Programmatic General Permit (PGP) - A type of regulatory permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) which authorizes states, local governments, tribes, or other federal agencies with regulatory programs comparable to the Corps' Section 10 or 404 Program to issue permits for specified activities in lieu of direct Corps' issuance of such permits.

State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) - A type of PGP that is administered by a state agency and designed to eliminate duplication of effort between Corps districts and states, as well as to make the permitting process more efficient with flexibility as to the geographic region covered and whether nationwide permits are revoked.

Regional General Permit (RGP) - A type of PGP that is issued by the Corps with certain conditions that pertain to a limited(regional) geographic area; it can be used to modify or in place of nationwides (the role of various states).

General Authorization (GA) - A type of permit that is issued by a state for specific types of minimal impact projects, e.g. Oregon's GA.

See the articles below for more information about these types of regulatory action.

State PGP Links:



Alabama – General Permits

Alaska – RGP

Arizona – RGP

Arkansas – RGP

Arkansas – Abbreviated Permits

Nationwide, Regional-General, and Letters of Permission

California – RGPs

California – Regional Permits

California – San Francisco RGPs

Colorado – Albuquerque District RGPs

Connecticut – SPGP and other permit info fact sheets

Connecticut – Regulatory/Permitting

Delaware – Regional General Permits

Florida – SPGP

Florida – SPGP-01

Florida – SPGP IV

Florida – Regulatory Division - Sourcebook

Georgia –  Regulatory Division - Permitting

Hawai'i – Beach nourishment, SPGP


Illinois – RGP

Illinois – Rock Island District Regulatory Branch

Illinois – Regulatory Goals

Illinois – Louisville District Regulatory Branch

Indiana – Regulatory Branch

Iowa – Regulatory Branch

Kansas – General Permits

Kentucky – Regulatory Branch

Louisiana – General Permits

Maine – Programmatic General Permit

Maine – Regulatory Permitting

Maryland – SPGP-4

Maryland – PGP

Massachusetts – Regulatory Permitting


Michigan – Regional Permits

Minnesota and Wisconsin – RGPs

Mississippi – Abbreviated Permits

Missouri – RGPs

Missouri – General Permits

Nebraska – Regulatory and Permitting

Nevada – Regional Permits

New Hampshire – SPGP

New Hampshire – Regulatory and Permitting

New Jersey (SPGP-17, Coastal)

New Jersey – SPGP-19, Coastal

New Mexico – RGPs

New York – Regional Permits

North Carolina – RGPs

Ohio – RGP

Oregon – previous, no longer in effect) – SPGP

Oregon – Portland District Regulatory Program

Pennsylvania – SPGP

Pennsylvania eLibrary

Pennsylvania – SPG's-4

Rhode Island – Regulatory Permitting

South Carolina – RGP

Tennessee – RGP

Texas – RGP, PGPs

Texas – RGPs

Utah – Regional Permits

Vermont – Regulatory Permitting

Virginia – SPGP

Virginia – Norfolk District Regional Permits, Letters of Permission, and SPGP

Technical bulletin 2007 on VA changes to SPGP

Washington – RGPs

West Virginia – Regulatory & Permits

Wisconsin – General Permits & Letter of Permission Procedures

Wyoming – Regulatory Permitting