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The federal government requires that all construction work done in Sandy recovery programs funded with CDBG Disaster Recovery dollars must be reviewed in a tiered environmental assessment to ensure projects undertaken will have no significant impact on the environment. Therefore, no construction work can begin on properties until all levels of environmental review have been complete and found to be in compliance. Public notices about the environmental review records for recovery projects are published in English and Spanish in statewide and regional newspapers in New Jersey.

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with a project’s environmental review determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments within a set public comment period to:

Sandy Recovery Division, Constituent Services
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823

Public comments may also be submitted via email by clicking on the email address in the box at the top of this webpage. When submitting a public comment, please be sure to reference the project name and location in the comment.

Public comments may also be submitted to:

Tennille Smith Parker
DRS, Acting Division Director, HUD
451 Seventh Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20410

 

Rebuild By Design – Hudson River

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

As part of the environmental review process, NJDEP prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).  The DEIS describes the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered, the NEPA Preferred Alternative, anticipated environmental impacts, project benefits, and potential mitigation measures.

Notifications

Public Hearing:

NJDEP will hold a public hearing from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on March 16, 2017. The hearing location is DeBaun Auditorium at 24 5th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Comments on the DEIS will be accepted through April 10, 2017 and can be submitted online at the email address rbd-hudsonriver@dep.nj.gov or through regular mail at the below addresses.

Dennis Reinknecht, Program Manager, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Bureau of Flood Resilience, 501 East State Street, Mail Code 501-01A, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.

 

AVAILABILITY OF THE DEIS: Electronic copies of the DEIS are available for public review on the following websites: www.rbd-hudsonriver.nj.gov and www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/review. CDs and copies of the DEIS will also be available for review at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Hoboken City Hall: 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Hoboken Library: 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Hoboken Housing Authority: 400 Harrison Street, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jersey City City Hall: 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jersey City Free Public Library, Pavonia Branch, 326 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Weehawken Town Hall: 400 Park Avenue, Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Weehawken Library: 49 Hauxhurst Avenue, Weehawken, New Jersey

Cover, Signature Page, and Abstract 

Executive Summary 

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Glossary/Definitions

Chapter 1 | Introduction 

Chapter 2 | Purpose and Need

Chapter 3 | Concept and Alternative Development 

Chapter 4 | Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences

            4.1 | Natural Resources

4.2 | Cultural Resources

4.3 | Noise

4.4 | Vibration

4.5 | Visual and Aesthetic Resources

4.6 | Air Quality

4.7 | Hazardous Materials

4.8 | Socioeconomics and Land Use

4.9 | Transportation and Infrastructure

4.10 | Summary of Environmental Consequences

Chapter 5 | Cumulative Impacts

Chapter 6 | Alternatives Analysis 

Chapter 7 | Consultation and Coordination

List of Preparers, References, Map References

 

Appendices

Appendix A: CAG/Community Meeting Summaries and Memos

Appendix B: Agency correspondence 

Appendix C: Public Comments 

Appendix D: Handouts 

Appendix E: Distribution List

Appendix F: Record of Decision 

LIST OF ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1 Scoping Document

Attachment 2 Traffic Study Technical Memorandum

Attachment 3 Noise and Vibration Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 4 Air Quality Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 5 Cultural Resources Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 6 Hazardous Waste Screening Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 7 Natural Ecosystems Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 8 Socioeconomic, Land Use and Environmental Justice
Technical Environmental Study

Attachment 9 BASF Environmental

 

 

Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program 

 

Proposed project is located at 9 Marine Pl Highlands, NJ (Monmouth County)

RRE0003869R Early Floodplain English Notice

RRE0003869R Early Floodplain Notice Spanish

Public Comment Period: March 24, 2017 through April 10, 2017

Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP) 

 

Stronger NJ Business Loan Program Projects

 

Neighborhood Enhancement Program Projects (NEP, NCR)

 

Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Program

 

Proposed project is located at FHR0000516_93rd St 88th St 99th St, Stone Harbor, NJ (Cape May County)

FHR0000516 Early Floodplain English Notice

FHR0000516 Early Floodplain Notice Spanish

Public Comment Period: March 24, 2017 through April 10, 2017

 

Sandy Special Needs Housing Fund  

 

Proposed project is located at 4700 HARDING HIGHWAY, HAMILTON, NJ (Atlantic County)

HMFA02982- Final Wetland Notice English

HMFA02982- Final Wetland Notice Spanish

Public Comment Period: March 24, 2017 through April 10, 2017

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Proposed project is located at 15-29 Caldwell Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ (Bergen County)

HMFA03245- FONSI RROF English

HMFA03245 - FONSI RROF Spanish

Public Comment Period: March 17, 2017 through April 3, 2017

 

Restoration of Multifamily Housing (FRM) Projects 

 

State Revolving Funds Projects 

 

Blue Acres Programs 

 

Low and Moderate Income (LMI) Program 

 

Energy Resiliency Bank

 

Rebuild By Design – Meadowlands

 

For all public comments please email Sandy.Recovery@dca.nj.gov