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  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has released a study by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation showing General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. New York State is demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not issue a Certificate of Completion to […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Basil Seggos, said that officials from local, state and federal agencies gathered yesterday to mark the 30th anniversaries of DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program. The anniversaries were recognized at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Conference in New York […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman, Lee Zeldin, has announced the approval of his request for an extended dredging period for Wickham Creek. “Pummeled by a series of unprecedented nor’easters, Wickham Creek suffered from increased shoaling and dangerous navigational conditions. However, dredging is prohibited between January 1st and September 31st,” according to the official announcement. With summer approaching, […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Sea Grant and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday announced that $200,000 is available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects through the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program, which is administered by New York Sea Grant in partnership with DEC. “These grants support eco-based recreation and tourism projects […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The third public workshop for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project to design and implement a flood protection project for Lower Manhattan takes place on Tuesday, December 19, 1017, at Shuang Wen School, NY. This workshop will focus on the Two Bridges neighborhood from Montgomery Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the availability of $26.5 million in state funding to preserve and enhance rail and port services in major trade and passenger travel corridors across New York. “This funding will improve rail safety and port infrastructure while also alleviating congestion on our roads and boosting economic activity and growth,” Governor Cuomo […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1.1 million in federal funding for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The DEC will use these vital resources to support projects along the Great Lakes in New York. “It is imperative that we […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The backhoe excavator dredger New York is working in tandem with the drill barge Apache to remove rock fragments from locations where blasting has just taken place near Chester, PA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are conducting rock blasting operations on the Delaware River. Work […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking two distinct steps on the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup in New York state. These steps include: The issuance of the five-year review, which includes EPA’s decision to defer a determination of the protectiveness of the remedy in the Upper Hudson River until more years of Hudson […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Nassau County will host two scoping meetings for the Nassau County Back Bays, NY Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The meetings are being held pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), USACE […]

  • 27 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos last week announced a landmark agreement (PDF) between DEC and Arconic, Inc. Under the agreement, Arconic will provide more than $2.25 million to protect and restore critical habitat at the Grasse River Federal Superfund site in Massena, NY. Arconic is required by the U.S. […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal law when it issued a “Certificate of Completion” to General Electric Company for Hudson River PCB Cleanup. As reported, the EPA issued the certificate to GE on April 11, 2019, finding that the […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has wrapped up construction repairs to the Oswego Harbor West Arrowhead Breakwater, located at the Port of Oswego, Oswego, New York.  Repairs were completed to 475 feet of the 2,700 foot Oswego Harbor West Arrowhead Breakwater using armor, underlayer, and bedding stone, through fiscal year 2017 work […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $27.9 million in state funding is available to preserve and enhance rail and port services in major trade and passenger travel corridors across New York State. This funding was included in the new $21.1 billion five-year State Transportation Plan under the Governor’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program. The program […]

  • 22 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the awarding of $2.9 million in Lake Ontario Flood Relief funds to local governments in Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Cayuga, and Jefferson counties dedicated to restoration resiliency and recovery efforts following last year’s flooding. “The Lake Ontario shoreline experienced historic and damaging flooding last year, and we continue to stand […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Progress continues with the cleanup of Onondaga Lake, its tributaries, and surrounding sites in Onondaga County, New York, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation. With the lake bottom dredging and capping activities completed, the project is transitioning into the long-term monitoring phase. Long-term monitoring by Honeywell, with DEC and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Deputy Commanding General, Major General Rick Stevens, spent two days with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division this week. Major General Rick Stevens yesterday participated in a pre-construction inspection of areas on Staten Island where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, will shortly […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An emergency dredging operation in the Moriches Inlet is just one step away from becoming a reality, according to the yesterday’s announcement made by Congressman Lee Zeldin. The Congressman announced that the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps New York District, Colonel Thomas Asbery, has received the needed Emergency Declaration from the Army Corps North Atlantic Division […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-five Non-governmental organizations and academic partners, eight Federal, six State, and nine New York City agencies joined earlier this month Col. David Caldwell of the U.S. Army Corps’ New York District commander and his staff aboard the Army Corps vessel DCV Hayward for a harbor inspection. The Corps provided a unique forum for agency heads and […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the issuance of an administrative order requiring the start of the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York. The order, which covers both the cleanup of the upper canal – denominated as Remediation Target Area (RTA) 1 – and the 1st Street turning […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made continuous progress in improving its capabilities before, during, and after disasters. Recovery was at the heart of disaster response following Sandy and it is often where the Corps is tasked to contribute its resources and expertise. Over the last five years since the Hurricane Sandy, New York […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    GE has responded to New York State’s call for more dredging in order to remove sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the Hudson River. “GE successfully completed the massive dredging project in 2015, having invested $1.7 billion, having removed all of the PCBs that EPA targeted for removal, and having met all of its commitments […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday announced the deployment of materials to create a new marine habitat at Fire Island Reef, as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to develop a stronger marine ecosystem off New York’s shores. Fire Island Reef is a 744-acre site located in the Atlantic […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday announced more than $200,000 in Mohawk River watershed grants for six projects. According to the DEC, the grants, funded by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, will help to improve water quality, promote resiliency, and create recreational opportunities for watershed communities, all goals outlined in the […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), recently completed the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Basin Flood Risk Management Study. Following the study phase, it now will be submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Office of Management and Budget, and […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    H&L Contracting, LLC of Bay Shore, NY, has won a contract for the maintenance dredging of Lake Montauk Harbor, New York. According to the FedBizOpps, the $776,553 contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The project calls for the maintenance dredging of the Montauk Harbor channel and deposition basin. The sand to be removed during the works […]