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FACT SHEET-Inspection of Completed Works, VT

Operation & Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Oct. 18, 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) that have been constructed by the Federal Government. The projects in Vermont have been turned over to the local public sponsor, the Vermont State Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), or the city, town or village, which is responsible for O&M.  The VTDEC is also responsible for Dam Safety. 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 6 projects in the State of Vermont 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: As part of the Inspection of Completed Works Program, East Barre, Montpelier, Waterbury, and Wrightsville were inspected in October 2020, Bennington in August 2021, and Richford in 2014. The following projects are scheduled to be inspected in FY22: Bennington, East Barre, Montpelier, Waterbury, and Wrightsville.

PROJECT COST: The annual operating budget for ICW in the State of Vermont is $0, however FY21 funds will be utilized to complete inspections.

CONTACT:          

Sean O’Donnell

Emergency Manager

P: (917) 790-8500      

Email: cenan-eoc@usace.army.mil      

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

Emergency Operations, Room 16-410        

26 Federal Plaza        

New York, NY 10278