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section408nwp@usace.army.mil

Program Manager: Sally Bird-Gauvin
503-808-4765

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503-808-4510
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***Important Notice regarding Section 408 Funding***

As of July 2022, USACE has expended the $10 million appropriated funding received in the Fiscal Year 2022 which runs from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, for performing Section 408-related reviews and activities.

Portland District’s ability to process Section 408 requests will be impacted. This may include a need to pause activities for current applications and delay start on any new applications received. Options for applicants that have needs may include entering into a funding agreement (reference Appendix I, EC 1165-2-220), or waiting for new appropriations to be received in fiscal year 2023 which may begin as soon as October 2022, but could be delayed according to when a Federal Budget is passed. Section 408 requests that are funded with a current Funding Agreement will not be impacted as they are funded by the applicant through the funding agreement.

 

What is Section 408?

Section 408 is the process that allows alteration to a federally authorized project. The proposed project cannot pose a risk to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the federally authorized project. Examples of federally authorized projects include, but are not limited to levees, dams and the federal navigation channel.

This requirement was established in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified at 33 United States Code (USC) 408 (Section 408).

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How to apply for a Section 408 permission

To determine if your project needs a Section 408 review, please copy and paste the requested information below, complete with your project details, to the following email address: section408nwp@usace.army.mil.

If your project impacts waters of the United States (including wetlands), you may also need a permit from our Regulatory office.
If both a Regulatory permit and Section 408 permission are required, the Regulatory permit cannot be issued, before or without, the Section 408 permission.

Contact info:
• Name (first/last)
• Mailing Address
• Phone number (555-555-5555)
• E-mail
• Applicant/Agent type (indicate one: consultant/state/county/city/port/diking district/internal USACE/private citizen/other)
• Applicant rep (indicate one: self/name of firm/government office)

Project information:
• Location of proposed work (street/city/zip code/County)
• Latitude (in decimal degrees, i.e. 1.11)
• Longitude (in decimal degrees, i.e. 1.11)
• Google Maps link (Google Maps pin drop location via url)
• Describe the proposed project (be as detailed as possible)
• Is it a levee project?
   If yes, what is the diking district's name and contact information?
   Check the National Levee Database to find your diking district.
   If the diking district is inactive, state "inactive."
• Have you contacted the diking district about your project?
• Have you contacted the Portland District Regulatory Office?
   If yes, who is the Regulatory Project Manager?
• Current land ownership
• Section township range
• Work type (indicate one: new construction/maintenance/installation/dredging/environmental restoration/gravel mining)
• Other work type (if other work type, explain)
• Attach relevant documents such as plans and specifications to your email. If the attachments are too large to send via email, request an upload link by sending an email to section408nwp@usace.army.mil.