NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue furlough notices to nearly 50 employees and close offices Tuesday due to the government shutdown.
The 48 employees are environmental and administrative support staff assigned to the Norfolk District’s Regulatory Branch.
Because of the furloughs and closings, offices will not be able to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications for nationwide permit or regional general permit authorizations or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current-year funding is received and the offices reopen.
“We will stop work on more than 650 pending actions," Kimberly Prisco-Baggett, acting chief of the branch said.
Employees were able to continue working after the shutdown on Oct. 1 because of limited prior year funding. Those funds have since been expended, according to Tom Walker, acting chief of the district’s Water Resources Division.
Any emergency activity needed to be done in waters or wetlands that requires Department of the Army authorization, applicants should call 75-201-7601.
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