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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

Washington Considers New Permit for Suction Dredging

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed rules that would require a standard state hydraulics permit to use a suction dredge to prospect for gold or other minerals in or near state waters. The rule would require applicants to submit… 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

WEDA Accepting Applications for Environmental Excellence Awards

The Western Area Dredging Association (WEDA) is accepting applications for the 2019 WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards. Awards will be given in three categories including dredging for navigation (to create or maintain navigation channels), environmental dredging (environmental enhancement) and mitigation or adaptation to climate change. The final category includes dredging… Read More

AEM Kicks Off 125 Year Anniversary

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) officially kicked off its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. AEM is a North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Its member companies manufacture and market a wide variety of equipment, from large earth movers and agricultural equipment to smaller hand-held,… Read More