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Archive: March, 2014

EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clarify protection for nation’s streams and wetlands

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2014) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act. The agencies are launching a robust outreach effort over the next 90 days, holding discussions around the country and gathering input needed to shape a final rule. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-14

Corps to host teleconference to discuss interim policy for determining eligibility status of flood risk management projects for the Rehabilitation Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a media teleconference March 24 at 3 p.m. (eastern standard time) to discuss its Interim Policy for Determining Eligibility Status of Flood Risk Management Projects for the Rehabilitation Program Pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 84-99. [Read More]
Published: Mar-21-14

USACE Galveston District earns Communitas Award

GALVESTON, Texas (March 12, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District earned a Communitas Award in the Making a Difference Category for its Corps in the Classroom: Building Tomorrow's Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Community Relations Program – an aggressive community outreach and social media campaign to spark students’ interest in STEM subjects, help counter stereotypes and increase participation of underrepresented groups in STEM careers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-14

President’s Budget for FY15

WASHINGTON - (March 4, 2014) - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-14