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The Regulatory Mission

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially it served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Time, changing public needs, evolving policy, case law, and new statutory mandates have changed the complexion of the program, adding to its breadth, complexity, and authority.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through the Regulatory Program, administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (RHA) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The active regulatory program is dedicated to balancing the developmental needs and the needs of the environment as they provide sound permit decisions through enforcing the Clean Water Act. Several recent major regulatory permits have supported Amazon, South Carolina Department of Transportation (including the high profile and much anticipated Interstate 73 permit), Volvo, BMW and Boeing. The upstate area of South Carolina has experienced significant economic and development growth, which has resulted in an influx of permit applications. Due to this growth, and to provide the high standard of customer service the Corps strives to deliver, the District opened a satellite office in Greenville, SC. With multiple regulatory offices strategically located around the state, the program also boasts an extensive education and outreach program throughout the community.


Contact Us

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Email us at Cesac-rd-mail@usace.army.mil

Charleston District Office
69-A Hagood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (866)329-8187 (Toll Free)
Phone: (843) 329-8044 (Local)
Fax: (843)329-2332

Columbia Regulatory Field Office
Strom Thurmond Federal Bldg
1835 Assembly Street, Rm. 865 B-1
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 253-3444
Fax: (803) 253-3446

Conway Regulatory Field Office
Conway Agricultural Center
1949 Industrial Park Road, Room 140
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 365-4239
Fax: (843) 365-4318

Greenville Regulatory Field Office
150 Executive Center Drive, Suite 205
 Mailbox 83 
Greenville, SC 29615
 Phone: (864) 609-4326

Interactive Modules

Please visit our interactive modules to learn more about wetlands, streams, and the Regulatory Program.