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  • 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 […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tim Bishop, Senator Kenneth LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst applauded the decision of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study of the feasibility of elevating Dune Road. The environmental, economic and engineering assessment will be completed as part of the storm damage reduction component of […]

  • 3 October 2012

    Congressman Tim Bishop announced yesterday that work to dredge Shinnecock Inlet will begin in November, with 128,000 cubic yards of sand from the dredged inlet to be placed on the badly eroded section of beach known as West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI). In June, Bishop announced that he had secured $5.1 million in federal funding […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tim Bishop visited the site of the Shinnecock Inlet dredge last week; he was joined by New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, and officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other local officials. The dredge, part of an Army Corps project known as WOSI (West of Shinnecock […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Connie Kepert met with Senator Ken LaValle on January 29 at the historic Swezey Avey House in Yaphank to thank him for securing a $1.1 million New York State grant for additional work at Lower and Upper Yaphank Lakes. In 2013, the Town completed dredging of Upper Yaphank Lake in an […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to approve funding for dredging of the South Ferry Channel between North Haven and Shelter Island at the June 17 general meeting of the Legislature in Riverhead. The resolution amends the 2014 capital budget and appropriates the funding for this project. This resolution will authorize the issuance of $2,048,500 […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin has secured $1.9 million for the dredging of Lake Montauk Harbor in the Fiscal Year 2018 Army Corps of Engineers Work plan. “Lake Montauk is a critical waterway for our local fishing and recreational boating industries and the Long Islanders whose livelihoods rely on our coastal economy. Ensuring the proper maintenance of this […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2013

    Congressman Tim Bishop and state and local officials representing East Hampton Town announced that federal funding to begin the process of rebuilding heavily-eroded beaches of the South Fork, including Montauk, has been approved by the federal Office of Management and Budget as part of the implementation of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Fire […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy sent a letter last Friday to senior officials within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to reallocate any possible funds toward the dredging of an important segment of the Red River, which has experienced historic flooding in the last 12 months. “Not only has the historic […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), yesterday testified at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on issues surrounding the implementation of the RESTORE Act. Vitter highlighted his requests to have the Department […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, and the City of Buffalo have signed an amended Project Partnership Agreement for the LaSalle Park Shoreline Protection, allowing the project to move forward fully-funded by the federal government. After the project received $3.7 million from the 2018 Continuing Authority Supplemental Appropriations an amended PPA was necessary […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, M.D. have applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan that included increased funding for additional Louisiana projects and priorities.  “Louisiana’s ports and waterways are at the core of our state’s economic prosperity, which is why ensuring their safety and efficiency is so vitally […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) confirmed that it was fully funding the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project through completion of the study phase: “Since coming to Congress, I have been working to move the West Shore Levee Project forward,” said Rep. Cedric Richmond. “Hurricane […]

  • 19 November 2012

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Tom Harkin joined their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling on them to take immediate action to prevent the scheduled reduction in water releases from the Missouri River. The lawmakers also asked the Corps to remove impediments to navigation by demolishing rock […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa) joined a bipartisan group of 15 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Barack Obama calling for “action by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent an economic calamity in the center of our nation.” Specifically, the lawmakers are urging the president to […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legislation that would create a partnership between marina owners, private lenders and the state to assist in emergency dredging was introduced in the Michigan Senate on Thursday, said sponsor Sen. Jack Brandenburg. Senate Bill 252 would create a loan program that would enable marinas to pay a low interest rate on loans for emergency dredging […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, urged Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to increase federal investment in Louisiana’s waterways during a roundtable discussion with port directors and navigation officials from across the state. During the visit, Sen. Landrieu […]

  • 8 September 2011

    According to a press release issued by the Office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., the Senator secured more than $1.26 … More info: bayoubuzz [mappress] Source: bayoubuzz, September 8, 2011;

  • 15 August 2012

    US Senator Debbie Stabenow is calling on Congress to use money in the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for dredging the nation’s harbors. This week, she and several other senators sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget asking that the Army Corps of Engineers come through in this issue. A similar call […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District awarded a $6.11 million contract to Cold Spring Construction Company, from Akron, NY, on June 25 to repair over 1,300 feet of seawall, which has deteriorated over time due to Lake Erie ice and wave action, at the northern section of LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY.  “This project is critical to protect […]

  • 23 April 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., applauded House passage of the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, as an amendment to the House transportation bill. This legislation was introduced by Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La., and states that funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) should be utilized for the intended purpose of […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after drafted legislation in the U.S. Senate proposed by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) authorizes an increase in the amount of available financing for harbor dredging work. This drafted legislation mirrors language introduced by Congressman Boustany in the U.S. […]

  • 26 March 2012

    U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined a group of Senators in urging key appropriators to include funding for dredging small and low-use ports in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. Small and low-use ports are ports that don’t have enough tonnage to meet the Army Corps of Engineers’ threshold to qualify for annual dredging support […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter to Colonel Richard Hansen, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, regarding the Corps’ recent decision to expropriate private land in order to fulfill their mitigation requirements under the West Bank and Vicinity […]

  • 2 December 2012

    Congressman Tim Bishop, NYS Senator Ken Lavalle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that work to replenish the badly-eroded beaches West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) and Tiana Beach began on Friday using sand dredged from Shinnecock Inlet. The work includes a previously-approved project to restore the beach at WOSI to its pre-Hurricane Irene condition by adding […]