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Upcoming Events: September 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Detroit District Regulatory Branch invites you to our upcoming virtual outreach events. We welcome you to attend either event or both.

The first event, "The Complete Permit Application" will focus on the specific information needed to submit a complete permit application package, common errors, and frequently missed pieces of information.

The second event, "Wetlands & Wetland Delineation" will focus on the tips and specific information needed to submit a complete wetland delineation for regulatory uses such as project planning, permitting, and mitigation.

 

"The Complete Permit Application"

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Registrants will receive the webinar link via e-mail the morning of September 8.

 

"Wetlands and Wetland Delineation"

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Registrants will receive the webinar link via e-mail the morning of September 15.

 

We encourage property owners, contractors, consultants, municipalities, and anyone with an interest in wetlands, shoreline processes and shore protection projects along the Great Lakes and other navigable waters to attend these events. These are free, live, virtual events but space is limited. Please direct your RSVP or any questions to LRE_Reg_Outreach@usace.army.mil. You may RSVP for either event or both; please let us know in your response.

Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending these events. If you would like to learn more about the Corps’ Detroit District Regulatory Program and future virtual outreach events, please visit our website at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryProgramandPermits.aspx.


 

"Special Topics: High Water – Shoreline Protection and Permitting"

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Detroit District Regulatory Office invites you to attend our virtual outreach event entitled, “Special Topics: High Water – Shoreline Protection & Permitting.”  This event will focus on shoreline erosion and shore protection projects.  We encourage shoreline property owners, contractors, consultants, municipalities, and anyone with an interest in shoreline processes and shore protection projects along the Great Lakes and other navigable waters to attend.

     The Corps Great Lakes Hydraulics & Hydrology Office will discuss current water levels in the context of water levels over the last 100 years, factors that influence water levels on the Great Lakes, and the Corps water level forecast.  The Detroit District Regulatory Office and Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will each provide a brief overview of their Regulatory Programs, with a focus on shoreline protection projects and permit requirements.

     This presentation was recorded on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, and has been posted to the Corps YouTube Channel. Please see this link: https://youtu.be/64pANZS73EM.

Please check back for future live dates.


 

"Permit and Processes: Working in Michigan Waters"

"Permits and Processes: Working in Michigan Waters" is a symposium for contractors, consultants, municipalities, and others who apply for permits on a professional basis. The symposium will include joint presentations from the Corps and the DEQ about our programs and services. Topics will include geographic extent of regulatory jurisdiction, tips for wetland delineations, a tutorial of MiWaters, permit applications, permit coordination, and mitigation. There is no fee for this event. 

Please check back for future dates.

Below are our presentation slides:

Overview and Jurisdiction 

Wetland Delineation 

Complete Permit Application 

EGLE & MiWaters 

Permit Coordination and Evaluation 

Alternative Analysis and Mitigation

 


 

“Waterways, Wetlands, and You!”

"Waterways, Wetlands, and You" is the Detroit District’s public outreach event held at various locations in Michigan and Indiana each year.  These events include a brief presentation providing an overview of the Corps’ Regulatory Program and offer an opportunity to interact with Corps Regulatory staff.  Topics we cover include working in regulated waterways, wetlands, and along shorelines; when a permit is required from the Corps; information on applying for permits; and services that the Corps’ Regulatory Office provides to the public. 

Following the presentation, we conduct an application workshop.  The workshop guides attendees through the steps of filling out an application and offers the opportunity to sit down with a Regulatory Project Manager to discuss proposed or completed projects.  The outreach events will be held at the following locations on the specified dates: 

Please check back for future dates.

 

Presentation slides will not be provided at the symposium but are available below for viewing and printing. Please note, all presentations are tailored to specific location and may not be identical.

Session 1: Water, Wetlands, And You!  (*updated materials coming soon)

Session 2:  Application Workshop (*updated materials coming soon)


 

Tailored Outreach Events

 We are now offering outreach events upon request in your local area. Corps staff is available to meet with your organization and cover topics such as working in regulated waterways, wetlands, and along shorelines; when a permit is required from the Corps, including specific requirements for projects typical of your area; how to apply for permits; and other services the Corps Regulatory Office provides.  These outreach events are a great opportunity for participants to discuss their project with Corps staff.  Presentations and workshops are provided by Corps staff at no cost.  The events may be held in a venue that you arrange or at a publicly available meeting room. We welcome the opportunity to discuss tailoring a presentation and/or workshop to your organization’s interests as they relate to the Corps Regulatory Program. 

If you have questions or would like to schedule an outreach event for your organization, please contact us by e-mail at LRE_Reg_Outreach@usace.army.mil  or by phone at (313) 226-7495.

 


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