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FACT SHEET - Inspection of Completed Works, NJ

Operation & Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Jan. 21, 2022

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) and Coastal Storm Risk Management Projects (CSRMs) that have been constructed by the Federal Government. The projects have been turned over to the local public sponsor (city, town or village), which is responsible for O&M.  Coastal Storm Risk Management Projects are also overseen by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 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 14 projects in the State of New Jersey in the ICW inventory: 

                                                Flood Risk Management Project (FRMP)/Channel

Project Name

Waterway

County

Project Type

Elizabeth

Elizabeth River

Union

FRMP

Green Brook – Borough of Bound Brook, Segments U, R1, R2, and T

Raritan River

Somerset

FRMP

Hillside

Elizabeth River

Union

FRMP

McKeel Brook

Rockaway River

Morris

Channel

Molly Ann’s Brook

Passaic River

Passaic

Channel

Rahway

Rahway River

Union

FRMP

Ramapo River at Oakland

Pompton River

Passaic

FRMP

South Orange

Rahway River

Essex

FRMP

                                                     Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM)

Project Name

Waterway

County

Project Type

Liberty State Park

Upper N.Y. Bay

Hudson

CSRM

Port Monmouth

Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay

Monmouth

CSRM

Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay (Keansburg)

Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay

Monmouth/Middlesex

CSRM

Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet

Atlantic Ocean

Monmouth/Middlesex

CSRM

                                                                               Snag & Clear

Project Name

Waterway

County

Project Type

Lincoln Park/Pequannock

Beaver Brook

Morris

Snag & Clear

Morris/Passaic

Pompton River

Morris/Passaic

Snag & Clear

 

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:  The following projects were inspected in FY21 and are scheduled to be inspected in FY22 as part of the Inspection of Completed Works (ICW) program: Elizabeth, Bound Brook (Segments T, U, R), Hillside, McKeel Brook, Molly Ann’s Brook, Rahway, and Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay (Keansburg). The following projects are scheduled to be inspected in FY22: South Orange, Ramapo River at Oakland, Port Monmouth and Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet.

PROJECT COST: The annual operating budget for ICW in the State of New Jersey is $377,000.

CONTACT:          

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