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Section 408 Permit

Responsible Agency: 
That the Secretary may, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, grant permission for the alteration or permanent occupation or use of any of the aforementioned public works when in the judgment of the Secretary such occupation or use will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of such work.
Alteration/modification of a federal project
Statute or Regulations: 
33 USC 408 (Chapter 9.1), Navigation and Navigable Waters: It is unlawful for any person(s) to build upon, alter, deface, destroy, move, injure, obstruct or… impair the usefulness of any levee or other work built by the U.S.