Corps receives two Deepwater Horizon incident emergency permit requests

Published Aug. 24, 2010

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NEW ORLEANS – In response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District received two new emergency permit requests from BP America Production Co.

The first request, to install seven 3-pile dolphins and three single piles at Cocodrie Decon Station in Terrebonne Parish, was received on August 17 and was issued the following day.

The second request, to surf wash at Grand Isle, was received on August 23 and is still pending.

Of the 58 emergency permit requests the Corps has received thus far, 45 were issued, two were denied, nine were withdrawn by the applicant, and two are pending.

To obtain an NOD-20 emergency work permit, applicants must provide the following information by telephone,

e-mail, or fax:

1. Description of the proposed work and brief statement of the emergency situation

2. Location of the proposed work (a map or latitude and longitude)

3. Name, address, telephone, and e-mail contact information for the applicant

This information can be forwarded to either:

Pete J. Serio, Chief, Regulatory Branch

(504) 862-2255 (Office)

(504) 715-1897 (after business hours)

Martin Mayer, Chief, Central Evaluation Section

(504) 862-2276 (Office)

(504) 256-7659 (after business hours)

While e-mail is preferred, requests may also be faxed to (504) 862-2289 or (504) 862-2574.

Within 30 days of approval, the permittee must provide a restoration plan to restore the impacted site. Should it be in public interest to maintain the authorized work, the permittee must also apply for a Department of the Army permit within 30 days of approval.

To review the full terms and conditions of NOD-20, visit our website at

Release no. 10-027