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  • Citizen’s Guide – Water Protection Network
    how to influence the corps process each step of the way Download the full 200 page report here or click to download individual chapters below Introduction Chapter 1 Inside The Corps The Corps History and Structure Chapter 2 The Civil Works Program Project Planning and Construction Chapter 3 The Regulatory Program Clean Water Act Section 404 Permits Chapter 4 The Corps and Congress Project Politics and Funding Chapter 5 The

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  • Corps Regulations, Guidance, and Information – Water Protection Network
    including the Corps Engineering Regulations and Planning Guidelines Read more Corps of Engineers Regulations and Guidance This page provides links to the Laws Regulations Guidance and Executive Orders applicable to Corps planning including the regulations applicable to Clean Water Act 404 permits Read more Civil Works and Clean Water Act Mitigation Requirements This document provide a summary of the mitigation requirements for Corps civil works projects and Clean Water Act 404 permits Read more Corps of Engineers Mitigation Status Reports This page provides links to the Corps annual civil works mitigation status reports Read more Corps of Engineers Peer Review Requirements Plans and Reports This page provides links to information on the Corps external independent peer review process including peer review plans and final reports Read more Corps of Engineers Budget Information This page provides links to the Corps annual budget proposals Read more Corps of Engineers Guidance Addressing Rising Sea Levels This document provides information on how the Corps accounts for rising sea levels in project planning Read more Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Impact Statement Database This database provides information on all EISs filed with EPA including Corps of Engineers EISs for projects and Clean Water Act permits Read more Federal Water Resources Planning Principles Requirements and Guidelines Here the Final Water Resources Principles and Requirements and the Interagency Guidelines that implement the Principles and Requirements that together constitute the PR G The Network and member groups were instrumental in ensuring that the final PR G require planners to recognize the importance of healthy and resilient ecosystems protecting and restoring floodplains analyzing and accounting for climate change and utilizing environmentally protective nonstructural solutions The PR G apply to both new projects and project operations and for the first time direct agencies to account for ecological damage as a project

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  • Sample Comments – Water Protection Network
    provided to help you identify applicable issues and arguments Many of the sample comments are quite extensive but comments that focus on just a few key issues can be equally effective Network members are encouraged to submit additional comments for inclusion on this site Scoping Comments Mississippi River Navigation Channel Deepening June 2015 Industrial Canal Lock Expansion Project March 2015 Middle Mississippi River Regulating Works Project February 2014 Updating the Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint System January 2013 Drakes Bay Oyster Special Use Permit Marine Wilderness November 2010 MRGO Ecosystem Restoration November 2008 Environmental Impact Statement Comments Draft Environmental Impact Statement St Johns Bayou New Madrid Floodway Project November 2013 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit December 2011 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock Replacement Project January 2009 Draft General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for Lock and Dam 3 October 2006 Draft Yazoo Backwater Area Reformulation Report and Supplement No 1 to the 1982 Yazoo Area Pump Project Final Environmental Impact Statement December 2000 Environmental Assessment Comments Draft Environmental Assessment for Mosenthein Ivory Landing Phase V Regulating Work Projects April 2015 About WPN

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  • Reports – Water Protection Network
    Engineers Water Resource Authorizations Appropriations and Activities Report by the Congressional Research Service on the authorization and appropriations process for Corps projects July 2015 Corps of Engineers Water Resources Infrastructure Deterioration Investment or Divestment This National Academy of Sciences report the second in a series of five critiques the Corps Civil Works program pointing out that our country s era of building big with concrete is over October 2012 Increasing Vulnerability to Hurricanes Global Warming s Wake Up Call for the U S Gulf and Atlantic Coasts This report highlights the increased vulnerability of communities to climate change and calls for a comprehensive prioritization system for Corps of Engineers projects August 2008 Failure to Hold Water Economics of the New Lock Project for the Industrial Canal New Orleans December 2007 America s Flood Risk is Heating Up As Temperatures Rise The Army Corps of Engineers Must Improve the Nation s Flood Control System This report highlights the changes that are needed in Corps of Engineers planning to address the challenges of global warming April 2007 Delaware River Deepening Dumped Again This report challenges the most recent Corps economic study for the Delaware River Deepening project and highlights the project s environmental threats March 2007 National Academy of Public Administration Prioritizing America s Water Resources Investments Budget Reform for Civil Works Construction Projects at the U S Army Corps of Engineers February 2007 Unnatural Disasters Natural Solutions Lessons from the Flooding of New Orleans This American Rivers report highlights the poor project planning flawed design and misplaced priorities that led to the flooding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina The report also provides case studies on communities that took a different approach to flood protection by using nature based solutions August 2006 An Economic Analysis of Expanding Ohio River Locks Report

