US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

Regional General Permits

A regional general permit (RGP) is a type of general permit that authorizes categories of activities in a specific geographic area that causes only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts.  The following RGPs are applicable within the Galveston District.

GP Number Location Authorized Work Expiration Date
SWG-2002-02904 All navigable waters of the United States located with the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, excluding Louisiana* Construction of single-family, multi-family and commercial piers and appurtenances 12/31/2020
SWG-1997-02817 In existing, manmade upland canals located within the Galveston District Construction of boat slips in man-made canals 12/31/2019

* For pier projects located on state-owned submerged lands in Texas, please see our programmatic permit section.

Programmatic General Permits

A Programmatic General Permit (PGP) is a type of regional general permit founded on an existing state, local or other Federal agency program and designed to avoid duplication with that program. The following PGPs are applicable within the Galveston District.  Application for use of these programmatic general permits should be  made to the agencies which administer them.

GP Number Location Authorized Work Administrator Expiration Date
SWG-2007-00720 Lake Livingston Structures and work authorized are limited to pile supported single-family and multi-family recreational piers including boat houses/shelters, storage buildings, lifts, hoists, personal watercraft ramps/platforms and dry hydrants Trinity River Authority  12/31/2022
Example Plans from TRA
SWG-2002-02904 In all navigable waters of the United States in the Galveston District, except waters in Louisiana* Construction of single family, multi-family, and commercial piers and appurtenances  Texas General Land Office - Permit Service Center 12/31/2020
SWG-2006-00517 Navigable Waters of the United States in bays and estuaries within the Galveston District Installation, operation, and maintenance of structures and equipment necessary for oil and gas drilling, production, and transportation activities Texas General Land Office - Mineral Leasing 12/31/2022

 * For pier projects NOT located on state-owned submerged lands in Texas, please see our regional general permit section.

Agency Specific Regional General Permits

The following RGPs have been issued by the Galveston District to provide a predictable permitting process while protecting the nations aquatic resources for similar activities that are part of their agency duties.  The RGPs are only valid for use by the specific agency.

GP Number Agency Location Authorized Activity Expiration Date
SWG-2009-00123 Harris County Flood Control District Waters of the United States utilized as storm water management facilities under the authority of the HCFCD in Harris County, Texas. Authorizes Harris County Flood Control District to conduct work and place dredged and/or fill materials for the purpose of routine maintenance and emergency repair of existing storm water management facilities. 12/31/2019
SWG-2010-00605 Texas General Land Office Waters of the United States under the authority of the GLO, including state-owned  submerged land and waters of the state of Texas. Authorizes the Texas General Land Office to remove Hazardous Debris, Derelict Vessel and Derelict Structure Removal on state-owned submerged lands. 5/12/2022
SWG-2011-00629 Harris County Engineering Department (formerly Harris County Public Infrastructure) Waters of the United States located in Harris County, Texas. To discharge dredge or fill material resulting from maintenance and minor new construction activities of public infrastructure facilities under the jurisdiction of the HCPID-AED. 7/7/2023
SWG-1994-00026 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Gulf Of Mexico in water depths of 300M or less.  Artificial Reef 6/20/2021