Corps planners use many processes in their day to day work. Here are some of the most commonly used processes.
- Project Delivery
Learn the project delivery lifecycle from problem
identification to project operation and maintenance.
6-Step Planning Process
Planning process, guidance, and training.
- Plan Formulation
The process by which USACE planners develop and evaluate alternative plans to address a specific water resources problem.
Guidance, best practices, and examples of Quality
Control, Agency Technical Review, and Independent
External Peer Review of planning products.
Civil Works Budget
Public Participation and Conflict Resolution
Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)
The Corps conducts studies and provides
recommendations to Civil Works projects after
authorization via "post-authorization" studies and
reports, including general reevaluation studies,
validation studies, and engineering documentation
Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA)
USACE Planning takes into account the Coastal Barrier
Resources Act (CBRA), which encourages the
conservation of hurricane prone, biologically rich
National Environmental Policy Act
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires
federal agencies to integrate environmental values into
their decision making processes by considering the
environmental impacts of their proposed actions and
reasonable alternatives to those actions. From Scoping
to documenting the consideration of environmental
impacts and decision-making process in an
Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental
Assessment, the NEPA process goes hand-in-hand with
the Corps project planning and development
Fish and Wildlife Coordination
USACE Planning activities take into account several fish
and wildlife coordination and protection laws, including
the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife
Coordination Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Management Act.
National Historic Preservation Act
USACE Planning activities take into account the National
Historic Preservation Act, especially Section 106.
Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
USACE will implement up to 10 projects for the
beneficial use of dredged material pilot program. This
pilot program was authorized by WRDA 2016 Section
1122 (a) - (h).
Partnering with the Corps
General information, fact sheets, and guidance on
USACE assistance to states, Tribes, and communities,
including information on interagency partnerships,
USACE agreement models, project partnership
agreements, and more.