Nationwide Permits

2012 Nationwide Permit Program

On June 22, 2012, the Army Corps of Engineers published a Special Public Notice issuing the final regional conditions and publishing the Coastal Zone Management Consistency responses from Ecology and Section 401 Water Quality Certification decisions from Ecology, EPA, and the nine Tribes in Washington with Section 401 certification authority.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington State Department of Ecology sponsored free workshops during July and August covering recent changes in the Nationwide Permit program.

Department of Ecology

The Department of Ecology has completed its review of the changes to the Nationwide Permit (NWP) program published in the Federal Register on February 21, 2012, to reissue all existing NWPs, modifications to the general conditions and definitions, and the issuance of two new NWPs, three new general conditions and three new definitions.

Army Corps of Engineers


Have questions or need additional information?

Contact Ecology’s Federal Permit Unit at or 360-407-6068.