Environmental Assessment for Proposed Village of Bartlett Flood Mitigation Project, Village of Bartlett, Cook County, Illinois (June 2013)
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepared this Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Village of Bartlett Flood Mitigation Project. The Village of Bartlett, through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), applied to FEMA for assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Since 2007, Bartlett has been included in three Federal Major Disaster Declarations due to strong storms and flooding which has caused severe flooding in several residential communities, resulting in sanitary sewer backups, flooded homes, impassable roadways, and extensive property damage. The recurrent flooding has contributed to the deterioration of these neighborhoods. The purpose of the project is to reduce the likelihood of flooding in these residential developments. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for FEMA, Subpart B, Agency Implementing Procedures, Part 10.9, this Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment, pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508).