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MOU 225-71-4007

Memorandum of Understanding Between The Department of Defense
United States Army
Corps of Engineers
and The Food and Drug Administration


The Department of Defense/U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers hereby agrees to enter into a joint effort with the Food and Drug Administration (hereinafter referred to as the FDA), providing for consumer protection during natural disasters as described herein.


PURPOSE: To continue consumer protection through cooperative action during times of natural disasters caused by flooding.


A. U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers Responsibilities:

The U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers will notify FDA district Directors of all floods in their areas which may cause damage to stocks of foods and drugs or water supplies of food or drug manufacturing plants.

B. FDA Responsibilities:

The FDA, after notification by the District Engineer, U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers of a natural disaster, cooperates with local, state and Federal Food and Drug Agencies in:

1. Inspecting, impounding, or destroying damaged food and drug supplies, with all due consideration to the processes of law;

2. Inspecting, closing, and certifying for reopening of damaged food and drug manufacturing and warehousing establishments; and

3. Keeping informed as to the proper methods for handling contaminated, spoiled, or suspect foods and drugs.

C. FDA Regional and District Office Addresses with Name of Key Personnel:

See Regulatory Procedure Manual Transmittal Notice – No. 46 – 2/12/71 attached hereto.



A. Mr. Richard Rahte
Chief of Emergency Operations
Office of Chief of Engineers
Department of Defense/U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 4F065
Washington, D.C. 20314
Telephone: 693-6875

B. Mr. Donald R. Martin
Director, Inspection Staff/ACFC
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone: 443-4510



This Agreement, when accepted by both parties, covers an indefinite period of time and may be modified by mutual consent of both parties, or terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice.

Regulatory Procedure Manual

I. General

A. Directory of HEW Regional Offices


REGION IConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, VermontJ.F. Kennedy Fed. Bldg. Government Center
Boston, Mass. 02203
REGION IINew Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsFederal Bldg.
26 Federal Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10007
REGION IIIDelaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia401 N. Broad Street
Mail: P.O. Box 8796
Philadelphia, PA 19108
REGION IVAlabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Sourth Carolina, TennesseeRoom 404
50 Seventh St., N.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30323
REGION VIllinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, WisconsinRoom 712 New P.O. Bldg.
433 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, Ill. 60607
REGION VIArkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas1114 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
REGION VIIIowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, Mo. 64106
REGION VIIIColorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming9017 Federal Office Bldg.
19th and Stout Street
Denver, Colo. 80202
REGION IXArizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, Wake IslandFederal Office Bldg.
50 Fultojn Street
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
REGION XAlaska, Idaho, Oregon, WashingtonArcade Building
1321 Second Ave
Seattle, Wash. 98101


Regulatory Procedure Manual


A. List of District Offices and Resident Inspection Posts

1. District and Field Offices


TypeCity, State, Zip CodeMailing AddressArea CodeTelelphone Number
FOAtlanta, Georgia
60--8th Street, N.E.404526-5265
DOBaltimore, Maryland 21201900 Madison Avenue301962-3396
FOBoston, Massachusetts
585 Commercial Street617223-3174
DOBuffalo, New York 14202599 Delaware Avenue716842-6900
DOChicago, Illinois 606071222 Post Office Bldg.
433 West VanBuren Street
DOCincinnati, Ohio
1141 Central Parkway513684-3500
DODallas, Texas
3032 Bryan Street214749-2735
DODenver, Colorado
513 U.S. Customhouse303837-4335
DODetroit, Michigan
1560 E. Jefferson Avenue313226-6262
FOKansas City, Mo. 641061009 Cherry Street816374-5521
DOLos Angeles, Calif. 900151521 W. Pico Blvd.213688-3771
DOMinneapolis, Minn. 55401240 Hennepin Avenue612725-2121
DONew Orleans, LA 70130222 U.S. Customhouse Bldg.
423 Canal Street
DONew York, N.Y.
(Brooklyn) 11232
850 Third Avenue212788-1300
DOPhiladelphia, Pa. 191061204 U.S. Customhouse
2nd & Chestnut Streets
DOSan Francisco, Calif. 94102Rm. 518, Federal Office Bldg.
50 Fulton Street
FOSeattle, Wash.
Rm. 5003 Federal Office Bldg.
909-1st Avenue

Regulatory Procedure Manual

I General

1.1 Field Rosters

a. Regional Food and Drug Directors

Region I – Arthur J. Beebe
Region II – Weems L. Clevenger
Region III – Theo. C. Maraviglia
Region IV – Leslie O. McMillin
Region V – Donald C. Healton
Region VI – Louis C. Weiss
Region VII – Charles A. Armstrong
Region VIII - Fred L. Lofsvold
Region IX – Irwin B. Berch
Region X – Franklin D. Clark

b. Deputy Regional Food and Drug Directors

Atlanta Field Office – Joseph J. Milunas
Baltimore District Office – M. Lee Strait
Boston Field Office – Anthony C. Celeste
Buffalo District Office – Curtis R. Joiner
Chicago District Office – William R. Clark
Cincinnati District Office – Clifford G. Shane
Dallas District Office – Joe P. Durham
Denver Field Office – E. Pitt Smith
Detroit District Office – Alan L. Hoeting
Kansas City Field Office – Lloyd Claiborne
Los Angeles District Office – Abraham I. Kleks
Minneapolis District Office – Henry P. Roberts
New Orleans District Office – Nevis E. Cook
New York District Office – Robert J. Martin
Philadelphia District Office – Loren Y. Johnson
San Francisco District Office – William C. Hill
Seattle Field Office – James W. Swanson

Approved and Accepted
for the Department of Defense/U.S. Army/Corps of Engineers
Signed by: F.J. Clarke, Lt. Gen, USA
Chief of Engineers
Date: July 27, 1971

Approved and Accepted
for the Food and Drug Administration

Signed by: R. Moure, Assistant Commissioner for Administration
Date: July 20, 1971



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