(Click to enlarge). The Army Corps of Engineers will conducts webinars to hear public input on WRRDA. (Credit: Army Corps)
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a notice stating that it will conduct a series of listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014.
(From Bay Planning Coalition) – Each session will focus on a different aspect of the issue. Session I (13 August) will focus on Deauthorization & Backlog Prevention and on Project Development & Delivery. Session II (August 27) will focus on Alternative Financing and Credits. Session III (September 10) will focus on Levee & Dam Safety and on Regulatory Issues. Session IV (September 24) will focus on Non-Federal Implementation; Water Supply & Reservoir; and Navigation. Written comments should be submitted by 30 September. 79 Fed. Reg. 44014 (July 29, 2014).
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