Contact Information

Regulatory Division
(CESWF-RD)
Fort Worth District (Map)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
819 Taylor Street, Room 3A37

P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300

 

For permitting questions contact the Regulator of the day at  (817) 886-1731.

  • To submit permit applications or report alleged violations by e-mail, go to E-Submittal Instructions for additional information. 
  • To submit permit applications or report alleged violations using the RRS, click the image below.  Note: SWF application templates can be uploaded to the RRS.                                

 Video: USACE RRS Promo  

For Questions regarding Hunting Permits at Corps of Engineers Reservoirs, please call 817-886-1571 or the Reservoir Office directly. 

Regulatory Division

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially, the Regulatory Program's purpose was fairly simple and straightforward: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation’s waters under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

In 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, and the Army was directed to administer Section 404 of the Act, which regulates the discharge of dredged material, fill material or both into waters of the United States. In 1977, the Corps of Engineers’ jurisdiction was increased to include wetlands as part of the waters of the United States.

Every year, Texans begin work on numerous construction projects that could potentially impact the state’s rivers, streams, wetlands and other aquatic resources. Many of these projects have tremendous value for individuals, communities and the economy.

Through the Regulatory Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ensures that environmental impacts on aquatic resources from these projects are avoided, minimized and mitigated. Our mission in the Fort Worth District is to serve the public interest in the state, providing responsive, quality service by balancing protection and reasonable use of aquatic resources through professional administration of the Regulatory Program.

The Fort Worth District is dedicated to protecting Texas waters while allowing reasonable and necessary development to move forward. The Corps asks for your help in spreading the word to others about the permit requirements outlined here and solicits your views on better ways of attaining the goals of this program.  

Your  understanding and support is vital to the success of the program. We must work together to protect Texas water resources, ensuring their use and enjoyment for future generations, while enabling responsible development.

Video: The USACE Regulatory Program - Importance to the Public

Special Notices

15 May 2024 - Permit Applications Now Available in RRS

USACE is pleased to announce that the new national online application portal and management platform, known as the Regulatory Request System (RRS) now includes an electronic submission option for permit applications. This platform has been introduced to modernize our permit application process and to address our users' expectations by providing a straightforward and transparent process for the submittal of permit requests.

RRS is a web-based platform currently in a beta version that enables users to submit pre-application meeting requests, jurisdictional determination requests, and now applications for individual and general permits. This new system aims to streamline the process, improve efficiency, and provide a more user-friendly experience for our applicants.     

We believe that RRS will not only benefit our users by simplifying the application process but will also enhance our ability to effectively manage and review permit requests. We are confident that this modernization initiative will lead to improved customer satisfaction and greater overall efficiency within our Regulatory Program.

We encourage users to explore and utilize the new Regulatory Request System to take advantage of its benefits and features. Visit rrs.usace.army.mil today!

For additional information on or to provide feedback on RRS, please contact us using the following email: rrs@usace.army.mil

 

5 April 2024 - Notification to the Public of Changes to the District's Regulatory Program Practices Related to Requests for Stand-Alone Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) and Delineation Concurrences

The Fort Worth District USACE has historically provided written determinations in response to all requests, even those not accompanying a permit request.  However the volume of received stand-alone JDs and delineation concurrence requests have impacted our ability to effectively review permit applications and timely regulate activities in the nation’s waters, including wetlands.  Based on the District’s workload and available regulatory resources, stand-alone JDs and delineation concurrences not associated with a permit request are a low priority.  As such, completion of these requests may be delayed.   

31 January 2024 - USACE launches new Regulatory Request System 

USACE announces the launch of its new Regulatory Request System (RRS). RRS is designed to make the review of permit requests a transparent and efficient process for the public. RRS, currently in a beta version, provides general information on the Regulatory Program and allows the public to submit pre-application meeting requests and jurisdictional determination requests.

Additional capability is scheduled in Spring 2024. This added capability will allow users the ability to electronically submit individual and general permit applications and other necessary information, saving time and reducing the need for paper-based submissions.

RRS will streamline the permit application process and underscores USACE commitment to modernizing our application process, meeting user expectations, and providing a transparent, straightforward process for the timely review of permit requests.

Stay tuned for further updates on the full release of the RRS. Please click on the following link to access RRS: rrs.usace.army.mil

For additional information on or to provide feedback on RRS, please contact the rrs@usace.army.mil.

8 September 2023 - Amendment to the "Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States'"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army amended the Code of Federal Regulations to conform the definition of "waters of the United States" published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2023, with the 2023 Supreme Court decision.  The conforming 2023 Rule has been published in the Federal Register and is now in effect for 23 of the 27 states as shown on the Operative Definition Map of "Waters of the United States"

*It is important to note that Texas and Louisiana remain enjoined in the Southern District of Texas concerning the January 2023 Rule and that the conforming 2023 Rule does not change that.  Accordingly, Fort Worth District will continue to operate under the pre-2015 Regulatory Regime until matters with the Southern District of Texas are resolved.  

33 CFR Part 328 Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"; Conforming

Special Notices Continued

Regulatory Program Introduction

Regulated Activities Defined

USACE Jurisdictional Determinations and Permit Decisions
  • Public Viewer for USACE projects across the country that shows final and pending IP's, emergency permits, approved jurisdictional determinations, etc.

Regulatory Program Frequently Asked Questions

Delineations and Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs)     

Jurisdictional Information

Streamflow Duration Assessment Methods (SDAMs) - Scientific tools being developed cooperatively between EPA and USACE for rapidly assessing streamflow duration and to aid in distinguishing among ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial class waters. 
Regional Supplements Map
 RGL-16-01-Jurisdictional Determinations  
Approved JDs
Permitting 
Mitigation 

Emergency Permit Procedures

Appeals

Electronic Permitting Process
Compliance and Enforcement-Reporting Unauthorized Activities   

Section 408-Temporary or Permanent Alterations to Civil Works Projects

Projects of Interest    
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Section 214

Training Material