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Yesterday our office briefed with US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District during the USACE Commander’s course. ...
10/27/2021

Yesterday our office briefed with US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District during the USACE Commander’s course. We discussed Hurricane Ida recovery and our Tribal engagement in New Orleans.

Proud to join The Udall Foundation NEPA “Next 50” Forum this morning. We discussed Government-to-Government Consultation...
10/21/2021

Proud to join The Udall Foundation NEPA “Next 50” Forum this morning. We discussed Government-to-Government Consultation in the NEPA process and recognizing Tribes as government institutions that provide critical insights into America’s ecosystems and environment.

Proud to join The Udall Foundation NEPA “Next 50” Forum this morning. We discussed Government-to-Government Consultation in the NEPA process and recognizing Tribes as government institutions that provide critical insights into America’s ecosystems and environment.

Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, Army Civil Works rel...
10/07/2021
Army Civil Works Releases U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, Army Civil Works released its climate adaptation and resilience plan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters (USACE) to ensure its Civil Works projects and operations adapt and are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts.

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Climate Action Plan provides actions that demonstrate how the Corps continues to further their efforts to address climate adaptation and resilience in all aspects of Civil Works projects and operations,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime A. Pinkham.

Read the full release at the link below.

https://www.army.mil/article/250979

Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, Army Civil Works released its climate adaptation and...

08/18/2021

Today Mr. Jaime Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters to proceed with an environmental impact statement for the Formosa Sunshine Project permit application in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The Corps had previously suspended the permit in order to reevaluate its alternatives analysis under the Clean Water Act, and with this direction it will remain suspended until the EIS has been completed and the record of decision has been issued.

Thank you for the warm reception US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. My incredible visit to your District reveal...
07/23/2021
Acting Assistant Secretary of Army for Civil Works Visits Omaha District

Thank you for the warm reception US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. My incredible visit to your District revealed some of the incredible work you do every day. Special thanks to Commander and District Engineer Mark Himes for all of the good work you do.

Learn more about his visit here: https://go.usa.gov/xFTaN

Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works-Jaime Pinkham-announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Enginee...
06/23/2021
Acting Army assistant secretary announces USACE will conduct an EIS for Enbridge Line 5

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works-Jaime Pinkham-announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will proceed with an environmental impact statement for the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Line 5 permit application.

“USACE will ensure all potential impacts and reasonable alternatives associated with this project are thoroughly analyzed and will ultimately support a decision on the permit application. The USACE received thousands of public comments and tribal input on the proposed project, which warrant further review through an EIS, including potential impacts to navigation.”

WASHINGTON -- The acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with an envi...

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) are announcing their intent to...
06/09/2021

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) are announcing their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to better protect our nation’s vital water resources that support public health, environmental protection, agricultural activity, and economic growth. As described in an EPA declaration requesting remand of the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a broad array of stakeholders—including states, Tribes, local governments, scientists, and non-governmental organizations— are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies under the 2020 rule.

05/22/2021

Along with the Department of Justice, the Army is closely reviewing Judge Boasberg’s decision. In moving forward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is firmly committed to continuing the NEPA EIS process. The Army will ensure that all voices are heard in an open, transparent, and public process. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is committed to producing a thorough and timely EIS which rigorously explores and objectively evaluates all reasonable alternatives. Further, the Army will engage in robust tribal consultations and actively engage with the cooperating agencies to produce meaningful environmental analyses and a comprehensive EIS. Questions about the court’s decision and all litigation matters should be referred to the Department of Justice. Questions regarding the Army’s EIS process should be referred to the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Today onto US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District where we stopped at the Port of Cleveland and Otter Creek to dis...
05/13/2021

Today onto US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District where we stopped at the Port of Cleveland and Otter Creek to discuss our ongoing environmental and economic projects in the Great Lakes region. USACE work here facilitates steel manufacturing while also keeping our waterways clean.

Continued our tour of the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this afternoon at the Marmet Locks and Dam, ...
05/12/2021

Continued our tour of the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this afternoon at the Marmet Locks and Dam, followed by the Dover Dam. These large facilities play a crucial role in keeping homes free from flooding and easily transporting materials from our inland areas.

Acting Assistant Secretary Pinkham, General Graham, Colonel Evers, and the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engin...
05/12/2021

Acting Assistant Secretary Pinkham, General Graham, Colonel Evers, and the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review project plans for the Bluestone Dam Safety Modification project in West Virginia. Bluestone Dam reduces flood risk for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses down stream, and serves as a critical part of America’s infrastructure.

This project, essential to our environmental mission, represents an important step in the Biden Administration’s goal of...
04/30/2021
Army signs partnership agreement on Everglades restoration program

This project, essential to our environmental mission, represents an important step in the Biden Administration’s goal of restoring the Everglades ecosystem. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will continue to respond to the demands of our time, as it always has. I am proud to sign the Everglades Agricultural Area agreement on behalf of USACE and in coordination with our partners, Governor Ron DeSantis and the South Florida Water Management District.

