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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for many of our nation's large-scale engineering projects.

Most of Corps' publications, regulations, etc. are available through the main ACOE Web site.

For questions about ACOE publications, call the main branch of the ACOE library in D.C. at 703-428-6740. For questions about ACOE regulations, call the Regulatory Office at 202-761-5903. For more numbers see ACOE's Contact page.

Board of Contract Appeals: The Board's opinions are searchable on Lexis from 1952 to 2000 (MILTRY;CORPS) and on Westlaw from 1953 to 2000 (FGC-ENGBCA). As of July 21, 2000 the Corps of Engineers Board of Contract Appeals was merged into the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). You can search the decisions of both boards together with other government contracting appeal boards on on Lexis (MILTRY;BOARDS) and Westlaw (FGC-BCA).

Nationwide Permit Program: ACOE issues "Nationwide Permits" under procedures described in 33 CFR Part 330. These "Permits" are really safe harbor procedures for doing certain activities (e.g, setting up road crossings, canals, etc.) without running afoul of ACOE's environmental regulations.

The Permits are reissued every five years. Permits from 2007 and 2012 are available through ACOE's Nationwide Permits page. All Permits may be found in back issues of the Federal Register (e.g., the 1996 Permits and related comments were published on December 13, 1996 (v.61, no.241, p.65874, although the section with the Permits and Conditions starts on page 65913)).

In early 2000, ACOE modified several of the 1996 Permits and Conditions and created a few new Permits. These changes were published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2000 (v.65, No.47, p.12818, although the section with the Permits and Conditions starts on page 12885).

See Also
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
Environmental Law
Military Materials
Science and Engineering

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