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Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline, Staten Island, New York (Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Shoreline Protection Projects) Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The State of New York, as the “Responsible Entity,” as that term is defined by 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7)(i), is the Grantee of Community Development Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2, approved January 29, 2013) related to disaster relief, long-term recover, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacts and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (Stafford Act) in calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) implements the State’s obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) through duly authorized Certifying Officers. GOSR was formed under the auspices of the New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), a public benefit corporation and subsidiary, and is overseeing the environmental review for the Proposed Activity.

GOSR is pleased to provide the Notice of Availability and links to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) below for the Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiates for Tottenville Shoreline project. The environmental review has been prepared in accordance with NEPA.

Public Review: Public viewing of the DEIS is available online at https://stormrecovery.ny.gov/environmental-docs and is also available in person Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00PM at the following locations:

  • Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery: 25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Contact by phone at (844) 969-7474
  • New York Public Library, Tottenville Branch: 7430 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10307. Contact: Information Desk (718) 984-0945

Further information may be requested by writing to the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery:

25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004, emailing NYSCDBG_DR_ER@nyshcr.org, or by calling (844) 969-7474. This combined notice is being sent to individuals and groups known to be interested in these activities, local news media, appropriate local, state and federal agencies, the regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency having jurisdiction, and to the HUD Field Office, and is being published in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected community.

Public Comment: There will be a 45-day public comment period for the Draft EIS, which will officially begin on March 24, 2017 and end on May 8, 2017.  All comments must be received on or before 5pm on May 8, 2017. Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the Project. The public is hereby advised to specify in their comments which “notice” their comments address. Comments should be submitted via email, in the proper format, on or before May 8, 2017, at NYSCDBG_DR_ER@nyshcr.org. Written comments may also be submitted at the following address, or by mail, in the proper format, to be received on or before May 8, 2017: Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery: 25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004. All comments must be received on or before 5pm on May 8, 2017, or they will not be considered. If modifications result from public comment, these will be made prior to proceeding with the expenditure of funds.

A public hearing will be held:

April 26, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Public School 6
555 Page Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10307

 

To download the Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiates for Tottenville Shoreline DEIS, please follow the links below: (note: GOSR has broken up the download into multiple files due to file size)
 
 
The Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiates for Tottenville Shoreline DEIS may also be accessed at: https://stormrecovery.ny.gov/environmental-docs 

 

$15.8 Billion

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