U.S. Department of Defense

 

Date of this Version

6-1980

Citation

BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS
U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
KINGMAN BUILDING
FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA 22060
JUNE 1980

Abstract

CHAPTER I: THE BOARD IS ESTABLISHED
Theodore F. Burton • Constituting the Board

CHAPTER II: STARTING BUSINESS
First Board Members • Location • The First Reviews • Early Board Reviews • Public Hearings • Board Meetings • Expenses • Staff

CHAPTER III: THE MISSIONS OF THE BOARD
The Primary Mission • The Review Process • Assigned Missions • Planning Associates Program • Waterborne Commerce Statistics • Permanent International Association of • Navigation Congresses (PIANC) • Foreign Trade Zones • Processing Reports for State and • Washington-Level Agency Review • Former Missions • Marine Design • Transportation Economics • National Capital Planning Commission • Port Series Reports

CHAPTER IV: THE EARLY MOLDING OF THE BOARD'S ROLE
Independent Review • Shaping Corps Policy • Maintenance of single-user channel • Specific Federal cost limitation • Lands and allocations • Reasonable cost • Considering alternatives • Separation of military needs • Analysis of navigation systems • Limited Federal interest • Moving Projects Forward • Early Congressional Pressure • Processing Reports • Board-Chief of Engineers Conflict

CHAPTER V: THE ORGANIZATION
Introduction 68 • The Senior Members and Chairmen 69 • The Resident Member 82 • The Board Members 91 • The Technical Director 99 • The Special Assistant 102 • The Military Assistant 105 • Present 106 • The Planning Division 106 • The Evaluation Division 108 • The Environmental Division 114 • The Professional Development Division 115 • Past 115 • The Port Facilities Division 115 • The Transportation Economics Division 121 • The Marine Design Division 122 • The Statistical Division 126 • The Resident Scholars 128 • Office, Chief of Engineers (OCE) Details 131

CHAPTER VI: MAJOR BOARD IMPACTS
1906 - Cumberland River • 1907 - Ohio River • 1908 - Missouri River • 1911 - Intracoastal Waterway • 1924 - Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) • 1925 - St. Lawrence River Project • 1925 - The Flood Control Mis sion • 1930 - Tennessee River and Tributaries • 1942 - The New Jersey Ship Canal • 1942 - Cross -Florida Barge Canal • 1943 - Missouri River (Pick-Sloan Plan) • 1945 - Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway • 1945 - Arkansas River Navigation • 1946 - Red River, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas ( Overton-Red River Waterway) • 1952 - Inland Waterway from Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay, Delaware and Maryland ( The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal) • 1972 - • 1973 Passaic River, New Jersey • 1976 - Locks and Dam No. 26, Mississippi • River, Alton, Illinois - Replacement • SUMMARY

CHAPTER VII: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
The Board's Permanent Home • The Staff • The Future