U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District
FORT SHAFTER — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District issues a general permit that allows the general public, organizations and government agencies to remove blockages in waters around the state, upon meeting certain conditions.
This general permit authorizes the mechanical removal of shoaled sand or other sediments, vegetation and debris, which may block the mouths of rivers, streams and storm drains, to reduce the potential for flooding, particularly during the rainy season.
This permit also authorizes the removal of potentially hazardous debris from beach areas around the state.
The permit provides agencies and facility owners a streamlined method to receive authorization for this type of work more quickly than in the past.
Applicants are required to submit a pre-construction notification to USACE-HD containing specific information about the proposed work and areas. Applicants also must submit a statement indicating they have or will abide by all of the conditions required in the general permit.
USACE’s Regulatory Program protects the nation’s aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.
The general permit and conditions can be found at www.poh.usace.army.mil/PA/pa-NRPNarchive.htm or www.poh.usace.army.mil/PA/PublicNotices/SPN20110812_GP2011-001.pdf. For questions about the Regulatory Program and the permit, call 438-9258.