CLOSING RIKERS

City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR)

Development of these new facilities requires a City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR). This review is a legally required city process that identifies and discloses significant adverse impacts on the environment, including noise, air quality, displacement, and traffic. Four scoping meetings and public hearings in each of the four affected boroughs were held during the public comment period and the City extended the comment submission period for the draft scope of work from October 15th to October 29th, 2018.

Pursuant to the City’s Rules of Procedure for City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), written comments on this Draft Scope of Work were accepted by NYC Department of Correction (DOC) through October 29, 2018.

The Final Scope of Work is the basis for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which analyzes the potential for environmental impacts as a result of the proposed project. In accordance with SEQRA/CEQR regulations, written comments on the DEIS will be accepted by DOC during the public comment period which runs from March 22, 2019 through ten days after the DEIS/City Planning Commission public hearing. The DEIS public hearing will be noticed in accordance with the SEQRA/CEQR.

Written comments can be submitted via mail or email to:

Howard Judd Fiedler, A.I.A.
Director of Design Unit
New York City Department of Correction
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 160
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
boroughplan@doc.nyc.gov

To view copies of the New York City Borough-Based Jail System CEQR Documents, including the Final Scope of Work and the Final Environmental Impact Statement CLICK HERE