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Byram River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study

March 19, 2020 Update: Release of Final Report: Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations 40 CFR 1506.10 (b) (2), the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register (scheduled to be March 27, 2020) for the Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the Westchester County Streams, Byram River Basin, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, initiated a 30-day waiting period for the Federal decision to finalize a Record of Decision (ROD).  The ROD on the proposed project/action will be issued no sooner than 30 days after the release (anticipated to be April 26, 2020) of the FR/EIS. The documents available here are currently under review by the heads of federal agencies and the governor of the States of Connecticut and New York. Upon receipt of their comments, the Report of the Chief of Engineers will be finalized and submitted to the Secretary of the Army for transmittal to Congress.

***Byram Draft Chief's Report*** 

***Final Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment***

 

An Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) was completed of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR/EIS) for the Westchester County Streams , Byram River Basin, Connecticut and New York, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York (hereinafter: Byram River Basin IEPR).

Please click here for the IEPR Report

 

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York District (District), has released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Westchester County Streams, Byram River Basin, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, and it is available for a 45-day public review ending 20 August 2018. 

 

This Draft Integrated FR/EIS has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation of plans to address flood risk management in the Byram River Basin and the significance of potential environmental impacts of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) recommended in the report.The report and associated documents are available below.

General questions regarding the Byram River Flood Risk Management Study can be directed to:

Ms. Rifat Salim
Project Manager
PH: 917-790-8215.

Rifat.Salim@usace.army.mil

Written comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement should be submitted to:

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

Planning Division- Environmental Branch (Attn: Ms. Kimberly Rightler)

Jacob J. Javits Federal Building

26 Federal Plaza

New York, New York 10278-0090

 

Public comments can also be submitted via email to: byram.river@usace.army.mil.

 

A public meeting to discuss the TSP took place on July 24, 2018 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Western Civil Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831. The meeting presentation and hand out are provided here:

 

- Byram River Public Meeting Presentation 

- Byram River Public Meeting Handout

 

Comments submitted will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.  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 an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Internet website. Due to resource limitations, this office generally cannot acknowledge receipt of comments or respond to individual letters.

 

Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement: ***Notice of Availability***

For general information please read the Byram River Basin Fact Sheet.