Fort Jay FUDS Project

Public Meeting and Public Comment Period

Proposed Plan

MRS-03, Piers and Underwater Area

Fort Jay Formerly Used Defense Site

Governors Island, New York, New York


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed a Remedial Investigation (RI) and a Proposed Plan (PP) for the Fort Jay Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) Munitions Response Site (MRS)-03, Piers and Underwater Area at Governors Island in New York, NY. The public is invited to provide feedback on the PP for the Fort Jay FUDS site MRS-03 and USACE is conducting a public meeting where the public can learn more information.

Historic Fort Jay and surrounding Governors Island is located in the New York Harbor, New York. From 1794 until the early 20th century, there were defensive gun batteries on the island. The presence of these gun batteries raised the potential for military munitions to be in the nearshore waters. MRS-03, Piers and Underwater Area, is 14 acres in size and located in underwater areas adjacent to Governors Island. No munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) have been discovered at MRS-03. The PP summaries the RI and proposes a preferred approach of No Action.

Public Comment on Proposed Plan Documents

The goal of gathering information through presentation of the PP and the public comment period is to better understand the community’s awareness of the cleanup activity proposed in the PP based upon years of investigation and study, and to determine if the public agrees with the PP recommended action presented by the USACE. Public comments will be used in development of a Public Responsiveness Summary that will guide USACE’s future cleanup actions onsite and in coordination with the community.  The Proposed Plan is available for review below. A public comment period will be held December 9, 2021 to January 13, 2022. Written comments on the Proposed Plan should be postmarked by January 13, 2022 and mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Christopher Gallo, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837 or by email to

Proposed Plan Fort Jay Formerly Used Defense Site MRS-03, Piers and Underwater Area, Governors Island, New York, New York

The Project Information Repository is located here

Final Remedial Investigation Report, Fort Jay Formerly Used Defense Site, Governors Island, New York

Public Meeting Presentation