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Water Resources Development Act

Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000, as amended (33 U.S.C. 2352) and Title 23 of the U.S. Code, Section 139(j) provide the authority to accept and expend funds from certain entities to expedite the review of permit applications. 

WRDA 214 Agreements with non-Federal Public Entities
The Omaha District currently has two WRDA 214 agreements for acceptance of funds from non-Federal Public Entities:

In accordance with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WRDA 214 guidance, the Omaha District uses funds primarily for staff to expedite permit application review for these non-Federal public entities.

To ensure funds received from a non-Federal public entity will not impact impartial decision making, the Omaha District:

  • Follows all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures as would be required for any non-WRDA 214 permit application evaluation.
  • Has all final permit decisions reviewed by at least one level above the normal decision-maker, unless the decision-maker is the Omaha District Engineer

  • Posts all final permit decisions for WRDA 214 entities on the Omaha District web page

For more information on the Omaha District's WRDA 214/SAFETEA-LU program, please contact the WRDA Program Manager for North Dakota at 701-255-0015, or Nebraska at 402-896-0896.