News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • Corps will use Final Environmental Impact Statement to inform permit decision

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District published the final environmental impact statement for the Pebble Limited Partnership’s application to discharge fill material into waters of the United States for the purpose of developing a copper-molybdenum-gold mine project in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska on July 24.
  • Corps releases Pebble final environmental impact statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District published the final environmental impact statement for the Pebble Limited Partnership’s application to discharge fill material into waters of the United States for the purpose of developing a copper-molybdenum-gold mine project in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska.
  • Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts changes

    The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense-Acquisitions and Sustainment released a memo today regarding class justifications for procurements. Effective immediately, for procurements valued at $100 million or less, contracting officers are not required to execute a justification and obtain approval for award of a sole source contract under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program.
  • Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks Day, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings at all USACE-managed sites and facilities have also been closed and/or put on hold until further notice.  
  • Gene Ban Elected to National Academy of Construction

    The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Gene Ban, director of programs, USACE, Pacific Ocean Division, as a member of its 2017 class.
  • District engineer set to retire after career spanning four decades

    After working as an engineer since the late 1970’s, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District is ready to trade in his business attire for sandals and sun.