Property owners and municipalities can remove sand displaced from beaches onto roads, yards, parking lots, decks and other areas by Hurricane Sandy and return it to the closest beach, thanks to an emergency authorization order issued by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The authorization applies only to sand that is not contaminated and is relatively free of debris.
The normal permit requirement for sand removal and placement on beaches is being waived until April 30.
Authorization also was issued allowing property owners make emergency repairs to structures and seawalls without first obtaining coastal permits.
For details on the authorizations, visit http://www.ct.gov/dep.