Engineer Pamphlets (EPs)
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-9: Hydrologic Engineering Study Design (1994)
Engineer Pamphlet describes activities necessary to design and prepare a Hydrologic Engineering Study for a Corps water resource investigation.
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 01: The Federal Responsibility in Water Resources (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal responsibility and authority in water resources policy. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 12: Navigation (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet describes the Corps' role in navigation, federal policies covering navigation, and the construction aspects of navigation projects. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 17: Recreation (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal recreation policy and philosophy, different types of recreation projects, project evaluation, and project finance. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Regulations (ERs)
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-25: Navigation Policy- Cost Apportionment of Bridge Alterations (1979)
This regulation provides policies and guidelines for the apportionment of bridge alteration costs required in connection with navigation improvements.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-123: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Single-Owner Situations (1992)
This regulation provides policy guidance regarding Corps interests in civil works projects that would directly serve a single entity.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-520: Navigation and Dredging Operations and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of USACE navigation and dredging projects, as well as their related structures and equipment.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8151: Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects (1997)
This regulation states the objective, outlines the scope, discusses funding, assigns responsibility, and establishes the procedures by which the Corps of Engineers (CE) evaluates civil works navigation projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1403: Engineering and Design Studies By Coastal, Hydraulic, and Hydrologic Facilities and Others (1998)
This regulation prescribes the policy and procedure for approval and technical supervision of coastal, hydraulic, and hydrologic studies related to planning, design, construction, and operation of projects.
Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook, Appendix E, Civil Works Mission and Evaluation Procedures (2000)
This appendix provides policy and planning guidance for project purposes of navigation, flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction (shore protection), ecosystem restoration, hydroelectric power, recreation, water supply and multiple purpose projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8160: Policies for Referencing Project Elevation Grades to Nationwide Vertical Datum (2009)
This regulation provides guidance for proper and accurately referenced materials for flood forecasting, inundation modeling, flood insurance rate maps, navigation charting, and topographic mapping. This ER was later supplemented by Engineer Manual 1110-2-6056: Standards and Procedures for Referencing Project Elevation Grades to Nationwide Vertical Datums (2010).
Engineer Regulation 1110-1-8168: Roles and Responsibilities of the Inland Navigation Design Center Mandatory Center Of Expertise (2016)
This regulation establishes the roles and responsibilities of the Inland Navigation Design Center (INDC) Mandatory Center of Expertise (MCX). USACE will use the expertise of the Center to maintain quality, reliability, and cost effectiveness of inland navigation structures. The Center serves as the national center of expertise that provides technical advice, oversight, and design production during planning, design, analysis, construction, and O&M of all aspects of inland navigation design projects across USACE. MSCs, districts, laboratories, and Field Operating Activities are required to engage the Center for mandatory functions detailed in the ER. Add to front page Guidance newsfeed
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-209: Studies of Water Resources Development Projects by Non-Federal Interests (2016)
This regulation provides policy guidance for implementation of Section 203 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986, as amended. Section 203 authorizes non-federal interests to undertake feasibility studies of proposed water resources development projects for submission to the Secretary of the Army. Separate guidance is provided on the construction of water resources development projects under Section 204 of WRDA 1986, as amended. Portions of this ER have been amended by implementation guidance for Section 1126 of WRDA 2016.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-211: Operation and Maintenance of Improvements Carried Out by Non-Federal Interests to Authorized Harbor or Inland Harbor Projects (2016)
This regulation provides policy guidance for implementation of Section 204(f) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986, as amended. Section 204(f) authorizes the Secretary of the Army to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of improvements to a federally authorized harbor or inland harbor carried out by a non-federal interest when certain conditions are met.
Institute for Water Resources
Navigation Operation and Maintenance: Expenditures for Harbors and Waterways (1997)
Maritime Transportation System: Trends and Outlook (2007)
USACE major responsibilities for waterborne commerce include dredging, development and maintenance of the inland and coastal waterways and related maritime infrastructure, and navigation aids. A firm understanding of marine transportation conditions and trends is critical in discharging those responsibilities. The U.S. Maritime Transportation System (MTS) no longer exists in isolation, but must interact with ports, land carriers, customers, communities, environmental restrictions and security concerns. This second in a series of Water Resources Outlook papers is intended to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by the MTS over the next 30 years and suggests roles for the private and governmental sectors, including the Corps. It is intended to provide a strong, fact-based foundation for policy, planning and priorities.
Organization and Functions: Ohio River Division Navigation Planning Center (1989)
This regulation provides for a Navigation Planning Center in the Huntington District office to assist the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (previously the Ohio River Division) in preauthorization, post-authorization, operational navigation planning studies, and associated research and development and defines the policies, responsibilities, and functions of the Center and the division office.
Operation Order 2012-15: Designation of the National Deep Draft Navigation Planning Center of Expertise (DDNPCX) as a Mandatory Center for the Production of All Deep Draft Navigation Related Economic Analyses (2012)
Federal Standard Clarification Regarding Federal Dredging Mission and Interactions with Non-Federal Agencies (2015)
This guidance clarifies proper interpretation and implementation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regulations 33 CFR Parts 335 through 338, and particularly those parts of the regulations relating to the federal standard, as those regulations relate to federal maintenance dredging for federal navigation channels.
Economic Analyses for Deep Draft Navigation (DDN) and Small Boat Harbor (SBH) Feasibility Studies (2019)
This memorandum provides additional guidance on economic analyses performed for DDN and/or SBH feasibility studies including Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 107 Studies-Navigation Improvements.
