STB Enters Phase 3 of NHPA Section 106 Review

Saturday, May 4, 2019

April 29, 2019.The Surface Transportation Board Office of Environmental Analysis closed public comment on its Cultural Resources Effects Assessment Report, which considered effects from proposed rai line abandonment on historic sites associated with Harsimus Branch. STB OEA extended the comment period 15 days for the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The public comments received by STB were not yet posted at the time this item was written, but should be available in May on the STB web site for Case 167_1189_X. .After reviewing comments, STB OEA is expected to consider mitigation of adverse effects on the Branch.