ROCK ISLAND, Illinois --
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is updating part of the Federal Regulation outlining how USACE implements its emergency authority provided in Public Law 84-99 for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The regulation was last revised in 2003. Since that time, there have been amendments to Public Law 84-99 through multiple Water Resource Development Acts passed by Congress. Additionally, USACE programs have evolved to implement lessons learned from events over the last 20 years. USACE will update the federal regulation to reflect these changes.
These proposed changes support the agency’s strategic direction to advance risk-informed decision making, increase risk awareness communications, improve relationships with public sponsors and enhance long-term sustainability and resiliency of flood risk management projects.
Proposed changes to the regulation can be found in the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/15/2022-24543/natural-disaster-procedures-preparedness-response-and-recovery-activities-of-the-corps-of-engineers
To discuss the proposed rule and solicit input on the proposed revisions, USACE is hosting a regional stakeholder workshop at the Rock Island Arsenal, Dec. 15. Interested parties can register to participate via https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/public-law-84-99-rulemaking-outreach-sessions-1299419.
Comments can also be submitted through www.regulations.gov; via email to 33CFR203@usace.army.mil; or by mail to HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: 33CFR203/CECW-HS/3D64, 441 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20314-1000.
If you are interested in learning more about the PL 84-99 Program and/or your opportunities to provide input to changes to this program, please contact Willem.H.Helms@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 22-091