FEDERAL REGISTER: USACE re WRDA- Notice of Request for Proposals by Non-Federal Interests, for Feasibility Studies and Proposed Modifications for Inclusion in the Annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development

May 1, 2021

April 30, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) Section 7001 of WRRDA 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d), as amended, requires the publication of a notice in the Federal Register annually to request proposals by non-Federal interests for feasibility studies, modifications to authorized USACE water resources development projects or feasibility studies, and modifications to environmental infrastructure program authorities. Project…

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

April 16, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 appropriated $230 million for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) to make grants to improve facilities within, or outside of and directly related to operations of or an intermodal connection to, coastal seaports, inland river ports, and Great Lakes ports. This notice announces the availability of funding for grants under…

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Mississippi River Commission Public Meetings

March 19, 2021

March 17, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) 9:00 a.m., April 12, 2021: On board MISSISSIPPI V at New Madrid City Front, New Madrid, MO 9:00 a.m., April 13, 2021: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Beale Street Landing, Memphis, TN 1:00 p.m., April 14, 2021: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Vicksburg City Front, Vicksburg, MS…

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Water Resources Development Act of 2020 Comment Period and Stakeholder Sessions

March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) is issuing this notice for a comment period for stakeholders and other interested parties to provide input and recommendations to the ASA(CW) on any provisions in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. The Office of…

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Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting No. 96 – Canceled

February 3, 2021

Dear Navigation Industry Representative:   In accordance with Secretary of Defense Memo dated 30 January 2021, Subject: DOD Advisory Committees – Zero-based Review, the virtual Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting No. 96 scheduled for February 9, 2021 is hereby canceled.   Thank you,   Mark R. Pointon DFO and Executive Secretary Inland Waterways Users Board

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Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines

January 24, 2021

January 22, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of Small Shipyard Grants Application Deadlines. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants to: (1) Make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations,…

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Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will conduct an online virtual meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on February 9, 2021. The online virtual meeting can be accessed at https://usace1.webex.com/​meet/​ndc.nav, Public Call-in: USA Toll-Free 844-800-2712, USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 1-669-234-1177 Access Code: 199 117…

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Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies; Solicitation of Nominations

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The Surface Transportation Board hereby gives notice of vacancies on RSTAC for two small railroad representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies. Nominations are due on February 12, 2021. The Board, created in 1996 to take over many of the functions previously performed…

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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce Public Meeting Notice

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The International Trade Administration has posted a notice of open meeting, schedule and proposed topics of discussion for the public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. The meeting will be held on January 28, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.…

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Interior Least Tern From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the inland population of the least tern (Interior least tern) (Sterna (now Sternula) antillarum), from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial…

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