Nationwide permits are valid general permits throughout the nation, as long as conditions applicable to the permits are met. If conditions (below) cannot be met, then an individual or regional-general permit will be required. Although some nationwide permits may require no paperwork, it is prudent to consult with the Vicksburg District for any possible limitations or restrictions. There are nationwide permits that require preconstruction notification to the Corps
. These notifications must be in writing and require the Corps' authorization before proceeding with the activity. Water quality, impacts to wetlands and other waters, Threatened and Endangered Species, and Cultural Resources must be taken into consideration prior to applying for an abbreviated permit.