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Army Corps of Engineers announces proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has prepared its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE will propose to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: May-23-16

Armed Forces Full Honors change of command and retirement ceremony will honor the 53rd Chief of Engineers

The 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, will retire from military service at an Armed Forces Full Honors Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. [Read More]
Published: May-12-16

Huntsville Center awards contract for Redstone Arsenal solar project

Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, awarded a contract today to SunPower Corporation for an 8 MW solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. It is the first award on the renewable and alternative energy MATOC. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign -- “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns”

WASHINGTON — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns.” USACE, in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support USACE natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that targets adult males. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-16

Senior leaders meet, discuss VA hospital construction progress

A senior level progress review for the Replacement Medical Center for the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Aurora, Colorado, was held February 11. The Senior Executive Review Group consists of senior leaders from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Kiewit-Turner joint venture, who meet regularly to collaboratively resolve overarching issues and maintain a focus on the project’s budget and schedule. [Read More]
Published: Feb-17-16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Appropriations

Washington (February 9, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) work plan for the Army Civil Works program. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-16

President's Fiscal 2017 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works released

Washington (February 9, 2016) - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) includes $4.620 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-16

Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

VICKSBURG, MISS., January 4, 2016 – Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots. [Read More]
Published: Jan-05-16

Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011. [Read More]
Published: Dec-29-15

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees beginning Jan. 1, 2016

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change. [Read More]
Published: Dec-22-15
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