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December 7, 2022: 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District announced the public release of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the New York - New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries coastal storm risk management feasibility study (NYNJHAT Study). This study is an investigation into strategies to manage coastal storm risk in the tidally-influenced regions of New York & New Jersey Harbor.  The release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement opens a public comment period.

The link to the main website (NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study (HATS) ( has the full reports in the left hand column.

The contact info for both points of contact for public comment are:
Mr. Bryce W. Wisemiller, Project Manager [email protected]
Ms. Cheryl R. Alkemeyer, NEPA Lead [email protected]



December 13, 2022 Update
The New York District announces an extension to the public comment period for the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study Draft Integrated Feasibility and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement that was released in September 2022.
The public comment period closing date has been extended to March 7, 2023. The previous comment period closing date was January 6, 2023.

Description of image: The graphic describes the locations and type of work that will be taken place and the direct and indirect flooding that may occur as a result of the constructed work both upstream and downstream. Shown in the graphic are both the storm surge barriers (see graphics below) and shore-based measures to mitigate the effects of the storm surge barriers. (pg. 21)