Environmental Assessment for Calcasieu Parish Flood Protection Berm Project, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (March 2012)
The purpose of this project is to protect the WWTF from future flood hazards. Flooding in the area has forced the facility to shut down several times in the past, resulting in negative water quality impacts and public health concerns. The proposed project aims to substantially reduce the number of these flood-related shutdowns, thereby protecting the citizens of Westlake from potential water quality impacts, while also helping to ensure the continued operations of important community infrastructure during a flood event. This draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508); and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR 10.9).