The Alaska District, in partnership with stakeholders across the state, has constructed many Civil Works projects in support of the Nation's water resources. Over time, there may be a need for others outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to alter or occupy these projects and their associated lands. Reasons for alterations could include improvements to the project, relocation of part of the project, or installing utilities or other non-project features.
Section 408 is the process that evaluates proposed alterations, occupations, or use of USACE federally authorized Civil Works project. The proposed project may not be injurious 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 federal navigation channels. This requirement was established in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, which has been amended several times and is codified at 33 United States Code (USC) 408 (Section 408).
Information on authorized Civil Works projects within the Alaska District's area of responsibility are contained on the Operations Branch website.