Aquatic Plant Control

To provide for the cooperation of the Army Corps of Engineers with State and local government agencies in the control of obnoxious aquatic plants in rivers, harbors, and allied waters.

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 - Persons are encouraged to communicate with the office of the nearest U. S. Army District Engineer listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

Not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To supply Federal assistance for the control and eradication of obnoxious aquatic plants in rivers, harbors and allied waters.

Nonfederal interests must agree to hold the government of the United States free from damages and to finance 50 percent of the costs of control operations.

The program is designed to deal primarily with weed infestations of major economic significance including such weeds as water hyacinth, alligatorweed, hydrilla, elodea, and watermilfoil.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States and their political subdivisions or instrumentalities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and their political subdivisions or instrumentalities.


Letters of intent from applicants to cost-share, as required by law, for control operations. Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Cooperative action of local, State, Federal and other interests in support of the project.

This program requires development of environmental documents to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (Public Law 91-190).

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

A letter to the District Engineer at the nearest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Office, requesting a reconnaissance study of the problem.

Award Procedures

Preparation, approval and budget of a plan for control of problem aquatic plants.




River and Harbor Act of 1958, as amended, Section 104.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 6 to 18 months.


There are no appeals procedures as such. The reasons for refusal will be fully stated. If reconsideration is desired, the applicant should make the changes as appropriate to the situation.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Fifty percent of the cost of developing a plan for control and fifty percent of the cost of control operations must be obtained from local and State resources.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements




Audit Office. This program is subject to the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.


District Engineer.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Engineer Regulation 1130- 2-412 (33 U.S.C. 273) and information about the program are available from the District Engineer.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Persons are encouraged to communicate with the office of the nearest U.S. Army District Engineer listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-ON, Washington, DC 20314-1000. Telephone: (202) 272-0247. FTS is not available.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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