Progress

Environmental Review

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that examines the potential environmental and social impacts of the project.

The EIS will address the environmental review requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and the City Environmental Quality Review Act (CEQR).

The City of New York hosted a Public Scoping Meeting on October 30, 2015 to allow community members to share their input on the Draft Scope of Work for the preparation of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will analyze the potential environmental and social effects of proposed design alternatives. These alternatives are intended to reduce coastal flooding impacts, improve resiliency, and enhance the public waterfront along the East River between Montgomery Street and East 25th Street.

The Draft Scope of Work is available online at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/cdbg/html/environmental_notices/environmental_notices.shtml; or at https://a002-ceqraccess.nyc.gov/ceqr/ProjectInformation/ProjectDetail/11274-15DPR013M or by contacting either: Owen Wells, Director of Environmental Review, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation at (212) 360-3492 or escr@parks.nyc.gov; or Calvin Johnson, Assistant Director CDBG-DR, New York City Office of Management and Budget at (212)788-6024 or CDBG-DREnviro@omb.nyc.gov. For special needs assistance, please call (917) 933-7444 by Monday, November 30, 2015

The "Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain" is available online at:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/cdbg/html/environmental_notices/environmental_notices.shtml

and/or

http://www.nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/planning/neighborhood-development/east-side-coastal-resiliency