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  • Member Organizations – Water Protection Network
    South Yuba River Citizens League Surfrider Foundation The River Project Connecticut Rivers Alliance of Connecticut Delaware Delaware Nature Society Florida Apalachicola Riverkeeper Clean Water Action Florida Conservancy of Southwest Florida Cry of the Water Estero Council of Community Leaders Florida Wildlife Federation Indian Riverkeeper Miami Waterkeeper Sea Turtle Conservancy Georgia Altamaha Riverkeeper Blue Planet Projects Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Coastal Group Sierra Club Center for a Sustainable Coast Georgia River Network Georgia Sierra Club Georgia Wildlife Federation Glynn Environmental Coalition Ogeechee Canoochee Riverkeeper Satilla Riverkeeper Savannah Riverkeeper Hawaii Ala Wai Watershed Association Conservation Council for Hawaii Idaho Idaho Rivers United Kootenai Environmental Alliance Illinois Alliance for the Great Lakes American Bottom Conservancy Committee on the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River Environmental Law and Policy Center Keep Our Rivers Green Prairie Rivers Network Quad Cities Waterkeeper Shawnee Sierra Club Indiana The Calumet Project Hoosier Environmental Council Indiana Wildlife Federation Keep Our Rivers Green Kansas Arkansas River Coalition Inc Friends of the Kaw Kansas Wildlife Federation Kentucky Kentucky Resources Council Kentucky Waterways Alliance Louisiana Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Citizens Against Widening the Industrial Canal Citizens for a Clean Environment Coalition to Close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Delta Chapter Sierra Club Friends of Black Bayou Gulf Restoration Network Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Levees org Louisiana Audubon Council Louisiana Environmental Action Network Louisiana Wildlife Federation Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper Old Arabi Neighborhood Association Ouachita River Foundation Ouachita Riverkeeper Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law and Policy Maine Friends of the Weskeag Friends of Penobscot Bay Maryland Assateague Coastal Trust Potomac River Association Michigan Citizens Against Toxic Substances Detroit People s Water Board Freshwater Future Great Lakes Natural Resource Center Lone Tree Council Michigan Environmental Council Michigan United Conservation Clubs Inc Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Minnesota Clean Up the River Environment Friends of the Mississippi River Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Minnesota Conservation Federation Mississippi River Revival Mississippi Mississippi Wildlife Federation North Greenville Community Development Corporation Missouri Conservation Federation of Missouri Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Great Rivers Habitat Alliance Labadie Environmental Organization Missouri Coalition for the Environment Ozark Regional Land Trust St Louis Intercommunity Environmental Council of Women Religious The Open Space Council Montana American Whitewater International Federation of Fly Fishers Nebraska Nebraska Wildlife Federation New Jersey American Whitewater Coast Alliance Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association International Federation of Fly Fishers New York New Jersey Baykeeper Passaic River Coalition Raritan Riverkeeper Surfers Environmental Alliance New Mexico Amigos Bravos New Mexico Wildlife Federation Water Culture Institute New York Environmental Advocates of New York Save The River Waterkeeper Alliance North Carolina Center for Biological Diversity National Committee for the New River Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Sound Rivers New River Conservancy North Carolina Coastal Federation North Carolina League of Conservation Voters North Carolina Wildlife Federation Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines Save the Cape Inc Sound Rivers Southern Environmental Law Center Yadkin Riverkeeper North Dakota Ad Hoc Downstream Coalition MnDak Upstream Coalition People to Save the Sheyenne Ohio

