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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works mission began in 1824 with navigation on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Today, the Civil Works mission enables the agency to build, operate, and maintain a wide range of water resource projects. The USACE missions are defined by the Legislative and Executive Branches and include:
For additional information about the USACE Civil Works Program please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of the Army (DA) Regulatory Program is one of the oldest programs in the federal government. Initially, the Regulatory Division served a fairly simple, straightforward purpose: To protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the Nation's waters, under Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act of 1899. In 1972, the Clean Water Act (Act) was signed into law and the DA was directed to administer Section 404 of the Act, which regulates the discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States. In 1977, the Corps of Engineers jurisdiction was increased to include wetlands as part of the Waters of the US.
The Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced decisions. Buffalo District Regulators are dedicated to protecting New York and Ohio's federal waters while allowing reasonable and necessary development to move forward through evaluation of permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands.
Buffalo District Regulatory Office - Phone (716) 879-4330 Email: LRBRegInquiries@usace.army.mil
FUSRAP stands for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, a program initiated in 1974 to identify, investigate and clean up or control sites that were part of the Nation's early atomic energy and weapons program. Activities at the sites that are eligible for FUSRAP were conducted by the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) or the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), both predecessors of the Department of Energy (DOE).
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was assigned management of FUSRAP by Congress in 1997. The Buffalo District is charged with managing the FUSRAP sites within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
To see the story of the Buffalo District’s FUSRAP sites please select the following link:
LRB FUSRAP Site History – A Story Map
During natural disasters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Emergency Management Office conducts emergency operations to protect lives, alleviate suffering and remediate damage in accordance with Public Law (PL) 84-99 and PL 93-288.
PL 84-99 assistance includes flood response, post flood response, rehabilitation, advance measures and hazard mitigation.
PL 93-288 and the National Response Framework (NRF) provide authority for FEMA to task USACE with technical support and direct assistance during response and recovery missions. This is accomplished through the Emergency Support Functions of the NRF. Typical missions/support include: potable water, ice, debris clearance and removal, temporary housing, infrastructure assessment, temporary power and temporary roofing.
Assistance under these two authorities is supplemental to local and State efforts and normally at the request of the State's governor.
Buffalo District Emergency Management Office - Phone (716) 879-4160 Email: DLL-LRB-EOC@usace.army.mil
The Buffalo District delivers world class engineering solutions to the Great Lakes Region, the Army, and the Nation in order to ensure national security, environmental sustainability, water resource management, and emergency assistance during peace and war.
In summary, the Buffalo District stands ready to support the diverse needs of our customers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
478 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Lieutenant Colonel Colby K. Krug
Lieutenant Colonel Lyle R. Milliman
Mr. David Romano