State Revocable License for Use of Waterbottoms
Corp of Engineers Nationwide Permit Pre-Construction Notification
A state Revocable License is permission from the State to use publicly owned lands lying below the ordinary high water mark. This permission is required for any activities, whether permanent or temporary, that would impact tidally influenced waters, salt marshes, intertidal areas, mud flats or tidal waterbottoms in Effingham, Long, Wayne, Brantley, Chatham, Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Bryan, Liberty and Charlton Counties. This includes bank stabilization projects (bulkhead and riprap), projects that require a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit, projects that are specifically exempt from the CMPA, and most Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permits.
Activities managed under a Revocable License include, but are not limited to, the following:
Most Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permits;
Activities of the Department of Transportation incident to constructing, repairing and maintaining a public road system; Activities of the Department of Transportation and political subdivisions in maintaining existing drainage systems and ditches as long as such activities do not impact additional marshlands;
Agencies of the United States charged by law with the responsibility of keeping the rivers and harbors of this state open for navigation, and agencies of this state charged by existing law with the responsibility of keeping the rivers and harbors of this state open for navigation including areas for utilization for spoilage designated by such agencies;
Activities of public utility companies regulated by the Public Service Commission incident to constructing, erecting, repairing, and maintaining utility lines for the transmission of gas, electricity, or telephone messages;
Activities of companies regulated by the Public Service Commission incident to constructing, erecting, repairing, and maintaining railroad lines and bridges;
Activities of political subdivisions incident to constructing, repairing, and maintaining pipelines that have been approved by the department or appropriate authority for the transport of drinking water and sewage;
The building of private docks exclusively for the noncommercial use of the owner or his or her invitees and constructed on pilings, the walkways of which are above the marsh grass not obstructing tidal flow, by the owner of a lot on which a detached single-family residence is located on high land adjoining such dock or the owner of a lot having at least 50 front feet of land abutting the marshlands which contains high land suitable for the construction of a detached single-family residence and where the construction of such a residence is not prohibited; and
The reclamation of manmade boat slips as a part of any publicly funded construction projects and ancillary development projects including, without limitation, hotels, restaurants, retail facilities, and recreational facilities, whether public or private, within any industrial areas continued in existence pursuant to Article XI, Section I, Paragraph IV, subparagraph (d) of the Constitution which are wholly contained on an island.