Environmental Assessment for Northeast Research Station, Greenhouse LSU AgCenter, Tensas Parish, Louisiana (February 2013)
Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, in southeast Louisiana near Buras-Triumph, Plaquemines Parish as a Category 3 storm. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 120 miles per hour and were accompanied by strong and damaging storm surge well above normal high tide. The objective of the FEMA Public Assistance grant program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. In order to restore the lost services, facilities, and resources that were destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) for FEMA, Subpart B – Agency Implementing Procedures, Section 10.9, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, asimplemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508).