Protection, Clearing and Straightening Channels

To restore channels for purposes of navigation or flood control.



Related Programs
Examples of Funded Projects

Provided specialized services to applicants in Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk Co., NY.


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

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Work pursuant to this authority is undertaken as an emergency measure to clear or remove unreasonable obstructions to navigation in navigable portions of rivers, harbors, and other waterways of the United States, or tributaries thereof, in order to provide existing traffic with immediate and significant benefit.

The nonfederal interest involved must provide all lands, easements and rights-of-way for construction of the project and bear the costs of necessary annual maintenance until such time as the location may become a part of a specifically authorized project.

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

Annual expenditures limited to $1,000,000.



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 problems and possibility of remedial action under this program.

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 review.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

The Chief of Engineers makes final decision to approve or reject individual projects.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

River and Harbor Act of 1945, Section 3, Public Laws 79-14 and 99-662, 33 U.S.C. 603a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

96-3123-0-1-301.

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 1105-2-50 (33 CFR 263) and sheets describing 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

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OD, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-8835. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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