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Emergency Management

When disasters strike, the District is prepared to respond to all hazards in order to save lives and mitigate property damage in a natural or human-caused disaster event. The District provides public works and engineering support, which includes debris removal and infrastructure assessment, to the State of South Carolina and nationally at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the event of an emergency. At the request of local counties, the District provides Liaison Officers that offer technical guidance on all Corps’ authorities and keep the lines of communication between the county and Corps open. The District has quickly and efficiently responded to several natural disasters, including Hurricane Matthew and the 1,000 Year Flood, by providing technical advice and evaluation, and engineering management and inspection.

Upcoming Public Outreach Sessions - Policy Updates to Public Law 84-99

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking public input on proposed updates to 33 CFR 203, the regulation outlining how USACE implements its authority provided in Public Law 84-99. The CFR was last revised in 2003. Since that time, there have been many changes to Public Law 84-99 through legislation passed by Congress. Additionally, USACE programs have evolved to implement lessons learned from many events over the last 20 years.

Specifically, USACE is seeking public input on proposed changes that:
  • ENCOURAGE the broader use of flood risk management actions to reduce risks.
  • PROVIDE flexibility of requirements to protect and restore natural resources.
  • SUPPORT risk-informed decision-making as the basis for project operations and maintenance.
  • REINFORCE USACE’s commitment to transparency and partnering.
Attend a Listening Session:
Learn more about the thinking behind the proposed changes, have an opportunity to provide feedback on the program and interact with USACE personnel by attending a listening session. In person ½ day listening sessions will be held in locations around the U.S. as well as 2 virtual options. Attendance is open to all but numbers are limited due to space constraints.
USACE will host nine in-person stakeholder engagement workshops and may hold additional virtual sessions. These sessions will be held in:
  • Kansas City, MO on 29 Nov 22
  • Fort Worth, TX on 1 Dec 22
  • Seattle, WA on 6 Dec 22
  • Sacramento, CA on 8 Dec 22
  • Chicago, IL on 13 Dec 22
  • Rock Island, IL on 15 Dec 22
  • New Orleans, LA on 10 Jan 23
  • Wilmington, NC on 12 Jan 23
  • Concord, MA on 17 Jan 23

Provide Comments:
Provide comments on the draft updated rule in the Federal Register using a variety of mechanisms below. Comment period will be open for 90 days.

Electronic Submission:
Available at www.regulations.gov

Send an Email:
Email comments to 33CFR203@usace.army.mil 

Mail Comments through the U.S. Postal Service:
HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers,
441 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20314-1000

Please note, the proposed updates to 33 CFR 203 are tentatively scheduled for posting to the Federal Register on/around mid-November 2022.

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.

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Contact the EM at (843) 329-8106

E-Mail: cesac-eoc2@usace.army.mil

Mailing Address for the CESAC-OPE:

US Army Corps of Engineers
69A Hagood Avenue
Charleston, SC  29403-5107