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Archive: June, 2014

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

Army Corps of Engineers marks 40 years in Europe as Tyler takes command

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates 40 years in Europe and welcomed a new commander, Col. Matthew R. Tyler, to Europe District during a change-of-command ceremony June 6 at the Amelia Earhart Center in Wiesbaden. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-14

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