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Effects of Section 404 Permits on Wetlands in North Dakota

Table 4

Table 4. Compliance with special conditions for 87 discharges of fill material into wetlands under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act with nationwide permits (NWP) 13, 14, and 26 and individual permits; prairie pothole region of North Dakota, 1987 - 1991. Parenthetical entries in the table field are the compliance rates.

Compliance by permit holdersNWP 13NWP 14NWP 26
(< 1 acre) [sic]
NWP 26
(1 -10 acres) [sic]
Individual permitsTotal
Complied with all conditions of permit16 (100%)24 (92%)20 (77%)2 (67%)12 (75%)74 (85%)
Did not comply with at least one condition of permit01 (4%)1 (4%)1 (33%)3 (19%)6 (7%)
Fill greater than stated, but met requirementsa01 (4%)2 (8%)003 (3%)
Change in plans, but met requirementsb003 (11%)01 (6%)4 (5%)
aDischarges were greater than stated on the permit applications but did not exceed the permitted sizes of the discharges.
bThe implemented plans differed from those described in the permit applications but did not violate the special conditions of the permits.

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