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Norfolk Storm Risk Study Recommended for Congressional Authorization

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions in Norfolk, Virginia, has been recommended for congressional authorization by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Corps chief of engineers and commanding general. The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study considered coastal storm risk management and resilience planning… Read More

Corps Releases Guidance to Help Boost Mitigation Bank Program

On February 22, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 19-01 “Mitigation Bank Credit Release Schedules and Equivalency in Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee Program Service Areas.” Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, RGL 19-01 provides guidance to district commanders on two issues… Read More

Corps Engages Stakeholders for P3 Project Pilot Program

On February 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a Request for Information (RFI) about the conceptual delivery of a Corps Civil Works program via a public private partnership (P3). The RFI, published in the federal register, opened a 60-day submission period for proposed P3 projects. The program will… Read More

Public Meeting on Dredged Material Management in Winona, Minnesota

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District is hosting a public meeting on January 31 to gather public input into its planning efforts to manage Mississippi River dredged material in Winona, Minnesota. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winona County History Center,… Read More

Corps Awards Contract for Dredging Atchafalaya River Bar Channel South of Morgan City

On October 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a single award task order contract to Alaska-based Brice Civil Constructors Inc. to dredge the last 12 miles of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel south of the Port of Morgan City. The announcement marks a significant milestone for the port,… Read More

Corps Announces Ten Beneficial Use Projects, Following WRDA 2016, Section 1122

At the end of December 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its selection of 10 pilot projects for the beneficial use of dredged material. The projects are part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Section 1122, which required the Corps to establish the pilot program. Read More

WRDA Is Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law on October 23. The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan… Read More