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FACT SHEET - Inspection of Completed Works, NJ

Operation & Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published March 6, 2021

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. 

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 2020 and are scheduled to be inspected in 2021 as part of the Inspection of Completed Works (ICW) program: Hillside and Rahway. Subject to availability of funds, the following projects are scheduled to be inspected in 2021: Elizabeth, Keansburg, South Orange, Ramapo at Oakland, McKeel Brook, Molly Anne Brook and Boundbrook (Segments T, U, R), Port Monmouth and Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet.

PROJECT COST: The FY21 appropriation for ICW in the State of New Jersey is $231,000.


Sean O’Donnell
Emergency Manager
P: (917)  790-8500      
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District      
Emergency Operations, Room 16-410         
26 Federal Plaza        
New York, NY 10278