The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York District (District), in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations for the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study.
As part of the EIS development, the District and the NJDEP will be holding a NEPA Scoping Meeting to solicit input on issues and impacts to be addressed in an EIS.
The purpose of the NEPA Scoping Meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public and agencies to comment on the scope of the environmental analysis in the EIS and to raise issues, concerns and ideas regarding potential impacts. In addition, the District requests any information on natural resources including plants, animals and aquatic habitats.
The NEPA Scoping Meeting will be held on 29 November 2017 at the Little Falls Civic Center, 19 Warren Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
The meeting agenda is as follows:
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Informational Poster Board Session and Information Exchange
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Formal Informational Presentation
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Informational Poster Board Session and Information Exchange
Alternatives that will be discussed at the NEPA Scoping Meeting and will be analyzed in the EIS are as follows:
- No Action Plan
- Alternative 9: Diversion Culvert plus Levee/Floodwall upstream of Rte. 46
- Alternative 10b: Diversion Culvert plus Nonstructural Flood Risk Management Measures within the 10-yr Floodplain upstream of Rte. 46.