Wadena County Fairgrounds Reconstruction Project, Wadena, Minnesota (May 2012)

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An EF4 tornado hit the Wadena County Fairgrounds on June 17, 2010 and destroyed thirteen (48%) and damaged five (19%) of a total of twenty seven pre-tornado buildings. Only nine buildings of the original fairgrounds currently remain standing and undamaged by the tornado (Appendix C). Pursuant to Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988, as amended, Wadena County, Minnesota and the Wadena County Agricultural Society have applied through the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. Funds are requested to reconstruct facilities destroyed or damaged at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500 through 1508), and FEMA regulations for NEPA compliance (44 CFR Part 10), FEMA must fully understand and consider the environmental consequences of actions proposed for federal funding.  The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) is to meet FEMA’s responsibilities under NEPA and to determine whether to prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed project.

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