NEW JERSEY – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announces the extension of the review period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (DIFR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rahway River Flood Risk Management Study for an additional 15 days. A notice of availability for the DIFR and EIS was published in the December 9, 2016 issue of the Federal Register.
The comment period for the DIFR and EIS will close February 7, 2017. Comments received by the due date will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.
The DIFR and EIS, along with instructions for submitting written and email comments are available on the USACE, New York District website at:
General questions regarding the Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study can be directed to Ms. Rifat Salim, project manager, Rifat.Salim@usace.army.mil, 917-790-8215.
All written comments, including contact information, will be made a part of the administrative record, available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Administrative Record, or portions thereof, may also be posted on a Corps of Engineers’ internet website. Due to resource limitations, this office will normally not acknowledge the receipt of comments or respond to individual letters of comments.
New York District is responsible for the Corps’ water resources development, navigation and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The district is also responsible for design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York, and Greenland. The District also provides support following disasters and for the Global War on Terror.