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     S: Specific
    M: Measurable
    A: Attainable
    R: Risk Informed
    T: Timely

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Preparing the Chief's Report

Last updated: April 2021

State and Agency Review

    The State and Agency (S&A) Review by pertinent agencies is required by Executive Order 12372, Public Law 78-534, as amended, and Public Law 85-624. HQUSACE shall administer the S&A Review with the assistance of the District.

    The Office of Water Project Review (OWPR) will provide a coordination package to the District to initiate the S&A Review as soon as possible after the approval for release by the Deputy Commanding General of Civil and Emergency Operations (DCG-CEO). OWPR will provide a mailing list, signed transmittal letters, and the draft Report of the Chief of Engineers to the District with instructions for mailing copies of the report to the State and Federal agencies for S&A Review.

    The District will date and mail the transmittal letters and enclosures according to the written HQUSACE instructions. (Keep copies to verify the dates.) The transmittal letters will explain the current status of the report and final NEPA documents and direct any comments to the USACE Director of Civil Works. OWPR will contact any agencies or Governor’s offices that do not respond by the end of the review period.

    OWPR will identify any State or Agency comments that warrant a response and the Regional Integration Team (RIT) planner will coordinate with the MSC and District to draft response letters for signature by the Chief, Planning and Policy Division at HQUSACE.