(1) Upon receipt of the application, the District Engineer will assign
it an identification number and acknowledge receipt of the application. The
acknowledgement will advise the applicant of the identification number assigned to its
(2) Within 15 days of receipt of the application, the District Engineer
must request from the applicant any additional information necessary for further
(3) Within 15 days of receipt of all necessary information, the
District Engineer will issue a public notice of the proposed activity and a draft
(4) The public notice period will usually last 30 days but can be
extended to 60 days.
(5) The District Engineer must consider all comments received.
applicant will be given a chance to rebut or resolve adverse comments.
(6) Within 60 days of the receipt of the application (90 days, if the
public comment period is extended to 60 days), the District Engineer will make a final
decision on the application. However, the final decision may be delayed in order to
complete other procedural requirements (e.g., the NEPA environmental impact review
process, endangered species consultation, or historical/ cultural preservation process).
z) If the proposed activity only needs an individual authorization under
Section 10 of the River and Harbor of 1899, (For instance, the nationwide permit for
utility line crossings does not constitute authorization under Section 10 if a navigable
water is to be crossed. A letter of permission could be used in such situations in lieu
of the complex permit process) the District Engineer can omit publishing a public notice
and authorize the activity by a letter of permission if the work meets the following
The proposed work is minor.
(2) The proposed activity would not have significant individual or
cumulative impact on environmental values.
The proposed work would encounter no appreciable opposition.
FAA Permit. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must be notified before
there is any construction or alteration of more than 200 feet in height above ground
level of a site, and any construction or alteration of greater height than an imaginary
surface extending outward and upward at one of the following slopes.