Construction and Hardening of the Welcome Park Community Center and Safe Room Project, West Bank of St. James Parish, LA
The purpose of the proposed project is to provide life-safety protection for essential St. James Parish personnel during extreme wind events. The population at risk is comprised of only those people who are unable to evacuate ahead of a storm for any reason. There is a need to improve the safety of critical personnel and at risk populations who must remain on the West Bank of St. James Parish immediately, prior to, and during an impending severe weather event or natural disaster. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) for FEMA, Subpart B – Agency Implementing Procedures, Section 10.9, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared. The EA was prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508).