International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

In June the Corps of Engineers released its work spending plans through the end of FY13 for five appropriation accounts in the Army Civil Works program.

President Obama signed the Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013 Division F of Public Law 113-6 into law on March 26 2013. The Act provided total FY13 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program of $4.972 billion.

However the Corps said Civil Works funding received under the Act was reduced by $254 million as a result of sequestration. The net available appropriations total $4.718 billion. The programs projects or activities that were eligible for funding under the terms of the Act are those that had received funding through an allocation under the FY12 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Division B of Public Law 112-74.

The Army was responsible for allocating funding among projects and programs in the five project-based appropriations. The five accounts are: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Thirty feasibility studies four design efforts and 14 construction projects are funded to completion.

The Corps said for programs projects and activities that are funded in the both the FY13 work plans and the President’s FY14 Budget the funded FY13 work complements the planned FY14 work.