Click here for suspension information.
X= NWP Suspended for use.  Click here for suspension information.
X4 = NWP Suspended for use.  Click here for suspension information.

Nationwide Permit and General Conditions Regional
1. Aids to Navigation DC    MD1   PA1   VA
2. Structures in Artificial Canals DC    MD1   PA     VA
3. Maintenance DC    MD1   PA     VA
4. Fish and Wildlife Harvesting, Enhancement, and Attraction Devices and Activities DC    MD     PA1   VA
5. Scientific Measurement Devices DC    MD1   PA1   VA
6. Survey Activities DC    MD1    PA    VA
7. Outfall Structures and Associated Intake Structures DC    MD1   PA1   VA
8. Oil and Gas Structures on the Outer Continental Shelf DC    MD    PA    VA
9. Structures in Fleeting and Anchorage Areas DC    MD1   PA    VA
10. Mooring Buoys DC   MD1   PA1   VA
11. Temporary Recreational Structures DC   MD1   PA1   VA
12. Oil or Natural Gas Pipeline Activities DC    MD2   PA2   VA
13. Bank Stabilization DC    MD1   PA1   VA
14. Linear Transportation Projects DC    MD1   PA1   VA
15. U.S. Coast Guard Approved Bridges DC    MD1   PA1   VA
16. Return Water From Upland Contained Disposal Areas DC     MD1   PA    VA
17. Hydropower Projects DC     MD    PA    VA
18. Minor Discharges DC    MD1   PA1   VA
19. Minor Dredging DC    MD1   PA1   VA
20. Response Operations for Oil or Hazardous Substances DC    MD    PA1   VA
21. Surface Coal Mining Activities DC3  MD2   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    PA1   VA
27. Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Establishment, and Enhancement Activities DC    MD    PA    VA
28. Modifications of Existing Marinas DC    MD1   PA    VA
29. Residential Developments DC    MD2  PA2   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    MD1  PA1  VA
34. Cranberry Production Activities N / A
35. Maintenance Dredging of Existing Basins DC    MD1   PA    VA
36. Boat Ramps DC    MD  PA1  VA
37. Emergency Watershed Protection and Rehabilitation DC    MD    PA1   VA
38. Cleanup of Hazardous and Toxic Waste DC    MD    PA    VA
39. Commercial and Institutional Developments DC    MD2   PA2   VA
40. Agricultural Activities DC    MD2   PA2   VA
41. Reshaping Existing Drainage Ditches DC    MD1   PA1   VA
42. Recreational Facilities DC    MD2   PA2   VA
43. Stormwater Management Facilities DC    MD2  PA2   VA
44. Mining Activities DC    MD2   PA    VA
45. Repair of Uplands Damaged by Discrete Events DC    MD1   PA1   VA
46. Discharges in Ditches DC    MD1   PA1   VA
48. Commercial Shellfish Mariculture Activities MD
49. Coal Remining Activities DC4   MD1   PA    VA
50. Underground Coal Mining Activities DC3   MD2   PA    VA
51. Land-Based Renewable Energy Generation Facilities DC    MD2   PA2   VA
52. Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects DC    MD2   PA    VA
53. Removal of Low-Head Dams DC    MD    PA1   VA
54. Living Shorelines DC    MD    PA1   VA
55. Seaweed Mariculture Activities DC3   MD    PA    VA
56. Finfish Mariculture Activities DC3   MD    PA    VA
57. Electric Utility Line and Telecommunications Activities DC    MD2   PA2   VA
58. Utility Line Activities for Water and Other Substances DC    MD2   PA2   VA
59. Water Reclamation and Reuse Facilities DC    MD1   PA1   VA