Environmental Assessment for Lewis County Fire District #13 Replacement of Fire Station #1, Lewis County, Washington ( June 2012)
The purpose of the FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of PNPs, to help communities quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Through the PA Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of disaster-damaged or destroyed infrastructure. The need for the FEMA action described in this draft EA is to provide funds to Lewis County Fire District #13 (LCFD#13 or Fire District) to restore its fire services facility at a reduced risk from future flooding. The President declared a federal disaster for the region (FEMA-1734-DR-WA), making funds available to public entities for damage repairs. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1500 through 1508) direct FEMA and other federal agencies to take into consideration the environmental consequences of proposed federally funded projects.