Washington—Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during an assumption of command ceremony today at Baruch Auditorium, Fort Lesley J. McNair. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III hosted the event.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will begin accepting the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. [Read More]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with other federal agencies announced today the release of the updated National Wetland Plant List. This national list of wetland plants by species and their wetland ratings provides general botanical information about wetland plants and is used extensively by federal and state agencies, the scientific and academic communities, and the private sector in wetland delineations and the planning and monitoring of wetland mitigation and restoration sites. [Read More]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced the start of a 60-day public comment period on the draft Process for Requesting a Variance from Vegetation Standards for Levees and Floodwalls. [Read More]
USACE announced today revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012.
The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2013 includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its work plans for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2012. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2012, Division B of Public Law 112-74, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, signed into law by President Obama on December 23, provided total FY12 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program of $5.002 billion. [Read More]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced it will open the National Levee Database (NLD) for public access with a series of public webinars beginning Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability for the first time on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
Thousands of local volunteers at more than 120 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sites will participate in this year’s 18th annual National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24, the largest annual volunteer hands-on restoration activity of its kind. [Read More]