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Regional General Permits are not available for immediate use without contacting a representative of the Corps for specific project authorization. Many RGPs still require outside agency coordination and submittal of required information.  For information on whom to contact in your area, contact us by phone at 213-452-3897 or by email at Regulatory.SPL@usace.army.mil.

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Authorizes restoration of valuable backwater areas along the Colorado River as wetland habitats. RGP 22 was issued April 14, 2010 and expires April 14, 2015.

RGP 22 Colorado River Backwater


The RGP authorizes the Ventura Port District to conduct maintenance dredging of Ventura Harbor and dispose of dredged material on adjacent beaches or within low spots in the harbor.  RGP024 issued on 14 Aug 2012 and expires on 13 Aug 2017. 

RGP 24 Ventura Port District Maintenance Dredging 


Allows the Port of Long Beach to dredge up to 40,000 cubic yards per a year, and no more than 200,000 cubic yards in a 5-year period. Sampling and analysis plans and disposal option analysis required on a case-by-case basis. RGP 28 will expire March 31, 2014.

RGP 28 Port of Long Beach Maintenance Dredging 


Allows the City of Long Beach to perform maintenance dredging of no more that 150,000 cubic yards per year from specific locations in the City of Long Beach and Alamitos Bay. RGP 30 will expire April 17, 2014.

RGP 30 City of Long Beach Maintenance Dredging 


The purpose of this RGP is to provide a mechanism for expedited approval of invasive non-native vegetation removal projects for the general purpose of habitat recovery. Projects whose purpose is both habitat recovery and flood control would be eligible to use the RGP. The Corps, in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy, has prepared a technical document on methods for control and management of giant reed (Arundo donax). A Section 401 Water Quality Certification has been obtained by the California Regional Water Board.  RGP041 was reauthorized on April 07, 2014 and expires April 09, 2019.

RGP 41 Invasive, Exotic Plant Removal 


Authorizes sediment removal and maintenance of soft-bottomed cement entrapment basins, access roads, and various appurtenances. RGP 45 was reauthorized August 10, 2015 and expires August 10, 2020.

RGP 45 LA County DPW Debris Basins 


RGP 46 authorizes Orange County Public Works (OCPW) to conduct semi-annual maintenance activities at the Talbert Channel Outlet, Santa Ana River Outlet, Salt Creek Outlet, North Doheny Creek Outlet, Estrella Storm Channel Outlet, and Segunda Deshecha Cañada Outlet, located in the cities of Huntington Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente, Orange County, California.  In addition, OCPW may conduct up to two additional outlet maintenance activities annually at the Talbert Channel Outlet.  RGP 46 was issued on 21 June 21 2013 and expires on 18 April 2018.

RGP 46 Orange County Public Works Ocean Outlets Maintenance Program 

RGP 53 authorizes mechanical sediment, vegetation, and debris removal activities (maintenance activities) of County of San Diego, Department of Public Works maintained bridges, culverts and selected channels to prevent flooding of existing adjacent roadways and/or properties.

Expires: January 18, 2021

RGP 53 County of San Diego Routine Channel Maintenance 


This RGP authorizes small-scale maintenance dredging, structural repairs and in-kind structural replacement activities throughout portions of Newport Bay, located in the City of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.  

Expires: December 21, 2020

Document(s): 54-City of Newport Beach Maintenance Dredging 


RGP 62 authorizes the Bureau of Reclamation to discharge dredged and fill material necessary to conduct routine maintenance and operation activities in the Lower Colorado River (LCR).  RGP 62 was reissued September 6, 2012 and expires September 6, 2017.


RGP 62 Bureau of Reclamation Operation and Maintenace Activities


Provides a rapid response to requests for emergency work in waters of the US. This permit is restricted to situations of imminent threat to life or property. RGP 063 was reauthorized November 29, 2013 and will expire November 22, 2018.

RGP 63-Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations

Arizona Section 401 Water Quality Certification for RGP 63 on non-Tribal Land

California Section 401 Water Quality Certification for RGP 63 on non-Tribal Land 


To construct structures and/or conduct work in or affecting "navigable waters of the United States" pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and to discharge fill onto up to 11.1 acres of waters of the U.S. pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as a part of a 5-year opportunistic beach nourishment program.  RGP 66 was issued April 10, 2013 and expires February 18, 2018.

RGP 66 - San Clemente Beach Nourishment Program 

To discharge fill in wetland and non-wetland of waters of the U.S. as needed to conduct routine maintenance activities at the Freeman Diversion Facility.  This RGP was issued on April 03, 2014 and expires on March 18, 2019.

RGP 69 United Water Conservation District



RGP 70 authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands pursuant to section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344; 33 C.F.R. parts 323 and 330), and work or structures in navigable waters of the United States section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (33 U.S.C. 403), for construction and maintenance of bioengineered bank stabilization. Unlike traditional or conventional bank stabilization, bioengineered bank stabilization does not rely on revetment or armoring to prevent erosion at a particular site.  Instead, bioengineered bank stabilization structures utilize vegetation in combination with bank reshaping, biodegradeable geotextile materials, and in some cases a minimal amount of rock or wood to dissipate erosive energy.  Bioengineered bank stabilization activities are not suitable in some types of waterways and not appropriate under certain circumstances.  The Corps does not advocate any particular bank stabilization method and prospective permittees should consult a professional engineer when considering using this RGP.  This authorization applies to anyone proposing to construct or maintain a bioengineered structure in a manner that is consistent with the terms and conditions of this RGP.  RGP 70 was issued January 22, 2014 and expires January 22, 2019.

