Buffalo Metropolitan Area, New York Water Resources Management. Interim Report on Feasibility of Flood Management in Cazenovia Creek Watershed.
Final environmental statement.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO N Y BUFFALO DISTRICT
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The Draft Environmental Statement EIS on Water Resources Development in the Cazenovia Creek basin has been prepared. Two primary objectives are sought in the development of this document. First, in carrying out the processes and studies involved in preparing a suitable EIS, an agency is required to carefully identify and evaluate the effects of a proposed project on the total human environment. The EIS is in fact, a detailed chronological documentation of these processes and studies. Secondly, the EIS provides for broad Federal, State and public review of the details of the proposed project and the impacts, both favorable and unfavorable, which the project will have on the existing environment. Regulations provide that a 45-day review period will follow issuance of a draft EIS, during which time any interested agency, organization or party may submit comments in writing to the issuing agency on the proposed project or the draft EIS. The issuing agency is then required to specifically address each comment and issue a final EIS, which after its approval is submitted to the Presidents Council on Environmental Quality CEQ. It then becomes an instrument, organic to the planning process, which delineates environmental benefits and costs much as the project survey report delineates economic benefits and costs. Therefore, it is imperative that the preparing agency put forth a maximum effort in developing an accurate, complete and objective EIS and that reviewing bodies submit cogent and relevant comments. Author
- Civil Engineering