JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON --
Staff members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Regulatory Division will be available to meet with the public April 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. during a multiagency permitting information event at the Matanuska Susitna Borough in Palmer.
The staff members will be available to 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 streambank 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’ 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.
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Release no. 23-003