EPA Hosts Meeting on Dredged Material Supplemental EIS (USA)
EPA has released a Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential designation of one or more dredged material disposal sites in Eastern Long Island Sound, and hosted a public meeting in Riverhead, N.Y. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being developed with the input of other federal and state “cooperating agencies” and a wide range of stakeholders from the states of New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The SEIS will update and build on the analyses that were conducted for the 2004 Long Island Sound Environmental Impact Statement that supported the designation of the Central and Western Long Island Sound disposal sites.
EPA plans to complete the SEIS within three years and will provide numerous opportunities for public review and input throughout the entire process.
The Jan. 9 public meeting presented the plan for the SEIS outlined in the Notice of Intent and ask for public input. A meeting previously scheduled in Port Jefferson, N.Y. for Nov. 15 was postponed due to the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts on Long Island.
Press Release, January 10, 2013