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  • 19 July 2013

    The 7th Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision allowing the destruction of wetlands for a section of Interstate 69 in Indiana. The Clean Water Act authorizes the Corps to issue permits “for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters” of the United States. However, the law says a permit […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    More than $188 million in flood risk management work for Northern California were outlined in two separate budget releases on February 10, adding to an already robust Sacramento District workload, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District.  President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal would fund two District projects in his plan […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced a comprehensive agreement between the Department of the Environment (MDE) and Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which requires Exelon to invest more than $200 million in environmental projects and operational enhancements to improve water quality in the Lower Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. Commenting the latest news, Governor Hogan […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s Galveston District has partnered with the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM), Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (GoM OCS) Region, Texas General Land Office (TGLO), and the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), to conduct a GoM sediment resource-offshore infrastructure two-day partnering workshop on November 29 and 30, 2018.  The intent was for synchronizing […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) has delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2014 (H.R. 5764), legislation she cosponsored to authorize the use of $300 million for the continued maintenance and restoration of the Great Lakes: “Protecting and preserving the Great Lakes has […]

  • 24 August 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District has issued a public notice in relation to an application for a Department of the Army permit, submitted by Bay County Tourist Development Council, Panama City Beach, Fla. Bay County Tourist Development Council proposes to stabilize and renourish approximately 17.5 miles of beach between Phillips Inlet […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract for the repair of the north jetty at Barnegat Inlet, which protects the southern tip of state-owned Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday. The contract was awarded to Agate Construction Company of […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    One of the largest ecosystem restoration projects ever undertaken by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has restored the Caminada Headland, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada Pass at the end of Elmer’s Island. The new beach covers an area […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) out of the U.S. Senate. WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana. After yesterday’s overwhelmingly bipartisan passage, the legislation will head to the House of […]

  • 18 December 2013

    Congressman Tom Reed welcomed United States Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Margaret Burcham to the 23rd Congressional District Tuesday for site visits to water projects in Chautauqua County. Congressman Reed and Brigadier General Burcham were joined by representatives from the Buffalo and Pittsburgh District Army Corps of Engineers, state and local officials, and community […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Pier 33 will be hosting a public forum Saturday March 16 regarding important environmental issues pertaining to Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River, including lake levels, dredging and invasive species. This forum is in conjunction with Pier 33’s Spring Open House and will be held at Pier 33’s showroom, 250 Anchors Way in St. […]

  • 19 April 2011

      The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ichthys LNG Project has been delivered to the Australian and Northern Territory governments for assessment and addresses community concerns over key aspects of the proposed development, INPEX President Director Australia Seiya Ito said today. The final EIS includes a Supplement in which the Project responds to […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Dutch government’s NL Agency has awarded a contract for the provision of consultancy services for the Mekong Delta Plan in Vietnam to a consortium headed by consultancy and engineering firm DHV. Other members of the consortium include Royal Haskoning, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Deltares, RebelGroup and UNESCO-IHE. With its 17 million inhabitants, the […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 20th edition of the World Dredging Congress and Exhibition, also known as WODCON, took place on 3-7 June 2013 at the Square – Brussels Meeting Center in Brussels, Belgium. It was organised by CEDA one of the constituent associations of the World Organisation of Dredging Associations, WODA. During 4 days delegates could meet with […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    A dredging program, set to remove approximately 2 million cubic yards of material from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore, officially started yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District informs. According to USACE, the work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from the mouth of […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Historic Egmont Key will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel. The small island has experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $13.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they were not addressed. “This Government is doing more to protect the Great Barrier […]

  • 9 April 2012

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently announced major steps in the effort to improve two Michigan rivers on the national Areas of Concern list. Michigan has 14 Areas of Concern – Great Lakes coastal waterways where historic pollution has significantly degraded the ecosystem. Each site is defined by specific Beneficial Use Impairments, conditions […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms. While the damage and destruction on Fire Island was immediately evident after the storm, a new U.S. Geological Survey study released today is the first to quantify the […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter spoke on the Senate Floor yesterday urging his colleagues to take up and pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). In light of last month’s devastating flooding in South Louisiana, Vitter contends that passing major water infrastructure reforms is timely and crucial. “After last month’s devastating flooding throughout South […]

  • 1 June 2011

    The Port of Oakland’s -50 Foot Harbor Deepening Project is set to receive $18 million in operations and maintenance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2011 work plan, funding that is vital to the Port’s competitiveness. Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President James Head expressed the Port’s reaction to this good news, […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday announced that New York State has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA, challenging the agency’s decision to designate a permanent open water disposal site in eastern Long Island Sound for tens of millions of cubic yards of dredged sediments. “We will continue to do […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Balancing the Port and the environment are components of a world class estuary – and on October 10, 2014 an alliance of partners with the support of elected officials conveyed this initiative to New Jersey school students during Estuary Day.  The event demonstrated the importance of education and community participation in preserving the environment. Over […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted final approval to the Lake St. Clair Strategic Implementation Plan. The plan, which includes scores of specific restoration recommendations, was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy on Monday, clearing a critical hurdle that will provide an important leg up as Lake St. Clair restoration […]

  • 16 August 2011

    “The dredging of the Cagayan river is a very laudable project since it will benefit not only the province of Cagayan but the whole region,” stated Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chair and Nueva Vizcaya Governor Luisa Lloren Cuaresma during the recently concluded meeting of the Regional Development Council-IDC. According to Cuaresma dredging is an excavation […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded two separate contracts to conduct restoration of Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Island in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. As part of the Ambrose Channel 3B Harbor Deepening Contract, a $9,937,500 option was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to place sand at Yellow Bar, […]