News Releases

  • PORT AUTHORITY, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS OUTLINE PACKAGE OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS TO BOLSTER SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AT THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today outlined a multifaceted package of significant investments in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to boost navigational safety and efficiency at the East Coast’s busiest container port.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2024 Civil Works appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2024 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works Program May 10, 2024.
  • New York District to Host Virtual Public Meetings for Interim Dredged Material Management Plan Update

    NEW YORK –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is excited to announce its upcoming virtual public meeting aimed at gathering feedback on the Interim Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) Update for the Port of New York and New Jersey.
  • New York District to Host Virtual Industry Outreach Event for Interim Dredged Material Management Plan Update

    NEW YORK –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is excited to announce its upcoming virtual Industry Outreach event aimed at gathering feedback on the Interim Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) Update for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time, the event serves as a platform for entities, organizations, and companies involved or anticipating involvement in dredging activities within the Port of New York and New Jersey from 2025 to 2029.
  • NYS general permit now available: Expedited response after major storm events

    NEW YORK – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued the first State Programmatic General Permit (NYSPGP-1), which authorizes activities to facilitate the recovery and restoration of damaged properties, projects, aquatic resources, and infrastructure following major storm events.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Expedited Review of Fire Island Storm Damages; Partnering With Governor Kathy Hochul & New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announces receipt of a letters from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), urging an expedited review of ⎼ and emergency repairs to ⎼ four Army Corps projects damaged from a series of recent storms on Long Island’s south shore in Suffolk County. The requested review will cover recent storms from December 2023 and January 2024. Four Army Corps projects were identified as severely damaged: Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet; West of Shinnecock Inlet; Fire Island Inlet and Shores Westerly; and Downtown Montauk. USACE New York District will partner with Governor Hochul and NYSDEC to perform an expedited review of all data from multiple storm events to determine the best path forward. “We’re in the process of examining all of the data from these storms in accordance with federal guidelines,” said Col. Alex Young, commander, USACE, New York District. “We’re committed to working with our partners at the federal, state, and local levels to determine the best path forward for helping to mitigate coastal storm damage for the residents of these communities and throughout the tri-state area.”
  • Governor Hochul, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Montauk Historical Society Announce Completion of Montauk Point Coastal Resiliency Project and Historic Lighthouse Restoration

    Stone Revetment is Part of $44 Million Shoreline Revitalization Effort Supported with Federal and State Funds Additional $435,000 in State Funding Helped Complete Project to Protect Historic Lighthouse Tower and Restore Keeper’s Residence
  • New York District sets Change of Command

    NEW YORK – Colonel Alex Young will assume command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on July 14, 2023. Colonel Matthew W. Luzzatto, who has commanded the district since June 2020, will relinquish command during the event at New York District’s Caven Point Marine Terminal Facility in Jersey City, N.J. Colonel Young has served in a variety of military assignments spanning his career of more than 21 years.
  • Five Long Island Inlet Dredging Projects Completed Entering Summer

    NEW YORK —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the recent completion of dredging in five south shore inlets. The projects have all been dual-purposed, restoring safe depths for navigation, and beneficially using all dredged sands for coastal storm risk resiliency and environmental restoration. The five inlets, all dredged since last fall are East Rockaway Inlet, Jones Inlet, Fire Island Inlet, Moriches Inlet and Shinnecock Inlet. Taken together, the dredging activities removed over a million cubic yards of sand, all of which was placed on adjacent beaches or into the literal drift system.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces start of work on Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project

    NEW YORK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announces the start of construction work for the Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. The first contract, which represents phase 1 of this coastal storm risk reduction project, was awarded to Weeks Marine, Cranford, N.J. in the amount of $50,035,435. The project will include construction of a beach berm with a planted dune, pedestrian, and vehicle crossovers, as well as two terminal groins. The project occupies approximately 1.8 square miles along the coast of Raritan Bay in the northern portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey.