Snagging and Clearing for Flood Control

To reduce flood damages.



Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.


Program Accomplishments

Not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the project.

Each project selected must be engineering feasible, complete within itself, and economically justified.

The nonfederal sponsor must provide all lands, easements and rights-of-way; provide all project costs in excess of the Federal limit of $500,000; agree to maintain project after construction; hold and save the United States free from damages; provide a contribution toward construction costs for land enhancement or special benefits; agree to prevent future encroachment which might interfere with proper functioning of the project for flood control.

Local cost participation requirements and procedures for feasibility study cost-sharing and determining the local share of project cost are similar to those for flood control projects specifically authorized by Congress under regular authorization procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial capability and willingness to provide all necessary local participation and required cooperation.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

State or local government officials should consult the nearest District Engineer regarding specific problems and the possibility of remedial action under this program.

An environmental assessment in accordance with NEPA is also required.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Formal letter to District Engineer from a prospective sponsoring agency indicating clear intent to provide all required local participation.

Award Procedures

The Division Engineer approves an individual project upon the basis of an investigation and report by the District Engineer, who investigates and processes all applications. Advertisement and award of construction is subject to availability of funds from the Chief of Engineers.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Flood Control Act of 1937, as amended, Section 2, Public Law 79-14, 33 U.S.C. 701g; Public Laws 83-780, 93-251, and 99- 662.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

In most cases project studies will be at Federal expense. Cost-sharing is required for projects, but the Federal part cannot exceed $500,000,000.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A semiannual report is submitted to the District Engineer covering inspections, maintenance, and current project status.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

As necessary to show past project conditions and local actions.

Financial Information

Account Identification

96-3122-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineer Regulations 1105-2-10 Chap. 4 (33 CFR 263) and information sheets regarding this program are available from nearest District Engineer.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of District Engineers.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PM, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 761-1975. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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