The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has reissued 50 of the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions, with some modifications. The Corps has also issued two new NWPs, three new general conditions, and three new definitions. The effective date for the new and reissued NWPs was March 19, 2012. These NWPs will expire on March 18, 2017. The NWPs will protect the aquatic environment and the public interest while effectively authorizing activities that have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment.