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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Jan. 13, 2011) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District and the Southwestern Division, leaders review plans for the Armed Forces Reserve Center construction site in Brownsville, Texas, Jan. 13 to review the progress of the $10.9 million facility. Construction was completed in July 2011. 
Mission

We are responsible for initiating studies of various water resources related projects and developing recommendations to Congress on the appropriateness of funding these projects. These studies involve flood risk management, navigation, shore protection, environmental restoration and recreation. The Planning and Environmental Branch provides the district expertise in plan formulation, environmental planning and economic analysis and is responsible for the Continuing Authorities Program and Planning Assistance to States programs, which provide information and assistance on water resource concerns to the public.

Project Review Plans

•Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Project (Review Plan) (Approval Memo)
• Alligator Bayou Pump Station Section 408 Permit Request Review Plan, Approval Memo
Bayport Flare Project Review Plan
Brazos Island Harbor Project Review Plan
• Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Texas, La Quinta Ship Channel Extension Deepening Project, Section 204(f) Federal Assumption of Maintenance, Feasibility report Approval Memo, Review Plan
• Corpus Christi Ship Channel (LRR & Section 902 Analysis) Approval Memo, Review Plan

• Chocolate Bay, Brazoria County, Texas (Approval Memo) (Review Plan
Clear Creek
• Freeport Harbor
• Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (High Island to Brazos Realignments)
• Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Port O'Connor to Corpus Christi Section 216 Study) Approval Memo, Review Plan
• Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Mooring Basin Modifications) Approval Memo, Review Plan
• Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Limited Reevaluation Report and Section 902 Analysis Approval Memo, Review Plan
• Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas (Galveston Harbor Channel Extension Review Plan, Review Plan Approval)
• Hunting Bayou Review Plan, Approval Memo
• Chocolate Bay, Brazoria County, Texas (Approval Memo) (Review Plan
• Jacintoport Assumption of Maintenance (Review Plan)

• Corpus Christi Ship Channel, La Quinta Ship Channel Deepening Project Section 204(f) Approval Memo, Review Plan
Raymondville Drain
Resacas (Review Plan) (Approval Memo)
Sabine Neches Waterway (Final Work Plan, Cover Page, Project Review Plan, April 2002 Update with Amendment, Section 905 (B) Analysis)
Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay  (Review Plan) (Approval Memo)
White Oak  (Review Plan) (Approval Memo)
Cedar Bayou Dredged Material Management Plan:  (Review Plan)(Approval Memo)

Playing a Vital Role

Planning plays a vital role in supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works water resources development mission. Planning is a structured, rational approach to solving problems. It is also a creative process requiring experience, analysis, intuition and inspiration. Planners help decision-makers identify water resources problems, conceive solutions to them and compare the importance of the inevitable conflicting values inherent in any solution. In accord with ER 25-1-8, following are the functional tasks:

*Oversee and develop the Civil Works planning mission
*Develop and maintain policy doctrine
*Promote a capable workforce
*Build and maintain external relationships and coalitions
*Promote PCoP communication
*Enhance the learning organization

Members of the planning team are professionals in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with expertise in water resources planning, including plan formulation, environmental evaluation, cultural resources evaluation, Civil Works Policy and public involvement. Planning knowledge and skill is used to solve problems and inform decision making across Civil Works business lines and through the project development and implementation process.

For more information pertaining to policy, guidance, processes, and tools that are used every day in planning, please visit our Planning Toolbox.

Galveston District Planning Section

Mailing Address:
USACE Galveston District
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, TX 77553-1229

Email: SWG-P&E@usace.army.mil 
Phone: 409-766-3029
Fax: 409-766-3064