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DCA Praises Senate Passage of WRDA 2018

The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) praised the Senate’s passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act (WRDA 2018), on October 10 by a 99 to 1 vote. The bill passed in the House by unanimous voice vote (435-0) in August. Commenting on final passage of the bill,… Read More

Corps FY18 Work Plan Funds Major Port Projects

In June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its 2018 work plan, including funding for many port projects. The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project received $49 million. Construction to deepen the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel began in February following the awarding of the first two dredging contracts, totaling $260 million,… Read More

Ohio State and Federal Agencies Look to Beneficial Use as Open-Lake Disposal Ban Approaches

The State of Ohio has many reasons to be thinking about dredged material – its confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are reaching their capacity, and as of July 2020, open-lake placement of dredged material will be banned in all Ohio harbors. With shrinking budgets removing less material and fewer places to… Read More

Corps Seeks Restoration Project Candidates for the Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore and Norfolk Districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), have released the main report of the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan. This plan informs government and non-government of the problems, needs and opportunities within the 64,000-square-mile… Read More

Corps Adds Flood Risk Management Projects to Budget Act of 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. Public Law 115-123 provided the Corps a total of $17.398 billion in six appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi… Read More

Senators Introduce America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 has been introduced by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), committee ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE), Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee ranking member Ben Cardin (D-MD). Read More

Corps Assumes Additional Maintenance on Federal Channel from GLPC; Port Commission Nearing Completion of Feasibility Study on Larger Deepening Project

On April 4, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) formally entered in to an Assumption of Maintenance Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the reach of the federally maintained channel in Bayou Lafourche at a signing ceremony at Corps District Headquarters. “This agreement is the… Read More

Pipeline DQM Program Underway with Two Dredges Certified and Working

In March 2016, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters officially instructed its dredge quality management (DQM) team at the Mobile District to take steps to monitor all industry and government pipeline dredges having a discharge diameter greater than 18 inches. The beginning date was set for the summer… Read More