Implementation Guidance for Section 125(a)(2)(C) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (2022)
Section 125(a)(2)(C) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 amends Section 204(d) of WRDA 1992 (33 U.S.C. 2326(d)) to authorize the Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to use funds appropriated for construction or operation and maintenance of a project involving the disposal of dredged material when selecting a disposal method that is not the least cost option based on a determination that the incremental costs of the disposal method are reasonable in relation to the environmental benefits or the hurricane and storm or flood risk reduction benefits. This memorandum provides guidance and direction on implementation of Section 125(a)(2)(C) and rescinds and replaces the implementation guidance for Section 1038 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.
Interim Guidance for Inland Navigation and Intracoastal Waterway Major Rehabilitation Evaluations (MREs) and Reports (MRERs) (2022)
This memorandum provides interim policy and procedural guidance for inland navigation and intracoastal waterway major rehabilitation as authorized by WRDA 1992, Section 205 (ref 1.a). This interim guidance is intended to facilitate MSC management of MRE efforts by clarifying the roles and responsibilities of key organizations responsible for MRER execution; and formalizing the MRE report development process, to include phases, key milestones, review requirements, and approval authorities for budgetary purposes.
Process for Recommending Deauthorization of Federal Navigation Channels Without Structures (2023)
This memo provides the minimum documentation requirements and process to establish whether a federal interest continues to exist for commercial navigation, and if not, to recommend deauthorization of certain federal navigation channels, or portions of federal navigation channels, without structures that meet all of the following criteria: channel is no longer in use by any commercial traffic; channel is not used substantially by motorized recreational vessel traffic; channel does not possess or have any national security purpose, and, in other words, is no longer used for its authorized purpose.
Long-Term Forecasting of World Grain Trade and U.S. Gulf Exports (2004)
NETS activity: Long-Term Forecasting of World Grain Trade and U.S. Gulf Exports: Submitted to the Transportation Research Board for Publication in Transportation Research Record
Long-Term Forecasting of World Grain Trade and US Gulf Exports (2004)
NETS activity: Long-Term Forecasting of World Grain Trade and US Gulf Exports
Spatial Modeling in Transportation (2004)
NETS activity: Spatial Modeling in Transportation: Congestion and Mode Choice
Econometric Analysis of Stated-Preference Experiments Constructed from Revealed-Preference Choices (2005)
NETS activity: Econometric Analysis of Stated-Preference Experiments Constructed from Revealed-Preference Choices
Transportation Market Equilibrium (2005)
NETS activity: Transportation Market Equilibrium: A Theoretical Approach
Navigation Economics Technology Research Program (2006)
Navigation System Simulation (NaSS) Design Document (2006)
NETS activity: Navigation System Simulation Design
Port Efficiency and Trade Flows (2006)
NETS Port Development, Internal Transport Systems and International Trade Report
- USACE National Regional Sediment Management Program Overview (13 January)
- This webinar provided an overview of the USACE National Regional Sediment
Management (RSM) Program and beneficial use of dredged material. Dr. Katie Brutsché,
(Program Manager, USACE RSM Program and Associate Technical Director, Navigation
Research and Development) described the concept of RSM, why it’s important, and how
the program came to be. The presentation included example studies where RSM was
successfully executed to create more efficient and effective management of sediment
related projects. In addition, Dr. Brutsché discussed the beneficial use of dredged
material (BUDM) as an RSM strategy.
- Inland Navigation Planning and Risk-Informed Management: An Introduction to Inland Navigation (6 August)
- This webinar, presented by the Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation and
Risk-Informed Economics Division (PCXIN-RED), featured a brief introduction to the
center and the U.S. inland waterways system generally; the common types of inland
navigation studies and economic evaluation required for them; and a general discussion
of how the business line has been incorporating risk-informed decision making. The
information presented was geared towards introducing planners and potential project
delivery team members to inland navigation analyses and the ways the PCXIN-RED can
assist teams in scoping or conducting these studies.
- Utility Relocations for Harbor Projects Pipelines, Cables and Related Facilities (7 September)
- Ms. Mayley Boyce, USACE HQ Assistant Counsel for Real Estate, presented information on upcoming updates to Policy Guidance
Letter 44 for Relocation and Removals of Utilities at Navigation (Harbor) Project, which broadens the definition of utilities and
allows credit to some sponsors for relocation costs they were legally obligated to pay under state law or the terms of non-Federal
permits and agreements.
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Summary Series Wrap-up (1 May)
- Bill Frechione
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Navigation Economic System Modeling (24 April)
- Buddy Langdon
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Great Lakes Vessel Operating Costs (17 April)
- This webinar, presented by Roger Haberly, Stephen Stalikas (both Regional Economists, Buffalo District), and Bill Frechione
(Regional Economist, Pittsburgh District) discussed the Great Lakes fleet and vessel types and also provided an overview of
inland navigation vessel operating costs.
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Elasticity of Demand - Shipper Responsiveness (10 April)
- Michael R. Hilliard, Ph.D.
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Navigation Component Engineering Reliability (3 April)
- Gabriela M. Lyvers
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Engineering Reliability (27 March)
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Transportation Rate Analysis and Externalities (20 March)
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Waterway Traffic Projections (13 March)
- Wes Walker
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Navigation Data Resources Webinar (6 March)
- Dick Ash
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Great Lakes Navigation Economics 101 (27 February)
- This webinar, presented by Roger Haberly (Regional Economist, Buffalo District) discussed the Great Lakes fleet and vessel types
and also provided an overview of inland navigation vessel operating costs.
- Inland Navigation Economics Webinar Series: Inland Navigation Economics 101 (20 February)
- Mark Hammond