How to Appeal a Corps of Engineers Decision
Army Corps of Engineers Appeals
Follow The Process
If you are planning to file an appeal regarding the WOTUS rule, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines. Firstly, the request for an appeal must be submitted within 60 days of the original decision. Secondly, the appeal can only include information that is publicly available and has already been submitted; it cannot introduce any new information from the administrative record. Thirdly, it is crucial to identify the specific issue being appealed and provide content that relates to the language of the regulation at that time. The appeal must be contextualized within the WOTUS rule as it existed at the time of the challenged submission.
The appeal will be reviewed by an appeal review officer from the Division Office, provided an officer is available in that division. This appeal process offers applicants an opportunity to contest a district's decision outside of a court of law.