Archive: 2012
  • Corps of Engineers awards contract at Fort Detrick, Md.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, awarded a $14,307,650 contract on Dec. 17, 2012, to Grimberg/Amatea GC JV to renovate the existing water treatment plant on Fort Detrick, Md.
  • Corps of Engineers reissues general permit for the state of Vermont for minimal-impact activities in U.S. waters

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has reissued the statewide Vermont General Permit for minimal-impact activities in U.S. waters within the state of Vermont.
  • Army Engineers complete assessments of critical public facilities in NJ

    Through several mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, USACE was able to work with state and local governments to provide preliminary technical assessments and technical assistance to critical public facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
  • USACE advises local authorities on debris removal best practices

    Due to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' extensive experience removing debris after natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance on Nov. 6. USACE placed debris subject matter experts – consultants – in eight New Jersey counties who worked with FEMA, state, county and local authorities to assess the quantities and types of debris and recommend courses of action for its removal.
  • Last Corps generators installed in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy being returned to storage

    As of Nov. 28, 90 generators had been de-installed and returned to the staging area on Naval Engineering Station No. 547 in Lakehurst, N.J., where they are being serviced and readied for their return to FEMA distribution centers to await the next disaster.
  • City and Army Corps working to remove waste, reduce combustion risk

    New York City, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plan to convert tree debris caused by Hurricane Sandy into reusable materials, including biofuel, mulch and landfill cover. The City and the Army Corps are encouraging companies and municipalities to take the chipped tree debris. Contractors capable of hauling and further processing the wood debris may register with the Army Corps at
  • Corps awards $92 million in task orders for Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NY

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is collecting debris from storm-damaged neighborhoods and removing debris piles from temporary storage sites within New York City under three recently awarded task orders totaling $92 million.
  • Corps teams with volunteer agencies to help bring normalcy to New Jersey

    FEMA, the state of New Jersey, volunteer agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working out of the State-FEMA Joint Field Office in Lincroft, NJ, begin a Shelter In Place Assistance Program Nov. 14 to help bring normalcy to New Jersey residents following Hurricane Sandy. The program will provide training, mentoring, and materials by Army engineers to Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster members.
  • Dewatering task force completes mission in New York City

    Through a partnership of private industry professionals and city and federal agencies, flood waters from nine FEMA mission-assigned locations in New York City have been removed less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s record-level storm surge inundated the area. Dewatering operations at four of five other FEMA mission-assigned locations in the New York City metro area have also completed.
  • Army Engineers set up Recovery Field Office in New Jersey

    In support of mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in support of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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.