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CHAIRMANElliot G. SanderVICE CHAIRMAN ANDCO-CHAIRMAN, NEW JERSEY Christopher J. DaggettVICE CHAIRMANDouglas DurstVICE CHAIRMAN ANDCO-CHAIRMAN, NEW JERSEY Hon. James J. FlorioVICE CHAIRMAN ANDCO-CHAIRMAN, CONNECTICUTJohn S. Griswold, Jr.TREASURER ANDCO-CHAIRMAN, LONG ISLANDMatthew S. KissnerCHAIRMAN EMERITUS ANDCOUNSELPeter W. HermanPRESIDENTRobert D. YaroBradley AbelowRohit T. AggarwalaHilary M. BallonStephen R. BeckwithRobert BillingsleyEdward J. BlakelyTonio BurgosMichael J. CacaceFrank S. CiceroKevin S. CorbettAnthony R. CosciaAlfred A. DelliBoviBrendan P. DougherRuth F. DouzinasBrendan J. DuganFernando FerrerBarbara J. FifeTimur F. GalenCarl GaliotoJerome W. GottesmanMaxine GriffithJohn K. HalveyDylan HixonDavid HuntingtonAdam IslesKenneth T. JacksonMarc JosephRichard D. KaplanGreg A. KellyMarcia V. KeizsRobert KnappMichael KruklinskiJohn Z. KukralRichard C. LeoneTrent LethcoCharles J. MaikishJoseph J. Maraziti, Jr.Peter J. MiscovichJ. Andrew MurphyJan Nicholson
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 Richard L. OramKevin J. PearsonLee H. PerlmanJames S. PolshekRichard RavitchGregg RechlerMichael J. ReganDenise RichardsonPeter RiguardiMichael M. RobertsElizabeth Barlow RogersLynne B. SagalynLee B. SchroederAnthony E. ShorrisH. Claude ShostalRobert StromstedSusan L. SolomonGail SussmanLuther TaiMarilyn J. TaylorSharon C. TaylorRichard T. ThigpenArthur J. TornoKaren E. WagnerWilliam M. YaroJohn ZuccottiEXECUTIVE DIRECTORThomas K. Wright
 June 22, 2012Kimberly D. BoseFederal Energy Regulatory Commission888 First Street NE, Room 1A Washington, DC 20426RE: PF09-8-000: Rockaway Delivery Lateral ProjectDear Ms. BoseRegional Plan Association is pleased to submit our comments on the potentialenvironmental impacts of the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project.Regional Plan Association (RPA) is a non-profit research and planning organizationthat has promoted the quality of life and economic vitality of the New York Metropolitan Region for nearly a century. RPA has had a long-time vested interestin Gateway National Recreation Area. A generation ago, we helped lead the planning and advocacy efforts that created the Park, and we later supported it in its infancy. We continue to work with the Park Service, the City, and other stakeholders to seeimprovements in the Park and Jamaica Bay, including staffing the recent BlueRibbon Panel convened by Senator Schumer and leading the Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition. We are also concerned about air quality and climate change, and the ability of New  York to meet its energy needs through a variety of reliable sources that reduce our
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PlaNYC. We believe that the proposed project can be structured in a way thatimproves the park, including restoration of one its historically significant hangars, while addressing significant City-wide environmental goals. We note that the
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.It is within this context that we offer some specific considerations for thepreparation of the Environmental Impact Statement.

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