Reissuance of Norfolk District Regional Permits

Published Aug. 14, 2013

The Norfolk District announces the reissuance of seven (7) Regional Permits.  Effective August 14, 2013, these permits supersede and replace all previous versions.

RP-01 – for certain Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) roadway and railway projects;

RP-02 – for both new and maintenance dredging (channels and basins) for certain navigationally-related recreational and commercial dredging projects, by either mechanical or hydraulic method, in navigable waters of the United States.  In addition, minor non-navigation related dredging/excavation, and its associated discharges of fill in non-tidal, non-navigable waters is also authorized;

RP-15 – for the maintenance of existing drainage ditches originally constructed in and previously authorized in navigable waters and waters of the United States for either mosquito control purposes or to maintain drainage from upland areas for the purposes of storm water management;

RP-17 – for the installation and/or construction of open-pile piers, mooring structures/devices, certain covered boat houses, boat lifts, accessory pier structures, osprey poles/ platforms, and devices associated with shellfish gardening, for private use;

RP-18 – for the installation and/or construction of open-pile piers, mooring structures/devices, fender piles, covered boathouses/boat slips, boat lifts, osprey pilings/platforms, accessory pier structures, and devices associated with shellfish gardening, for private, commercial, community, and government use;

RP-19 – for the construction and/or installation of living shorelines, riprap revetments, bulkheads, breakwaters, groins, jetties, spurs, baffles, aquaculture activities and boat ramps;

RP-22 – for certain activities within the Virginia portion of Lake Gaston including:  construction of piers, boat docks, boat ramps and boathouses; excavation of boat slips and channels; construction and backfilling of bulkheads and placement of riprap; and installation of submerged and aerial power lines and utility lines.

The Norfolk District has reissued these permits for five years. The newly issued Regional Permits can be found on our web site.

As of the date of this public notice, the Norfolk District Corps of Engineers has received certification regarding water quality (WQC) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act and the consistency determination under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) for these Regional Permits.

11-RP-05 and 12-RP-20 will not be reissued at this time.  The previously public noticed versions are still in effect and still expire in 2016 and 2017, respectively.  These permits can be found found on our web site.

If you have any questions about the re-issuance of this Regional Permit, contact Kimberly Prisco-Baggett at 757-201-7873 or via email at


                                                                             William T. Walker

                     Chief, Regulatory Branch