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PUBLIC NOTICE: Environmental Assessment For New NY Bridge Shared-Use Path

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND DRAFT SECTION 4(f) EVALUATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY, AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEW NY BRIDGE SHARED-USE PATH FACILITIES AND BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS
PROJECT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 8TZ1.00
PROJECT TA#: TANY 12-18B
An Environmental Assessment has been prepared to determine whether the proposed Shared-Use Path Facilities and Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections in the Villages of South Nyack in Rockland County and Tarrytown in Westchester County (Proposed Action) would result in any significant adverse environmental impacts not previously identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) of the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing (TZHRC) Project and therefore warrant a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is serving as federal lead agency with the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) serving as state joint lead agencies. The Environmental Assessment has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 USC § 4321 et seq.) and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA; 6 NYCRR Part 617 and 17 NYCRR Part 15) and their respective implementing regulations. The Proposed Action has also been evaluated in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. A Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation was prepared in accordance with FHWA’s implementing regulations for Section 4(f) at 23 CFR Part 774 and FHWA’s Section 4(f) Policy Paper, July 20, 2012. As part of those procedures, FHWA must make a determination of significance of the Proposed Action’s environmental impacts before it can approve development of the Proposed Action.
Public Hearing
In accordance with the provisions of Title 23, U.S. Code, Section 128 and Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500 to 1508; public hearings on the proposed Shared-Use Path Facilities and Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections in the Villages of South Nyack in Rockland County and Tarrytown in Westchester County will be conducted by the FHWA, NYSTA and NYSDOT as follows:

March 15, 2016
Sleepy Hollow High School
210 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
March 16, 2016
Nyack Middle School
98 South Highland Avenue
South Nyack, NY 10960
Open Forum from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Formal Hearing at 6:30 PM
Open Forum from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Formal Hearing at 6:30 PM

The purpose of this meeting is to receive comments on the Environmental Assessment and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. Displays and information tables at the open forum will be staffed by NYSTA representatives who will be available to answer questions and accept written comments for inclusion into the official public record. Both verbal and written statements may be entered into the official public record at the formal hearing.
Availability:
The Environmental Assessment and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, which includes maps, graphics, and other pertinent information, is available on the project’s website (NewNYBridge.com) and at the following locations:
 

The Warner Library
121 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591-3299
The New NY Bridge
Westchester Outreach Center
2 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
 
The Nyack Library
59 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
The New NY Bridge
Rockland Outreach Center
142 Main Street
Nyack, NY 10960

Comments
All interested persons will be given the opportunity to provide comments on the Environmental Assessment and related materials. The proceedings will be recorded. Persons may file written statements and other exhibits in place of or in addition to oral statements made at the public hearing. Written statements will become part of the record if they are:

  • submitted at the hearing; or
  • received by Jamey Barbas, Project Director, New York State Thruway Authority, 303 South Broadway, 4th Floor, Tarrytown, NY 10591 before 5PM on April 1, 2016; or
  • received by Daniel D’Angelo, Deputy Chief Engineer, New York State Department of Transportation before 5PM on April 1, 2016; or
  • received by Peter Osborn, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Leo O’Brien Building, Room 715 Clinton Ave and North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207 before 5PM on April 1, 2016; or
  • received by email at info@newnybridge.com before 5PM April 1, 2016.

Please call 1-855-892-7434 if a sign language interpreter, assistive listening system or any other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in this public hearing.

  • TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) Relay Service:
  • New York Relay Operator – Translates calls between TDD & non-TDD users. For In-State Calls Only.
  • Non-TDD User to TDD User: 1-800-421-1220
  • TDD to Non-TDD User: 1-800-662-1220

This Public Notice was paid for by the New York Thruway Authority.




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