St. Albans

The US Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out the master planning for the construction and operation of a National Cemetery consisting of columbaria located on the St Albans Community Living Center/VA New York Harbor Healthcare System campus in St Albans, Queens.  An Environmental Assessment has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action.

January 2021 Update:

A Draft Environmental Assessment and finding of no significant impact statement was released in January of 2021. The documents can be found below.

Supplemental Final Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment Appendices

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

The latest report, associated documents and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) can be found below:
Distribution Letter
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

Written comments on the Environmental Assessment should be submitted to:

Jeff Fry
US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division, Environmental Analysis Branch
26 Federal Plaza, Room 17-421
New York, New York 10278
Or by email to

Comments submitted regarding this environmental assessment will assist the Department of Veterans Affairs’ evaluation of the proposed action and will be reflected in the project record.

Comments will be accepted through August 24, 2019. 

Comments provided will become part of the public record for this environmental assessment. Comments submitted will be fully considered during the preparation of the final environmental assessment.  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 or Veterans Affairs 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 environmental assessment.

For general questions regarding this project, please contact Mr. Anthony DelVecchio, Project Manager.

Environmental Assessment

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D