USA: Program for Hurricane Shore Protection Projects Introduced
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced yesterday that non-federal sponsors of Federally Authorized and Constructed Hurricane/Shore Protection Projects (HSPP) which sustained damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy have until December 2nd to apply for Rehabilitation Assistance under Public Law 84-99.
The Corps has limited authority to supplement local efforts in repair of both federal flood control projects damaged by floods and/or hurricanes, and federally authorized and constructed HSPPs damaged or destroyed by wind, wave, or water action other than ordinary nature, which such repair and restoration is warranted for the adequate functioning of the projects.
To be eligible for assistance, Federal projects constructed by the Corps or non-Federal interests must meet certain criteria or standards. A storm damage prevention system must have been inspected, evaluated and accepted by the Corps prior to the onset of the storm. Provisions of assistance to a Federal project will be made only when the repairs are economically justifiable, and when the damage was sustained during a storm event.
Press Release, November 8, 2012