Global Terminal and Container Services Imaging System Port Facility Security Enhancements, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ (May 2012)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Global Terminal & Container Services, L.L.C. (Global) have applied for federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (DHS-FEMA) Port Security Grant Program, as grantee and sub-grantee respectively, to construct new truck imaging portals at the their port facility located at 302 Port Jersey Blvd., Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ 07305 (See Appendix A Location Maps). The proposed port security enhancements would minimize port vulnerabilities. FEMA is required as a federal agency to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of its proposed action, and alternatives to the proposed action, in order to make an informed decision in defining a proposed project for implementation. This Environmental Assessment (EA) serves as documentation of FEMA’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed security operations control center construction project, including analysis of project alternatives, and identification of impact minimization measures. The document serves as written communication of the environmental evaluation for public and interested party comment. Public involvement is a component of NEPA to inform an agency’s determination of whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).