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Planning plays a vital role in supporting the Corps of Engineers Civil Works water resources development mission. Through planning activities, including feasibility studies, General and Limited Reevaluation Studies, Continuing Authorities Program studies, and Post Authorization Change studies, Corps planners help decision-makers identify water resources problems, conceive solutions to them and compare the importance of the inevitable conflicting values inherent in any solution.

The Planning Community Toolbox includes a wealth of information for planners and project delivery teams, including the policy, guidance, processes, and tools that are used every day in planning.

 

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 Black Dot Image USACE Planner Database  Corps Castle - It is time for all Planners to update their profiles. The USACE Planner Database has updated functionality and flexibility for recording Planning CoP training, workforce planning, and staffing ATR teams.
 Black Dot Image SMART Planning Feasibility Studies: A Guide to Coordination and Engagement with the Services - This guide was developed through a collaboration between the Corps, USFWS and NMFS. The Guide provides an overview of the SMART Planning process and demonstrates how key environmental coordination and compliance activities fit into that process. The Guide highlights opportunities for engagement and coordination at all stages of a planning study, re-emphasizing the need for early coordination.
 Black Dot Image Single Phase Feasibility Study Resources - Resources for District Project Delivery Teams and non-Federal sponsors beginning single phase feasibility studies post WRRDA 2014. Materials such as fact sheets and memos can be customized by the teams as needed and reflect single phase feasibility studies (no reconnaissance phase), the 3x3 rule, and SMART Planning Milestones and Processes per WRRDA Sections 1001 and 1002. If you have questions or additions to this list of tools, please let us know at hqplanning@usace.army.mil

 
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Policy and Guidance Updates
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ball graphicPlanning Bulletin 2016-2 Civil Works Review (03/21/16)
ball graphicEngineering and Construction 2016-5 Using Non-NOAA Tide Guage Records for Computing Relative Sea Level Change (02/19/16)
ball graphicOMB memo 16-01: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making (02/19/16)

 
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Planning Community Webinars
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ball graphicPreparing and Submitting Proposals for the Annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development (WRRDA Section 7001) (05/24/16)
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Notices
 Black Dot Image Section 7001 Federal Register Notice (FRN) Posted: proposals for new studies, mods to existing studies and projects - The WRRDA 2014 Section 7001 Federal Register Notice (FRN) is now available on the Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development HQ webpage. The Corps is accepting non-Federal interests proposals for 122 days, until 19 Sep 2016. The HQ webpage has a link to the FRN, a Fact Sheet, FAQs, the link to the Proposal Form and Contact information. Section 7001 of WRRDA 2014 requires that the Secretary of the Army annually submit to the Congress a report, the Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development, that identifies, for potential congressional authorization, completed feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to authorized projects or studies that meet specific criteria. Inclusion in the Annual Report to Congress does not provide authorization or appropriation for a study or project.
 Black Dot Image Corps Planners: Application Period open for Water Resources Certified Planner Program - We are very excited to announce the launch of the Water Resources Certified Planner (WRCP) Program and to invite you to submit your qualifications statement for consideration for the inaugural class of certified planners. The WRCP program sets a standard of excellence for the profession and recognizes Corps Planners with the broad experience, training, and capacity for leading the nations most complex water resources planning efforts, technical reviews, and task forces/workgroups. Applications to the Program are now being accepted via the Corps Planner Database. Self-nominations are due 20 June 2016.
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 Black Dot Image Natural Resources Specialist /Environmental Compliance, Jacksonville District (GS-0401-11/11) - Duties are diverse ranging from serving as the avian technical expert on ecosystem restoration, environmental compliance and coastal projects to providing advice on Federal and non-federal requirements during planning, design, and construction of ecosystem restoration and coastal projects. For more information on duties and qualifications, please see link above.

 
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