Emergency drawdown of Spirit Lake, Washington; Emergency levee construction, Utah Lake, Provo, Utah; Temporary levee raising, Cowlitz River, Washington; and levee setback, Red River, Louisiana.
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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Authorized assistance includes work such as removal of waterway obstructions, work necessary to prevent dam failure, and work necessary to prepare for abnormal snowmelt.
There must be an immediate threat of unusual flooding present before advance measures can be considered.
Any work performed under this program will be temporary in nature and must have a favorable benefit cost ratio.
The Governor of the affected State must request assistance.
All persons living in areas subject to floods.
Letter from the Governor of the State requesting assistance and detailing State and local efforts. (Such as the use of highway department and manpower or the use of National Guard resources.)
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Written request for advance measures assistance by letter or message from the Governor of the affected State.
Formal notice of approval and/or disapproval will be furnished the applicant by the District Engineer of the Corps of Engineers.
Flood Control Act of 1941, Public Law 84-99, Public Law 77-228, as amended; Public Laws 87-874, 93-251, 95-51, 100-45, 101- 640, and 99-662, 33 U.S.C. 701n.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Varies by situation of request from hours to days after request for assistance is received.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Engineer Regulation 500- 1-1 pamphlets, and statements available on request from the District or Division Engineers offices of the Corps of Engineers.
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Division or District Engineers Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314. Telephone: (202) 272-0251. FTS is not available.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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