CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: PA-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General
BUSINESS PROGRAM: Environmental Infrastructure
AUTHORITY: Section 566 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1996, as amended.
LOCATION: Authority allows for projects within the Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania including the Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. See individual projects for specific project locations.
DESCRIPTION: Funding for this authority is at the sole discretion of Congress through Congressionally Directed Spending and is not part of the USACE annual budget. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Improvement Program, authorized by Section 566 of WRDA 1996, as amended, provides design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water related environmental infrastructure, and resource protection and development projects in southeastern Pennsylvania, including projects for wastewater treatment and related facilities, water supply and related facilities, and surface water resource protection and development. Section 552 of WRDA 1999 amended the authority to include environmental restoration as an authorized project purpose under this program. The process consists of three phases: (1) Project Approval (2) Project Design, and (3) Project Construction. All phases are costs-shared with a non-Federal sponsor with the sponsor providing 25% of the total project costs.
PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of these projects are to provide design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water related environmental infrastructure, ecosystem restoration and resource protection and development projects in southeastern Pennsylvania.
PROJECT MANAGER: Erik Rourke