Environmental Assessment for Marion County Mims VFD Guyed Tower Construction, Marion County, Texas (March 2012)
Marion County has been awarded, under a Homeland Security Grant (HSGP), authorization to construct a hundred fifty (150) foot new communications tower with a twenty (20) foot antenna. This communications tower will enhance the interoperable communications among all first responder disciplines during times of natural or man-made disasters. This Environmental Assessment has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. The purpose of this EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).