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Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, NJ

Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, NJ (Sea Bright to Manasquan)

The Sea Bright to Manasquan Project covers 21 miles of the New Jersey shoreline and is the largest beach nourishment project ever undertaken by the Corps of Engineers, and is the largest beachfill project, in terms of volume, in the world.

The highly populated communities along the New Jersey shoreline, from the Town of Sea Bright to the Manasquan Inlet in Monmouth County, continually experience serious beach erosion. In 1962, the Ash Wednesday Storm caused $56 million in damages (1992 price level).

For more information please email the Project Manager.

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August 2014 Update: Finding of No Significant Impact and General Conformity Statement now available for download as PDFs.

* Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - (~1MB)

* Final General Conformity Determination - (~1MB)

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With the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been given the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including the Elberon to Loch Arbour project, which was previously authorized as part of the larger Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet project but was not constructed. As part of the planning and implementation process for the authorized Elberon to Loch Arbour project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in putting together the recently completed Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (HSLRR).

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the DHSLRR, DEA and associated documents.

To request a copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment and submit written comments to, contact:                                                      

Howard Ruben 
Project Biologist
New York District Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENAN-PL-E
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
(917) 790-8723
Howard.Ruben@usace.army.mil

As noted above, the comment period has been extended and comments received by April 10, 2014 regarding the DEA will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.