Public Notices

Special Public Notice: Honolulu District Regulatory Program Preparedenes For Hurricane Ana

10/17/2014
In anticipation of the imminent threat Hurricane Ana pose to the main Hawaiian Islands and coastal areas, the Honolulu District Regulatory Office is providing the following information and guidance regarding activities that are exempt from permit requirements under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The purpose of this information and guidance is to assist the regulated public, including public agencies and other responsible parties, in preparing for and responding to these anticipated discrete storm events.

Special Public Notice: Honolulu District Regulatory Program Preparedenes For Hurricane Ana-2

10/17/2014
In anticipation of the imminent threat Hurricane Ana pose to the main Hawaiian Islands and coastal areas, the Honolulu District Regulatory Office is providing the following information and guidance regarding activities that are exempt from permit requirements under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The purpose of this information and guidance is to assist the regulated public, including public agencies and other responsible parties, in preparing for and responding to these anticipated discrete storm events.

POH-2014-00172

10/14/2014
The State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is proposing to complete the following activities: Establish an artificial reef site on the seafloor offshore from the ‘Ewa District of the Island of O‘ahu that is properly placed and of sufficient size to accommodate substantial creation of artificial-reef structures. For this purpose, DAR has delineated an approximately 108-acre area located between depths of 60 and 120 feet that is mostly devoid of coral and valuable marine habitat. Purpose is to provide the public with additional fishing and diving opportunities by constructing an artificial reef on relatively flat, barren, and uproductive areas of the Pacific Ocean.

SPN: Comment Period Extension for the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule for Definition of Waters of the U.S.

10/14/2014
Comment Period Extension for the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule for Definition of Waters of the U.S. On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. This notice is to announce that the comment period has been extended through November 14, 2014.

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