Welcome Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander in the Army Corps of Engineers

At Dawson & Associates, our team is our greatest attribute and the primary reason for our clients’ success. Today, we’re honored to announce that Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development...

The Corps of Engineers’ renewed focus on risk-based decision making

Last June, James Dalton, Director of Civil Works with the Army Corps of Engineers, issued a memorandum designed to help the Corps of Engineers streamline several processes.  The focus of this memo was to encourage greater reliance on risk-based decision making and more focus on proper areas of decision making at levels within USACE...

Federal permitting after Harvey & Irma

Widespread economic devastation in Florida and Houston from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have put major attention on the Federal permit process. Federal permitting is governed by multiple laws (the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act) and without changes to these, there is a limit to how much latitude Federal officials have in issuing permits for major development projects...

Understanding Federal emergency flood response

Hurricane Irma’s devastation along Florida’s Gulf Coast and the ongoing flooding problems in Houston have put an unprecedented strain on Federal emergency response. The burden is particularly heavy on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the third time this week, our colleague Gen...

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Corps of Engineer permitting

What impact will Hurricane Harvey have on permitting decisions from the Army Corps of Engineers?  And what steps will the Corps take to help Houston’s devastated areas? These are two of several crucial issues that our colleague Gen. Don Riley addressed this past weekend on FOX News. ..