US Army Corps of Engineers
Los Angeles District

Eligibility

Follow the steps below to determine if your project is eligible for abbreviated Letter of Permission (LOP) permitting procedures within the San Juan Creek/Western San Mateo Creek Watershed SAMP (RMV Subarea):


  1. Is your project located outside or within higher value aquatic resource areas?

    To find out, check your project’s location on the map below:

  2. Does your project qualify as an eligible activity?

    Qualifying activities outside higher value aquatic resource areas:


    If your project is located outside of higher value aquatic resource areas, does it meet one of the following descriptions?

    1. Public and private utilities, including utility lines and maintenance of utility lines;
    2. Public and private drainage and flood control facilities, including construction of outfall and intake structures, construction of bank stabilization structures, and maintenance of all flood control facilities;
    3. Public and private roads and bridges, including lengthening, widening, and maintenance;
    4. Public and private land development, including residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational uses;
    5. Habitat restoration and water quality improvement projects, including wetland restoration and creation and construction of stormwater management facilities; and
    6. Public and private water storage facilities and impoundments.

    Qualifying activities within higher value aquatic resource areas:


    If your project is located within a higher value aquatic resource area, does it meet one of the following descriptions?

    1. Maintenance and repair of public and private utilities, including utility lines;
    2. Maintenance and repair of public and private drainage and flood control facilities, including outfall and intake structures, bank stabilization structures, flood control channels (consistent with an established maintenance baseline), and flood control basins (consistent with an established maintenance baseline);
    3. Maintenance and repair of public and private roads and bridges;
    4. Habitat restoration improvement projects, including wetland restoration and creation; and
    5. Permanent impacts associated with reviewed infrastructure projects including:
      1. Establishment of public and private utilities and
      2. Crossings of any stream using complete spans or partial spans with in-channel piers/piles.