Corps Regulations, Guidance, and Information

The following provide links to important information related to Corps of Engineers project planning, permit review, and appropriations.

Corps of Engineers Project Planning Page: This page provides links to key information related to Corps project planning, including the Corps’ Engineering Regulations and Planning Guidelines.

Corps of Engineers Regulations and Guidance: This page provides links to the Laws, Regulations, Guidance, and Executive Orders applicable to Corps planning, including the regulations applicable to Clean Water Act 404 permits.

Civil Works and Clean Water Act Mitigation Requirements: This document provide a summary of the mitigation requirements for Corps civil works projects and Clean Water Act 404 permits.

Corps of Engineers Mitigation Status Reports: This page provides links to the Corps’ annual civil works mitigation status reports.

Corps of Engineers Peer Review Requirements, Plans, and Reports: This page provides links to information on the Corps’ external independent peer review process, including peer review plans and final reports.

Corps of Engineers Budget Information: This page provides links to the Corps’ annual budget proposals.

Corps of Engineers Guidance Addressing Rising Sea Levels: This document provides information on how the Corps accounts for rising sea levels in project planning.

Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Impact Statement Database: This database provides information on all EISs filed with EPA, including Corps of Engineers EISs for projects and Clean Water Act permits.

Federal Water Resources Planning Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines: The Final Water Resources Principles and Requirements and the Interagency Guidelines that implement the Principles and Requirements that together constitute the PR&G.  The Network and member groups were instrumental in ensuring that the final PR&G require planners to recognize the importance of: healthy and resilient ecosystems; protecting and restoring floodplains; analyzing and accounting for climate change; and utilizing environmentally protective nonstructural solutions. The PR&G apply to both new projects and project operations, and for the first time direct agencies to account for ecological damage as a project cost. Important note: The PR&G will not become effective until agency-specific guidelines are developed. For the Corps, the PR&G also will not become effective until a Congressional prohibition on their use is lifted.