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FACT SHEET - Burlington Harbor (VT) Oil Bollard Removal

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Dec. 13, 2023

DESCRIPTION: In General Provisions, Section 108 of the FY2004 Energy and Water Appropriations Act the Secretary was authorized to remove and dispose of oil bollards and associated debris in Burlington Harbor, Vermont.

The oil bollards are early to mid-twentieth century caisson-type structures previously used to facilitate pumping petroleum products from barges to associated tank farms on the waterfront.  Three of the eight oil bollards will be removed through this project.

A Design Documentation Report and Plans and Specifications have been completed. Working closely with the City of Burlington and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Work, the Corps conducted archaeological surveys, underwater remote sensing surveys and historical assessments to support the design of the project. 

Construction of the project was completed in spring 2014.



Mr. Paul Tumminello

Program Manager

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

Phone: (917) 790-8120, Fax: (212) 264-2924

E-mail: paul.tumminello@usace.army.mil

26 Federal Plaza

New York, NY 10278-0090



Sen. Peter Welch, VT; Sen. Bernard Sanders, VT; Rep. Becca Balint, VT- 00