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East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay

East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay

The Rockaway Beach shoreline has experienced a number of severe hurricanes and northeasters over the last 40 years. In 1960 Hurricane Donna caused $8,774,000 (1960 price level) in damages, including 6,000 homes and hundreds of commercial establishments and a 1962 storm inflicted $8,450,400 (1962 price level) in damages to the Rockaway Peninsula.

September, 2018 Update -The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of New York, will be holding public meetings to provide study information and solicit comments on the revised Recommended Plan for the Atlantic Coast of New York, East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study. As of August 31st, the Revised Draft Integrated Report is out for public & agency review and these meetings are to support public engagement.

The following public meetings have been scheduled to discuss issues and receive comments from stakeholders:

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance RISE Center,
58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Far Rockaway (Arverne), NY 11692
For Directions Click Here

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Village of Cedarhurst Hall,
200 Cedarhurst Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
For Directions Click Here

All sessions will follow the same schedule:

Welcome & Poster Session: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Comments, Questions, and Discussion: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Second Poster Session & Wrap Up: 7:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

August, 2018 Update -  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Revised Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report/and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft HSGRR/EIS) and revised General Conformity (GC) Determination which supports the draft Statement of Conformity (DSOC) for the Atlantic Coast of New York, East Rockaway Inlet  to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study  and the opening of the 45-day public comment period on the report. The public comment period concludes on October 22, 2018. 

Written comments on the Revised Draft HSGRR/EIS) and revised General Conformity (GC) Determination can be submitted to:

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

Email: Project Biologist Daria Mazey Daria.S.Mazey@usace.army.mil and Project Manager Daniel Falt Daniel.T.Falt@usace.army.mil

Comments provided will become part of the public record for this EIS. Comments submitted will be fully considered during the preparation of the final EIS.  All written comments, including names and address, will be made a part of the administrative record, available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Administrative Record, or portions thereof, may also be posted on a Corps of Engineers web site.The acknowledgement of the receipt of comments or responses to individual letters and comments will not be provided but will be included and addressed in the final EIS.

Study Report

General Re-evaluation Report/and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft HSGRR/EIS)
Appendix A1 - Shorefront Engineering and Design Appendix
Appendix A1-A  Rockaway, Appendix A2-Engineering Modeling Appendix
Appendix A1-B Screening Level Cost Estimates Supporting Data
Appendix A1-C  Plans and Sections for the Recommended Plan for the Atlantic Shorefront 
Appendix A2 - Jamaica Bay High Frequency Flood Risk Reduction Features Engineering and Design Appendix
Appendix A2-A HFFRRF Phase 1 Projects and Project Maps
Appendix A2-B Sub Appendix A2-B: HFFRRF Phase 2 Projects
Appendix A2-C HFFRRF Screening Level Cost Estimates Supporting Data
Appendix A2-D Phase Two Wave Modeling for Design Basis Update
Appendix A2-E Jamaica Bay High Frequency Flood Risk Reduction Features Engineering and Design Appendix
Appendix A2-F Plans and Sections for the Recommended Plan for Jamaica Bay
Appendix A2-F Part 1 Plans and Sections for the Recommended Plan for Jamaica Bay
Appendix A2-F Part 2 Plans and Sections for the Recommended Plan for Jamaica Bay
Appendix A2-F Part 3 Plans and Sections for the Recommended Plan for Jamaica Bay
Appendix B Economic Benefits
Appendix C Cost Engineering Appendix
Appendix D Environmental Compliance
Appendix D1 USFWS Planning Aid Letter
Appendix D2-A Endangered Species Act Compliance Biological Assessment
Appendix D2-B Endangered Species Act Compliance NMFS NLAA Determination Concurrence
Appendix D3  Essential Fish Habitat Assessment for Federally-Managed Fisheries Species
Appendix D4 Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines Evaluation
Appendix D5 Coastal Zone Management Program Federal Consistency Determination
Appendix D6 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Appendix D7 Draft General Conformity Determination Notice
Appendix D8 Monitoring Plan Cover
Appendix E Real Estate Plan
Appendix F Public Access Plan
Appendix G Public Engagement
Appendix H Support from Non-Federal Sponsor, Partners, and Cooperating Agencies

April 2015 Update- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, hosted a series of public information sessions to share information regarding the ongoing East Rockaway to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study and gather feedback from the public. The posters and formal presentations from those sessions can be downloaded in PDF form below.

Entire Poster Set - Posters 1-13 (~9MB)
East Rockaway Reformulation Study Formal Presentation 22 April 15 (~3MB)

 For more information please read the Atlantic Coast of New York City, East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet & Jamaica Bay, NY Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.