Processing Requests to Alter U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is proposing to issue an Engineer Circular (EC), which is an agency policy document that will provide the policies and procedures related to how USACE will process certain requests by others to alter a USACE civil works project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended (more commonly referred to as Section 408). This notice announces the availability of the draft EC for comment. The comment period on the draft document starts with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will last for 30 days. The draft EC is available for review on the USACE Section 408 website ( and at reference docket number COE-2018-0003.


Comments must be submitted on or before March 7, 2018.


You may submit comments identified by docket number COE-2018-0003 by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Email: and include the docket number COE-2018-0003 or “EC 1165-2-220 Comments” in the subject line of the message.

Mail: Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CECW-CE/3E62, 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000.

Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot receive comments by hand delivery or courier.


Please view the full notice filed in the federal register here: