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Overview - Notice of Intent

In accordance with the applicable requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the US Coast Guard consulted with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding Essential Fish Habitat (EFH).  It was determined through the EFH consultation that, with implementation of NMFS’ conservation recommendations (see Attachment C of the Record of Decision), the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project’s wetland and aquatic impacts would be limited to short-term, construction-related and localized effects on the fish and benthic community.  As part of the 30-day Public Notice on September 22, 2010, for the US Coast Guard Bridge Permit application, the US Coast Guard formally transmitted the Essential Fish Habitat Assessment to the NMFS.

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