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Draft Environmental Assessment City of Fortuna Wastewater Treatment Plant Flood Protection Project Fortuna, California November 2013

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Draft Environmental Assessment City of Fortuna Wastewater Treatment Plant Flood Protection Project Fortuna, California November 2013///The City of Fortuna (City), California, has applied, through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal assistance in making improvements to the existing wastewater treatment facility to protect the City’s wastewater system during flood events. Two improvements to the existing facility are proposed that would eliminate the possibility of effluent spilling into Strongs Creek. To qualify for FEMA funding, the proposed project requires environmental review by FEMA./FEMA has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental, physical and socioeconomic impacts of the identified project alternatives, including the no action alternative. The EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 43214327), the associated Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and FEMA’s implementing regulations (44 CFR Part 10 )./The EA process includes procedures for the evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and a range of reasonable alternatives. The potential impacts are evaluated according to their context and intensity, as defined in the CEQ regulations, The EA process also includes procedures forgiving federal, state, and local agencies and the public opportunities to provide input on the proposed project and its alternatives./This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.
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