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Posted on: March 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] NY & NJ HARBOR & TRIBUTARIES STUDY (NYNJ HATS) COASTAL STORM RISK MANAGEMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY

PUBLIC MEETINGS 3/21/22: NEW YORK NEW JERESY HARBOR AND TRIBUTARIES STUDY (NYNJ HATS)
COASTAL STORM RISK MANAGEMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY

With the recent extension of the public comment review period from March 7, 2023 to March 31, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District has announced two additional informational virtual public meetings for the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. 

WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?

Do you experience flooding and live within the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributary Study area?

The Study Area includes parts of 25 counties in New Jersey and New York, including Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey; and Rensselaer, Albany, Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Orange, Westchester, Rockland, Bronx, New York, Queens, Kings, Richmond, and Nassau Counties in New York. 

The need for the NYNJHAT Study derives from the significant and widespread damage to communities, infrastructure, and the economy caused by coastal storms.  Hurricane Sandy (2012) flooded or otherwise impacted homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, and caused blackouts, school and businesses closures, gas shortages, and deaths.  

 

As part of this process, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District released the NYNJHAT Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (FR) and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public comment.  This report identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) which outlines solutions that help affected communities adapt to future coastal storms, including, but not limited to levees, storm surge barrier gates, berms and non-structural components. 

The project is being led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in sponsorship with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Projection, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and in partnership with New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice and New York Department of State.

 

Study Website: https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Projects-in-New-York/New-York-New-Jersey-Harbor-Tributaries-Focus-Area-Feasibility-Study/

 

WHEN WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?

On March  21st and 22nd the USACE will be presenting details on the report and soliciting public feedback on the proposed plan. 

Come join us, ask questions and provide your input.

 

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

TIME: 1-3PM

JOIN VIRTUALLY: https://usace1.webex.com/meet/bryce.w.wisemiller

JOIN BY PHONE: +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free | +1-669-234-1177 US Toll | Access code: 1995 71 9950

 

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

TIME: 6-8PM

JOIN VIRTUALLY: https://usace1.webex.com/meet/bryce.w.wisemiller

JOIN BY PHONE: +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free | +1-669-234-1177 US Toll | Access code: 1995 71 9950

 

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