MMS and USACE Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Wednesday, July 28, 1999
The USACE and the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to plan and coordinate procedures for shore protection projects approved and funded by Congress. Commander of the USACE, Lieutenant General Joe N. Ballard, and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, Sylvia Baca signed the agreement. The need for federal sand resources for shore protection projects is increasing as nearshore sources are becoming less available. "By coordinating the use of our available expertise and resources, these procedures will benefit State and local governments, MMS and USACE," said Lt. Gen. Ballard. Acting Assistant Secretary Baca agreed. "These procedures and coordinating mechanisms will enable MMS to respond in a more efficient and timely manner to USACE requests for access to federal sand resources for authorized shore protection projects," she said. Under existing shore protection laws passed by Congress, USACE participates in the development and implementation of projects to prevent or control shore erosion, and reduce damage to upland developments caused by wind and tidal-generated waves and currents along the nation's coasts and shores. USACE projects protect less than one percent of the nation's shoreline but prevent millions of dollars in damage each year.
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