Regional Permits are most commonly referred to as Regional General Permits, or RGP’s. They are limited to activities and projects that are within the Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla Regulatory Division boundaries. Some RGP’s authorize specific activities statewide while others are specific only to certain regions within Idaho.
Regional General Permits can only authorize activities or categories of activities that have minimal impacts both individually and cumulatively. RGP’s are issued for a period of five (5) years and then automatically expire, unless the Walla Walla District has completed the required procedures to reissue that specific RGP.
Most Regional General Permits require written verification from the Corps of Engineers prior to the beginning of any work activity. Carefully review all terms and conditions of the RGP permit to ensure your activity and/or project would comply with the terms and conditoins of the RGP. Follow the authorization procedures as outlined in the General Permit text and send the required information to the appropriate Field Office.