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East Side Coastal Resiliency

Project Information
Sector: Water Resources
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
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

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Complete 11/17/2015
Scoping
Complete 02/05/2016
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
Planned
Target: 08/11/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Planned
Target: 03/08/2019
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: 04/26/2019
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
New York 04/26/2019 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Complete 03/16/2016
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Planned
Target: 02/09/2018
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Planned
Target: 02/09/2018
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
States (Participating) 02/08/2019 Planned
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Consultation Initiation Date
Final Biological Opinion Issued
09/03/2015 Planned
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
Floodplain or wetland assessment
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Optional Milestones:
Early Notice of an Activity within a Floodplain
Complete 02/05/2016
New York (Cooperating under NEPA) In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
New York (Cooperating under NEPA) 02/08/2019 Planned
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
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