The State of Colorado falls within the jurisdiction of three separate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Districts. Watersheds west of the Continental Divide are covered by the Sacramento District, and the remaining areas east of the Divide are covered by the Omaha and the Albuquerque Districts. The Albuquerque District serves as the lead district for matters spanning multiple district boundaries or affecting USACE statewide Regulatory policies and programs.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting program within the Albuquerque District's Area of Responsibility (AOR) of Colorado is administered by the Southern Colorado Regulatory Branch and generally covers the Upper Arkansas River and Upper Rio Grande Basins. The location and mailing address for the Southern Colorado Regulatory Office is 201 West 8th Street, Suite 350, Pueblo, Colorado 81003. The map below depicts the Southern Colorado Regulator Office's AOR and Points of Contact for projects located therein.
For assistance with projects located in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Cheyenne, and Kiowa Counties, contact Tony Martinez at (719) 543-9459 x 3.
For assistance with projects located in Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo, Crowley, Otero, Bent, and Prowers Counties, or any questions about mitigation banking within the Albuquerque District AOR in Colorado, contact Joshua Carpenter at (719) 543-9459 x 2.
For assistance with projects located in Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, Baca, and all counties within the San Luis Valley, or any questions or concerns about potential CWA violations within the Albuquerque District AOR in Colorado, contact Peter Olmstead at (719) 543-9459 x 4.
For general inquiries, contact Van Truan, Southern Colorado Branch Chief, at (719) 543-9459 x 1.