Georges Island - Evaluate and Design Hub Island Pier

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The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), has prepared an environmental assessment/assessment of effect for the proposed replacement of the pier facility on Georges Island, Boston Harbor Islands national park area, Massachusetts. The document available for public review and comment through April 2, 2010.

The existing timber pier on Georges Island, owned and managed by DCR, is almost 50 years old and the associated piles and submerged members are in poor condition. The pier facility serves as a water transportation hub for visitors exploring the Boston Harbor Islands by ferry, charter boat, and private vessel. A modern pier facility, which can better accommodate present and future vessel demand, is proposed to be built by DCR in the same general location.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to analyze and disclose potential impacts of alternatives for replacing the pier. The environmental assessment analyzes the impacts that would result from four proposed action alternatives and a no-action alternative.

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Bruce Jacobson: (617) 223-8666