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
Comment on the Record of Decision (ROD) until December 23, 2019

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


ESCR FEIS COVER


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

 


Appendices:


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