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Regional General Permits

New York District Regional General Permits within the state of New York (RGPs)

A regional general permit is a type of general permit that authorizes categories of activities in a specific geographic area that causes only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts. 

  • NYDGP20 - This Regional General Permit authorizes work in navigable waters of the U.S. and discharges of fill materials into waters of the U.S. to facilitate military construction projects at the Fort Drum Military Reservation.
  • 11GP2 - This regional general permit authorizes the construction of rock-filled timber crib piers in waterways located in eight upstate New York counties. This regional general permit is applicable in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
  • NYDGP15 - This regional general permit authorizes the installation of structures and dredging in navigable waters and the discharge of dredged or fill material, including discharges associated with excavation activities, into waters of the United States to facilitate the remediation of sites that are damaged from major storms that result in a Federal and/or State disaster declaration.

The Buffalo District also has regional general permits within their portion of New York State. Please see their web site for information on regional general permits within the Buffalo District.

Joint New Jersey State Programmatic General Permit Applications (SPGPs)

A State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) is a type of general permit founded on an existing state, local or other Federal agency program and designed to avoid duplication with that program. The following SPGPs are applicable within the State of New Jersey: 

  • SPGP 17 - This general permit authorizes the construction of structures; performance of work and the discharge of dredged and fill material in substantially developed artificial tidal lagoons and their access channels.
  • SPGP 19 - This general permit is for existing and proposed non-commercial piers, docks, mooring piles, boat lifts, timber breakwaters, and the replacement of existing bulkheads within eighteen (18) inches of existing serviceable bulkhead structures.