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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for Mamaroneck & Sheldrake Rivers Basin Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Report now available

Published Jan. 29, 2016

Comment period extended, comment period closes March 30, 2016        

NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), announces the release of the Draft General Reevaluation Report for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers Basin in the Village of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, NY, Flood Risk Management Study and Environmental Impact Statement.

In accordance with the Water Resource Development Act of 1986 section 401(a) (PL 99-662), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the authority to complete ongoing feasibility studies and projects in the Northeast, including the Village of Mamaroneck.  This Draft Environmental Impact Statement was prepared to evaluate the significance of potential environmental impacts of the proposed action. The Draft Report/Environmental Impact Statement and associated documents for the project are available on the New York District’s web site:

Public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding this proposed work should be submitted to:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Branch (ATTN: Mr. Matthew Voisine)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090

Public comments can also be submitted by e-mail to

For further project information contact Matthew Cosby at

Further instructions for submitting comments can be found in the Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment document on the Corps of Engineers’ Web site,  Comments received by March 30, 2016 will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.

Comments provided will become part of the public record for this EIS. Comments submitted will be fully considered during the preparation of the final EIS.  All written comments, including names and address, 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 web site.The acknowledgement of the receipt of comments or responses to individual letters and comments will not be provided but will be included and addressed in the final EIS.

Representatives from the New York District and NYSDEC will be available to discuss the proposed project at a public information meeting on February 25, 2016 that will be held at the Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543 from 6-10 PM.

Hector Mosley

Release no. 16-002