CBP announces that a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the New Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station, U.S. Border Patrol Buffalo Sector, New York and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been prepared and are now available for public review. The Final EA documents a review of the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
The Draft EA was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period between 9 November 2021 and 9 December 2021. It was accessible through CBP.gov and by distribution to stakeholders and local public libraries. The notice of availability for the draft was published in the Niagara Gazette on 9 November 2021.
Based on the Final EA, a determination was made that the proposed action will not significantly affect the human environment and that further analysis is not required. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. For further information contact Mr. John Petrilla at BPAMNEPA@cbp.dhs.gov.