Jurisdictional Determinations and Delineations

A Jurisdictional Determination (JD) is a two step process of 1) identifying and locating aquatic resources (including wetlands) on a property, which is referred to as a Delineation, and 2) determining whether those areas are regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. Receiving a JD is optional and may be used during for planning purposes.  A JD may also be used with submittals of Permit Applications.

A Delineation is the process of identifying and locating aquatic resources (including wetlands) on a property. The Corps now offers "Delineation Concurrences" (DC) for delineations as an alternative to receiving Jurisdictional Determinations. A DC provides concurrence that the delineated boundaries of wetlands and other aquatic resources on a property are a reasonable representation of aquatic resources on-site.  A DC does not address the jurisdictional status of the aquatic resources. A DC may be used for planning purposes and may also be used with submittals of Permit Applications.

Please find below the Request for Corps  Jurisdictional Determination (JD) / Delineation  document that must be submitted with all requests for jurisdictional determinations or delineations of sites, as well as other useful information regarding  jurisdictional determinations and delineations.

Click here to view approved jurisdictional determinations issued by the Charleston District.

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