Applicants may request a pre-application consultation with the Army Corps, DSL, DEQ and other agencies as necessary. This is recommended for large, complex projects. Additional information on this early coordination meeting can be found on Department of State Lands website
.Submit an application
An applicant submits a completed Joint Permit Application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of State Lands and DEQ. Applicants may submit a copy of the application to DEQ through Your DEQ Online
to ensure a timely review. Visit the Your DEQ Online Help Page
to learn more about this system.Public notice
Based on the Army Corps' decision about the permit type, the Army Corps will put the permit on public notice, which includes DEQ's public notice. The public notice will include information on how the public may submit comments and questions. DEQ may require a public notice for water quality certifications even if the Army Corps does not. DEQ review of information and comments
DEQ staff will review project applications, applicant information and public comment to evaluate impacts and determine whether the project is consistent with water quality standards. DEQ has up to one year to issue a decision.Please note:
Projects receiving a 401 water quality certification must meet all other agency requirements and other applicable permits from DEQ, such as a 1200-C Stormwater Discharge Permit.