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The U S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District team conducted five site assessments at various locations on the island of Hawaii for potential conversion to alternate care facilities in response to COVID-19. Honolulu District is assisting the state and FEMA’s efforts with initial facility assessments at Hawaii locations. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -Honolulu District photo by Meg Ryan)
Working in partnership with DHHS, the State of Hawaii, and Maui County a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District site assessment team today conducted three Alternate Care Facility (ACF) site surveys on Maui. With short notice support of two Blackhawk helicopters from the Alpha Company 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, the team was able to continue utilization of a whole Government approach in combating the Coronavirus Pandemic. Follow-on missions for Hawaii County and Kauai County are planned for the week of March 30.
As part of a local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a five-man USACE technical survey team conducted a site assessment of the 204,000 square foot exhibition hall at the Honolulu Convention Center on March 23, 2020. Under a FEMA planning mission assignment, the USACE team is providing initial planning and assessments for the possible conversion of existing buildings into Alternate Care Facilities(ACFs). The FEMA mission assignments are intended to provide support nationwide to address possible medical facility shortages. USACE is prepared to assist the nation in times of crisis to the very best of its capabilities. USACE is working with the White House, Department of Defense, and other federal, state and local partners in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn sign the $3 million Agana River (Hagatna River Flood Control) flood risk management study feasibility cost-share agreement. Listening at left is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management Steve Cayetano. The three year study is 100 percent federally funded and will be managed by Honolulu District's civil and public works branch. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor, Guam)
CAPITAL HILL, SAIPAN (MARCH 9, 2020) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn and Saipan Gov. Ralph Torres sign the Feasibility Cost-Share Agreement (FCSA) for the Saipan Beach Road Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study. The $3 million study will be managed Honolulu District's civil and public works branch, utilizing funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo by USACE-Honolulu District)
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (March 4, 2020) -- Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers spoke to more than 250 Pacific Ocean Division and Honolulu District employees during a joint town hall March 4 at Fort Shafter’s Richardson Theater. Semonite discussed the impending reformation within the DoD, the U.S Army, the pathways in Revolutionizing USACE, recognition of USACE’s new Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint, and presentation of Chief’s coins to outstanding Division and District employees. Lt. Gen. Semonite also reiterated that USACE remains committed to communication, engagement, and collaboration with the numerous nations, partners and stakeholders in the Pacific region.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (March 2, 2020) -- Honolulu District DA interns are working collaboratively with Radford High School’s STEM students on a project to design and build a pergola for lemon trees on campus. Capt. Patrick Drury (shown) and DA interns Michelle Kusaka, Travis Shimizu, Kylyn Sasaki and Bryce Montalbo began collaboration this week with classroom planning sessions and then held a preliminary campus site visit with the STEM students to discuss surveying concepts and utility locations for the year-long project. The USACE team with continue providing technical assistance and direction for the students throughout the construction phase of the project.

Public Notices

Clean Water Act Final Rule Repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule

12/13/2019
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army signed a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule) and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. This action will become effective on December 23, 2019. This final rule will be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice.

POH-2019-00194 Proposed beach nourishment at the Ala Moana Regional Park.

11/26/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps), is in receipt of a Department of the Army permit application requesting authorization for the proposed nourishment of the shoreline at Ala Moana Regional Park at 21.290763, -157.852046, TMK (1)2-3-037:001 and 025, at 1201 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, with sand dredged from two offshore sand recovery sites, all in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii. This project has been assigned DA file number POH-2019-00194. Please reference this number in comments concerning this project. The comment period ends December 16, 2019.

City and Counbty of Honolulu DFM proposed stream maintenance

2/13/2019
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for project POH-2017-00198 for stream clearing maintenance dredging with heavy equipment in 16 stream mouths and 63 mauka streams in 79 locations on Oahu, temporarily disturbing a total of ~150,900 linear feet of stream over the next five years as described in and shown on the drawings in the attached public notice.

Public Notice POH-2018-00220

1/11/2019
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 State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources proposes to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) to construct a 95-foot-long groin and nourish a portion of Kuhio Beach between two existing groins with sand borrowed from the Kuhio Beach Diamond Head basin for beach erosion control. The applicant estimates a total of 490 cy of fill material would be discharged below the high tide line into Mamala Bay (Pacific Ocean) at the boundary where the Kuhio Beach Park and Royal Hawaiian Beach sectors interface. The proposed activities would result in 0.16-acre of permanent impacts to waters of the U.S. and 0.13-acre temporary impacts to waters of the U.S.

News Releases

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluate Hawaii county facilities for potential use as alternate care sites
4/2/2020 UPDATED
In response to the spread of coronavirus in Hawaii, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District technical survey team conducted five initial planning and site assessments of facilities...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking design-build capability statements for retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities
3/27/2020 UPDATED
With emerging space capacity for medical facilities in Hawaii and the Pacific region due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District contracting branch is...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Convention Center, Blaisdell Center for use as alternate-care-sites
3/26/2020 UPDATED
In response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District technical survey team conducted two initial planning and site assessments this week for...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CNMI sign agreement for Saipan Beach Road Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study
3/20/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands government March 9 to authorize civil works studies to be...
Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus
3/20/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019....
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Guam sign feasibility cost-share agreement for Agana River civil works study
3/17/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with the government of Guam to initiate a civil works study, investigating ways to reduce the risk of flooding...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies six Pacific civil works studies to be accomplished with 2019 supplemental funding
1/22/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced Jan. 14 several civil works studies that will be accomplished with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations...
Honolulu District USACE to host Regulatory open house on Kauai
1/15/2020
The public is invited to an informal meeting on Kauai about the process for permitting projects in wetlands and other waters of the United States. Representatives from the Honolulu District U.S. Army...
Honolulu District Employee Spotlight: Raymond Theard
11/8/2019
Honolulu District Employee Spotlight: Raymond Theard...
Employee Spotlight: Jason Billings, HDR-H Branch Chief.
11/4/2019
Employee Spotlight: Jason Billings, Honolulu District Homeland Defense Radar Hawaii (HDR-H) Branch Chief....

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