Environmental Assessment South Cameron High School New Field House and Storage/Utility Facility, Cameron Parish, Louisiana (September 2012)
The Cameron Parish School Board has requested that FEMA provide disaster assistance through the provision of federal grant funding pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), PL 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to fund projects to repair, restore and replace facilities damaged as a result of the declared event. The Applicant has determined that the replacement of certain facilities would not best meet the needs of the community. The proposed action would replace two pre-storm facilities with a consolidated facility providing similar functions at a new location on the existing SCHS campus. In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 44 – Emergency Management and Assistance, Section 10.9, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared by FEMA pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). This EA will determine if the proposed construction would have the potential for significant adverse effects on the quality of the human and natural environment. The results of this EA will be used to make a decision whether to initiate preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement or to prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).