Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

bulldozerNAHB members planning to attend the Midyear Meeting – or members who have the time to come to Washington, D.C. for the morning – may want to also attend a special session at 10 a.m. June 16 when representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come to call.

The topic: changes to the 2017 Nationwide Wetland Permit (NWP) program, which home builders and developers need to know about if their projects are slated in areas in and around wetlands and thus may require a federal permit before the project can proceed.

NWPs authorize a wide variety of activities in wetlands and other areas near what the federal government has determined to be “waters of the United States,” including residential developments, utility lines and road crossings.

Corps representatives will detail changes to the 2017 NWP and also answer questions from NAHB members who want more information about other wetlands permits or the process itself.

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level. For additional information, contact Owen McDonough at 800-368-5242 x8662.

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  1. David Brody says:

    I can’t attend the meetings. I hope you will publish either a transcript or a guidance document that covers the new requirements.

  2. Truly Burton says:

    I also can’t attend the Mid Year Meeting. Owne, if you’d send out a meetring summary/bullet points of discussion, that’d be very helpful. Down here in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, we have tons of environmental issues, including COE permiting. Tx, Truly Burton

    • NAHB Now says:

      Truly, we plan to post stories here on NAHBNow about the highlights, and once again every committee will submit a list of bullet points regarding what happened at their meetings that will be posted on nahb.org

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