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Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014

President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 into law on June 10, 2014.  WRRDA is the primary legislation by which Congress authorizes the Corps of Engineers’ key civil works missions, including navigation, flood risk management and environmental restoration.  The authorities provided in WRRDA help USACE continue to provide value to the nation in developing and maintaining the nation’s waterways and harbors, reducing damages from storm events, and restoring the environment.

USACE will develop “implementation guidance” for the provisions in WRRDA 2014, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), which will provide the policies and procedures to be used in implementing the new law.  All implementation guidance will be available publicly and can be found in the implementation guidance section below.

WRRDA is strictly an authorizing legislation; it does not include funding. The funding of WRRDA-authorized studies and projects is accomplished separately as part of the annual appropriations process.

WRRDA 2014 Required Reports

Listening Sessions

The USACE will host four listening sessions to receive public input on the development of implementation guidance for WRRDA 2014. All public oral comments made during the listening sessions will be recorded. The focus of each listening session is for the USACE to hear from our stakeholders and the public. These will not be discussions with USACE officials, or question and answer sessions. Any attendees who are unable to participate in one or more of the listening sessions are invited to submit written comments to: wrrda@usace.army.mil.

The slides, audio recording, and written transcript of each listening session and any written comments made as part of the listening sessions will be made publicly available via the official USACE WRRDA 2014 website. Please note that the audio recordings, transcripts, and written comments will contain the names of those who comment, along with any other personal information he or she shares when commenting. You do not need to provide your name or other personal information. Written correspondence sent to wrrda@usace.army.mil will not be posted publicly unless the commenter indicates that they would like their emailed comments to be posted for the public.

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Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  August 13, 2014 Listening Session #1 - Deauthorizations & Backlog Prevention, Project Development & Delivery
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  August 27, 2014 Listening Session #2 – Alternative Financing, Credits
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  September 10, 2014 Listening Session #3 – Levee Safety, Dam Safety, Regulatory
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  September 24, 2014 Listening Session #4 – Non-Federal Implementation, Water Supply & Reservoirs

Implementation Guidance

Implementation guidance of WRRDA 2014 will be published
as it becomes available.

Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Implementation Guidance contains the WRRDA 2014 Provisions
          Last Update:  24 Aug 2015 - Sections 4007 added 

  • 24 Aug 2015 - Sections 4007 added
  • 20 Aug 2015 - Sections 1011 and 4005 added; Section 1005(m) deleted; Section 1006(a)(5) changed to 1006(1)
  • 18 Aug 2015 - Sections 1006 and 2007(b) added
  • 07 Aug 2015 - Sections 1051, 6002 & 1046(b) added
  • 05 Aug 2015 - Section 4003(d) added
  • 04 Aug 2015 - Section 6005(c) added
  • 16 Jul 2015 - Section 1037(a) added
  • 07 Jul 2015 - Sections 1046(c), 7002 and 7003 added
  • 29 Jun 2015 - Section 6005(g) added
  • 25 Jun 2015 - Section 1046(d) added
  • 24 Jun 2015 - Section 6004 a (11) added
  • 18 Jun 2015 - Sections 1028 and 1036 added
  • 16 Jun 2015 - Section 2009 added
  • 20 Jun 2015 - revised Section 2006
  • 28 May 2015 - revised Section 4003(e)
  • 27 May 2015 - Section 1035 added
  • 26 May 2015 - Section 2006 added
  • 21 May 2015 - Sections 6004(a)(3), 6004(a)(8), 6004(a)(9), 6004(a)(10), 6004(a)(12), 6004(a)(13) added
  • 19 May 2015 - Section 4003(e) added
  • 30 Apr 2015 - Sections 6004(a)(14) and 6004(a)(15) added.
  • 15 Apr 2015 - Section 4013(a) added
  • 10 Apr 2015 - Sections 1001, 1002 added
  • 09 Apr 2015 - Section 6005(b) added
  • 07 Apr 2015 - Sections 4002(c), 6004(a)(6) and 6004(a)(7) added
  • 01 Apr 2015 - Section 6005(a) added
  • 23 Mar 2015 - Section 4013(g) added
  • 20 Mar 2015 - Section 4013(f) added
  • 18 Mar 2015 - Section 4013 deleted, Sectiona 6004a(1), 6004a(2), 7004 added
  • 17 Mar 2015 - Sections 6005e, 6005f added
  • 10 Mar 2015 - The following Sections added: 2001, 2010, 5021, 5022
  • 09 Mar 2015 - The following Sections added: 1005m, 1006a(5), 1039a(2), 1039(b), 1046(a)(3), 1049, 1052, 2003, 2007(c), 3001, 3024, 5001 thru 5013, 5034(b), 6005(h)
  • 06 Mar 2015 - Sections 4013b, 6005d added
  • 02 Mar 2015 - Sections 1025, 4001 added
  • 24 Feb 2015 - Sections 6001, 6003 added
  • 23 Feb 2015 - Section 1042 added
  • 12 Feb 2015 - Sections 1015, 1023 added
  • 03 Feb 2015 - Sections 1010, 1019 added
  • 29 Jan 2015 - Sections 3026, 4013(d) added
  • 05 Dec 2014 - Sections 1030, 3017 added
  • 04 Dec 2014 - Section 1032 added
  • 03 Dec 2014 - Section 7001 added
  • 25 Nov 2014 - Section 2013 added
  • 26 Sep 2014 - Section 1050(a) added

Written Comments

Written comments may be submitted electronically to:

wrrda@usace.army.mil.

These comments will not be posted publicly unless the commenter indicates that they would like their emailed comments to be posted for the public.