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Corps, EPA extend public comment period on proposed rule defining scope of waters protected by Clean Water Act

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published on April 21, 2014 for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Think safety over Fourth of July holiday: Corps emphasizes water safety at federal recreation areas during the holiday weekend, summer months

As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, people will be recreating near or in the water in New England. Now is the time to think about water safety and boating safety. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-14

Army Corps of Engineers Joins City Agencies and FEMA in Debut of Nation’s First Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently joined Commissioners Joseph F. Bruno, New York City Office of Emergency Management, Feniosky Peña-Mora, New York City Department of Design and Construction, and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Brooklyn celebrating the completion of emergency prototype housing units designed to quickly resettle large numbers of people in urban areas after a major coastal storm or disaster. It is the only system of its kind in the U.S. [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-14

Corps of Engineers in New England, Concord Middle School partner for science, engineering, math education

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and the Concord Public School District in Concord, Mass., recently signed a formal “Partnership in Education” agreement to encourage and enhance the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in the Concord Schools and provide a framework to pursue cooperative educational collaboration. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project receives biological opinion from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) biological opinion of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project concluding that while project activities will affect piping plovers, the project will not jeopardize the continued existence of this species. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-14

Public offered rare look inside Raystown Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting the public to celebrate Raystown Lake’s 40th anniversary with a free, rare look at Raystown Dam from June 6-7. Guided tours will include access to the spillway and interior galleries, accompanied with presentations by Park Rangers on lake history, operations, and local heritage. [Read More]
Published: May-27-14

Corps of Engineers supports activities for Cape Cod Canal centennial celebration in July 2014: Corps centennial opening ceremony set for July 29th

As the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal approaches – on July 29, 2014 – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is working with local communities, groups and the Cape Cod Centennial Committee to support the celebration and planned activities. [Read More]
Published: May-23-14

NASA partners with Marine Design Center to refurbish barge

NASA's Pegasus barge, which throughout the space shuttle era ferried shuttle external tanks and other hardware from NASA's manufacturing site in New Orleans to its Florida launch facilities, is about to cast off on a new mission as part of NASA's efforts to send humans to deep space. [Read More]
Published: May-19-14

Engineers, scientists, other professionals available to speak at schools, club meetings through the Speaker’s Bureau

CONCORD, Mass. – Engineers, scientists and other professionals who work at the U.S. Army Corps of [Read More]
Published: May-05-14

Army Corps of Engineers begins sand pumping at Rockaway Beach, restoring coastline severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy

ws working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, began placing nearly 3 million cubic yards of sand onto Rockaway Beach in recent weeks as part of the second of two major sand placement contracts to repair and restore the engineered beach there to reduce coastal storm risks to the community there, which was left even more vulnerable to coastal storms after Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: May-01-14
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