The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes to provide federal funding to the Town of Oak Bluffs for the Resilient Infrastructure for East Chop Drive project. The SEA was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and FEMA's implementing Instruction. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce erosion hazards along East Chop Bluff and minimize road closures. The proposed project would stabilize and improve approximately 1,200 feet of the existing revetment along East Chop Bluff between Brewster Avenue and East Chop Drive. The draft SEA is available for public comment and can be viewed and downloaded here and on the FEMA website.
A hard copy of the Draft SEA is available for review at Town Hall, 53 School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Substantive comments will be addressed as appropriate in the Final SEA. If no significant issues are identified during the comment period FEMA will finalize the Draft SEA, issue a FONSI, and fund the project. The FONSI will be posted to the FEMA website here. The deadline for submitting written comments on the Draft SEA is 15 days from the date of this publication. Written comments about this project and potential impacts are encouraged and can be submitted to:
David Robbins, Regional Environmental Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
99 High Street, Boston, MA 02110