Performing unauthorized work in waters of the United States or failure to comply with the terms of a valid permit can have serious consequences. You would be in violation of federal law and could face stiff penalties, including fines and/or requirements to restore the affected jurisdictional area. Violators can also be referred to the Environmental Protection Agency for further disciplinary action.
Enforcement is an important part of the Corps regulatory program. Corps surveillance and monitoring activities are often aided by various agencies, groups, and individuals, who report suspected violations. If you suspect a possible violation to Corps jurisdictional waters and/or wetlands, please contact our Enforcement Section.