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. Nationwide permits requiring pre-construction notification to the Corps in the Coastal Zone of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties in Mississippi (see Mississippi Regional Condition A.1.) shall be completed using the Joint Application Form
and submitted directly to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Water quality, impacts to wetlands and other waters, Threatened and Endangered Species, and Cultural Resources must be taken into consideration prior to applying for a Nationwide Permit.