WASHINGTON -- Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, signed a project partnership agreement today for the Evergla...

Restoring healthy water flow into the Everglades and protecting the homes of south Florida residents has been a recurrin...
04/30/2021

Restoring healthy water flow into the Everglades and protecting the homes of south Florida residents has been a recurring priority of our office for decades. Today we took a major step toward fulfilling that priority by signing the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) partnership agreement with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). With this agreement the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District may proceed with construction of a water reservoir that, in conjunction with Florida’s Stormwater Treatment Area, will restore the sustained and healthy flow of clean water into the Everglades. The project will also limit the need for future emergency discharges for Lake Okeechobee, such as those that have flooded South Florida communities with nutrient-rich bacteria that cause harmful algae blooms.

I am proud to sign this agreement with our Florida partners today. Along with the SFWMD the Army Corps of Engineers will strive to deliver a healthy Everglades eco-system for all Floridians to enjoy.

Restoring healthy water flow into the Everglades and protecting the homes of south Florida residents has been a recurring priority of our office for decades. Today we took a major step toward fulfilling that priority by signing the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) partnership agreement with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). With this agreement the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District may proceed with construction of a water reservoir that, in conjunction with Florida’s Stormwater Treatment Area, will restore the sustained and healthy flow of clean water into the Everglades. The project will also limit the need for future emergency discharges for Lake Okeechobee, such as those that have flooded South Florida communities with nutrient-rich bacteria that cause harmful algae blooms.

I am proud to sign this agreement with our Florida partners today. Along with the SFWMD the Army Corps of Engineers will strive to deliver a healthy Everglades eco-system for all Floridians to enjoy.

Please welcome Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham to the ASA(CW) Team!Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham was appointed to the position of Principal ...
04/23/2021

Please welcome Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham to the ASA(CW) Team!

Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham was appointed to the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on April 19, 2021, and is also serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

As the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, he establishes policy direction and supervises the Department of the Army functions relating to all aspect of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works program. These responsibilities include programs for conservation and development of the nation's water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation and aquatic ecosystem restoration.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pinkham served as the executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, since 2017. Prior to that position, he was the vice president of the Bush Foundation, a private foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota. He led the Foundation’s Native nations program and worked with tribes across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota as they redesigned their governing systems. He spent the previous two decades in the Pacific Northwest advocating for tribal sovereignty, self- determination and treaty rights.

For full bio, please visit: https://www.army.mil/article/245555/welcome_to_mr_jaime_pinkham_acting_assistant_secretary_of_the_army_for_civil_works

Please welcome Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham to the ASA(CW) Team!

Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham was appointed to the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on April 19, 2021, and is also serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

As the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, he establishes policy direction and supervises the Department of the Army functions relating to all aspect of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works program. These responsibilities include programs for conservation and development of the nation's water and wetland resources, flood control, navigation and aquatic ecosystem restoration.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pinkham served as the executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, since 2017. Prior to that position, he was the vice president of the Bush Foundation, a private foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota. He led the Foundation’s Native nations program and worked with tribes across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota as they redesigned their governing systems. He spent the previous two decades in the Pacific Northwest advocating for tribal sovereignty, self- determination and treaty rights.

For full bio, please visit: https://www.army.mil/article/245555/welcome_to_mr_jaime_pinkham_acting_assistant_secretary_of_the_army_for_civil_works

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Civil Works cohosted the second Water Resources Development Act 2020...
03/26/2021
WRDA 2020

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Civil Works cohosted the second Water Resources Development Act 2020 stakeholder listening session March 23. ASA CW and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer senior leaders joined 123 participants who are interested in flood and coastal storm risk management. Additional listening sessions are scheduled for March 30, April 6 and April 13, 1-3 p.m. EDT.

For more information on the sessions and how to provide comments on WRDA 2020, please go to www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Project-Planning/Legislative-Links/wrda_2020/.

This is the official public website of the Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For website corrections, write to [email protected].

This week Mr. Vance Stewart, Acting PDASA(CW) and MG William Graham, DCG-Civil and Emergency Operations, USACE visited t...
03/12/2021

This week Mr. Vance Stewart, Acting PDASA(CW) and MG William Graham, DCG-Civil and Emergency Operations, USACE visited the New Orleans, Vicksburg and Memphis Districts to visit key Army Civil Works projects in the lower Mississippi River basin, and receive operational overviews and updates.

The Mississippi River is the second-longest river on the North American continent and generates nearly $500 billion in annual revenue for the Nation and directly supports 1.5 million jobs. The visit provided a better understanding of the current status of the overall river system and the top priorities for O&M and construction to keep people safe, protect property, and keep goods flowing while maintaining an appropriate balance with preserving the environment.

