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Posted 7/5/2018

Release no. 18-005


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Michael Embrich
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Army Corps Announces Scoping Meetings for New York and New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Study

NEW YORKThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, and partner agencies requests public input regarding the scope of the NY & NJ Harbors and Tributaries Study. 

Partners include, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and the City of New York (NYC) will host five (5) scoping meetings for the New York and New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Study (NYNJHAT). The meetings are being held pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

 

Historical storms have severely impacted the New York New Jersey Harbor region. In response to these storms, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is investigating measures to manage future flood risk in ways that support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities, and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with flood and storm events. In support of this goal, USACE completed the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), which identified nine high risk areas on the Atlantic Coast for further analysis based on preliminary findings. The New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Region was identified as one of the nine areas of high risk, or focus areas, that warrants an in-depth investigation into potential coastal storm risk management measures.

 

The Corps, the States of New York and New Jersey, and the City of New York welcome your attendance at public scoping meetings. The meetings will have webinar capability for remote participation, which will be posted to our website in advance of the meetings. Meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:

 

Monday, July 9th, 3-5 PM at the Borough of Manhattan Community
College in Tribeca, Richard Harris Terrace (main floor). 199 Chambers
St, New York, NY 10007

Monday, July 9th, 6-8 PM (duplicate session)

Tuesday, July 10th, 3-5 PM at Rutgers University-Newark Campus, PR
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Essex Room. 350 Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

Tuesday, July 1st, 6-8 PM (duplicate session)

Wednesday, July 11th, 6-8 PM at the Hudson Valley Community
Center in Poughkeepsie, Auditorium Room. 110 South Grand Avenue,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Questions and comments may be submitted to Nancy J. Brighton, Chief, Watershed Section, Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, Room 2151, NY 10279-0090, or via email to: NYNJHarbor.TribStudy@usace.army.mil. (917) 790- 8703.

 

The Scoping Comment Period is open through August 20, 2018. You may find additional information about this study at the project website:
http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Projects-in-New-York/New-York-New-Jersey-Harbor-Tributaries-Focus-Area-Feasibility-Study.