Planning Guidance Letters
Real Estate Policy Guidance Letter No.31 - Real Estate Support to Civil Works Planning
This Real Estate Policy Guidance Letter revises the interim policy and guidance for real estate efforts associated with feasibility studies (including those for Continuing Authorities Projects [CAP]) and to ensure conformance with reference c. as relates to operationalizing risk informed decision making. This memorandum supersedes and replaces Real Estate Policy Guidance Letter No. 31¬ Real Estate Support to Civil Works Planning Paradigm (3x3x3), 10 January 2013.
Real Estate Policy Guidance Letter No. 33 - Interim Guidance on Disposition Studies
This memorandum provides interim real estate guidance for formulation and execution of Disposition Studies for real estate members of Project Delivery Teams (PDTs). Real Estate's participation is a major prerequisite to the decision making process as focused investigations assess the potential for alternative uses of real property, identify potential viable users and potential pathways toward re-use and divestiture of projects or project segments.
Planning Guidance Letter 98-04: Limit on Work-in-Kind
This letter provides guidance on Section 1135, In-Kind Work.
Planning Guidance Letter 98-05: Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100, Appendix O Revised
This planning guidance letter transmits revised guidance replacing Appendix O of ER 1105-2-100, "Instructions for Conducting Issue Resolution Conferences/In-Progress Reviews for Feasibility and Post Authorizations Studies and Reports," and will be used as interim guidance for all Civil Works studies and projects.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-02: Long-Term Management Strategies for Sediment Control
This letter provides guidance on Section 516 (a)(b)© of the WRDA 1996.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-03: Flood Damage Reduction Risk-Based Analysis Waiver
This letter details procedures for requesting waivers from risk-based analysis requirements for flood damage reduction studies in accordance with Section 203 (h)(3) of the WRDA 1996.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-05: Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration
This letter provides preliminary guidance on implementation of the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Program.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-06, Cruise Ships and Benefits to Navigation
This letter provides implementing guidance for Section 230 (Benefits to Navigation) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1996. This guidance will be incorporated into the revision of ER 1105-2-100, Guidance for Conducting Civil Works Planning Studies.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-08: Watershed Management, Restoration, and Development
This letter provides implementing guidance for Section 503 of WRDA 1996.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-09: Scenic and Aesthetic Considerations
This letter provides implementing guidance for Section 232 of the WRDA 1996.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-10: Shortening the Planning Process
This letter implements new procedures and requirements for shortening planning studies.
Planning Guidance Letter 98-01: Engineer Regulation(ER) 1105-2-100 Chapters 4, 5, 6
This letter contains revisions to ER 1105-2-100 Chapters 4, 5, and 6.
Planning Guidance Letter 96-03: Expedited Reconnaissance Study Phase Guidance
This letter provides detailed procedures and requirements for implementing an expedited reconnaissance study.
Planning Guidance Letter 97-01: WRDA 1996 General Implementation Guidance
This letter provides interim guidance on selected provisions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1996.
Planning Guidance Letter 95-02: Alternative Review Process
This guidance letter implements and provides guidance on alternative report processing. This guidance will be incorporated into the next revision of ER 1105-2-100, Guidance for Conducting Civil Works Planning Studies.
Policy Guidance Letter No. 20: Reimbursement for Advance Non-Federal Construction of Authorized Feral Harbor and Inland Harbor Improvements
This letter provides guidance on reimbursement for advance non-federal construction
of authorized Federal harbor and inland harbor improvements
Policy Guidance Letter No. 32: Use of Corps Reservoir Flowage Easement Lands
This letter provides guidance on existing Corps policy related to use of Corps reservoir flood easement lands.
Policy Guidance Letter No. 40: Development and Financing of Dredged Material Management Studies
This letter sets forth Corps policy regarding development and financing of studies required for dredged material management at existing Federal navigation harbor and inland harbor) projects. This policy is applicable to all Federal navigation projects maintained by the Corps which are eligible for reimbursement of operation and maintenance costs from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. This guidance was supplemented by PGL No. 42.
Revision to Policy Guidance Letter No. 11: Credit for Lands, Easements, and Rights-of-Way (LER) at Shore Protection Projects
This letter provides guidance on credit for lands, easements, and rights-of-way (LER) at shore protection projects.