Environmental Assessment for New York University Medical Center Facility Construction, New York City, New York County, NY
The NYU Langone Medical Center campus located at 550 First Avenue in New York City, NY was inundated by coastal floodwaters during the Hurricane Sandy incident from October 27, 2012 to November 9, 2012. The incident was declared a major disaster (4085-DR-NY) on October 30, 2012. The purpose of the proposed project is to assist NYU Langone Medical Center recover from the disaster. The need of this project is to restore the operational function of NYU Langone Medical Center, improve its capacity and capabilities, and mitigate against current and expected flood hazards. This EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.