NEW OASA(CW) LEADERSHIPWelcome to Mr. Taylor N. Farrell, who will serve as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Ci...
03/10/2021
New Officials Sworn-In at the Department of Defense

NEW OASA(CW) LEADERSHIP

Welcome to Mr. Taylor N. Farrell, who will serve as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

Mr. Ferrell brings extensive experience working similar portfolios at the Department of Justice. With DOJ, he worked alongside several districts on various legal matters and is quite familiar with the Army Civil Works program and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2498946/new-officials-sworn-in-at-the-department-of-defense/

New officials have been sworn-in virtually or in-person at the Defense Department.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will cond...
03/09/2021
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and U.S. Army Corps of Engin

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will conduct a series of listening sessions to collect input and recommendations on development of implementation guidance for any provision contained in the Water Resources Development of Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020).

The Stakeholder Sessions were announced today in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/08/2021-04659/water-resources-development-act-of-2020-comment-period-and-stakeholder-sessions.

https://www.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/News-Release-Article-View/Article/2528635/office-of-the-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-civil-works-and-us-army-corps/

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will conduct a series of listening sessions to collect input and recommendations on

Good News Story - Electrical/Power Needs Being Supplemented by Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Power Plants.Little...
02/19/2021

Good News Story - Electrical/Power Needs Being Supplemented by Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Power Plants.

Little Rock District - All of our hydroelectric power plants are online assisting with the region’s emergency power demands.

Our hydroelectric power plants are used to supplement the power grid and help prevent rolling blackouts during power emergencies and times of peak demand.

"It’s business as usual for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District as they continue to generate supplemental power across the region, but officials want the public to know that lake levels may lower in the coming days. On Tuesday, the Corps announced that all hydroelectric power plants were online to assist with emergency power demands across the region. The power plants work to help prevent the need for rolling blackouts during emergencies." - Springfield News Leader

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Yesterday our office briefed with US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District during the USACE Commander’s course. We discussed Hurricane Ida recovery and our Tribal engagement in New Orleans.
Proud to join The Udall Foundation NEPA “Next 50” Forum this morning. We discussed Government-to-Government Consultation in the NEPA process and recognizing Tribes as government institutions that provide critical insights into America’s ecosystems and environment.
Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, Army Civil Works released its climate adaptation and resilience plan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters (USACE) to ensure its Civil Works projects and operations adapt and are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Climate Action Plan provides actions that demonstrate how the Corps continues to further their efforts to address climate adaptation and resilience in all aspects of Civil Works projects and operations,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime A. Pinkham. Read the full release at the link below. https://www.army.mil/article/250979
Today Mr. Jaime Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters to proceed with an environmental impact statement for the Formosa Sunshine Project permit application in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The Corps had previously suspended the permit in order to reevaluate its alternatives analysis under the Clean Water Act, and with this direction it will remain suspended until the EIS has been completed and the record of decision has been issued.
Thank you for the warm reception US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. My incredible visit to your District revealed some of the incredible work you do every day. Special thanks to Commander and District Engineer Mark Himes for all of the good work you do. Learn more about his visit here: https://go.usa.gov/xFTaN
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works-Jaime Pinkham-announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will proceed with an environmental impact statement for the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Line 5 permit application. “USACE will ensure all potential impacts and reasonable alternatives associated with this project are thoroughly analyzed and will ultimately support a decision on the permit application. The USACE received thousands of public comments and tribal input on the proposed project, which warrant further review through an EIS, including potential impacts to navigation.”
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) are announcing their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to better protect our nation’s vital water resources that support public health, environmental protection, agricultural activity, and economic growth. As described in an EPA declaration requesting remand of the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a broad array of stakeholders—including states, Tribes, local governments, scientists, and non-governmental organizations— are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies under the 2020 rule.
Along with the Department of Justice, the Army is closely reviewing Judge Boasberg’s decision. In moving forward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is firmly committed to continuing the NEPA EIS process. The Army will ensure that all voices are heard in an open, transparent, and public process. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is committed to producing a thorough and timely EIS which rigorously explores and objectively evaluates all reasonable alternatives. Further, the Army will engage in robust tribal consultations and actively engage with the cooperating agencies to produce meaningful environmental analyses and a comprehensive EIS. Questions about the court’s decision and all litigation matters should be referred to the Department of Justice. Questions regarding the Army’s EIS process should be referred to the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Today onto US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District where we stopped at the Port of Cleveland and Otter Creek to discuss our ongoing environmental and economic projects in the Great Lakes region. USACE work here facilitates steel manufacturing while also keeping our waterways clean.
Continued our tour of the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this afternoon at the Marmet Locks and Dam, followed by the Dover Dam. These large facilities play a crucial role in keeping homes free from flooding and easily transporting materials from our inland areas.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pinkham, General Graham, Colonel Evers, and the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review project plans for the Bluestone Dam Safety Modification project in West Virginia. Bluestone Dam reduces flood risk for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses down stream, and serves as a critical part of America’s infrastructure.