The federal government requires that construction work done in Sandy recovery programs funded with CDBG Disaster Recovery dollars must be reviewed in a tiered environmental assessment to ensure projects undertaken will have no significant impact on the environment. Therefore, no construction work can begin on properties until all levels of environmental review have been complete and found to be in compliance. Public notices about the environmental review records for recovery projects are published in English and Spanish in statewide and regional newspapers in New Jersey.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with a project’s environmental review determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments within a set public comment period to
Sandy Recovery Division, Constituent Services
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823
and via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public comments may also be submitted to:
Tennille Smith Parker
DRS, Acting Division Director, HUD
451 Seventh Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20410
To view the environmental review records for recovery projects that are currently in the public comment period, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/review/ on the NJ Department of Community Affairs website.