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Spring creek

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an update by the NYSDEC on the plan for Spring Creek under federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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Spring creek

  1. 1. 1 Spring Creek South HMGP Project Update Presentation to Jamaica Bay Task Force April 17, 2018
  2. 2. 2 Location: NPS Gateway Jamaica Bay Unit – Spring Creek
  3. 3. 3 Recent Activity Phase I: Engineering & Design o Selected proposed alternative o Completed detailed designs o Updated H&H and Geotech studies o Calculated cost report o Drafted EA  SHPO and §106 consultations  Coordinating agency consultations
  4. 4. 4 Recent activity: Proposed alternative
  5. 5. 5 Recent activity: Proposed alternative
  6. 6. 6 Recent activity: Proposed alternative
  7. 7. 7 Recent activity: Proposed alternative
  8. 8. 8 NPS CERCLA Process o Site History o NPS Response Action under CERCLA o Limited radiological survey o Coordination with technical experts o Alignment with HMGP project o Spring Creek is open o Ongoing community engagement
  9. 9. 9 Challenges & Responses Fiscal Realities o Budget escalation: $65MM to $89MM-$118MM o Size of site: 237 acres o Excavation & disposal: $1MM to $20MM to $134MM  Berm up to 19′ NAVD88  Demarcation layer o Phragmites root mat removal: $20MM  Compost; pelletize; multi-year herbicide
  10. 10. 10 Challenges & Responses Fiscal Realities (cont.) o Purchase of 688,000 cy clean material: $50MM  Potential clean sand options  JFK site(s); NYC Clean Soil Bank; USACE dredging FY20  Community coordination
  11. 11. 11 Challenges & Responses − Stockpile o Trucks enter /exit near 165th & CBB (92nd St.) o Travel on NPS access roads o No radiation in selected area o Geotextile layer o Erosion controls in place o CLF for security o 6-week project
  12. 12. 12 Challenges & Responses Timeline o FEMA approves EA prior to public release o Public comment period rescheduled to summer 2018 o FONSI expected fall 2018 o 6-month extension request  Tentative Phase 1 due date: Dec. 31, 2018
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  14. 14. 14 Contacts Lisa Baron Project Manager, USACE Lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil 917-790-8306 Joanna Field Project POC, DEC Region 2 joanna.field@dec.ny.gov 718-482-4057 Connect with us: www.dec.ny.gov/about/104426.html Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYSDEC Twitter: twitter.com/NYSDEC Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/nysdec

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