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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Asharoken Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study now available

Published Nov. 30, 2015

Public comment period has been extended until January 29, 2016

NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), announces the release of the Draft Feasibility Report for the North Shore of Long Island, Asharoken, Suffolk County, NY, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment.

With passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (PL 113-2), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including Asharoken. This Draft Environmental Assessment was prepared to evaluate the significance of potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and determine if the proposed project warrants the preparation of an environmental impact statement. The Draft Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment and associated documents for the project are available on the New York District’s web site:

Public comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment regarding this proposed work should be submitted to:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Branch (ATTN: Mr. Howard Ruben)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090

Public comments can also be submitted by e-mail to

For further project information contact Ronald Pinzon at

Further instructions for submitting comments can be found in the Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment document on the Corps of Engineers’ Web site, Comments received by January 29, 2016 will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.

Representatives from the New York District and NYSDEC will be available to discuss the proposed project at a public information meeting on December 9, 2015 that will be held at Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Rd, Northport, LI, 11768 from 6-10 PM.
Ken Wells
917 790-8109

Release no. 15-014