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TAMUNING, GUAM (Sept. 19, 2020) - USACE led a virtual site walkthrough with contractor Hensel Phelps to discuss requirements for providing additional power capability for rooms in Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) to meet the emergent need for increased patient capacity and care capability in Guam. Also attending the walkthrough were personnel and representatives from Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Marianas (NAVFAC Marianas) GMH Authority, GovGuam agencies (Guam Fire Department, Civil Defense, Air National Guard Engineering), and Health and Human Services. The walkthrough was live-streamed to the Honolulu District project team in Hawaii via Webex. USACE photo by Lt. Col. Woodrow Pengelly
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District completed an Engineering Documentation Report Aug. 6 that provides the new recommended plan for the Ala Wai Flood Control Project. The report and this map showing the current proposed project design changes and new feature recommendations are available on the Ala Wai project webpage: https://go.usa.gov/xfARb.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District welcomed new leadership today as Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall (right) assumed command from Lt. Col. Kathryn P. Sanborn (center left) during a modified change of command ceremony at Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle Gazebo. Marshall, who most recently served as the deputy commander, 130th Engineer Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the 72nd commander in the District's 115 year history. Traditionally, a unit’s colors are passed during a change of command ceremony to represent the official transfer of leadership and responsibility from the outgoing command commander to the incoming commander. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was modified to adhere to current social distancing and limited personnel gathering protective measures. Reviewing officer for the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner (center), commander Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lt. Col. Sanborn’s next assignment is to attend the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Honolulu District's Tim Phillips, Area Engineer, Fort Shafter Area Office, was recently selected as recipient of the 2020 Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Management Excellence (CME) award. Phillips has worked for USACE for more than 44 years, been an Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) for 21 years, and an area engineer for 14 years. The CME is an award presented annually recognizing USACE District construction personnel who exhibit excellence in construction management and contract administration activities. This merit-based award is open to all personnel in General Schedule 0800 occupational series positions in District construction organization and programs, including military programs, civil works, hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste or environmental and support for others. Over the course of his career Phillips has provided world-class leadership and engineering solutions that continues today as the Fort Shafter area office currently is managing construction of the $500-plus million U.S. Army Pacific Command and Control Facility (C2F) at Fort Shafter. In the photo, Tim Phillips (second from left) participated in a site visit of the C2F project in March 2020 for the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite (center). (photo taken during an engagement prior to enforcement of COVID-19 social distancing)
Jessica Podoski (second from left) and the American Samoa climate change working group pause for a photo with U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata (center) during the October 2019 workshop for the American Samoa Climate Related Vulnerability Assessment for Transportation Infrastructure Study. The study was conducted at the request of the American Samoa Department of Public Works with the intent to help the American Samoa Government identify what transportation assets are most vulnerable to climate changes, and to begin planning for adaptation of these assets by relocation, elevation or protection. Other Pacific Island countries could benefit from a similar assessment that would begin to identify their assets and site-specific vulnerabilities to climate change. Courtesy photo (taken during an engagement prior to enforcement of COVID-19 social distancing).
Honolulu District's site assessment team conducted its first-ever virtual technical site assessments May 6 and May 7 with FEMA, state of Hawaii, Department of Health and Human Services, and Hawaii County officials seeking to have the North Hawaii Community Hospital and Kona Community Hospital medical locations evaluated for potential upgrades to Alternate Care Facilities. The virtual site assessment is unique in that USACE technical engineering teams normally travel to FEMA, state and county-selected sites to conduct the assessment in person. These two virtual assessments were the first conducted by Honolulu District during the COVID-19 Pandemic response.
Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District, the government of Guam, FEMA, NAVFAC Marianas, U.S. Department Health and Human Services, 18th MEDCOM, Dept. of Homeland Security, Guam Air National Guard, and Guam Fire Dept. are conducting site assessments on Guam for potential use as Alternate Care Facilities. The sites included the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort Spa, the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, the John F. Kennedy High School, Hafa Adai Bingo Hall, United Airlines Hangar at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning, the University of Guam Calvo Field House in Mangilao, the Guam National Basketball Training Center in Tiyan, Okkodo High School in Dededo, and Lotte Hotel in Barrigada.
Under a FEMA planning mission assignment, a USACE technical survey team conducted a site assessment April 13 of a hotel facility in Honolulu. 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. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District photo by Dino W. Buchanan)
Engineering assessment teams from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas and the Guam Air National Guard conduct a walkthrough of a hotel located in Tumon April 13 as part of the Hotel to Healthcare conversion program in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in coordination with the government of Guam. Engineering teams began their initial facilities assessments on March 31, 2020 and are working in partnership with both private and government sectors to evaluate various hotels and government buildings for its potential to be utilized as alternate healthcare facilities in response to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of NAVFAC Marianas / released)
The U S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District team conducted five site assessments at various locations on Kauai for potential conversion to alternate care facilities in response to COVID-19 Pandemic. 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)
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.

Public Notices

2020 Nationwide Permit Reissuance: Request for Comments

9/16/2020
On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue five new NWPs. The Federal Register notice is the public’s opportunity to comment on the proposed NWPs, general conditions, and definitions. On September 16, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District Regulatory Office, issued a public notice seeking comments on the proposed Honolulu District specific regional conditions.

Finegayan Danger Zone POH-2018-78 Final Rule

8/10/2020
Interested parties are hereby notified that In response to a request by the United States Navy and pursuant to the Corps of Engineers (Corps) authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps is amending its danger zone regulations to establish a permanent danger zone in the Pacfiic Ocean adjacent to the Finegayan Small Arms Range (FSAR) on Guam.

Public Notice of Application for Permit / POH-2018-00162

5/5/2020
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for performing three geotechnical investigative borings in Pago Pago Harbor at the Malaloa Wharf, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Based upon the findings of the geotechnical investigations, the applicant would then select one of two design options for constructing an extension of the existing Malaloa Wharf. The proposed work would involve dredging approximately 10,930 cubic yards (cy) of harbor sediments to provide access to the shoreward side of the new wharf structure, installing sheet piles, and discharging about 10,276 cy of dredged material into 0.48 acres of navigable waters of the U.S.

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.

News Releases

USACE awards contract to increase Guam Memorial Hospital patient capacity for Alternate Care Facility use
9/22/2020
Working in partnership with the government of Guam and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a contract Sept. 18 to...
New recommended system for Ala Wai project evaluated in technical report
8/18/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District completed an Engineering Documentation Report Aug. 6 that provides the new recommended plan for the Ala Wai Flood Control Project...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District welcomes 72nd commander
6/23/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District welcomes new leadership Wednesday, June 24 as Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall assumes command from Lt. Col. Kathryn P. Sanborn during a modified change of...
Honolulu District hydraulic engineer named 2019 USACE Climate Champion Award winner
5/26/2020 UPDATED
Honolulu District’s Jessica Podoski, a hydraulic engineer in the Civil Works Technical Branch, Engineering and Construction Division, is the national U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate...
USACE, NAVFAC Marianas partner to assess Guam sites for potential alternate care facilities
4/13/2020 UPDATED
In response to the spread of coronavirus in Guam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas have combined efforts to...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Oahu, Kauai sites for use as potential alternate care facilities
4/3/2020 UPDATED
In response to the spread of coronavirus in Hawaii, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District technical survey team conducted initial planning and site assessments of two Oahu and five...
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...

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