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Inland Navigation - A National Perspective. Jim Walker USACE, Headquarters November 8, 2007. Navigation Program. Almost 1100 Congressionally authorized and constructed navigation projects 27 inland navigation systems 237 Navigation locks Aging infrastructure Funding

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inland navigation a national perspective

Inland Navigation -A National Perspective

Jim Walker

USACE, Headquarters

November 8, 2007

navigation program
Navigation Program
  • Almost 1100 Congressionally authorized and constructed navigation projects
  • 27 inland navigation systems
  • 237 Navigation locks
  • Aging infrastructure
  • Funding
    • Annual Operation and Maintenance
    • Non-routine Maintenance
navigation program3
Navigation Program
  • Reliable Inland River Systems
  • Lock Availability
    • Scheduled and Unscheduled Lock Closures
  • Channel Availability
    • Depth and Width
lock reliability
Lock Reliability
  • Corps wide Navigation Lock condition assessment
  • Prioritized list of maintenance needs
  • Reliability Goal
    • Unscheduled lock closures
    • Five Year Development Plan: less than 20,000 hours of unscheduled closures
    • FY09 pursue first year of incremental improvement
channel availability coastal
Channel Availability - Coastal
  • Initial effort: Projects with greater than 10M tons per year
  • Establish Performance Standard
  • Determine channel availability trend
    • FY 2005, 2006, 2007
    • Five Year Development Plans
    • FY 2009 Improvement Increment
channel availability coastal7
Channel Availability - Coastal
  • Channel Cross Section
  • Depth at Centerline (CL)
  • Depth at Channel Toe
  • Depth at Quarter Points

CL

Qtr Pt

Qtr Pt

Toe

Toe

Advanced Maintenance

Allowable Overdepth

channel availability coastal8
Channel Availability - Coastal
  • Level of Service Standard
    • Full project depth
    • Half project width, 95% of the time
  • Channel availability trend
    • FY 2005: 38%
    • FY 2006: 35%
    • FY 2009 – 2013: get to 95%
    • FY 2009 Improvement Increment
future direction
Future Direction

RAMP

  • Risk Informed
  • Asset Management
  • Performance
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RAMP

RISK Categories

  • Structural
  • Operational
  • Life Safety
  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Security
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RAMP

ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Maintenance Management
  • Use for Repair, Rehab, Replace, Retire decision
  • FEM is the Corps system
  • Deploying in 2008-09
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RAMP

PERFORMANCE

  • Tonnage
  • Performance Standard
  • Funding
    • Achieve appropriate levels of risk
    • Achieve level of performance
  • Report what we are able to accomplish with the funds provided
  • Transparent process – stakeholders, public, Congress
future direction13
Future Direction
  • Method needs to be easy to explain and understand
  • Administration – OMB Economists
  • Congress
  • American Public
  • America’s Infrastructure must become a National priority
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RAMP

OMB Feedback

  • Concur with the approach
  • Performance measure agreement
  • Data collection and reporting underway
  • Improve OMB PART rating from current ‘Results Not Demonstrated’
where we are
Where We Are

Nav Lock

High Performing Operation (HPO)

  • 85% of Inland Navigation expended on annual operation and maintenance
  • HPO to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency
  • Performance Work Statement to be released for public review and comment in Nov/Dec
  • www.navlocks-hpo.usace.army.mil/HPO_System.htm
conclusion
Conclusion

The Bottom Lines

  • Investing in the Navigation system is investing in economic development
  • America’s Infrastructure must become a National priority