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FACT SHEET-Inspection of Completed Works, Mass. and Conn.

Operation & Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published April 19, 2024

DESCRIPTION:  The Inspection of Completed Works (ICW) Program is an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program that provides for Corps of Engineers inspections of Flood Risk Management Projects (FRMPs) that have been constructed by the Federal Government. The projects in western Massachusetts and Connecticut have been turned over to the local public sponsor (city, town or village), which is responsible for O&M. Inspections are conducted jointly by engineers or technical representatives of the New York District and the local public sponsors, noting any observable deficiencies that need to be addressed in order for the project to maintain its structural integrity and design capabilities and provide flood protection to the community. 

Within the New York District there are a total of 3 projects in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut in the ICW inventory:

AUTHORIZATION:  The projects are authorized under separate and subsequently amended Flood Control Acts for planning, design, construction, and inspection. In addition, local sponsors are responsible for Flood Control Works’ O&M through previously executed Local Cooperation Agreements.

STATUS: All MA/CT FRMPs were inspected in FY23 and are scheduled to be inspected in FY24 as part of the Inspection of Completed Works (ICW) program.

PROJECT COST: The annual operating budget for ICW in Massachusetts and Connecticut is $95,000.



Sean O’Donnell

Emergency Manager

P: (917) 790-8500      

Email: CENAN-EOC2@usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District      

Emergency Operations, Room 16-410       

26 Federal Plaza        

New York, NY 10278