This permit authorizes discharges of dredged or fill material into Waters of the United States, including wetlands, and/or work or structures in Navigable Waters of the United States for necessary repair and protection measures associated with an emergency situation. An “emergency situation” is present where there is a clear, sudden, unexpected, and imminent threat to life or property demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property or essential public services (i.e., a situation that could potentially result in an unacceptable hazard to life or a significant loss of property if corrective action requiring a permit is not undertaken immediately). Examples of work that maybe undertaken under this permit, upon authorization by the District Engineer (DE), include but are not limited to:
· Levee construction, rebuilding or maintenance.
· Removal of accumulated sediment, debris or vegetation to prevent or mitigate the emergency situation.
· Bank stabilization to prevent or minimize erosion or the loss of structures such as bridges.
· Debris containment structures.
· Construction of diversion channels and flow deflection structures.