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Army Corps Of Engineers -discussion of Wetland Island Project Opportunities in Jamaica Bay going Forward and the Challenges of obtaining sand for these types of proejcts

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Weppler jamaica bay task force 29 oct15_sand

  1. 1. US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG® October 29, 2015 USACE - New York District Peter Weppler Chief, Environmental Analysis Branch Planning Division Jamaica Bay Activities Update
  2. 2. US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG®
  3. 3. BUILDING STRONG® Hudson-Raritan Estuary (HRE) Restoration Feasibility Study Marsh Island Recommendations • Currently Preparing Conceptual Designs o Designs can be utilized for Operations & Maintenance Alternative Placement sites (100% Non-Fed for incremental cost increase) • Recommendation will be based on Cost and Constructability • Draft Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment – Summer 2016 • New Construction Authorization pending approval of Final Report - Winter 2017 • 65% Fed / 35 % Non-Fed Cost-Share
  4. 4. BUILDING STRONG®  NY/NJ Harbor Deepening Project ► Anchorage Channel • Tested material (survey estimate being reviewed internally now) • Approximately 85% sand with rest fine grained material. ► Maintenance Dredging of Ambrose and Anchorage Reaches – have not been scheduled as of today 4 Upcoming Beneficial Reuse Opportunities within Jamaica Bay
  5. 5. BUILDING STRONG®  East Rockaway Inlet – Material has been traditionally used for shore protection in Rockaway  Rockaway Inlet (Jamaica Bay entrance channel) ► Not scheduled to be dredged in FY16. Ops will initiate E&D in case there is a need/appropriation/request by others (with non-federal $$) to dredge and place.  Regional Dredging Team will be scheduling a meeting to discuss upcoming opportunities throughout Harbor 5 Upcoming Beneficial Reuse Opportunities within Jamaica Bay
  6. 6. BUILDING STRONG® 6 SEC. 2037, WRDA’07 – “Regional Sediment Management”  Amends Sec 204 WRDA ’92, and other… ► $ for Corps participation in State RSM planning ► $ for Corps development of regional plans ► Annual limits:  $30M annual appropriations limit; up from $15M  $5M cap for federal share of project
  7. 7. BUILDING STRONG® 7 SEC. 2037, WRDA 2007 – Implementation Guidance  Guidance Memo, 8 Apr ‘08 ► RSM is presented as planning for Beneficial Use ► Acknowledges that RSM is broader; and that this “broader system approach” is addressed in guidance under development (RSM ER/EC) • BU - just one aspect of RSM in the CW program; • RSM involves a system-based approach to managing sediment resources  through regional strategies that address integrated sediment needs and opportunities;  Leverage other authorities and funding to accomplish comprehensive, integrated regional sediment management goals
  8. 8. BUILDING STRONG® 8 Corps Participation in RSM Planning  Section 204(e) Authority, as per Section 2037 of WRDA 2007, which authorizes up to $5,000,000 per fiscal year for USACE to cooperate with the State in the preparation of a comprehensive State or regional sediment management plans and to encourage the State participation in the implementation of the plan – State led  Cooperate with Federal, state, regional and local agencies to develop RSM plans at Federal expense, for sediment obtained through construction, operation, or maintenance of authorized Federal water resources projects ► Work w/state or other on the scope of the work and the proposed Federal involvement; based on this, request Sec 204 funds.
  9. 9. BUILDING STRONG® http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Home.aspxhttp://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Home.aspx For More InformationFor More Information Peter WepplerPeter Weppler Chief – Environmental Analysis BranchChief – Environmental Analysis Branch 917-790-8634917-790-8634 Peter.m.weppler@usace.army.milPeter.m.weppler@usace.army.mil Lisa Baron (HRE, Jamaica Bay)Lisa Baron (HRE, Jamaica Bay) 917-790-8306917-790-8306 Lisa.a.Baron@usace.army.milLisa.a.Baron@usace.army.mil Dan Falt (Rockaway Reformulation)Dan Falt (Rockaway Reformulation) 917-790-8614917-790-8614 Daniel.t.Falt@usace.army.milDaniel.t.Falt@usace.army.mil
  10. 10. BUILDING STRONG® http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Home.aspxhttp://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Home.aspx For More InformationFor More Information Peter WepplerPeter Weppler Chief – Environmental Analysis BranchChief – Environmental Analysis Branch 917-790-8634917-790-8634 Peter.m.weppler@usace.army.milPeter.m.weppler@usace.army.mil Lisa Baron (HRE, Jamaica Bay)Lisa Baron (HRE, Jamaica Bay) 917-790-8306917-790-8306 Lisa.a.Baron@usace.army.milLisa.a.Baron@usace.army.mil Dan Falt (Rockaway Reformulation)Dan Falt (Rockaway Reformulation) 917-790-8614917-790-8614 Daniel.t.Falt@usace.army.milDaniel.t.Falt@usace.army.mil

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