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East Side Coastal Resiliency

Project Information
Sector: Water Resources
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
Paused
Justifications(s) for Paused Status:
Awaiting State, Local, or Tribal Government Action - A state, local or tribal government action or decision is necessary for a Federal agency to proceed.
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 ParkĀ 

Additional Information

Permitting Timeline

Actionsort descending Agency Target Completion Status
Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 01/25/2016
Completed application received
Complete 01/25/2016
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 04/14/2016
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under NEPA) Complete 04/14/2016
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Consultation Initiation Date
Final Biological Opinion Issued
09/03/2015 Project Paused
Endangered Species Act Consultation - NOAA-NMFS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 01/26/2016
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 02/17/2016
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Complete 03/18/2016
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under NEPA) Complete 03/18/2016
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
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
Planned
Target: 07/27/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Planned
Target: 12/14/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
Planned
Target: 02/15/2019
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
New York 02/15/2019 Project Paused
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
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
New York (Cooperating under NEPA) 03/29/2019 Project Paused
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
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
New York (Cooperating under NEPA) 02/08/2019 Project Paused
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
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
12/10/2018 Project Paused
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