Two Categories of Wetlands:
- Jurisdictional wetlands contain surface waters that have
a connection to “Waters of the US”
- Non-Jurisdictional wetlands do not have a connection to
“Waters of the US”
ITD’s policy is to avoid any activities that adversely affect wetlands
during the design, construction, and maintenance of transportation projects.
Appropriate action is taken to minimize and mitigate impacts that cannot be
Section 404 Permit – Required for discharging, dredging,
or placing fill material within “Waters of the US” including wetlands
to prevent quality degradation and overall loss of wetlands. Administered by
the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).