Corps 101

  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 10, 2012
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In September, 2012 BPC’s workshop series kicked off with Corps 101!!

Resource Guide: Videos of the workshop, speaker materials, and important links are all on this page.


Workshop Objectives:

1)    Familiarize people with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) roles and responsibilities

2)    Explain Corps’ organizational structure.

3)    Discuss the Corps’ funding and opportunities

4)    Present the Corps’ Civil Works and Planning processes

5)    Examine cost sharing, federal sponsorship, and planning assistance to states.


Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions about the US Army Corps of Engineers

Click here to read answers from the USACE to some audience questions





Opening: (8:00 – 8:07) – John Coleman / Jim Fiedler


Mission of the USACE (8:07 – 8:30) – Len Cardoza   View a PDF of the Power Point visual

  • Military Construction
  • Civil Works
  • Emergency Response
  • Regulatory
  • Water Resources
  • Partnerships / Strategic Planning

Organizational Structure of USACE ( 8:30 – 8:40) – Len Cardoza   View a PDF of the Power Point visual

  • Headquarters – D.C.
  • South Pacific Division
  • Sacramento and San Francisco

Watch this video of Len Cardoza’s presentation below:


Corps Programs (8:40 – 9:40) – Eric Sapirstein of ENS Resources  View a PDF of the Power Point presentation

  • Authorities & Congressional Authorizations
  • Funding / Appropriations
  • Impact of Congressional Initiatives (no new starts, no ear-marks, etc.)


Break:  (9:40 – 9:55)


Panel: Civil Works and Planning Process  (9:55 – 11:00)  – Moderator, Mike Giari

Tom Kendall- USACE (planning & programs)   View a PDF of the Power Point presentation
6 Steps
Documentation & Briefing
Resource Agency Consultation

Dave Doak  – USACE  (pre-construction and design contracting)  View a PDF of the Power Point presentation
Reconnaissance Study
Feasibility Phase
Pre-Construction Engineering & Design
Operations & Maintenance

Richard Sinkoff –  Port of Oakland, Fifty Foot Deepening   View a PDF of the Power Point
What Worked
What Did Not Work
What were the results


Cost Sharing, Federal Sponsorship, Planning Assistance to States  (11:00-11:25) – Arijs Rakstins  View a PDF of the Power Point Presentation

  • Agreements – Feasibility Cost Share; Design; Project Partnership
  • Eligible Sponsors
  • Local Requirements, Responsibilities and Commitments
  • Operation & Maintenance Phase
  • Scheduling
  • Funding


            Click here to read a report from the Congressional Research Service on Army Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects: Authorization and Appropriations



Closing: (11:25-11:30) – John Coleman



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