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Contact & Submission

Written requests may be submitted by email or via the U.S. Post Office at the following address:
USACE Huntington District
Section 408 Coordinator, RD-E
502 8th Street
Huntington, WV 25701
For information regarding the Huntington District Section 408 Program, please contact the Section 408 Coordinator at (614) 692-4672. For information regarding Section 408 technical reviews conducted by the Huntington District Engineering and Construction Division please contact (304) 399-5171.

Section 408

Through the Civil Works program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) serves the public by providing the Nation with quality and responsive management of the Nation’s water resources.  As a result, USACE, in partnership with stakeholders, has constructed many Civil Works projects across the Nation’s landscape.  Given the widespread locations of these projects, many embedded within communities, over time there may be a need for others outside of USACE to alter or occupy these projects and their associated lands.  Reasons for alterations could include improvements to the projects; relocation of part of the project; or installing utilities or other non-project features.  In order to ensure that these projects continue to
provide their intended benefits to the public, Congress mandated that any use or alteration of a Civil Works project by another party is subject to the approval of USACE. This requirement was established in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, which has since been amended several times and is codified at 33 USC 408 (Section 408).  Section 408 provides that USACE may grant permission for another party to alter a Civil Works project upon a determination that the alteration proposed will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the Civil Works project.

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