Environmental Assessment Emergency Maintenance DivisionCentral Maintenance and Fuel Facility, City of New Orleans, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (May 2013)
Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005 near the town of Buras, Louisiana with sustained winds of more than 125 miles per hour. President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA). Prior to Hurricane Katrina, EMD Central Maintenance and Fuel Facility served as a maintenance, fuel, and storage facility for the New Orleans Police and Fire Departments. The purpose of this project is to restore the services, facilities, and resources that were lost as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The need is defined by the lack of current resources for storage and upkeep of city vehicles. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500 to 1508), and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Parts 9 and 10).