Deepwater Horizon incident emergency permit request withdrawn

Published Aug. 10, 2010

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NEW ORLEANS –One emergency permit that was requested by the Plaquemines Parish government was withdrawn on Tuesday, August 10.

The request was to dredge Wilkinson Canal to access the staging area at Myrtle Grove Marina in Plaquemines Parish.

Due to diminished need for response vessels to the Deepwater Horizon incident site within the past week, the applicant decided the need for the emergency authorization was no longer warranted.

Of the 55 emergency permit requests the New Orleans District has received thus far, 44 were issued, two were denied, and nine were withdrawn by the applicant.

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. 10-030