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Posted 3/31/2015

Release no. 15-004



Joseph Bonfiglio

By Honolulu District Public Affairs

In a continuing effort to help the people of Hawaii and the Pacific, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District is increasing the number of outreach workshops it holds about the Corps’ Regulatory program and how to best work with Corps Regulators.

The workshops inform regulators, government officials, contractors, and the general public about the Corps’ Regulatory Program, and especially how the Corps processes permit applications, according to Shelly Lynch, chief of the District’s Regulatory Branch.

Lynch recently briefed members of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena. The briefing was well-received and provided valuable information about the Regulatory process to District stakeholders.

Lynch also briefed the General Contractors Association in Mapunapuna on Oahu, and has scheduled more outreach events in the months ahead.

Upcoming events include:

• March 30: Regulatory Permitting Presentation, Navy Public Works, Environmental Staff in Guam

• April 15:  Regulatory Presentation, Coral Reef Symposium in Guam

• April 16:  Regulatory Permitting Process Presentation, National Association of Environmental Professionals on Oahu

Regulatory is also in the process of:  scheduling STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) outreach events for elementary and junior high students;  partnering with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources on an Hawaiian Fish Pond permitting guidance book;  and planning outreach events to every county in Hawaii to meet with county Public Works staff and others.

For more information or to request a speaker please call the Regulatory Branch at 808-835-4303.
People may also visit the Honolulu District Regulatory webpage at:

Our Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.