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Posted 12/14/2018

Release no. 18-066

Ms. Ada Benavides
202-761-0415 (cell)

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2018) - Beginning today, Friday, 14 December, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) is seeking public input on the development of implementation guidance for various provisions contained in the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), which was signed into law on October 23, 2018, as Title I of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.  Additionally, ASA(CW) is seeking public input on the development or revision of guidance on two provisions of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 and on three provisions of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

The ASA(CW) is seeking public input on the provisions where implementation guidance is needed to aid in the execution of the provision.  The WRDA 2018 provisions not included do not require implementation guidance in order to be implemented.

Water Resources Development Acts provide the Secretary of the Army with authorizations to address the Nation's critical water resources infrastructure needs. However, these authorizations do not provide funding to implement these provisions. 

The list of provisions that stakeholders are invited to comment on can be found at: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Project-Planning/Legislative-Links/

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to share input and recommendations for implementing the specified provisions, as well as any factors seen as critical for consideration during the development of implementation guidance for those provisions.

Although the ASA(CW) has identified that implementation guidance is not required to implement the WRDA 2018 provisions not listed, interested stakeholders are welcome to provide comments and recommendations on all provisions.

All comments will be reviewed and considered during the development of the implementation guidance.

Interested stakeholders may submit comments for a 60-day period that closes at midnight, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.  Comments may be submitted by the following means:
-    Email to: WRDA2018@usace.army.mil 
-    Mail to: 
Ada Benavides
                   Senior Policy Advisor
                   Planning and Policy Division
                   Room 3F86
                   441 G Street NW
                    Washington, DC  20314-1000
-    Telephone: Voice message may be left on 202-761-0415.

For questions related to any of the specified provisions or for a listing of the specific provisions described above, please contact Ms. Ada Benavides, at 202-761-0415 or ada.benavides@usace.army.mil.