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Corps Announces Planned Projects Under the Disaster Relief Act

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi… Read More

Norfolk Harbor Dredging Underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting began dredging the Norfolk Harbor Inner Channel and channel to Newport News in late December. The Norfolk District is managing the operations and maintenance project as part of an effort to remove shoaling, and expects the project to… Read More

Corps Opens South Pacific Border District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established its 46th district in a ceremony held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 6. The newly activated South Pacific Border District falls under the South Pacific Division, one of nine  Corps geographic divisions. The South Pacific Division supports California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments On Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public meeting on January 15 to review and answer questions about the Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement draft feasibility report and draft environmental assessment (EA). Sessions begin at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Moore Branch of the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma,… Read More

Dredging Industry Meets in D.C.

The owners and chief executive officers of the hopper owning and specialized dust pan companies met in Washington, D.C. in late December for three days of meetings. The sessions included a roundtable discussion with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, chief of engineers, Lt. General Todd Semonite and Major General Scott Spellmon,… Read More

Savannah Harbor Project Enters Final Construction Phase

In September, Col. Daniel Hibner, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced that deepening had begun for the inner portion of the Savannah Harbor. This initiates the final construction phase of the 20-year effort to deepen the third busiest container port in the United States. “The… Read More

Corps and Alabama State Port Authority Move Forward on Port of Mobile Project

In October, Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) director and Chief Executive Officer James K. Lyons and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District Commander Colonel Sebastien Joly signed the Mobile Harbor Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design Agreement at the port authority’s headquarters in downtown Mobile. On September 6, Major General… Read More

GLDT Hosts Webinar on Corps Section 408 Projects

On October 15, the Great Lakes Dredging Team hosted a webinar on “Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sec. 408 projects.” The Corps Section 408 policy, starting September 10, 2018, established the process and criteria the Corps uses to review requests to alter Corps Civil Works projects,… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments on Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has completed a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Feasibility Study located in the City of Long Beach, California. The purpose of the Port of Long… Read More