U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of a new U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Station (BPS) in Niagara, New York. The proposed new BPS would be constructed to accommodate 50 agents and would replace the current Niagara Falls BPS, which does not have the capacity to meet current and future needs for USBP operations in the area. Therefore, the new BPS and associated supporting infrastructure are designed for continuous operation in support of the Border Patrol Strategic Plan to gain and maintain effective control of the borders of the United States.
CBP invites comments on the Draft EA during the 30-day comment period beginning on November 5, 2021. You may submit comments to Mr. John Petrilla using only one of the following methods:
- By U.S. mail: John Petrilla, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 24000 Avila Road, Suite 5020, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; or
- By email: BPAMNEPA@cbp.dhs.gov
When submitting comments, please include your name and address, and identify your comments as for the Niagara Falls BPS Draft EA. To ensure consideration, comments must be received by December 5, 2021. Once the final environmental and decision documents are complete they will also be posted on this site.