Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Information

The Environmental and Historic Program of the Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation ensures that all funded projects meet federal compliance. The federal government requires all construction work done in Superstorm Sandy recovery programs and Hurricane Ida recovery programs that are funded with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) dollars be reviewed in a tiered environmental assessment to ensure projects undertaken will have no significant impact on the environment. Therefore, no construction work can begin on projects until all levels of environmental review have been complete and found to be in compliance. Public notices about the environmental review records for recovery projects are published in English and Spanish in statewide and regional newspapers in New Jersey.

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with a project’s environmental review determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments within a set public comment period to:

Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation, Environmental Historic Program
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823

Public comments may also be submitted via email at DRM.EHPComments@dca.nj.gov. When submitting a public comment, please be sure to reference the project name and location in the comment.

Public comments can additionally be submitted to:

Tennille Smith Parker
DRSI, Division Director, HUD
451 Seventh Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20410

The following are Hurricane Ida recovery projects that are currently in the environmental review public comment period:

Early Notice and Public Review of Proposed Hurricane Ida Recovery Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has determined that project activities associated with Hurricane Ida recovery may be located in, or affect, the 100-year floodplain and wetlands in the counties affected by Ida. DCA will be determining the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetlands from Hurricane Ida project activities in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. **Public Comment Period: December 23, 2022 through January 9, 2023**

Early Floodplain Wetlands Notice_English_Ida

Early Floodplain Wetlands Notice_Spanish_Ida

12 Counties Floodplain Maps

12 Counties Wetland Maps

Bergen County_Wetland Map

Essex County_Wetland Map

Gloucester County_Wetland Map

Hudson County_Wetland Map

Hunterdon County_Wetland Map

Mercer County_Wetland Map

Middlesex County_Wetland Map

Morris County_Wetland Map

Passaic County_Wetland Map

Somerset County_Wetland Map

Union County_Wetland Map

Warren County_Wetland Map


The following are Superstorm Sandy recovery projects that are currently in the environmental review public comment period:


There are currently no Superstorm Sandy recovery projects in the environmental review public comment period.