U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May unveiled an $11.4 million multiple mission building in March. The Coast Guard is among the agencies that may be affected by automatic cuts in federal funding planned for January unless Congress intervenes.
- Potential cuts
An Office of Management and Budget report issued last week offered preliminary estimates of cuts, including:
A $365 million reduction for the Coast Guard, which could affect Training Center Cape May, Air Station Atlantic City, Sector Delaware Bay and other stations in the region
$326 million in cuts for the Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees beach-replenishment projects on the New Jersey shore
$580 million cut from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which supplies disaster aid after coastal storms
Cuts of $1.1 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration, which has programs at Atlantic City International Airport, including a specific cut of $79 million to a federal air marshal program there and a possible reduction of funding for the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township.
$149 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees fishery programs through the National Marine Fisheries Service.
A $735 million cut for the FBI, which has offices in the region.
An 8.2 percent cut to Department of Interior operations, which fund the Edwin B. Forsythe and Cape May national wildlife refuges.
Richard Degener, Derek Harper
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 1:30 am
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