State and Tribal Assumption of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
State and Tribal Implementation of CWA Section 404
The Clean Water Act (CWA) allows states and tribes to assume administration of the CWA Section 404 dredged and fill permitting program.
This site is designed to increase state and tribal program managers' understanding of the requirements for and process to assume Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting responsibility, as well as answer questions about implementation of approved state and tribal Section 404 programs.
- In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA is requesting comment on a proposed Information Collection Request renewal associated with CWA section 404(g) programs. EPA has published a correction to the May 27, 2021 notice. The comment period has been extended to July 26, 2021. June 24, 2021 Federal Register
Process and Requirements
State and Tribal Assumption Efforts
To date, Michigan, New Jersey, and Florida have assumed administration of the Section 404 program - the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retains permitting authority for the rest of the country. Click here to learn about your state or tribe's Section 404 (g) efforts.