NEW JERSEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, announces the availability of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment for the Rahway River Coastal Storm Risk Management Study and the opening of the 30-day public comment period on the report. The public comment period concludes on June 30, 2017.
With the passage of Public Law 113-2, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been provided the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including this project. The focus of this coastal storm risk management study is tidally affected area within the Rahway River Basin.
This Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation of plans to address coastal storm risk management in the Rahway 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 on New York District’s web site at: www.nan.usace.army.mil/RahwayRiverTidal/.
Written comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment should be submitted to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Analysis Branch (Attn: Ms. Kimberly Rightler)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090
Public Comments can also be submitted by email to: RahwayRiverTidal@usace.army.mil
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 a Corps of Engineers’ Internet website. Due to resource limitations, this office generally cannot acknowledge 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.