On October 17, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Norfolk District released the draft of a new 2022 State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) for public comment that addresses impacts to tidal or non-tidal Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) from certain piers, aquaculture, shoreline stabilization, dredging, and other (PASDO) activities (22-SPGP-PASDO). SPGPs that address Linear Transportation (22-SPGP-LT) and Residential and Commercial Development (22-SPGP-RCIR) were effective as of August 8, 2022 (see our Field Notes article). The Corps is issuing the 22-SPGP-PASDO to reduce duplicative federal, state, and local review for these types of projects.


Comments on the proposed 22-SPGP-PASDO are due by close of business on November 18, 2022 and should be submitted to the Corps via email to Nancy Davis or by mail to:

USACE Norfolk District (ATTN: Nancy Davis)
803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

WSSI Can Help

If you have questions about how the new 22-SPGP-PASDO (or other permit options) may impact your current and future projects in the Norfolk District’s purview, please contact the WSSI staff listed below or talk with your WSSI project manager.


  • Christie Blevins, PWS, CESSWI, LEED AP

    Director - Regulatory

    Gainesville, VA

  • Robbie Clark, PWS

    Assistant Manager - Regulatory

    Gainesville, VA

  • Curtis Hickman

    Environmental Project Manager - Hampton Roads Division

    Virginia Beach, VA