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MOU 225-71-4007

Memorandum of Understanding

The Department of Defense
United States Army
Corps of Engineers 


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 I Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont J.F. Kennedy Fed. Bldg. Government Center
Boston, Mass. 02203
REGION II New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Federal Bldg.
26 Federal Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10007
REGION III Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia 401 N. Broad Street
Mail: P.O. Box 8796
Philadelphia, PA 19108
REGION IV Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Sourth Carolina, Tennessee Room 404
50 Seventh St., N.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30323
REGION V Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Room 712 New P.O. Bldg.
433 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, Ill. 60607
REGION VI Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas 1114 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
REGION VII Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska 601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, Mo. 64106
REGION VIII Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming 9017 Federal Office Bldg.
19th and Stout Street
Denver, Colo. 80202
REGION IX Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, Wake Island Federal Office Bldg.
50 Fultojn Street
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
REGION X Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Arcade Building
1321 Second Ave
Seattle, Wash. 98101


Regulatory Procedure Manual


A. List of District Offices and Resident Inspection Posts

1. District and Field Offices


Type City, State, Zip Code Mailing Address Area Code Telelphone Number
FO Atlanta, Georgia
60--8th Street, N.E. 404 526-5265
DO Baltimore, Maryland 21201 900 Madison Avenue 301 962-3396
FO Boston, Massachusetts
585 Commercial Street 617 223-3174
DO Buffalo, New York 14202 599 Delaware Avenue 716 842-6900
DO Chicago, Illinois 60607 1222 Post Office Bldg.
433 West VanBuren Street
312 353-5863
DO Cincinnati, Ohio
1141 Central Parkway 513 684-3500
DO Dallas, Texas
3032 Bryan Street 214 749-2735
DO Denver, Colorado
513 U.S. Customhouse 303 837-4335
DO Detroit, Michigan
1560 E. Jefferson Avenue 313 226-6262
FO Kansas City, Mo. 64106 1009 Cherry Street 816 374-5521
DO Los Angeles, Calif. 90015 1521 W. Pico Blvd. 213 688-3771
DO Minneapolis, Minn. 55401 240 Hennepin Avenue 612 725-2121
DO New Orleans, LA 70130 222 U.S. Customhouse Bldg.
423 Canal Street
504 527-6341
DO New York, N.Y.
(Brooklyn) 11232
850 Third Avenue 212 788-1300
DO Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 1204 U.S. Customhouse
2nd & Chestnut Streets
215 597-4390
DO San Francisco, Calif. 94102 Rm. 518, Federal Office Bldg.
50 Fulton Street
415 556-2062
FO Seattle, Wash.
Rm. 5003 Federal Office Bldg.
909-1st Avenue
206 583-5300

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