Environmental Assessment for Fountain Road Temporary Housing Site, Joplin, Jasper County Missouri (June 2011)
The purpose of this project is to assist the Joplin residents in their recovery from the natural disaster by providing temporary housing. On May 23, 2011, the federal disaster declaration EMA-1980-DR-MO, which was signed by President Obama on May 9, 2011, was extended to authorize FEMA to provide federal assistance to the Joplin Tornado Recovery. Therefore, the need exists to expedite the selection and development process of group site locations for temporary mobile homes. Temporary housing will minimize the amount of time displaced individuals spend in shelters and at other dispersed locations. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and FEMA’s regulations for implementing NEPA at 44 CFR Part 10, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.