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Corps relocates field office from Kenai to Soldotna, increases customer traffic flow

Published April 22, 2015

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District has completed the relocation of its regulatory field office on the Kenai Peninsula to Soldotna.

The move to its new location at 44669 Sterling Highway, Suite B has shown a 25-percent increase in walk-in customers during the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same time last year. Previously, the office was located at 805 Frontage Road in Kenai.

Established in 2001, the field office processes wetland delineations, jurisdictional determinations, pre-application coordination, permitting and enforcement services for the Kenai Peninsula, Lake and Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Bristol Bay and Aleutians East boroughs, as well as the Aleutians West Census Area.

The Corps regulatory program’s mission is to protect the nation’s aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. Activities requiring permits include filling wetlands, streams, marine waters, lakes and other waters; mechanized land clearing in the wetlands; and work in or affecting navigable waters, like dredging or pile-supported structures. It processes about 1,200 actions annually.

For more information, contact the field office by calling 907-753-2689, emailing or faxing 907-420-0813.

The Alaska District Regulatory Division headquarters is located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. In addition to the Kenai Peninsula, it operates field offices in Juneau, Fairbanks and has a project manager assigned for Sitka. The Alaska District's Regulatory Division can be reached at 1-800-478-2712.

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Dena O'Dell

Release no. 15-006