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  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Port of Long Beach has extended the comment period for a study to identify and evaluate improvements to existing navigation channels, enhancing safety, reliability and efficiency for visiting vessels. Public comments on the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Study will now be accepted through Tuesday, December 20. The Deep Draft Navigation Study would […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor, located approximately 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in San Pedro Bay, is protected by three breakwaters: San Pedro Breakwater, Middle Breakwater, and Long Beach Breakwater. Two high-use ports are located within the harbor: the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. On or about August 26, four […]

  • 3 May 2010

    Nii Odametey, the Chief Fisherman of the Tema Canoe Beach, has called for the dredging of the canoe basin that serves as landing base for… [mappress] Source: businessghana, May 3, 2010;

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Long Island Sound Caucus, recently called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to phase out Eastern Long Island Sound open water dredged waste dump sites. Zeldin sent a letter to the Administrator of the EPA opposing their proposed rule, “Ocean Disposal; Designation of a Dredged […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun maintenance dredging of the navigational channel in the outer harbor of Green Bay, north of Long Tail Point. Work started on Monday, October 3, 2016 and will continue for the next six to seven weeks. It is anticipated that all work will be completed by Thanksgiving. “It is the […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Col. Aaron Barta, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, along with representatives from the Corps LA District’s project delivery team and the Port of Long Beach officials, held a public meetings November 13 at the Port of Long Beach Administration building in Long Beach, California. Representatives from both the Corps […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Southold Town has joined the New York State’s lawsuit to block the dumping of dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound. Last month, New York State sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a plan to allow dumping up to 53 million cubic yards of dredge material in eastern LI Sound. “In the mid-1970s, famous […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    EPA is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites. These amendments are available for public review and comment through March 25, 2016. EPA will also hold two public hearings on the proposed amendments in early March. The amendments to the rule are intended to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Representatives Lee Zeldin, Tom Suozzi and Rosa DeLauro have announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which is set to pass Congress, includes $8 million in federal funding for the Long Island Sound program. The federal investment is over $4 million more than […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages. Great Lakes mobilized two dredges, the Padre Island and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Accolades continue to roll in for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment at Port of Long Beach (POLB). The redevelopment program, which aims to modernize two shipping terminals, won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) California Regional Award for Outstanding Construction Project of the Year for the phase one of wharf construction, designed by Moffatt & Nichol. […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long Beach and the USACE reached an agreement this week to share the cost of a $3 million study to determine whether the breakwater off the coast can be removed or reconfigured to help restore aquatic habitat without disrupting boats and coastal homes. “I can’t thank the Army Corps enough for working with us to start […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin has once again called on the Army Corps to undertake an immediate emergency dredging of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway, Moriches Inlet, and Moriches Bay. Following his previous letter (February 17) to Colonel Thomas D. Asbery, Commander New York District, Congressman Zeldin has sent another one, calling for the emergency dredging of the waterways. “After […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 March 2012

    Long Neck boaters have expressed their concern that excessive shoaling near Massey’s Landing will stop traffic and could damage their vessels. Chuck Williams, program manager for the Division of Watershed Stewardship at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, admits it is a bad situation, stressing that fixing it falls under the responsibility […]

  • 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, […]

  • 17 June 2010

    The consequences of silt along the Long Creek Waterway also threaten the revenues of the city of Hampton, Salt Ponds residents say. [mappress] Source: dailypress, June 17, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A $138 million USACE’s project to construct beaches and dunes on Long Beach Island, which was temporarily suspended over the winter, has resumed, according to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. Three dredges are currently pumping sand in the Borough of Beach Haven and the works will continue throughout the barrier island this […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Long Beach Island Dune Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), which is a legally binding agreement necessary to commence with a water resources project, has officially been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers. The necessary step to advance this project now means that the Long Beach Island […]