In response to the overwhelming number of concerns expressed by the Quogue community regarding a proposed dredging project for the Village, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct a public hearing on August 10 at 6pm, in the Quogue Village Hall court room.
A state-appointed judge will preside over the meeting, which presents an opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns in person. Public input will be critical in determining whether the application for the proposed $15 million project will be approved.
To read a summary of the concerns expressed, please click here. To read the public notice, click here.
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CCQ has obtained notice that a public comment period has been opened by the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the permit application for a dredging project in Quogue.
The Corps is soliciting public comments to consider and evaluate the impacts of the project and has stated that any person may request, in writing, that a public hearing be held to collect information necessary to consider the application.
The comment period expires on August 5th.
If you would like to submit a comment, please do so in writing and address to Naomi Handell, at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5th. Mailed letters may be sent to:
US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
New York, NY 10278
Please reference Public Notice Number NAN-2012-00011-EHA.
To read the public notice in its entirety, please click here.
For an in-depth and multi-faceted perspective on the proposed Quogue project (authored by Dr. Robert S. Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines), please click here.
On February 25th, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to First Coastal Corporation of Westhampton Beach, regarding its permit application for a beach nourishment project in Quogue. Initiated by the Save the Dunes and Beaches Foundation and on behalf of the Village of Quogue, the project would pump and dump 1.1 million cubic yards of sand along the entire ocean frontage of Quogue, at an approximate initial cost of $14 million. The cost is proposed to be borne by the taxpayers of Quogue through increases in property taxes.
In its letter, the DEC requested that First Coastal, acting as the Village’s agent, address a list of project-specific concerns that the DEC received from a large number of concerned residents across the region—many of us included. First Coastal’s responses to these comments will be critical in determining whether a public hearing will be required for the application to progress, and what topics will be discussed at such a hearing.
CCQ would like to share a copy of the DEC’s letter and summary of the public’s concerns, so that our supporters can remain informed and focused on the latest developments on this important issue.
Please click here to read the letter.