Available for review: Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for Long Slip Project

Posted on Jun 23, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and NJ TRANSIT have prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding for NJ TRANSIT’s Long Slip Fill and Rail Enhancement Project. The Supplemental EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and concludes that the project will not result in significant adverse social, economic or environmental impacts.  The Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding was prepared in accordance with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act and concludes no adverse effect on historic resources after taking into account measures to minimize harm.

FTA and NJ TRANSIT encourage you to provide comments on the EA and Section 4(f) De Minimis Finding.  The steps in the NEPA/Section 4(f) process include:

  • Public comments on the document are solicited for a 30-day public comment period.
  • FTA will review the public comments and make a formal NEPA and Section 4(f) determination. Public comments will be responded to in FTA’s NEPA finding.
  • FTA will either issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which concludes the NEPA process, or require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The document can be viewed here.  Comments must be submitted by July 27, 2016 via:

About the Long Slip Project

Proposed for construction in a portion of NJ TRANSIT’S Hoboken Yard in Jersey City, NJ, the Long Slip project includes filling in the Long Slip Canal, a former freight barge, and constructing a resilient train station. The document was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) of the US Department of Transportation Act of 1996, and all applicable regulations. For more information on the Long Slip project, click here.