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    NJ Beach Replenishment Schedule DEP

    CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION AND UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE

    TO MOVE FORWARD ON BEACH AND DUNE PROJECTS

    NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

    October, 2013


    CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION AND UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE

    TO MOVE FORWARD ON BEACH AND DUNE PROJECTS

    Governor Reinforces Commitment to Securing Easements for Projects That Will
    Protect Lives, Property And Infrastructure

    Reinforcing his commitment to a strong and resilient shore, the Christie
    Administration jointly announced last Thursday with the U.S. Army Corps of
    Engineers the schedule for critical Army Corps beach and dune construction
    projects that will reduce risk to lives, properties and infrastructure by
    rebuilding 44 miles of New Jersey coastline and providing the state with the
    most comprehensive and continuous coastal protection system it has ever had.


    "Superstorm Sandy proved that beaches and dunes built to Army Corps' design
    and construction standards did their job - they protected lives and
    property," said Governor Christie. "These new projects will fill in the
    critical gaps, providing protection to areas that were vulnerable when Sandy
    hit."


    "Governor Christie and I are grateful to the Army Corps for working closely
    with the State to move these projects forward on an accelerated schedule,"
    said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin.
    "It is vital to begin these projects as quickly as possible."


    When the projects announced today are completed, most of New Jersey's
    Atlantic Coast communities will have protections that meet Army Corps'
    standards. These projects complement numerous other Army Corps projects that
    have already been undertaken to restore beaches damaged by Sandy.


    "All of these projects are critical to reducing coastal storm damage risks
    for those who live and work in coastal New Jersey," said Brigadier General
    Kent D. Savre, commanding general and division engineer of the U.S. Army
    Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, which worked closely with the
    Christie Administration in developing the schedule. "The Army Corps is
    committed to continue working closely with the state of New Jersey, as well
    as leveraging all of our organization's capabilities to deliver these
    projects as expeditiously as possible."


    Schedules of project agreements and construction start and completion dates
    depend on multiple preparatory and regulatory steps, including securing
    necessary permits and easements, among other things. Through strong
    collaboration between the State and the Army Corps, DEP is preparing for
    construction on the following schedule:

    . Port Monmouth portion of Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay project area
    - Project agreement: November 2013
    - Projected construction start: March 2014

    . Southern Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City portions of the
    Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project area
    - Project agreement: December 2013
    - Projected construction start: March 2014

    . Longport and Margate portions of Absecon Island within the Brigantine
    Inlet to Cape May Inlet project area
    - Project agreement: January 2014
    - Projected construction start: April 2014

    . Beach Haven, Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom on the Long Beach Island
    portion of the Little Egg Inlet project area
    - Project agreement: January 2014
    - Projected construction start: April 2014

    . Bay Head, Berkeley, Brick, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach,
    Toms River, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park within the Manasquan Inlet to
    Barnegat Inlet project area
    - Project agreement: March 2014
    - Projected construction start: June 2014

    . Allenhurst, Deal, Loch Arbour and the Elberon section of Long Branch
    within the Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Section I project area
    - Project agreement: May 2014
    - Projected construction start: August 2014

    . The Union Beach section of the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay project area

    - Project agreement: October 2014
    - Projected construction start: February 2015

    Projects in these areas were previously designed and congressionally
    authorized but not constructed due to a need to secure funding, a lack of
    easements, or both. Congress has appropriated $1 billion for these and
    additional flood protection projects for New Jersey as part of the
    comprehensive Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. The
    majority of the projects are being fully funded by the federal government.


    The execution dates of the project agreements coincide with the dates that
    the DEP anticipates securing and being able to provide the Army Corps with
    easements on all public and private real estate required for construction
    and ongoing maintenance of the beach and dunes. In order to meet these
    dates, the easements may be received by DEP through voluntary donation or
    through a condemnation process which would begin in advance of these dates.


    Projects that the Army Corps has already undertaken since Sandy include:

    . Monmouth County: Asbury Park, Avon, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Keansburg, Long
    Branch, Manasquan, Monmouth Beach, Neptune, Sea Bright, Sea Girt and Spring
    Lake.

    . Ocean County: Brant Beach, Harvey Cedars and Surf City.

    . Atlantic County: Atlantic City, Brigantine and Ventnor.

    . Cape May County: Avalon, Cape May City, northern Ocean City, Stone Harbor,
    and Cape May Point/Lower Cape May Meadows.

    Nearly 500 easements are still outstanding in this northern Ocean County
    area, or about half of the 1,000 easements needed statewide. Governor
    Christie has taken aggressive action to secure outstanding easements
    required for all of the projects, signing an Executive Order under the
    authority of the state's Disaster Control Act that authorizes the state to
    secure remaining easements, not provided voluntarily, through eminent
    domain.


    "These holdouts should by now realize there is no windfall waiting for
    them," continued Governor Christie. "After Sandy, there can be no
    justifiable argument for anyone to avoid doing what is right. Now is the
    time for all remaining beachfront property owners to step up and do the
    right thing for their neighbors, for their communities, and, for their own
    protection."

    In July, the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that
    awarded a Harvey Cedars couple $375,000 for an easement that was taken by
    eminent domain. Following the Supreme Court ruling, the couple, who had
    argued the dune would block their ocean view, conveyed an easement to the
    borough allowing construction of an elevation 22-foot dune - in return for
    $1.

    Beyond the coastline, the Army Corps is conducting a comprehensive study to
    evaluate flood-prone regions in New Jersey. The Christie Administration last
    month announced a collaboration of six New Jersey colleges and universities
    to develop flood mitigation strategies for areas of the state that were
    heavily impacted by Superstorm Sandy and may be vulnerable to future
    flooding. It is expected that the analyses will help inform the Army Corps
    comprehensive study, among other things.


    For information on the university studies, visit:
    www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2013/13_0091.htm .


    For a map of upcoming Army Corps project areas,
    visit: www.nj.gov/dep/docs/nj-fed-coastal.pdf .


    For Sandy project information from the Army Corps of Engineers, visit the
    New York District's Sandy website at www.nan.usace.army.mil/sandy and the
    Philadelphia District's website at:
    www.nap.usace.army.mil/About/HurricaneSandy.aspx .

    To review this press release from the Governor's Office online, go to
    http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news...20131017b.html .

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    the reason all this is happening is karma for new jersey. all the years of being rude to people in the south while on vacation is coming back to haunt them. years a go i set a voodoo curse on new jersey with a secret potion consisting of 1 lock of black peoples hair,hair gell,surf wax,and pizza sauce,steroids, you know all the native stuff to new jers. then did much night dance around a bench, prayed to Muhammad but the potion on a barbie doll and lit it on fire. i see that it worked.