Environmental Review

Environmental Review

Environmental review documents for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project are available below for download and review. The New York City Office of Management and Budget (NYC OMB) is the Responsible Entity for the grant funds, as well as the Lead Agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) overseeing the environmental review for the project. Additionally, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) has assumed the responsibility of Lead Agency under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the New York City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR).

Positive Declaration (October 28, 2015)
Draft Scope of Work (October 30, 2015)
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (November 6, 2015)
Early Floodplain/Wetlands Notice (February 22, 2019)

Notice of Availability (April 5, 2019)
Notice of Completion (April 5, 2019)
Final Scope of Work (April 5, 2019)

Notice of Availability (September 13, 2019)
Notice of Completion (September 13, 2019)
Technical Memorandum 001 (November 12, 2019)

Joint Record of Decision (ROD) and Findings Statement - December 6, 2019
Combined Notice of Joint Record of Decision (ROD) and Findings Statement and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOI RROF) - December 6, 2019
Response to comments on the ROD and NOI RROF, and record of comments received

Other Referenced Documents

Coastal Hydraulics Report (2015)
Coastal Hydraulics Report (updated 2019)

Final Environmental Impact Statement (September 13, 2019)

The FEIS includes a detailed project description and an assessment of environmental impacts, including direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, associated with a No Action Alternative, Preferred Alternative, and three other With Action Alternatives, and a response to comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Archived DEIS Chapters and Appendices


Chapter 00 - Foreword

Chapter 0.0 - Executive Summary

Chapter 00 - Table of Contents

Chapter 1.0 - Purpose and Need

Chapter 2.0 - Project Alternatives

Chapter 3.0 - Process Coordination and Public Participation

Chapter 4.0 - Analysis Framework

Chapter 5.1 - Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy

Chapter 5.10 - Neighborhood Character

Chapter 5.11 - Environmental Justice

Chapter 5.2 - Socioeconomic Conditions

Chapter 5.3 - Open Space

Chapter 5.4 - Historic and Cultural Resources

Chapter 5.5 - Urban Design and Visual Resources

Chapter 5.6 - Natural Resources

Chapter 5.7 - Hazardous Materials

Chapter 5.8 - Water and Sewer Infrastructure

Chapter 5.9 - Transportation

Chapter 6.0 - Construction Overview

Chapter 6.1 - Construction Socioeconomics Conditions

Chapter 6.10 - Construction Air Quality

Chapter 6.11 - Construction Greenhouse Gas

Chapter 6.12 - Construction Noise and Vibration

Chapter 6.13 - Construction Public Health

Chapter 6.2 - Construction Open Space

Chapter 6.3 - Construction Historic and Cultural Resources

Chapter 6.4 - Construction Urban Design

Chapter 6.5 - Construction Natural Resources

Chapter 6.6 - Construction Hazardous Materials

Chapter 6.7 - Construction Water and Sewer Infrastructure

Chapter 6.8 - Construction Energy

Chapter 6.9 - Construction Transportation

Chapter 7.0 - Indirect and Cumulative Effects

Chapter 8.0 - Unavoidable Adverse Effects

Chapter 9.0 - Irreversible and Irretreivable Commitment of Resources

Chapter 10.0 - Response to Comments on the DEIS

Chapter 11.0 - List of Preparers

Chapter 12.0 - Glossary of Terms

Chapter 13.0 - List of Acronyms

Chapter 14.0 - ESCR Project FEIS Referenced Documents



Appendix A1 - List of No Action Projects

Appendix A2 - Final Scope of Work

Appendix B - CEQR Screening Analyses

Appendix C1 - Preliminary Engineering Design Plans Cover Sheet

Appendix C1a - Preferred Alternative Title, Legend, and Key Map

Appendix C1b - Preferred Alternative Bridge Plans, Elevation, and Sections

Appendix C1c - Preferred Alternative Civil Plans

Appendix C1d - Preferred Alternative Floodwalls and Structural Plans

Appendix C1e - Preferred Alternative Esplanade Structural Plan and Cross Sections

Appendix C1f - Preferred Alternative Flood Protection and Cross Sections

Appendix C1g - Preferred Alternative Closure Structures

Appendix C1h - Preferred Alternative Shared Use Path Plan

Appendix C1i - Preferred Alternative Stuyvesant Cove Plan

Appendix C1j - Preferred Alternative Parallel Conveyance Civil Plan and Profile

Appendix C1k - Preferred Alternative Interceptor Gate Plans

Appendix C1l - Preferred Alternative Flyover Bridge Plan

Appendix C1m - Preferred Alternative Tree Removal and Protection Plan

Appendix C1n - Preferred Alternative Tree Mitigation Schedule

Appendix C1o - Preferred Alternative Landscaping Plan and Section

Appendix C2 - Alternative 2 Conceptual Plans

Appendix C3 - Alternative 3 Conceptual Plans

Appendix D - WRP

Appendix E - Historic and Cultural Resources Consultation

Appendix F1 - Natural Resources Survey

Appendix F2 - Jurisdictional Determination

Appendix G - NOAA NMFS

Appendix H1 - NYNHP Consultation

Appendix H2 - USFWS Consultation

Appendix I - Tree Inventory

Appendix J - Transportation Study

Appendix K1 - Construction Air Quality

Appendix K2 - Construction Noise

Appendix L - Eight Step Planning Process for Floodplains and Wetlands

Appendix M - Comments Received on the DEIS

Appendix N - LWCF Consultation