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.
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.
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.
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.