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Posted 2/21/2018

Release no. 18-002


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John Budnik
907-753-2615
John.P.Budnik@usace.army.mil

Corps to participate in multiagency permitting day in Mat-Su

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – A regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will be available to meet with the public March 2 from 2 to 7 p.m. during the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s multiagency permitting day in Palmer.

The staff member will discuss the permit process for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. Experts from the Mat-Su Borough Permitting Center, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Environmental Protection Agency will be available as well to discuss and answer questions about stream bank restoration, wetlands, lakes, floodplains and air quality. The event is located at the Mat-Su Borough Assembly Chambers in the Dorothy Swanda Jones Building at 350 E. Dahlia Ave.

The Corps will continue to staff the Mat-Su Borough with a regulatory specialist from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday throughout the year to discuss the permit process for proposed projects that involve the placement of fill materials or structures in waters of the U.S. During the summer, special hours will be in effect. General questions can be addressed on a walk-in basis from 8 to 10 a.m., while appointments may be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The office is located upstairs in the same building.

The Corp’s regulatory program evaluates permit applications for most construction activities in wetlands and waterways of the U.S. Under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, a permit is required for work or structures in, over or under navigable waters of the U.S. Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, a permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the U.S. including wetlands.

The agency is committed to maintaining and restoring the nation’s aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.

To speak with a Corps representative, people are encouraged to either stop by the borough’s permit center or arrange a consultation by calling (907) 753-2712. To submit a Department of the Army permit application or request a jurisdictional determination, send an email to regpagemaster@usace.army.mil. Details about the Corps’ Regulatory Program in Alaska may be viewed at: http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory.

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