Permit Decisions Processed under Cooperative Agreement
between Corps of Engineers and State of Idaho Transportation Department:
Final Permit Actions under Cooperative Agreement (NWW) - links to USACE-HQ website
The Walla Walla District recognizes the benefits the WRDA and FAST Act programs provide to all stakeholders who work with the district's Regulatory program. The use of funds accepted under Section 214 of WRDA and/or FAST Act will not impact impartial decision making with respect to permits, either substantively or procedurally.
2018 WRDA Guidance
USACE and ITD Cooperative Agreement
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs.
For more information on the FAST Act, check out the Federal Highway Administration's FAST Act page.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
MAP-21, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. MAP-21 funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. MAP-21 allows for funded positions.
Water Resource Development Act of 2000
Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000, as amended, provides that the Secretary of the Army may accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the evaluation of permits under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army.
WRDA, Public Law 106-541, Dec 2000
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) was signed into law in August of 2005. This law also allows funds be provided for transportation planning activities that precede the initiation of the environmental review process, dedicated staffing, training of agency personnel, information gathering/mapping, and development of programmatic agreements.
Funds may be used to employ staff at resource agencies who are dedicated to working on state transportation projects and to work on matters such as expedited project review and delivery. For further information on the SAFETEA-LU program, see link below.