(2/22/05) DEPT OF ARMY PREFACE & COE PROJECT CHART
MOPR Notes: These 2 undated docs were handed out by EM at the 2/22/05 VP Levee Cmsn mtg.
The Preface has fax info, "02/15/2005, 11:42, Fax 636-530-1556, J RONALD LACEY, ATTORNEY, ((a strange symbol)) 001, PM, ID: 314-331-8774, Feb 15 '05, 10:50, No. 002, P. 03". The 314 # is a specific St Louis Dist COE ofc. > MOPR Abbrev below: B = Billion.
The untitled chart's fax info is the same except, "11:43, 10:51, ((symbol)) 002, P.04".
DEPT OF THE ARMY
OFC OF THE ASST'T SEC'Y FOR CIVIL WORKS
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20310-0108
The Pres' FY06 budget for the Civil Works program of the ACE proposes funding for the continuted dev & restoration of the Nation's water & related resources, op & maint of existing Fed'ly owned water resources projects, protection of the Nation's waters & wetlands, & restoration of sites contaminated as a result of the Nation's early atomic weapons dev program.
The budget provides gross discretionary funding for the Army Civil Works program of $4.513B. This total comprises: $3.436B from the general fund; $674M from the Harbor Maint Trust Fund; $184M from the Inland Waterways Trust fund; $37M from Special Recreation User Fees; $1M from Disposal Facilities User Fees; & under proposed legislation, $181M from the direct funding of hydropower op & maint costs by 3 Fed Power Marketing Administrations. Other sources of funding are est'd at $524M, including $445M contributed by non-Fed interests.
This is very much a performance based budget. For instance, the budget uses 7 performance guidelines to allocate funds among const projects, to achieve greater value to the Nation from the Civil Works const program. In recent yrs, many more const projects have been authorized, initiated, & continued than can be const'd efficiently. This has led to the postponemt of benefits from the most worthy projects, which has significantly reduced overall program performance. To remedy this situation, the budget provides a high level of funding for the projects that offer the best returns & substantial funding for many other high-return projects, & proposes that ongoing work on lower priority projects be considered for suspension. The budget includes a $200M increase over the 05 budget request, which would be available to accelerate progress on high-return projects only if the enacted legislation is substantially consistent with the 7 performance guidelines.
The high-return const projects include the 9 projects considered to be national priorities; 14 dam safety, seepage, & static instability correction projects; & all other projects with high returns as measured by the remaining benefits of the project, relative to the remaining costs, or, for aquatic ecosystem restoration projects, the extent to which the project cost-effectively addresses a significant regional or national ecological problem. The budget enables the highest-return projects to proceed at or near the maximum rate at which the Corps can efficiently spend funds. The budget enables continuation of important const work, such as major rehabilitation projects & beach renourishmt to repair damages caused by the op & main of Fed navigation projects.
The budget for op & maint emphasizes essential maint & security activities at key Corps facilities & includes a much-needed reserve fund to perform unexpected, urgent maint & repairs at key facilities. Among navigation projects, the budget emphasizes harbors & waterway segmts with high volumes of commercial traffic & lower-use harbors that support significant commercial or subsistence fishing or provide public transportation benefits. The budget proposes recreation modernization using the proceeds from expanded user fees & innovative partnerships with non-Fed interests.
As a further example of performance based budgeting, the budget provides substantial funding to meet performance targets in the Regulatory Program, Emerg Mgmt Program, & Recreation Program, which have been rated "Moderately Effective" using the Program Assessmt Rating Tool (PART). Finally, the Civil Works program has made progress on the Pres' Mgmt Agenda, & we are confident that our work on the Pres' initiatives will yield greater program efficiency & effectiveness in the yrs to come.
John Paul Woodley, Jr.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
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