NB_390_22_4 - NB 390-22-4 PDM – Watershed Operations Program (WSOP), Watershed Rehabilitation Program (REHAB), Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program -Project Status
NB 390-22-4 PDM – Watershed Operations Program (WSOP), Watershed Rehabilitation Program (REHAB), Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program -Project Status
National Bulletin: 390-22-4 
Date: July 13,2022 
Subject: PDM – Watershed Operations Program (WSOP), Watershed Rehabilitation Program (REHAB), Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program -Project Status 


 
 
Purpose.   To provide status report requirements of active watershed programs projects.     
 
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2022  
 
     
 
Explanation. 

There are currently over 600 active funded watershed programs projects in various stages of completion. There is a need to track the status of these projects to provide NRCS and USDA leadership with up-to-date information on project implementation.

The requirement for monthly status updates for active Watershed Operations and Watershed Rehabilitation projects will be added in the next version of the National Watershed Program Manual. The requirement for Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) monthly status updates is provided in the EWP Program Manual and is referenced below.

Action. By the 15th of each month, State Conservationists (STC) must submit an updated status report for all watershed programs projects as described below.

Watershed Operations

The STC must provide the status of all active Watershed Operations projects using the “Summary of All WFPO Projects” spreadsheet located on the Watershed Operations SharePoint page. Milestones shall be updated for all project phases (preliminary investigation findings reports, planning, design, and construction). In addition, dates shall be entered for projected dates for reviews needed by NRCS technical (planning and design) or programmatic staff as well as FPAC-Business Center Contracting or Grants and Agreements support.

Watershed Rehabilitation

The STC must provide the current status of all active REHAB projects using the Watershed Rehabilitation Database (WRDB). Milestones shall be updated for all project phases (assessment, planning, design, and construction). In addition, dates projected dates for fund obligation, reviews or project completion shall be entered in the WRDB.

EWP

The STC must provide a report by the 15th day of each month to the national EWP program manager for all funded DSRs. The monthly reports must –

A.    Include the DSR emergency recovery measures and associated agreement and contract statuses, including implementation milestone tracking.

B.    Continue for each funded DSR until the measures described in the DSR are either withdrawn from consideration or construction is completed.

EWP Status reports are submitted on the EWP Sharepoint Page .

 
 
Contact. 

For questions regarding watershed project status updates, contact the appropriate National Watershed Program Manager;

·         Ralph Smith, Watershed Operations Program, 202-819-6587 or  ralph.smith@usda.gov

·         John Derbish, EWP Program, (202) 692-0223 or john.derbish@usda.gov

·         Kevin Farmer, Branch Chief for Watershed Programs Rehab Program, (202) 720-3413 or kevin.farmer@usda.gov

 
 
 

 /s/

CLINT EVANS
Acting Deputy Chief for Programs
  

 
 
   
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