U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges residents to heed regulatory requirements during storm cleanup

Published Sept. 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. –   As people clean up their properties in the aftermath of the storm events, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said it is important that the work be undertaken in accordance with federal regulatory standards.

   “We want residents and property owners to know that any discharge of excavated or fill material within Department of the Army jurisdictional waters and/or wetlands requires a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Wilmington District Public Affairs Chief Lisa Parker.  “Any filling activity undertaken without the appropriate permit constitutes a violation of Federal law.”

   Parker said regulatory project managers have encountered numerous problems in the past with the unauthorized discharge of storm debris and sand into sensitive waters and wetland areas. 

   “We understand the hardships that citizens endure following such an event and want to make sure that cleanup efforts don’t result in additional problems for anyone,” Parker said.

   If you have any questions, please contact the following Regulatory Field Offices:

Washington Regulatory Field Office at telephone 910-251-4610. 

Wilmington Regulatory Field Office at telephone 910-251-4633

Raleigh Regulatory Field Office at telephone 919-554-4884.

Asheville and Charlotte Regulatory Field Offices at telephone 828-271-7980.

Lisa Parker
Contact: Lisa Parker

Release no. 18-011