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Honolulu District USACE to host Regulatory open house on Kauai

Published Jan. 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 Corps of Engineers’ Regulatory Division will be available to discuss the permitting program and answer questions about work and activities that require a permit, types of permits, and how to apply for permits. Discussions will also include required application information, wetland delineations, laws and regulations, and the value of early coordination and planning.

Landowners, contractors, businesses, and others who wish to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' regulatory responsibilities and services are welcome to participate in this opportunity for one-on-one dialogue and time for face-to-face questions and answers.

The open house will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, from 6  to 7:30 p.m. at the following location:

Kapaa Public Library
4-1464 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaʻa, HI 96746

For those unable to attend the open house or who would like to schedule a site visit, the Corps regulatory representatives will be on Kauai through Jan. 23.
The regulatory program evaluates permit applications for construction activities in waters of the U.S., to include most wetlands, lakes, streams, and all tidal waters. It is committed to maintaining and restoring the nation's aquatic resources while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions.
Under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, a permit is required for work or structures in, over, or under navigable waters of the United States. Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, a permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

For more information about the Honolulu District Regulatory branch, contact Linda Speerstra at 808-835-4300 or 808-208-1529 during the week of Jan. 21. You may also email

Visit the Honolulu District website at

For more information about permit applications, jurisdictional determinations, federally regulated waters, and wetlands, permit evaluations, resolving violations, and public outreach activities for construction work in wetlands, visit the Honolulu District regulatory webpage at:


Linda Speerstra

Release no. 20-012