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Overview - Draft EIS Published

The Draft EIS (DEIS) was issued by the USCG for public review and comment. The Notice of Availability of the DEIS was published in the Federal Register dated May 29, 2009.  The DEIS described the proposed transportation improvements associated with replacement of the Goethals Bridge and detailed the analyses and findings related to the social, economic, cultural, environmental and transportation impacts that would result with the “No-Build” Alternative (i.e., not implementing the Goethals Bridge replacement) and the four bridge-replacement “Build” Alternatives. Read a brief description of the alternatives. Read a full description of the alternatives.

The DEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.  Participation by the public is a critical part of the environmental review process to make sure that public concerns and issues are addressed.   All comments on the DEIS were documented and addressed in the FEIS.  On the basis of the EIS studies, public input, and comments on the DEIS, the New Alignment South was identified as the preferred project alternative in the FEIS. 

Download sections of the DEIS.

In addition, hard copies were made available for viewing at government offices and public libraries in Elizabeth and Linden, New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York.


GBMP EIS Overview Link
  Steps in the Process
  NEPA Requirements
  Notice of Intent
  Scoping Process
  Purpose and Need
  Preliminary Alternatives
  Potential Issues
  Refined Project Alternatives for DEIS Analysis
  Study Area
  Cultural Resources and Section 106 Consultation
  Draft EIS Published
  Formal Public Meetings
  Final EIS (FEIS) Published
  Preferred Alternative Selected - New Alignment South
  Modifications in the FEIS Since Publication of the DEIS
  General Conformity
  Record of Decision
  Essential Fish Habitat
  EIS Timeline
  Additional Resources
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» Record of Decision (ROD) for Goethals Bridge Replacement Executed on January 31, 2011
» Final EIS (FEIS) Published in August 2010
» Preferred Alternative Selected – New Alignment South