"Those dollars have been allocated with fiscal year '12 dollars. And I hope that there's not a way that they're taken away. I believe they're allocated to that project and that project moves forward," said Dean Haen, Director of the Brown County Port and Solid Waste Department.
But as a federal entity, the Port of Green Bay comes under the authorities of various agencies. Those range from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to the Department of Transportation to Customs and Border Patrol. So, the longer it takes Congress and President Obama to come up with spending plans to replace the sequester cuts, the more likely key port operations will be affected.
"I understand the (Army) Corps (of Engineers) is already planning on not working, They're only going to work four days a week," Haen said.
A problem that will grow as the sequester drags out.
"We have annual maintenance needs to keep the shipping lanes open and without a budget and without any money, that's one that could be affected directly." Haen added.
And that will affect industries that depend on the port for raw materials.
"They're going to have additional shoaling they're going to have to deal with. And their products are going to cost more. They're' going to get their raw materials and when they make their products it's going to cost more," Haen said.
Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.