Newest FIMP Project Milestone Hit as NY Signs PPA
PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that New York State has now signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project, which is now expected to be signed and executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) tomorrow.
“Today’s announcement represents another monumental step toward completing this decades-in-the-making project to improve and secure the long-term health and viability of Long Island’s environment, economy and coastal way of life,” said Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1). “FIMP has been among my top priorities since I came to Congress in 2015, and my team and I worked tirelessly to secure authorization for FIMP during the 116th Congress, through December 2020 appropriations legislation. I am proud of the progress we have made and the way all levels of government are working together to finally get this project over the finish line for Long Islanders.”
The multi-billion dollar FIMP project would provide essential dredging and shoreline projects spanning 83 miles of Long Island coastline. The massive project includes a variety of coastal and wetland restoration projects that will use the natural environment to reduce flooding, erosion and storm damage, while also preserving the natural environment and habitat for wildlife. It also promotes various coastal management initiatives for the bay side of the barrier beaches.
In June, Congressman Zeldin and Congressman Andrew Garbarino (R, NY-2) announced that all six local PPAs had been signed and sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. That same week, USACE formally began the bid solicitation process for FIMP’s initial construction.