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HRE - Hudson Raritan Estuary Ecosystem Restoration

April 27, 2017- Update

Formal presentations from Public Information Meetings held at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center on April 19th and Jamaica Bay NPS Ryan Visitor Center on April 25th are available for download by clicking the linked text.

April 10, 2017- Update 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the first public information session on April 6, 2017 to share information regarding the Hudson Raritan Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and the Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment to gather feedback from the public.  The posters and formal presentation from this meeting can be downloaded in PDF form below.

Two additional public Information meetings are scheduled for April 19, 2017 at the Meadowlands Environmental Center (Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst NJ) and April 25, 2017 at Floyd Bennett Field, Ryan Visitor Center (50 Aviation Road, Brooklyn NY).  Both meetings will have 2 sessions at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  

April 5, 2017 - Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the extension of the review period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (FR/EA) for the HRE Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study for an additional 15 days. 
The comment period will close May 1, 2017.

February 27, 2017 - Update

The Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (Draft FR/EA) for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary (HRE) Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study is out for 45 day public review and are posted below.

Additional Information and Comments:

To see notice of availability, click here.

Questions regarding the Draft FR/EA should be directed to:

Ms. Lisa Baron
Project Manager
New York District Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENAN-PP-C
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
(917) 790-8306
lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil

Comments should be sent to HRE_FREA_Comments@usace.army.mil

Study reports: 

Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment

Appendix A:     Local Sponsor Support Letters
Appendix B:     Ongoing Restoration Efforts
Appendix C:     Fish Passage Opportunities
Appendix D:     Engineering
Appendix E:     Alternatives Development
                             E-1: Jamaica Bay
                             E-2: Jamaica Bay Marsh Islands
                             E-3: Flushing Creek
                             E-4: Bronx River
                             E-5: Newark Bay, Hackensack and Lower Passaic
                             E-6: Small-Scale Oyster Restoration 

Appendix F:     Essential Fish Habitat Assessment
Appendix G:    Regulatory Agency Coordination - Protected Species and Rare Habitats; Fish and..
Appendix H:    Hazardous, Toxic, Radioactive Waste
Appendix I:     Cultural Resources Documentation
Appendix J:    Coastal Zone Management
Appendix K:   Tentatively Selected Plan Summary Sheets
Appendix L:    Cost Engineering
Appendix M:   Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analysis
Appendix N:   Future New Phase Spin-off Feasibility Study Sites
Appendix O:   Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan
Appendix P:   Real Estate Plan
Appendix Q:   Programmatic Section 404 (b)(1) Evaluation
Appendix R:   Draft FONSI

For more information, please read the Fact Sheet or you contact the Project Manager if you have any questions regarding the Study.