Residents Urged to Undertake Storm Clean-Up Activities According to Corps Standards

Hurricane clean-up activities must be undertaken in accordance with federal regulatory standards, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.

We want residents and property owners to know that in most cases any discharge of excavated or fill material within the Department of the Army jurisdictional waters and/or wetlands requires a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Henry Wicker, Wilmington District deputy chief, regulatory division.  “Most filling activities in wetlands and waters of the United States undertaken without the appropriate permit constitutes a violation of Federal law.”

In years past, we have encountered numerous problems with the unauthorized discharge of sand and storm debris.  We understand the hardships that citizens endure following a hurricane event and we will work very hard to address the public’s needs.  We just want to make sure that cleanup efforts don’t result in additional problems for anyone,” Wicker said.

Some permitting, such as maintenance, repair and/or replacement of authorized structures, may be accomplished through the nationwide permit program (NWP).

Those actions which do not qualify under the NWP program will be reviewed for emergency determination by the Corps of Engineers regulatory division.  If the action is deemed an emergency, descriptions of the proposed action will be faxed to representatives from each of the commenting agencies, including the state/commonwealth agencies responsible for Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Management Consistency, if required.

USACE, July 4, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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