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Electronic Submissions for Request for Appeals

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division is requesting all incoming regulatory appeal correspondence be submitted electronically to
The Division Office is fully operational in a virtual environment and staff is available via email and phone. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If electronic submission is not possible, or if you have any questions or concerns related to the appeal program, please contact Jacob Siegrist, Regulatory Appeal Review Officer, at or at 513-684-2699."


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Contact Us

Program Manager
Suzanne Chubb
(513) 684-7261

Appeals Review Officer
Jacob Siegrist
(513) 684-2699


Tables of Appeals

District Regulatory Offices


Administrative Appeals for Corps' Decisions

The Corps of Engineers has an administrative appeal process that enables an affected party to appeal certain Corps decisions with which they disagree while potentially avoiding the cost/delay of court litigation. Decisions which can be appealed include denied individual permits, proffered individual permits, and approved jurisdictional determinations. These appealable decisions are most commonly made by Corps district offices, and requests for appeal of such decisions are submitted to the next higher authority, most commonly the Corps division offices. It is the policy of the Corps of Engineers to promote and maintain an administrative appeal process that is independent, objective, fair, prompt, and efficient.

Requests for appeal must be received by the division office within 60 days of the date of the appealable decision. Where an appeal is accepted, a site visit and/or an appeal conference or meeting may be conducted. The division engineer will make a determination on the merits of the appeal based on a review of the district’s administrative record, and either confirm the district’s initial decision or remand the decision to the district for reconsideration. The division engineer will make a final decision on the merits of the appeal at the earliest practicable time.


Videos of the Regulatory Appeal Process 

1 - Overview of the Process 

2 - Who is Eligible

3 - What can and cannot be Appealed?

4 - Correct Forms and Timelines

5 - After Receiving the Request

6 - Appeal Decision

All Regulatory Videos Together 



Appeal Decisions, Regulations, and Guidance