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Invasive, Exotic & Nuisance Species Policy & Procedures

Policy & Procedures

    Engineer Pamphlets

    • EP 1130-2-500

    • EP 1130-2-540, dated 15 November 1996 revised 11 August 2008
      Project Operations - Environmental Stewardship Operations and Maintenance Policies
        This pamphlet establishes guidance for the management of environmental stewardship related operations and maintenance activities at USACE civil works water resource projects and supplements ER 1130-2-540, "Environmental Stewardship Operations and Maintenance Policies."
      • Chapter 2, Natural Resources Stewardship
      • Chapter 3, Pest Control Program for Civil Works Projects

    Engineer Regulations

    • ER 1130-2-500

    • ER 1130-2-540, dated 15 November 1996 revised 11 August 2008
      Project Operations - Environmental Stewardship Operations and Maintenance Policies
        This regulation establishes land management policy for Corps-administered project lands and water, based on various authorizing legislation and the principles of good environmental stewardship.
      • Chapter 14, Aquatic Plant Control Program
      • Chapter 3, Pest Control Program for Civil Works Projects

    Executive Orders

    • E.O. 13112, Invasive Species

    • E.O. 13112 Amendment, Invasive Species: Safeguarding America, December 5, 2016
      his EO amends Executive Order 13112 and directs actions to continue coordinated Federal prevention and control efforts related to invasive species. This order maintains the National Invasive Species Council (Council) and the Invasive Species Advisory Committee; expands the membership of the Council; clarifies the operations of the Council; incorporates considerations of human and environmental health, climate change, technological innovation, and other emerging priorities into Federal efforts to address invasive species; and strengthens coordinated, cost-efficient Federal action.

    • E.O. 13751, Safeguarding the Nation From the Impacts of Invasive Species, December 5, 2016

    Policy Memos


    • 03/21/22 Memorandum for Delegation and Model Agreement for Watercraft Inspection Stations
      Section 104(d) of the River and Harbor Act of 1958, as amended, authorized a comprehensive program to provide for the prevention and control of noxious aquatic plants and aquatic invasive species from the navigable waters, tributary streams, connecting channels, and other allied waters of the United States. The basins, as authorized for Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs, include the Columbia, Upper Missouri, Upper Colorado, South Platte, Arkansas, and Russian River Basins along with watersheds that adjoin an international border between the U.S. and Canada.

      The attached memorandum, signed by Mr. Alvin Lee, Director of Civil Works, transmits a model cost sharing agreement for Section 104(d) to conduct invasive species activities to protect the aforementioned basins. Additionally, the memo further delegates review and approval authority of the Section 104(d) agreement. Authority to approve an agreement that does not deviate from the approved model has been delegated to the MSC Commander. Division Counsel concurrence that the agreement does not deviate from the subject model, and is appropriate for use for the particular invasive species activities, is required prior to approval. The District Commander is authorized to execute the agreement after its approval.

      Please share this information with your Commanders, Program Directors and Regional Buisness Leaders as necessary. HQ POC for questions is Ms. Tara Whitsel who is backfilling while Mr. Jeremy Crossland, Program Manager for Land Use and Natural Resources, is on assignment with ERDC until 25 April 2022.

      Thank you,

      Jeffrey F. Krause
      Chief, Natural Resources Management

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