The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons just finished vital maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels in Honolulu, Barbers Point (shown here), Kahului, Hilo, and Nawiliwili commercial harbors.  Hawaii is a maritime state over 2,400 miles from the mainland and far more dependent on its harbors than most of the United States. The Hawaii state DOT claims that over 80 percent of all consumer goods – food, clothing, autos, building supplies, machinery, paper, and allied products, medical supplies, and agricultural materials – are imported into the state. Of that 80 percent, approximately 98 percent enters Hawaii though commercial harbors on the major islands.  To ensure that these vital goods continue to arrive in Hawaii, the Essayons dredged approximately 300,000 cubic yards from the harbors and safely disposed of it at EPA-designated ocean disposal sites.  Special care was taken to protect marine life such as sea turtles.
Corps’ Essayons Keeps Hawaii Shipping Moving
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons just finished vital maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels in Honolulu, Barbers Point (shown here), Kahului, Hilo, and Nawiliwili commercial harbors. The Essayons dredged approximately 300,000 cubic yards from the harbors and safely disposed of it at EPA-designated ocean disposal sites.
Makapu'u Point, Hawaii (April 15, 2016) -- Led by Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Crary (third from left), District Deputy Commander Maj. Brennan Wallace (second from right), and Pacific Ocean Division Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Tate (fourth from left), more than 25 District teammates, friends and families and Pacific Ocean Division employees, hiked to Oahu's Makapu'u Lighthouse to view the sunrise on April 15 in celebration of the 111th anniversary of the District’s founding.
Honolulu District Ohana Celebrates 111th Anniversary of Founding With Sunrise Hike to Makapu'u Lighthouse
More than 25 District teammates, friends and families and Pacific Ocean Division employees, hiked to Oahu's Makapu'u Lighthouse to view the sunrise on April 15 in celebration of the 111th anniversary of the District’s founding.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Park Ranger Samantha Vazquez explains to Earth Day volunteers the process of placing name placards on tree trunks in Fort DeRussy Park area near the Corps'  Pacific Regional Visitor Center. More than 50 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 2 as part of Earth Month 2016.
Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Fort DeRussy Beach Area for Earth Month 2016
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Park Ranger Samantha Vazquez explains to Earth Day volunteers the process of placing name placards on tree trunks in Fort DeRussy Park area near the Corps' Pacific Regional Visitor Center.
In support of the 2016 Engineers Week, the Honolulu District Workforce Management team and USACE Engineer Interns (shown above from 2015) will participate in the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering Career Day Feb. 17 to provide future engineers with career guidance, information on potential job opportunities with the Corps, and potential STEM field career paths.
Honolulu District Engineers Participate in 2016 National Engineers Week Activities
In support of the 2016 Engineers Week, the Honolulu District Workforce Management team and USACE Engineer Interns (shown above from 2015) will participate in the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering Career Day Feb. 17.
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (Jan. 26, 2016) -- Divers from the  U.S. Army’s 7th Dive Detachment ready their dive gear and rib boat before heading out into the waters of Kaneohe Bay to conduct a dive survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District in support of a Navy Dept. financed structural study of the historic Seaplane Ramps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on Kaneohe Bay. The study, being conducted in-house by the District, provided an opportunity for the Corps to partner with the Army’s 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, which conducted the two day underwater site survey this week.
Corps Teams with Army Divers to Conduct Structural Study of Historic Seaplane Ramps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Divers from the U.S. Army’s 7th Dive Detachment ready their dive gear and boat before conducting a dive survey for Honolulu District in support of a Navy Dept. financed structural study of the historic Seaplane Ramps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) during which 534 contract actions were awarded totaling $146,692,463.
Honolulu District Awards $146 Million in FY15 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) during which 534 contract actions were awarded totaling $146,692,463.
More than 50 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day Sept. 19. The Corps of Engineers’ Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, U.S. Army Transporters from the 545th Transportation Company, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets. Also participating were Pacific Ocean Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn and POD Command Sgt. Major Federico E. Boyce, and Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Chris and Mrs. Maria Crary and District Deputy Commander Maj. Brennan V. Wallace. About 35 cadets led by Punahou JROTC Commander Lt. Col. Robert Takao concentrated their efforts on cleaning up the beach berm behind historic Battery Randolph. National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the U.S. It began in 1994 and focuses on education and partnerships to care for the nation’s natural treasures.
Corps of Engineers Cleans Up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day 2015
More than 50 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day Sept. 19.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Commander Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (center) is assisted in the traditional maile lei untying and ribbon-cutting ceremony  by Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District (third from left,) Mr. Len Housley, Deputy Commander U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (fourth from left),  Mrs. Sally Pfenning, Director, Directorate of Public Works, USAG-HI (fifth from left), Lt. Col. Michael Binetti, Commander, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (fourth from right),  Maj. Chris Izquierdo, Executive Officer, 19th Military Police (CID) Battlion (third from right), and Capt. Michael Simmons, Commander, A Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) (second from right). The Rev. Sherman Thompson (left) led the Hawaiian blessing and maile lei ribbon untying cutting ceremony.
Army Corps, 29th BEB Hold Ribbon Cutting for South Range Road Project
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Commander Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (center) commences the traditional maile lei untying and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new South Range Road Project, which was led by he Rev. Sherman Thompson (left).
Delta Company's Cpl. David Schmidt repairs an electric powerline that powers water wells in the Gualo Rai area of Saipan.
Delta Company Linemen Power Restoration of Electricity on Saipan
Delta Company's Cpl. David Schmidt repairs an electric powerline that powers water wells in the Gualo Rai area of Saipan.
A Soldier from the U.S. Army’s 249th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, installs a generator to power water pumps in Saipan as part of the federal response to Typhoon Soudelor. The 249th Engineer Battalion, contractors, and commonwealth and local entities are assessing, installing, and maintaining emergency generators at critical facilities, especially at wells to ensure that residents of Saipan get a much needed supply of drinking water. The 249th , along with a Power Planning Response Team from the Corps’ Honolulu District, is on the ground now, making a huge difference, and includes specialists for contracting, liaisons, mission management, data management, logistics, and quality assurance. One Team – Building Strong®!
USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts
A Soldier from the U.S. Army’s 249th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, installs a generator to power water pumps in Saipan as part of the federal response to Typhoon Soudelor.
Cadet Calvin Kiesewetter (right) asks Army Corps of Engineers Construction Control Representative Joe Tribbey a question about the location of construction equipment at the Corps’ Quad B renovation project site.
Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience
Cadet Calvin Kiesewetter (right) asks Army Corps of Engineers Construction Control Representative Joe Tribbey a question about the location of construction equipment at the Corps’ Quad B renovation project site.
Honolulu District's Steve Yamamoto shows U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks World War II graffiti painted on a pillar in the basement of Fort Shafter's Bldg. 112 . Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.
USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112
Honolulu District Supervisory Engineer Steve Yamamoto shows U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks World War II graffiti painted on a pillar in the basement of Fort Shafter's Bldg. T-112 . Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

Public Notices

POH-2005-00309

4/5/2016
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for certain work in waters of the United States as described below and shown on the attached drawings. The Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association (GFCA) has requested reauthorization of their Department of the Army (DA) permit to reconstruct the existing GFCA facility. The proposed reconstruction will include the construction a new 215 linear foot (LF) vessel mooring dock and 110 LF gabion baskets shoreline stabilization and they have proposed to conduct maintenance dredging of the 8,600 square foot (SF) area in front the proposed vessel mooring dock for improved navigational access. The project details are depicted on the attached project plans (Enclosure 1). The primary purpose of the project is to provide island residents, fishermen, and visitors with an updated and safer fish processing and retail facility and to combat erosion of the existing shoreline.

POH-2015-00109

3/1/2016
Interested parties are hereby notified that a request has been received from the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division to maintenance dredge an area adjacent to Pier 2, Kahului Harbor, Kahului, Island of Maui, Hawaii.

POH-2010-00280

2/19/2016
Interested parties are hereby notified that a request has been received from the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association (HKMCA) to modify the subject Department of the Army (DA) permit to dispose of materials dredged from the marina at Rim Island No. 2 located in the Hawaii Kai Marina, Kuapa Pond, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Revised Site Management And Monitoring Plan (SMMP For Five Existing Hawaii Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites

2/9/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu Engineer District (USACE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX (EPA) have prepared a revised Site Management and Monitoring Plan (SMMP) for the five existing Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDSs) serving Hawaii. SMMPs describe the coordinated approach by which EPA and USACE manage ODMDSs to ensure that significant adverse impacts to the environment or uses of the ocean do not occur.

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