Regional General Permits (RGPs)

RGPs are general permits issued on a regional basis to streamline the authorization of activities in waters of the United States (WOTUS) that result in no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects.

Each RGP is unique to the area where it is applicable and the activities it covers. Unless explicitly stated otherwise in the RGP that covers your project, you must submit a notification to the appropriate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regulatory Branch and receive written verification that the work is authorized prior to commencing activities in WOTUS.

Please refer to the notification section of the applicable RGP to determine if a notification is required for your project and, if so, what information must be included in the notification in order for us initiate the permitting process. To avoid delays in processing your request, please submit the required information using the pre-construction notification (PCN) form provided for the RGP that covers your project. If the RGP does not provide a PCN form, you may submit the required information using ENG Form 6082 - PRE-CONSTRUCTION NOTIFICATION (PCN).

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If you have questions about an RGP on this page, or to obtain information on where to send notifications for authorization under one of our RGPs, please visit the Regulatory Branch webpage provided in the section applicable to the RGP.

New Mexico

Permit No.
Permit Name
Issue Date
Permit Expiration Date
Time Limit for Completing the Work

RGP 16-01

Utility Line Maintenance, Repair, or Removal

November 29, 2021

November 29, 2026

One Year from Date of Permit Expiration


Stream Stabilization and Water Quality Improvement Projects within Urban Ephemeral Channels in the State of New Mexico

September 6, 2019 September 6, 2024 September 6, 2024 Unless Otherwise Specified in Permit Verification Letter

NM/West TX-17-01

Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations

June 14, 2017 December 31, 2022 45 Days from Date of Permit Verification Letter
Where to submit the PCN:

New Mexico / West Texas Branch


Permit No.
Permit Name
Issue Date
Expiration Date

RGP 11 (SPA-2006-00527)

Construction and Operation of Exploration and Production Wells for Oil and Gas January 21, 2019 January 21, 2024
Where to submit the PCN:
New Mexico / West Texas Branch