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 will assist individuals in providing information and resources on the Draft EIS, including how to access the Draft EIS document, information on the public hearings, and methods on how the public can 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

A 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIS will start on November 2, 2020 and end on December 17, 2020. All comments must be received by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, December 17, 2020.

As part of the EIS public participation process, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team held two (2) virtual public hearings via Zoom, 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. The public hearings occured on:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

► More information about the public hearings can be found by visiting the DRAFT EIS PUBLIC HEARINGS page. 

How to Comment on the Draft EIS

During the 45-day public comment period (November 2, 2020 - December 17, 2020), individuals have the options to submit formal comments to the Project Team through the project website, email, U.S. mail, public hearings, and the project information hotline.

► Individuals can learn more about the public comment process by visiting the HOW TO COMMENT page.