President’s Fiscal 2017 Budget for USACE Announced

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) includes $4.620 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The 2017 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration’s priorities to support and improve the Nation’s economy, protect the American people, and restore our environment,” said the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. 

“This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood and storm risks, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.

“The Budget enables the Corps to responsibly carry out its important missions, while advancing key Administration initiatives to increase renewable energy production, reduce greenhouse gas impacts, combat invasive species, and increase community resilience in the wake of natural disasters,” said Darcy. “The Budget continues to reflect the tough choices necessary to put the country on a fiscally sustainable path.”

New federal funding in the Civil Works budget consists of $3.59 billion from the general fund, $951 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, $45 million from Special Recreation User Fees, and $34 million from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.

The FY 2017 funding will be distributed among the appropriations accounts as follows:

  • $2.705 billion for Operation and Maintenance;
  • $1.09 billion for Construction;
  • $222 million for Mississippi River and Tributaries;
  • $200 million for the Regulatory Program;
  • $180 million for Expenses;
  • $103 million for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP);
  • $85 million for Investigations;
  • $30 million for Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies;
  • $5 million for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works;

The FY 2017 Budget includes $1.934 billion for the study, design, construction, operation and maintenance of inland and coastal navigation projects.

It funds capital investments on the inland waterways based on the estimated revenues to the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.

The Budget gives priority to coastal harbors and inland waterways with the most commercial traffic. It also funds harbors that support significant commercial fishing, subsistence, or public transportation benefits.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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