Environmental Assessment, Armory Area Stormwater Detention Basin, City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (April 2012)
The City of Oshkosh (City) applied to the FEMA for assistance with a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) project as authorized by Section 203 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5133. The PDM program is designed to assist States, Territories, Indian Tribal governments, and local communities to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters. On February 2, 2012, the PDM grant assistance was transferred to Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) because of funding considerations. Thus, the project is now proposed to be funded under the HMGP with an Application number of: 1933.35-R. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s 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 associated with the proposed project. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).