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 1100-2-8162: Incorporating Sea Level Change in Civil Work Programs (2013)
This Regulation provides guidance for incorporating the direct and indirect physical effects of projected future sea level change across the project life cycle in managing, planning, engineering, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining USACE projects and systems of projects.
Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook, Appendix E, Civil Works Mission and Evaluation Procedures (2000)
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 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 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 1110-2-8160: 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Institute for Water Resources
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.
Navigation Operation and Maintenance: Expenditures for Harbors and Waterways (1997)
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.
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.
Implementation Guidance for Section 1038(2) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014), Integrating Section 1122(i) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, Reduction of Federal Cost for Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Projects (2018)
Section 1038(2) of WRRDA 2014 amends Section 204(d) of WRDA 1992, as amended (33 USC 2326) (formerly referred to as Section 207), to authorize the Secretary to select, with the consent of the non-Federal interest, a disposal method that is not the least cost option if the Secretary determines that the incremental costs of the disposal method are reasonable in relation to the flood and storm damage and flood reduction benefits, including shoreline protection, protection against loss of life, and damage to improved property and the environmental benefits, including the benefits to the aquatic environment to be derived from the creation of wetlands and control of shoreline erosion. Section 1122(i)(2) of WRDA 2016 further amends Section 204(d), as amended, by providing that disposal under Section 204(d) may include a single or periodic application of sediment for beneficial use and shall not require operation and maintenance. This section also authorizes the Secretary to accept funds from a non-Federal interest to dispose of dredged material as provided under section 103(d)(1) of WRDA 1986, as amended.
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
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
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
Spatial Modeling in Transportation (2004)
NETS activity: Spatial Modeling in Transportation: Congestion and Mode Choice
Transportation Market Equilibrium (2005)
NETS activity: Transportation Market Equilibrium: A Theoretical Approach