Public comment period open until August 17, 2015
NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Feasibility Report for the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, NJ, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and the opening of the public comment period on those documents. The public review and comment period is scheduled begin on July 17, 2015 and end August 17, 2015.
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 Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, NJ, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The draft feasibility study and associated documents are available on New York District’s web site at:
Public comments on the draft feasibility study should be submitted to:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Branch (ATTN: Matthew Voisine)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090
Public comments can also be submitted by e-mail to Project Planner firstname.lastname@example.org and Project Manager email@example.com
Further instructions for submitting comments can be found in the Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment document on the District’s site. Comments received by August 17th regarding the draft feasibility study will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.
USACE representatives will also be available to discuss the draft Feasibility Report with members of the public at the Henry Hudson Regional High School on July 22, 2015, at 7:30 P.M.
The Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, NJ, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study is a partnership between the Army Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.