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Visitor Center Initiative Policy & Procedures

Policy & Procedures

    Army Regulations

    • AR 600-7, dated 15 December 1983
      Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities Assisted or Conducted by the Department of the Army
        This regulation requires DoD facilities to conduct self-assessment. Think about your programs, not just drinking fountains and walkways.

    Engineer Pamphlets

    • EP 1130-2-550, dated 15 November 1996 revised 15 August 2002
      Projection Operations - Recreation Operations and Maintenance Guidance and Procedures
        This pamphlet establishes guidance for the management of recreation programs and activities, and for the operation and maintenance of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recreation facilities and related structures, at civil works water resource projects and supplements ER 1130-2-510, "Recreation Operations and Maintenance Policies."

    Engineer Regulations

    • ER 1130-2-550, dated 15 November 1996 revised 15 August 2002
      Project Operations - Recreation Operations and Maintenance Policies
        This regulation establishes the policy for the management of recreation programs and activities, and for the operation and maintenance of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recreation facilities and related structures, at civil works water resource projects.

    Memos

    Other Policy

    • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
      • The Corps should be in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. This act requires that "all programs and facilities be to the highest degree feasible, readily accessible and usable by all persons who have a disability, including mobility, visual, hearing, or mental impairments."

    • Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
      • Under ARPA, providing archeological exhibits is a Corps mission

    • Americans with Disabilities Act / Architectural Barriers Act (ADA/ABA)
      • The Department of Defense (DOD) recently adopted new accessibility standards under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), which requires access to federally funded facilities. The standards apply to military and other facilities under DOD's jurisdiction. According to a department memorandum issued on October 31, 2008, the new standards take effect immediately for projects and leasing actions, though projects before FY 2010 are required to comply to the maximum extent feasible. The memorandum details which facilities are covered by the policy, addresses exclusions and requests for modifications, and provides supplementary information on certain requirements in the standards. Additional information on the DOD standards and other ABA or ADA standards is available on the Boards website at http://www.access- board.gov/guidelines-and-standards.

    • Americans with Disabilities Act
      • a. The Corps should be in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. This act requires that "all programs and facilities be to the highest degree feasible, readily accessible and usable by all persons who have a disability, including mobility, visual, hearing, or mental impairments."

        b. AR 600-7 (1983) requires DOD facilities to conduct self-assessment. Think about your programs, not just drinking fountains and walkways.

        c. Archeological exhibits are a mission under ARPA - Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.

 
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