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Posted 11/11/2012

Release no. 12-040

Justin Ward

BROOKLYN, New York – In support of mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in support of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) established this week a recovery field office in Lincroft, N.J., to provide contracting and management oversight to debris removal and clearance missions, infrastructure and coastal assessments, and technical assistance work in the state. The office is co-located with the FEMA Joint Field Office in Lincroft, N.J.

The office will work with the state as well as USACE’s New York and Philadelphia districts, which both have ongoing projects in the state, to identify, assign and resolve existing and incoming FEMA mission assignments as well as other assignments or projects related to Hurricane Sandy. USACE infrastructure teams will conduct engineering assessments of public works facilities that may have sustained hurricane damage to include water treatment plants, medical facilities, and public safety buildings.

Under the National Response Framework and in support of FEMA, USACE is the responsible agency for Emergency Support Function 3, Public Works and Engineering. FEMA has assigned 65 missions to USACE following Hurricane Sandy for $249 million. These missions to date have included dewatering, debris management, emergency infrastructure assessment, emergency temporary power, bottled water, critical public facility assessments, and regional activation.

For more information about the recovery field office in New Jersey, please contact Andy Stamer, 978-831-2416, or at Andrew.R.Stamer@usace.army.mil.