RGP 70 Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Activities 


RGP 72 authorizes the Port of San Diego to perform routine wharf/dock maintenance work, including in-kind repair or replacement of damaged and broken chocks, wales, and wooden, concrete, and plastic pier and fender piles, as needed.

Expires: August 15, 2022.


RGP 72 (Renewal) Port of San Diego: Fendering System and Pile Repair and Replacement in San Diego Bay and Pacific Ocean 


RGP 74 authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material resulting in temporary impacts up to ½ acre of jurisdictional waters of the United States ("waters of the U.S.") in eligible areas, of which only 1/2 acre may be vegetated with native riparian and/or wetland vegetation. This RGP was issued on March 19, 2012 and expires on March 19, 2017.

RGP 74 Special Area Management Plan 


RGP 76 authorizes the California Department of Transportation, District 5, to conduct routine maintenance activities on currently serviceable structures/facilities/fills in water of the U.S. located within Caltrans' right-of-way or easement in accordance with the terms and conditions specified by the RGP. Expires September 1, 2015.

RGP 76 California Department of Transportation, District 5, Annual Maintenance Program 


Authorizes projects implemented under the California Department of Fish and Game's Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.  RGP 78 was issued July 3, 2014 on and expires on July 2, 2019. 

RGP 78 California Department of Fish and Game's Fisheries Restoration Grant Program


RGP 80 authorizes discharges of fill material for routine maintenance in the City of Santa Mara.  RGP 80 was issued June 9, 2016 and expires June 8, 2021.

RGP 80 City of Santa Maria Drainage Facilities Maintenance 


RGP 81 authorizes all County, local city and town, and Tribal government entities within Pima County to conduct various maintenance and bank stabilization activities. RGP081 was issued April 12, 2010 and expires April 12, 2015.

RGP 81 Maintenance and Bank Stabilization Activities, Pima County, Arizona 


RGP 82 authorizes the County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health and other Vector Habitat Remediation Program (VHRP) participants to propose, and if approved by the County and the Corps, implement projects that eliminate mosquito breeding habitat with Wetland and Water Quality treatment design activities, Water Management Activities, and Sediment and Vegetation manipulation activities in waters of the United States. RGP081 was issued July 21, 2011 and expires July 21, 2016.

RGP 82 Vector Habitat Remediation Program, San Diego County, California 


RGP No. 84 authorizes repair and protection of existing bulkheads for properties within Huntington Harbour.  RGP 84 was issued on November 25, 2013 and expires on November 25, 2018.

RGP - 84 Huntington Harbour Bulkhead Repair and Rehabilitation


RGP-85 authorizes dock, gangway, pilings, and / or associated infrastructure maintenance and replacement in waters of the United States, in the Coronado Cays Home Owner's Association, located in the City of Coronado, San Diego County, California. The RGP authorizes work activities within the boundaries of the City of Coronado, California, but not within the United Port of San Diego, San Diego, California. Some of the Coronado Cays docks, gangways, pilings, and associated infrastructure are in disrepair, and in some cases under water; therefore these structures need to be replaced or maintained. The Permittee is required to submit pre-construction notices and quarterly reports to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and submit quarterly reports to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Permittee is required to maintain an overall net zero increase in shade coverage for all docks, gangways, pilings, and / or associated infrastructure that are replaced or maintained. The expiration date of RGP 85 is December 10, 2014.

RGP 85 Coronado Cays Home Owners Association Dock Maintenance and Replacement 


Regional General Permit 86 issued to the City of Vista, John Conley, authorizes the City of Vista to perform routine flood control maintenance of 32 storm water conveyance structures and selected channels to prevent flooding of adjacent roadways and/or properties. Authorized activities include both hand and mechanical clearing of accumulated debris, sediment and/or vegetation. Expiration Date: January 20, 2020

RGP 86 City of Vista Storm Water Conveyance System Maintenance 


RGP87 authorizes the City of Escondido (City) to perform ongoing sewer outfall operation and maintenance (O&M) activities to the 14.2-mile City of Escondido sewer outfall alignment.  RGP87 was issued on April 6, 2012 and expires on April 6, 2017.

87 Escondido Sewer Outfall Operations and Maintenance Activities 


RGP 88 authorizes OC Parks to conduct semi-annual and minor, as-needed maintenance activities at the Poche Beach Ocean Outlet and the Capistrano Beach Ocean Outlet No. 1, located in or near the city of Dana Point, Orange County, California.  RGP88 was issued on July 11, 2012 and expires on March 19, 2017.

RGP 88 Orange County Parks Ocean Outlets Maintenance 


RGP 90 authorizes the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to conduct various routine maintenance activities in order to maintain functionality of the existing OCWD groundwater recharge structures.

Expiration: July 31, 2019.

Document: RGP 90 OCWD Regional Maintenance Program

Authorizes routine maintenance of VCWPD facilities including basins, channels, grade control structures, stream gauges, levees, bank protection, culverts and appurtenant structures of all of the above that involve a discharge of fill material. RGP 92 was issued February 13, 2013 and expires February 13, 2018.

RGP 92 Ventura County Watershed Protection District Routine Maintenance Activities 


RGP 96 authorizes the Arizona Department of Transportation to conduct routine transportation activities within the State of Arizona's highway right-of-way and easements on non-tribal lands. RGP 96 was issued February 23, 2016 and expires February 23, 2021.


RGP 96 Routine Transportation Activities, Arizona