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Sale of Plum Island, New York

Plum Island is an 840-acre island located approximately 1.5 miles off the tip of Orient Point, Long Island, New York. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operates the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) on the island. Plum Island is formerly the home of the U.S. Army's Fort Terry and was transferred to the USDA in 1954 to establish a research facility for foot-and-mouth disease. In 2003, the property was transferred to DHS.

Plum Island is a fully self-sufficient property comprised of buildings, industrial facilities and equipment, roadways, utilities, specialized facilities, easements and rights of way. Additional assets on Plum Island include some natural undeveloped land, the Plum Island Lighthouse construction in 1869, and buildings and structures associated with the former Fort Terry.  DHS also owns and operates various transportation assets as well as a 9.5 acre facility to support PIADC operations at Orient Point, New York which includes buildings, utilities, and ferry docking facilities. 

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

GSA and DHS, as Joint Lead Agencies, have completed an Environmental Impact Statement in order to satisfy their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. EPA Region 2 and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have participated as Cooperating Agencies in the NEPA process as defined by 40 CFR 1501.6. 

Below you will find pertinent documents pertaining to the Sale of Plum Island, New York NEPA compliance.

Environmental Impact Statement

EIS Public Meetings

Scoping Meeting

Draft EIS Public Meeting



John L. A. Dugan

U.S. General Services Administration
Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal

10 Causeway Street, Room 1010, Boston, MA 02222
(617) 565-5709

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