Draft Environmental Assessment For the Churchs Ferry Substation Relocation Benson County, North Dakota
Draft Environmental Assessment For the Churchs Ferry Substation Relocation Benson County, North Dakota September 2013///Interested persons are hereby notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NODES), and the Central Power Electric Cooperative (CPEC), a Rural Electric Co-op, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-1981-DR are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed relocation of the Churchs Ferry Electric Substation and ancillary power-distribution system. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the implementing regulations of FEMA, an EA is being prepared to assess the potential impacts of each of the proposed alternatives on the human and natural environment. This also provides public notice to invite public comments on the proposed project in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Executive Order./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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