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Contract awards come fast and furious as fiscal year 2016 wraps up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District moved into high gear, awarding 179 contracts worth more than $122 million in September to close out the fiscal year. Overall in FY 2016, the Sacramento District awarded 849 actions worth more than $404 million, including $258.5 million for military construction projects.
Published: 10/6/2016

Corps awards $5.6 million contract for Hill Air Force Base flight simulator

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.6 million construction contract on August 24 to small business Provo Wasatch JV, LLC of Orem, Utah, for the second phase of construction of an F-35 Flight Simulator at Hill Air Force Base.
Published: 8/29/2016

Corps awards $81 million for Common Mission Control Center at Beale AFB

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded an $81 million contract Sept. 18 to Walsh Federal JV of Chicago for construction of the Common Mission Control Center at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, California.
Published: 9/28/2015

Army Corps awards $3.2 million for MOTCO engineering, maintenance shop

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $3.2 million contract Sept. 18 to Federal Solutions Group, Inc. of Dublin to construct an engineering and housing maintenance shop at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, better known as MOTCO.
Published: 9/19/2014

Army Corps awards $32.9 million contract for new Defense Logistics Agency distribution center

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $32.9 million contract Sept. 5 to Gilbane Federal of Walnut Creek to build a general purpose warehouse for the Defense Logistics Agency at the Defense Distribution Depot in Tracy.
Published: 9/10/2014

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April 1, 2011

  • From April 1, 2011 until October 31, 2011, Pine Flat Lake will require life jacket wear for most boaters and some swimmers as part of a multi-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-wide study of its life jacket policy. This study will inform a Corps headquarters decision on whether to require life jacket wear on its recreation waters nationwide.

 

  • When Pine Flat implements the new life jacket policy in April 2011, life jacket wear (U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets) will be required for:
    1. Everyone swimming more than 100 feet away from the shoreline.
    2. Everyone aboard all non-powered vessels, regardless of length, at all times.
    3. Everyone aboard powered vessels up to 16-feet in length, at all times.
    4. Everyone aboard powered vessels 16-feet in length or larger when the vessel is underway (under main propulsion). Passengers in fully-enclosed cabins (in houseboats, for example), are not required to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are required for pilots or passengers in any exposed area of the vessel when the vessel is underway (under main propulsion). Life jackets are not required when the vessel is stationary, or powered by an electric trolling motor.

 

  • While Corps’ water safety education and outreach efforts have reduced the annual fatality rate at its parks from a high of 500 in the 1970s to its current rate of approximately 150, continued efforts have not succeeded in further reducing this rate. Statistics kept from 1989 to present show that more than 92 percent of drowning victims on Corps waters were not wearing a life jacket.

 

  • Pine Flat Lake is the Corps’ third life jacket wear test region, and adds important perspective on policy enforcement in California and the West. Corps lakes in the Northeast and the Southeast are also participating in the study.

 

  • As part of the Pine Flat study, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted life jacket wear-rate observations under Pine Flat’s existing life jacket policy in July and August 2010, and performed similar observations at Millerton Lake for study comparison. Wear rates will also be observed at both lakes during the policy enforcement period, although the policy will apply only on Pine Flat Lake. Findings from the California study will be included in the larger study by Corps headquarters, where a decision about a permanent life jacket policy change will be made based on study results and feedback from partner agencies and the public.

 

  • Pine Flat Lake, like all Corps parks in California, currently enforces U.S. Coast Guard boating laws, which require all vessels to carry a life jacket for every person on board. Boaters 12 or younger are required to wear a life jacket at all times while aboard a vessel. The current life jacket policy at Pine Flat Lake, as at all Corps lakes in California, mirrors and follows the State of California boating rules and regulations.

 

  • The life jacket policy will be enforced by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pine Flat Lake park rangers throughout the study period.

 

  • For questions about the study or the life jacket policy and its enforcement, please contact the Pine Flat Lake park headquarters office at (559) 787-2589.