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South Shore of Staten Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

The South Shore of Staten Island N.Y., Coastal Storm Risk Management project area is located along the south shore of Staten Island in New York City from Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach.  The project is underway in close partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and City of New York.

For more information about this study, please visit the  fact sheet.

The Final Feasibility Report, Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Record of Decision were formally approved by a Director's Report on Oct 27, 2016, and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) approval on December 8, 2016.  The design phase for preparation of plans and specifications for project construction was initiated in early 2017.  Major first steps during the design phase during 2017 include data gathering for overall contract designs, including new surveys, mapping, geotechnical borings, hazardous material assessments, and cultural resource investigations.

Click below to view the approved Final Report:


Errata Sheet for Final Report and EIS Dec 16

Final Feasibility Main Report Dec 16

Final Environmental Impact Statement Dec 16

Final Directors Report Oct 2016

Final Record of Decision Dec 2016

Appendix I Final Engineering and Design

Appendix II Final Interior Drainage

Appendix III Final Geotechnical

Appendix IV Final Costs

Appendix V Final Benefits

Appendix VIa Final EIS Appendices A through C

Appendix VIb Final EIS Appendices D through J

Appendix VII Final Real Estate Plan

Appendix VIIa Final REP Exhibit A base Map

Appendix VIIb Final REP Exhibit A Interior Drainage

Appendix VIIc Final REP Exhibit A Line of Protection

Final Recommended Plan - Plan Sheets


*** September 2016  - Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations 40 CFR 1506.10 (b) (2), the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register for the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) initiated a 30-day waiting period for the Federal decision to finalize a Record of Decision (ROD).

 *** September 2015  - All comments received during the public comment period closed on September 9, 2015 and are being reviewed and assessed.  The next step will be the completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final South Shore of Staten Island Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Report (currently scheduled for 2016).

 *** August 2015  - A public Information session, formal presentation, and poster board session was held in August 2015 on Staten Island.