Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – April 28, 2004
* George Wolfe Chairman/Director Office of Management and Budget
* Hazim Saed Iraq Ministry of Finance
* Dr. Faik Ali Abdul-Rasool Iraq Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation
* Leigh McJames Deputy Senior Advisor for the Office of Security Affairs
* Teddy Bryan USAID
* Col Frank Boynton Director, Office of Operations & Infrastructure
* Efrain Cohen Governance
* COL William Ford Coalition Joint Task Force – 7, Comptroller
* Yusaf Samiullah Representative of the United Kingdom Government
* Absent Representative of the Australian Government
* Chris Soares Economic and Development Policy
* Neil Hawkins Council for International Cooperation
COL Eric Engelbrektsson Program Coordinator
Jesse Pruett Program Review Board - Regional Programs Manager
COL Rafael Lara CPA – General Counsel
1Lt Demetrius Prado CPA Comptroller
BG Steve Seay CPA – HCA
COL Robert Speer CPA – Program Management Office
Lt Col Jim Reitzel Coalition Joint Task Force – 7, Comptroller
John Moore CPA – Ministry of Finance
Sarah Horrigan CPA – Ministry of Finance
LTC Alan Farrier CPA – Ministry of Finance
Taif Sami Iraqi Ministry of Finance
Jerry Martin CPA – Ministry of Oil
Norm Szydlowski CPA – Ministry of Oil
Erik Nelson CPA – Ministry of Oil
Joel Berwick CPA – Ministry of Oil
Ahmed Alshamma Iraq Ministry of Oil
Aziz Al-Ghanimi Iraq Ministry of Oil
Ahmed Bacifrani Iraq Ministry of Oil
Stephen Myrow CPA Ministry of Transportation
Peter Babb CPA Ministry of Transportation
Regan McDonald CPA Ministry of Water Resources
LTC David Press USACE-RIE
Chris Prinslow USACE-RIE
Carla Clemons CPA Ministry of Electricity
MAJ Carlos Henderson USACE-Centcom
Dennis Thomas USACE-RIO
Mike Powers PMO Finance
Col Mike Falino PMO Programs
Lt Col Kevin King CPA Chief Operating Office
LTC Mark Ellington Office of Security Cooperation-J8
PROCEEDINGS FROM 28 APRIL 04 PRB
The PRB approved the minutes from the 28 April 04 meeting.
#681—Improve Crude Oil Flow to Daura--$34,500,000. Ministry of Oil(MoO)/COL Emmett DuBose. MoO proposes to make improvements to pipelines and power station #3 (PS3) to increase production at the Daura oil refinery. The largest investment would be the rehabilitation of PS3 which would nearly double the flow rate into the refinery. Other measures would increase benzene production by over 700,000 liters per day cleaning the lines and reducing sabotage. It is critical to the Iraqi economy to increase crude flow to Daura Refinery as well as reduce the interruptions due to sabotage of the lines.
The proposal was tabled to allow until MoO coordinates with the Iraqi Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning.
#682—IAMB Crude Oil Metering--$5,000,000. Ministry of Oil (MoO)/COL Emmett DuBose. MoO proposes to provide metering at appropriate points in the Iraqi oil infrastructure to assess the input and output at key nodes in the system, assess performance of the infrastructure, and provide positive controls over the distribution and sales of crude and refined products. Metering for crude oil extraction and sales is presently nonexistent in Iraq. A critical step in restoring the Iraqi oil infrastructure is to provide a system to control accountability of crude oil and its products. This situation was highlighted at a meeting of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) in Kuwait City on March 17-18, 2004. The IAMB monitors the financial reporting and internal control systems established by the CPA and advises on the adequacy of such systems. Their specific recommendation was "the expeditious installation of metering equipment in accordance with standard oil industry practices."
The proposal was tabled to allow until MoO coordinates with the Iraqi Ministry of Finance.
#683—Umm Qasr Port Renovation--$15,280,000. Ministry of Trade (MoT)/Peter Babb. MoT proposes to repair and upgrade grain offloading facilities at Iraq's port of Umm Qasr. The renovation of the facilities is necessary to ensure the sustainable flow of the basic staple food needs of the Iraqi people. To meet food ration needs and maintain adequate buffer stocks, Iraq requires 250,000mt (metric tons) of imported wheat be discharged every month at the port of Umm Qasr. The current operational performance of the Umm Qasr grain facility is far below its potential capacity, allowing the importation of only 80,000 to 120,000mt per month. The dearth of domestic receiving capacity has forced Iraq to rely upon temporary, alternative facilities neighboring foreign ports. Use of these temporary facilities is both expensive and inefficient. Iraq needs to establish domestic capacity to meet its grain importation requirements. Investment in Umm Qasr is necessary to assure adequate food supply for the Iraqi people.
The proposal was tabled to allow until MoT coordinates with the Iraqi Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning.