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Rivers and Harbors Act

Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (33 USC Sections 401 and 403) require permission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct any bridge, dike, dam, or causeway in or over any navigable water or to cause any diversion or obstruction to the navigable capacity of any water in the United States, including any pier, boom, breakwater, or jetty. Regulations promulgated by the USACE under this Act are available at 33 CFR 320-332.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

Regulations issued pursuant to Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act may be applicable to energy development activities.

Relevant Web Site(s)

  • USACE Civil Works Directorate
    This Web site provides information about the USACE Civil Works regulatory programs, with links to the regulatory division offices.

This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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