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1.2.4 Baseline Inspection.  T h e i n i t i a l i n s p e c t i o n o f a f a c i l i t y u n d e r
the specialized inspection program is considered a "baseline inspection".
The difference between the baseline inspection and follow-up periodic
inspections is that the baseline includes significant pre-inspection efforts
to obtain data documents and drawings.  It also enables the activity to
update and confirm current facility construction and configuration and to
establish an accurate facility documentation.  The activity should submit a
copy of any underwater inspection obtained outside of the Special Inspection
Program to CHESNAVFAVENGCOM.  All this data will be recorded in a format
suitable for entry into the data base.  Once accurate drawings and data are
on file, many of the documentation tasks need not be repeated in the
follow-up inspections.  This review and the perceived underwater condition
are used to plan the inspection, i.e., determine the scope of the Levels I,
I I , a n d I I I i n s p e c t i o n e f f o r t s r e q u i r e d .  Also, a Level I inspection will be
used to confirm or update the available pile plans and drawings.  L e v e l I I
and possibly Level III inspections will enable these pile plans to be
annotated as to the type inspection performed on each pile so that these
drawings will then form a true "baseline" for the facility. These baseline
drawings are included in the inspection report, and will be reused in
subsequent inspections of the facility as the basis for the gradual building
of a detailed condition history of the facility.
1.3 FACILITY INSPECTION.  In order to achieve the objective of performing
baseline inspections on every facility in the program, priorities are
established as described in para. 1.2.
Based on preliminary cost estimates
the highest priority facilities will be planned for
for inspections,
accomplishment within available funding.  Inspections may be sponsored and
funded by the activity, claimant or NAVFACENGCOM. NAVFACENGCOM will
coordinate contracts or Navy Underwater Construction Team (UCT) efforts for
maximum efficiency.  Concurrence will be obtained from the Public Works
Offices (PWO's) or Staff Civil Engineers (SCE) at all the activities
targeted for inspections.  Mutually agreeable support arrangements are
negotiated and the specific facilities to be inspected are identified. The
NAVFACENGCOM Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) will coordinate inspections with the
activity operations officers to best fit ship berthing schedules and
activity requirements.  In addition, the Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) is
assigned the responsibility to manage, administer and coordinate all items
related to underwater inspection performed from planning through on-site
acceptance to review the final report.
1.3.1 Planning.  D u r i n g t h e i n i t i a l p l a n n i n g p e r i o d , f a c i l i t y d a t a w i l l
be requested to supplement the data on hand.  This data. which is required
to perform inspection cost estimates and initiate A&E contracting, includes
pile plans, plan views of bulkheads and quaywalls, typical cross sections,
bathymetric charts, descriptions of structural materials, (sizes and
shapes), water clarity, facility usage, last dredge date, control inspection
records, previous underwater inspection or engineering studies; maintenance
information, AIS, and repair history. It is necessary to start the
information gathering process at an early stage of planning, since it is a


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