Section 404/401 Procedures

Section 404/401 Procedures

These procedures provide guidance on the preparation of jurisdictional delineations, Nationwide Permit preconstruction notification submittals and Individual Permit applications.

Clean Water Act Guidance Manual is now available.

Consultants are not allowed to make any modification to Corps tables, forms, etc, that is downloaded from this Web page. Although comprehensive, these procedures do not cover every single situation when doing JD work or Section 404 permitting.

If your project has particular circumstances that are not covered in this manual, contact the EPG planner and/or consult the Corps of Engineers website.

USACE Liaison

Alexandra Ryan
Regulatory Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Los Angeles District
Regulatory Division, Arizona Branch
3636 N. Central Avenue Suite 900
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1939



    Section 404/401

    The primary documents prepared to acquire Section 404 permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers include Preconstruction Notifications (for projects that do not require an individual permit) and Individual 404 Permit applications.

    As part of the Section 404 permitting process, ADOT applies for Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (for projects on tribal lands) and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (for projects on nontribal lands).

    404 Permit Applications

    Note:  All NWP PCN applications should include documentation that the project is in compliance with the 31 General Conditions associated with the 2021 Nationwide Permits and Regional Conditions 1 (a-d), and 2. Form 6082 should be used for Nationwide Permit Preconstruction Notifications. Form 4035 should be used for all Individual Permit applications.

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