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East Side Coastal Resiliency

Project Information
Sector: Water Resources
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
Paused
Total Estimated Project Cost: 
$750,000,000
Description: 

The overall proposal addresed protection for 10 miles around lower Manhattan. HUD funds would support the first phase, which includes creation of a 1.4 mile flood protection system at East River Park to protect the Lower East Side from storm surge and sea level rise. Within the proposed project area, the City of New York would install a flood protection system that is within City parkland and streets. The system may include a combination of berms, a reliable coastal flood protection system for the area, a goal of the project is to improve open spaces and enhance access to the waterfront, including at East River Park and Stuvesant Cove Park 

Additional Information

Permitting Timeline

State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
12/10/2018
Project Paused
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Target: 12/10/2018
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Endangered Species Act Consultation (DOI-FWS)
Fish and Wildlife Service (Participating)
Project Paused
Milestones:
Request for ESA Consultation Received
Consultation Package Deemed Complete – Formal
Conclusion of ESA Consultation
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
New York (Cooperating under NEPA)
03/29/2019
Project Paused
Milestones:
Initial application received
Planned
Target: 09/06/2018
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Target: 03/29/2019
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
New York (Cooperating under NEPA)
02/08/2019
Project Paused
Milestones:
Initial application received
Target: 07/23/2018
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Target: 02/08/2019
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Endangered Species Act Consultation (NOAA-NMFS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under NEPA)
Complete
Milestones:
Request for ESA Consultation Received
Complete 01/26/2016
Conclusion of ESA Consultation
Complete 03/18/2016
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Section 305 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Consultation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under FAST-41)
Complete
Milestones:
NOAA Initially Contacted Regarding EFH Consultation
Complete 01/25/2016
NOAA Receives the Complete EFH Assessment to Initiate EFH Consultation
Complete 01/25/2016
NOAA Issues a Response to the EFH Consultation Request
Complete 04/14/2016
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
New York
02/15/2019
Project Paused
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
Complete 11/17/2015
Scoping 
Complete 10/30/2015
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review
Current Target Date: 07/27/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review 
Current Target Date: 12/14/2018
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision 
Current Target Date: 02/15/2019
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