Archive: 2022
  • Army Corps’ Regulatory Division refines process to emphasize core mission, efficient permit application review

    The Regulatory Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is refining its process to emphasize review of Department of the Army (DA) permit applications and requests associated with pending DA permit applications beginning April 22, 2022. As of today, requests not associated with a DA permit application, including standalone jurisdictional determinations (JDs) and delineation concurrences (DCs), will still be accepted, but the review and processing of such standalone requests will be based on available resources, resulting in extended timelines for processing. Additionally, in-house wetland delineations conducted by the Corps will generally only be performed for small tracts (i.e., one acre or less) on a case-by-case basis and as time allows.
  • Charleston District’s Civil Works Program for Fiscal Year 2023 & additional IIJA funding

    The White House released the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023, which included $46.3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District’s Civil Works program. This budget represents a continued investment in the nation’s water resources infrastructure and in the mitigation and reduction of impacts due to flooding. Separate from projects identified in the President’s Budget for next fiscal year, the Charleston District will also receive an additional $5.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed last year by President Biden on Nov. 15, 2021.
  • Commentary: What comes next as Charleston storm surge study nears completion

    As the Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District wraps up the feasibility study on reducing the risk from coastal storm surge to the Charleston peninsula, I not only applaud the study team and the city of Charleston for confronting a coastal challenge as formidable — and indeed inevitable — as storm surge inundation, but I also thank members of the greater Charleston public for their input and involvement as resolute stewards of this beautiful community.
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District Receives IIJA Funding

    On Nov. 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Act provides $17.1 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Civil Works programs, projects and activities that will help the nation address current and future water resources infrastructure needs.
  • Peninsula study benefit-cost-ratio increases to 11.3, as USACE adjusts plan to reduce risk on Port properties, prepares final report

    As part of its ongoing optimization and in light of public and agency input on the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District continues to adjust the proposed plan by further increasing project benefits, decreasing cost or reducing environmental impact.