Draft EIS Overview


The Environmental Impact Statement or EIS is a detailed document that describes a proposed project; the project’s direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on the environment; and mitigation measures proposed to reduce the impacts. The Draft EIS is an initial version of the EIS document made available to the public to provide an opportunity for review and comment. 

The sections below assisted individuals in providing information and resources on the Draft EIS, including how to access the Draft EIS document, and methods on how the public could provide comments on the Draft EIS to the Project Team.  

Draft EIS Document

► Individuals can review the Draft EIS document by visiting the DRAFT EIS DOCUMENT page. 

Public Hearings

As part of the EIS public participation process, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team held virtual public hearings via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., where interested members of the public were able to provide and listen to oral comments concerning the Proposed Action and information contained in the Draft EIS. A video recording of the presentation provided at the Public Hearings is available here.    

Public Comments on the Draft EIS

During the 45-day public comment period (November 2, 2020 - December 17, 2020), individuals had the opportunity to submit formal comments to the Project Team through the project website, email, U.S. mail, public hearings, and the project information hotline. The project team appreciated the time individuals took to provide their valuable input.

The public comment period for the Draft EIS (DEIS) has ended and comments received during the comment period are currently being reviewed by the project team. All comments that were received during the 45-day comment period and their responses will be published as part of the Final EIS (FEIS). Comments submitted outside of the designated DEIS comment period are not eligible for consideration and publication in the FEIS. The FEIS will be available for downloading once it has been completed. If you have questions or concerns about the project, please visit the Contact Us page.