Environmental Assessment for Proposed Emergency Operations Center, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KY (April 2013)

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepared this Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction and operation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.  The proposed project’s purpose is to use DHS/FEMA funds, through the CSEPP, to provide Rockcastle County Fiscal Court an EOC facility adequate to safely, continuously, and cost effectively prepare and protect the residents of Rockcastle County before and during chemical weapons decommissioning, and to meet Rockcastle County’s emergency service needs. This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10. 

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