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IMPACTS OF WINTER WEATHER
Mr. BEVILL. What impact has the severe winter weather had on Corps projects and facilities?
General HEIBERG. The construction program has not been significantly affected by the weather this winter.
STATUS OF THE PL 84-99 EMERGENCY FUND
Chairman BEVILL. What is the current status of the
General HEIBERG. Mr. Chairman, I will provide, for the record, the current status of the Emergency Fund as of February 20, 1985. (The information follows)
The current projected FCCE funding requirements through the third quarter of FY 85 are $7.7 million. These funds are for completed emergency operations; requests for rehabilitation of damaged projects and Advance Measures assistance that have been approved or are being processed; and the Coldwater Lake Debris Dam erosion protection portion of the Spirit Lake permanent outlet. This leaves $.89 million to meet unidentified emergency operations requirements over the remainder of the year. The requirements resulting from the spring flood season are unknown at this time and could vary significantly, depending on the severity, frequency, and duration of the disaster events. Should severe flooding develop, funds can be reprogrammed from other flood control appropriations to meet the immediate needs until total requirements are identified and supplemental funding can be requested.
Mr. BEVILL. What is the total budget request for personnel for 1986 including salary and other personnel costs?
General HEIBERG. Funds requested for personnel related costs in fiscal year 1986 are as follows:
Permanent Appropriations (Maintenance and Operations of Dams and Other Improvement of Navigable Waters)
Flood Control, MR&T
EPA SUPERFUND AND CONSTRUCTION GRANTS PROGRAMS
Mr. BEVILL. How is the work for EPA progressing Construction grants work?
General HEIBERG. We have close working relationships with EPA, and we are executing the work EPA has assigned to the Corps.
EPA and the Corps executed an extension to our interagency agreement
on 3 December 1984. The agreement was extended for an indefinite period and provides for the Corps to manage, upon request, design and construction contracts, and to provide technical assistance to EPA, in support of hazardous waste remedial cleanups.
The Corps has mobilized and committed a very specialized staff to support the EPA Superfund program at our Missouri River Division Design Centers. The program level is estimated in excess of $75 million this year. We expect our activity level will increase significantly in future years as EPA completes feasibility studies they are now conducting and decides what remedial actions are necessary.
With regard to the Construction grants work, the Corps continues to be very active in all ten EPA regions. EPA has continually praised the Corps' effort and views us as a full partner in the Construction Grants Program. For this current fiscal year, fiscal year 1985, we expect to devote approximately 375 manyears of direct effort to the program, at a total cost of about $18.9 million. This translates to less than one percent of the total construction placement anticipated for the same period.
WORK FOR OTHER AGENCIES
Mr. Bevill. What other agencies is the Corps doing work for?
Twenty Federal agencies are being assisted, including the Departments of Energy, Interior, and Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Library of Congress, the Voice of America, and the Agency for International Development. Corps services are also being provided to state and local governments, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Trust Territories, and the United Nations.
In doing work for other agencies, the Corps draws on its extensive experience and capabilities from both its civil works (water resources) and military construction missions.