Saturday, November 10, 2007

Long Island Sound Dredging

BOSTON, Nov. 9--Six public meetings have been scheduled during the week of Nov. 26 to allow public input on the "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" related to the development of a Dredged Material Management Plan for the navigation facilities of Long Island Sound harbors. Three meetings each will be held in communities in New York and Connecticut.

The purpose of developing the Programmatic EIS is to evaluate the overall impacts of alternatives identified in the development of a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) for dredged material that would be generated in the maintenance or the improvement of navigation facilities in Long Island Sound with respect to the environment of the Sound and its tributaries.

The DMMP will be developed by the Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with representatives from U.S. EPA (Regions 1 and 2), N.Y. Dept. of State, N.Y. Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Conn. Dept. of Transportation, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Long Island hearings are:

Tuesday, November 27 Afternoon 1 - 4 pm Location: Diplomatic Ballroom Address: Danfords on the Sound Meeting and Conference Center 25 East Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Telephone: 631-928-5200 Directions:

Tuesday, November 27 Evening 7 - 10 pm Location: Long Island Room Address: Holiday Inn in Westbury- Long Island 369 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY 11514 Telephone: 516-997-5000

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