As of 19 July 2020, the Galveston District Regulatory Division has transitioned into a paperless electronic submittal for Regulatory business. All public notice comments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a Regulatory business request please email the request to CESWGRegulatoryInbox@usace.army.mil. Please include the County (project location) and Applicant Name in the subject line of the email. Please do not provide a duplicate paper copy if you have previously submitted electronically.
All files must not be locked, must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) performed, be attached to the email, and be combined into a single Adobe pdf file. Please reduce the size of the attachments to the email submittal to less than 30 MB. Please format drawings no larger than 11-inch x 17-inch in size. If your files as attached to the email submittal are larger than 30 MB, there are several methods to send your request electronically:
1. Reduce Adobe PDF file sizes.
2. Email CESWGRegulatoryInbox@usace.army.mil
and request a drop-off link to be sent from the DOD SAFE site, found at https://safe.apps.mil/
. This DOD approved file transfer protocol (FTP) site can accommodate a total file size up to 8 GB. The webpage link within the email sent from DOD SAFE will allow you to upload your documents. Further instructions on how to upload documents is available here
. Please send your uploaded documents to the CESWGRegulatoryInbox@usace.army.mil
3. Send multiple emails. Label each email with same subject line and indicate number of emails. For example:
Doe Subdivision Application, SWG-2019-00000 (1 of 2)
Doe Subdivision Application, SWG-2019-00000 (2 of 2)
4. Mail a CD to the Galveston District. DO NOT send a USB flash drive.
5. Use .zip files as attachments. Combine multiple files into a .zip file to compress file size prior to adding as an email attachment. Documents should be formatted as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
The Galveston District’s Regulatory Program email in-box is checked daily during regular business hours. Within 5 business days of submitting a request, you will receive an email which will include the stamped in date, contact information for the regulator assigned to your request, and a file number. Should a request be received after business hours, on the weekend, or on a Federal holiday, the stamped in date will correspond to the following regular business day. Please give 5 regular business days to receive the acknowledgement email before inquiring about receipt of permit applications. If the acknowledgement email is not received after this timeframe, please contact the Regulatory Division Office at (409) 766-3869.
This paperless transition does not alter the regulatory review and/or permit evaluation process. The use of electronic communications is expected to reduce transmittal delays and improve timeliness of the Regulatory process. While electronic submittals will be the preferred method, the Corps will continue to accept paper copies of permit applications and other correspondence. Please do not provide duplicate paper copies of electronically submitted applications or correspondence. The Corps Regulatory Division does not anticipate the need to provide paper copy correspondence unless specifically requested.