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Module 17 Quality Management, Technical Review and Model Certification. Civil Works Orientation Course - FY 11. Objectives:. This module will discuss: District Quality Control (DQC) Agency Technical Review (ATR) Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Roles of Technical Centers
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Civil Works Orientation Course - FY 11
“IN GENERAL- Project studies shall be subject to a peer review by an independent panel of experts and subject to mandatory and exclusions.
The first time Congress established by law the requirement of the Corps to have decision documents reviewed by independent external experts…….
Chief may exclude:
“Section 2034 permits the Chief of Engineers to exclude a very limited number of project studies from independent peer review. The managers expect that project studies that could be excluded from independent peer review are so limited in scope or impact that they would not significantly benefit from an independent peer review.”
The Chief of Engineers shall ensure that the design and construction activities for hurricane and storm damage reduction and flood damage reduction projects are reviewed by independent experts under this section if the Chief of Engineers determines that a review by independent experts is necessary to assure public health, safety, and welfare.
(b) Factors- In determining whether a review of design and construction of a project is necessary under this section, the Chief of Engineers shall consider whether--
(1) the failure of the project would pose a significant threat to human life;
(2) the project involves the use of innovative materials or techniques;
(3) the project design lacks redundancy; or
(4) the project has a unique construction sequencing or a reduced or overlapping design construction schedule.
(Public Law 106-554)
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Applies to all Federal Agencies
Universe of Civil Works Technical Reviews
David A. Weekly
Eric W. Thaut
Bernard E. Moseby
Clarke I. Hemphill
Lawrence J. Cocchieri
Peter H. Shaw
Sub-Planning Center of Expertise
For Small Boat Harbors
FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT
PLANNING CENTER OF EXPERTISE
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