Fort Worth, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials announce the release of a draft programmatic agreement among the USACE, City of Dallas and the Texas State Historic Preservation Officer regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension Project.

The Dallas Floodway Extension Project (DFE) was authorized by Section 301 of the River and Harbor Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-298) and was modified by Section 351 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-303). As a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) federally authorized Civil Works project, the Dallas Floodway Extension project is subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Previous compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) as amended for the planned construction of the DFE resulted in an agreement entitled A Programmatic Agreement Between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Texas Historic Preservation Officer Regarding the Dallas Floodway Extension that was executed on October 8, 1998 (1998 PA). Expansion of the original project scope and project delays necessitate the replacement of the 1998 PA with a new agreement to address current project conditions.

USACE is soliciting comments from all parties having an interest in the undertaking’s potential effect(s) on historic properties. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns with the documentation provided will be considered by the USACE. Draft agreement may be viewed under Related Project Information at www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterSustainment/Dallas-Floodway-Extension/ .

Written comments on the documentation is requested on or before the close of the comment period July 11, 2021. Comments should reference the project name and title. Comments and requests for additional information should be submitted to CESWF-PEE-C, ATTN: Ms. Amanda Pesce, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, or by email to .