Environmental Assessment, City of Bixby, Tulsa County, OK (April 2012
The City of Bixby has requested funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to construct a detention facility, upgrade culvert conveyance capacity to the 100-year flow, elevate existing roadways above the 100-year flood level, construct/update seven sanitary sewer encasements/drop structures, construct an energy dissipation area, and stabilize stream banks. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 10, FEMA has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). 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 90th East Avenue Drainage Project. 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).