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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2018

The Water Resources Development Act of 2018 is comprehensive legislation that was signed into law as Title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act by President Trump on October 23, 2018. WRDA addresses water infrastructure needs critical for the Nation’s economic competitiveness and domestic security.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will develop implementation guidance for WRDA provisions in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. The implementation guidance will be posted when completed at the official USACE WRDA web link.

WRDA is strictly authorizing legislation. The funding to implement authorized studies, projects, and activities is provided separately through the annual appropriations budgetary process.

Stakeholders’ Comment Period

Beginning 14 December, 2018, 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).  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 public's input is sought on the provisions where implementation guidance is needed to aid in the execution of the provision.  Remaining WRDA 2018 provisions do not require implementation guidance in order to be implemented.  The ASA(CW) encourages interested stakeholders 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.

Stakeholders may submit comments for a 60-day period that closes at midnight, Monday, February 12, 2019.

Implementation Guidance

WRDA 2018 implementation guidance will be published as it is completed.
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Implementation Guidance - Contains WRDA Provisions

Last Update:   05 March 2019 -  List Created

  • 05 March 2019 -  List Created

Written Comments

Written comments may be submitted Electronically to:

WRDA2018@usace.army.mil

Comments will not be posted for the public unless requested by the commenter.