US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District

Compliance and Enforcement

Performing work in waters of the United States without authorization by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) or failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a valid permit is a violation of federal law and can have serious repercussions.  Work can include clearing vegetation or placing fill in waters of the U.S. (including wetlands) and/or work (such as digging and dredging) or construction of a structure in navigable waters.

The Baltimore District works diligently to ensure that work in jurisdictional waters and wetlands are authorized with appropriate permits and that work complies with the conditions of those permits.  We also investigate reports of activities that are being conducted in jurisdictional waters and wetlands are authorized with appropriate permits and that work complies with the conditions of those permits.  We also investigate reports of activities that are being conducted in jurisdictional waters and wetlands that may not have received proper permits prior to conducting the work.

If you suspect an unauthorized activity in an area subject to the Corps' regulatory authority under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, please either complete the online reporting form or send in a completed violation complaint form. We will use the information provided in the form to initiate an investigation. You may remain anonymous, if desired. Please complete as much of the form as possible and include maps, photographs and any other pertinent information available. A map locating the site or contact information for the landowner or contractor doing the work is required for us to open an investigation.

The Corps appreciates and encourages the public  -- in addition to other local, state, and Federal agencies -- to report possible violations to help us find and resolve these issues.

How to Report a Violation

About 90 percent of all District actions involving the enforcement of the wetland/ waterway permit laws are referred from the public.

We encourage all to report suspected unauthorized fills in wetlands/other unauthorized work in waterways and/or wetlands to the Baltimore District Enforcement Officer responsible for the area.

To report violations in the Baltimore District, fill out the Reporting Violations Form and email the form to your local field office. Maps detailing the enforcement areas within the Baltimore District's jurisdiction can be found here:

Maryland

Pennsylvania

On this form, please provide ALL available information. We will use the information provided to initiate an investigation, however, for best results, we ask that you also furnish maps, photographs, and any other pertinent information to the following:

Enforcement Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
2 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-962-6028 (voice)
410-962-6024 (fax)

In addition to the personnel located at the District Office in downtown Baltimore, there are three Regulatory Field Offices located throughout the area regulated by the Baltimore District.

Easton
Field Office

State College
Field Office

Carlisle
Field Office

Jason Peters

Frank Plewa

Frank Plewa

Matt Gall

Derek Smith

MAILING ADDRESS:
Talbottown Shopping Center
Easton, MD 21601

MAILING ADDRESS:
1631 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801

MAILING ADDRESS:
401 E. Louther Street
Suite 205
Carlisle, PA 17013

(410) 820 - 8550

(814) 235 - 0570

(717) 249 - 2522

Each field office has full authority and responsibility for making permit determinations, processing permits, and administering the permit program in their area. Field Offices are responsible for the counties within their area. The Regulatory Staff within each field office are assigned a number of counties and are responsible for all permit activities within their assigned counties, including permit determinations, permit processing, pre-application meetings, and ENFORCEMENT.