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WSDOT needs permits to work in or over the water. The Department of Ecology and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issue general permits for specific routine maintenance activities that have a low risk of impacting sensitive resources. A general permit covers the same type of work across the state and is good for five years. It streamlines the process and saves time and money by eliminating the need to apply for a new permit each time the work is performed.
Bridge and Ferry Terminal Maintenance (pdf 55 kb)
Beaver Dam Removal (pdf 40 kb)Allows the removal of beaver dams within WSDOT right-of-way statewide.
Channelized Stream Maintenance (pdf 40 kb)
Fishway Structures in Freshwater Statewide (pdf 989 kb)
Culvert Maintenance (pdf 41 kb)
Debris Removal from Bridges (pdf 989 kb)
Statewide Fresh Water Geotechnical Survey (pdf 305 kb)
Marine Water Sediment Test Boring (pdf 34 kb)
Remove, Repair, and Replace Piles in Marine Waters (Ferry Terminals) (pdf 71 kb)
The Permit Program will notify region environmental offices in December that reporting information is due in mid-January annually.
Bridge and Ferry Terminal Washing (pdf 669 kb)
Aquatic Plant and Algae Management General Permit Aquatic Mosquito Control Allows the application of pesticide to control mosquito species within WSDOT right-of-way.
Jurisdictional Guidance - The following guidance documents have been developed in coordination with the Corps Seattle District that provides clarification regarding 404 jurisdiction and transportation activities: