Environmental Assessment for Fountain Creek Stabilization and Erosion Control Project, Woodland Park, Teller County, Colorado (June 2011)
The City, through the Colorado Division of Emergency Management, has requested Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program funding to stabilize the streambed and banks and to mitigate erosion problems along the 1000-foot reach of Fountain Creek from its confluence with the East Fork of Fountain Creek upstream to Sheridan Avenue. As a Federal action, the proposed project is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S. Code [U.S.C.] §§ 4321–4327). The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) implementing regulations for NEPA (Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500–1508) require an investigation of the potential environmental impacts of a proposed Federal action and an evaluation of alternatives as part of an Environmental Assessment (EA).