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  • Get Involved – Water Protection Network
    and for protecting our nation s waters from destructive water projects By joining the Network you will receive Access to an extensive network of experienced advocates The Network connects and engages member groups through conference calls webinars an up to date and resource intensive website an active listserv and in person meetings and conferences Network members lead the way on the nation s water resources policies Technical assistance and resources to support your efforts The Network provides technical and policy assistance and provides a set of eyes and ears in DC by tracking developments in national water policy federal legislation and appropriations and federal water projects and permits A voice in the Network s future Network members are strongly encouraged to participate in Network campaigns committees planning processes and decision making The Network strives to ensure inclusiveness in all Network decisions and transparency in all Network operations Your Name Your Email Your Title Organization Address Phone Number Comments Join our Network of more than 240 members and counting Membership gives you access to an extensive network of experienced advocates technical support and opportunities to participate in federal policy decision making that will strengthen your organization and produce effective results Fill

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  • Blog – Water Protection Network
    Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later Marisa Escudero February 25 2016 No Comments Originally Published by Natural Resources Defense Council February 16 2016 By Rob Moore One year ago President Obama issued a directive to all federal agencies to begin preparing for sea level rise and the increasing risk of flooding caused by climate change The directive established new federal flood protection standards that will go a long way towards making the nation more resilient One ye Read More The WCI Protests Too Much Methinks Marisa Escudero February 25 2016 No Comments Originally Published by Missouri Coalition for the Environment February 1 2016 By Brad Walker Rivers Director In late December 2015 the St Louis Post Dispatch published an op ed by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment MCE and Sierra Club regarding the America s Watershed Initiative s AWI Mississippi River Basin Rep Read More Support Agency Implementation of Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Marisa Escudero February 25 2016 No Comments Special Thanks to Joel Scata with Natural Resources Defense Council for this great summary on how YOU can continue to help implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards In January 2015 President Obama issued Executive Order 13690 EO 13690 updating federal policy concerning floodplain development and establishing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard standard EO 13690 reemphas Read More Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record breaking Winter Floods Marisa Escudero January 28 2016 1 Comment Winter 2016 has been a wet one for many of our WPNetwork Members Major flooding on the Mississippi River and its tributaries prompted flood warnings for parts of Alabama Arkansas the Carolinas Illinois Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri Oklahoma Tennessee and Texas At least 22 deaths over several days in Missouri and Illinois

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  • Fargo Moorhead Diversion: Planners Fail to Meet State Permitting Requirements – Water Protection Network
    domain laws allow for a jury trial to award damages before eminent domain can be exercised to gain easements The lengthy process makes it unlikely the project will meet criteria needed to gain a new federal project start outlined in President Obama s budget A footnote to the 2016 Army Corps Work Plan stated The Corps will not execute a PPA for construction or use federal funds for its construction until the Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works determines that the Corps is likely to resolve any outstanding regulatory issues that could affect the prospects for completing construction of the project A determination of eligibility must be made by August 31 2016 Opponents of the current diversion plan argue that a regional approach to flood control emphasizing a reduction in peak stream flows throughout the basin as well as a smaller diversion channel that doesn t encourage floodplain development would have less negative environmental impacts and be consistent with NEPA guidelines Army Corps Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project climate change ecosystem services flood risk management floodplains USACE water water resources management waterways system By Marisa Escudero Related Posts Top 5 Reasons Nature Based Solutions Help Protect Wildlife and You November 13 2015 Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Updated Just in Time for Record breaking Winter Floods January 28 2016 Support Agency Implementation of Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard February 25 2016 The WCI Protests Too Much Methinks February 25 2016 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Recent Posts Fargo Moorhead Diversion

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