NJ TRANSIT is conducting the Long Slip Fill and Rail Enhancement project in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) procedures for transit projects. A Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA)/Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The document is based on an EA/Section 4(f) Evaluation that was prepared in 2000 for an earlier version of the project. The Supplemental EA/Section 4(f)De Minimis Finding includes a description of the current project and its anticipated impact on a broad range of environmental issues including potential impacts to historical / cultural resources and quality of life in the project area.
Public input is a vital part of the EA process. Following a public comment period on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding, the FTA will review all comments received. If it concludes that there is little or no significant environmental impact from the Long Slip project, the agency will issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which marks the end of the NEPA review and allows the project to proceed to the next phase.