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Environmental Reviews in Support of Superstorm Sandy Recovery

Environmental assessment and compliance reviews support Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
  • Bearch Barrier

    Steel sheeting creates a dune to offer shore protection.

  • House on Stilts - Gannett Fleming

    More than 50,000 residences sustained damage during the storm and are in the process of rebuilding.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey coastal counties

Our Role
Environmental Assessments, NEPA Compliance. 

In Progress
  • Environmental and NEPA compliance reviews of federal grant applications
  • Support for Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts.

For the communities hit by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, every layer of society, every building, felt the impact of the storm. Now, federal funds are being used to assist the state of New Jersey in recovering from the storm. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Through a three-year contract with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Gannett Fleming is helping agencies seeking these federal recovery grants to complete the required environmental reviews and address National Environmental Policy Act compliance.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming completed environmental and compliance reviews of residential and commercial projects under consideration for federal grants. Through 50 task orders, we performed more than 600 Tier II environmental reviews, primarily involving residential projects, 21 categorical exclusions subject to HUD Section 58.5, and 13 environmental assessments. We met aggressive schedules and quality objectives, while working under an evolving state program.

In addition, we accomplished environmental reviews for notable and complex infrastructure projects, including a dune protection effort, reconstruction of a damaged community park, renovation of a critical municipal emergency operations facility, and economic revitalization/streetscape improvement projects. 

Key Features

Environmental assessments and compliance reviews included:

  • Compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the NJDEP State Implementation Plan
  • Coastal Area Facility Review Act review
  • Coordination with NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation
  • Compliance with Upland Waterfront Development Act and Hackensack Meadowlands Reclamation and Development Act
  • Threatened and Endangered Species review
  • Consideration of community effects, including impacts on minority and low-income populations
  • Floodplain impacts
  • National Historic Preservation Act compliance
  • Clean Water Act and the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act compliance.

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