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  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has filed a memorandum of law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York describing the exhaustive administrative record, economic need, and environmental safeguards that clearly support the lawful selection of the Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site for dredged materials. The memorandum, filed on behalf of the […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, has announced that the Senate passed the 5-year reauthorization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Long Island Sound Program. The program, which Rep. Zeldin secured at $65 million per year, will now head to the President’s desk to become law following Senate passage of […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Permit applicant Mark Lender is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with placing stones to reconstruct a groin in Long Island Sound, Clinton, Conn. The proposed work involves the placement of 80 cubic yards of stone into a 360-square-foot […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Joe Courtney and Senator Jack Reed yesterday sent a letter signed by the entire Congressional delegations from Connecticut and Rhode Island to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to express their continued support for the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site (ELDS). While the ELDS is already open since the final designation for the […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lee Zeldin today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, joined by local elected officials and environmental advocates, hosted a press conference yesterday, calling for full support of the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program to ensure both are fully supported and funded in the upcoming appropriations process. “One of our natural treasures, the Long Island Sound, is […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin has been appointed co-chair of the Congressional Long Island Sound Caucus in the House of Representatives, which he served on during the 114th Congress. The First Congressional District of New York contains over 55 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, and in the 114th Congress Congressman Zeldin was the lead Republican sponsor […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published its final rule establishing the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredging Disposal Site (ELDS) in the Federal Register. With the publication of this rule, EPA is designating ELDS, located offshore from New London, Connecticut, for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation channels in eastern Long Island Sound […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. EPA has issued a final rule to designate the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site to receive dredged sediment from ports and harbors in Connecticut and New York that has passed stringent testing requirements and for which practicable alternatives are not available. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) is […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    New York State has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to designate one or more dredged material disposal sites in the Eastern Long Island Sound. Following an examination of the plan by the state’s Department of State, New York has found that the EPA’s plan is inconsistent with New York State coastal […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced that the New York State will take legal action against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the designation of new permanent sites off the coast of eastern Long Island. In a letter signed by more than 30 federal, state and local elected officials, the Governor provided […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Final Rule establishing new restrictions on the use of the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites. The Final Rule amends the 2005 site designation rule with new restrictions on the use of the two sites to help meet the goal of reducing […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    EPA is extending the public comment period on the proposal to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Connecticut, and would be available for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Steve Israel and Nita Lowey have announced that $10 million in funding for Long Island Sound was included in the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The nearly $6.1 million increase in funding for Fiscal Year 2017 will be used for projects to improve water quality, habitat restoration […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy,Congressman Joe Courtney and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed dredged material disposal site designation rule for eastern Long Island Sound.   In the proposed rule, the EPA recommended an environmentally suitable location to dispose of a portion of dredged material […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy urged Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies yesterday to fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound program for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senators are requesting $10 million in federal funding for FY17 to facilitate habitat restoration projects, […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing it one step closer to full Senate passage. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor and the […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Commissioner Robert Klee of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, few days ago offered the following comment on release of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound. “Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) supports the recommendations for the […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Joe Courtney yesterday made the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed a final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound. “I am pleased that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was able to build on cost-effective and environmentally sound options […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a Final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound.  The DMMP was requested by the Governors of Connecticut and New York, in their letter of February 8, 2005 to the Chief of Engineers. The need for a DMMP […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released for public review and comment the Long Island Sound Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The public comment period will run through Oct. 16, 2015. Public Hearings were held in New York and Connecticut and two additional Public Hearings are […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel are calling for an extension of the public comment period for the recently released U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Draft Dredge Material Management Plan (DMMP) and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS). The extension of the comment period will allow stakeholders the time necessary to fully review the extensive report […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Ken LaValle has called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to stop what he described as an “ill-conceived” plan to dump dredge spoils in Long Island Sound. “Throughout my tenure as State Senator, I have worked to put in place policies and programs to protect this vitally important resource,” said Senator LaValle. “This […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) yesterday showed support to the recommendations for the management of dredged materials that have been proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) released by the Army Corps identifies a range of environmentally sound alternatives for the […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Joe Courtney has just released the following statement on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Draft Dredged Material Management Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Long Island Sound. “A sustained effort to maintain federal waterways and access to Connecticut’s many ports and harbors is critical to our regional economy and the free […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release today, August 17th 2015, for public review and comment the Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound. The DMMP and PEIS will be available for review on the Corps website. Also, the Corps is extending the public […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Connecticut congressional delegation yesterday applauded fourteen grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund supporting preservation and restoration of the Long Island Sound in communities across the state. NFWF’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund supports projects in local communities that aim to protect and restore the Long Island Sound. It […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups and businesses, yesterday released a new updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound over the next two decades. The Long Island Sound and its watershed is a […]