Draft Environmental Assessment for Northwest Reno Fuels Reduction Project, City of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada (August 2013)

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Draft Environmental Assessment for Northwest Reno Fuels Reduction Project, City of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada (August 2013)
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Draft Environmental Assessment for Northwest Reno Fuels Reduction Project, City of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada (August 2013): The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes to provide Federal financial assistance (Federal action) to the City of Reno (Subapplicant), through the Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM), for the Northwest Reno Fuels Reduction Project (proposed project). The proposed project would be implemented in the City of Reno (City), Washoe County, Nevada (Figure 1). The proposed project consists of reducing the risk of damage and loss associated with wildfire events through implementation of a fuel reduction program in undeveloped City-owned areas in northwest Reno. Vegetation would be treated on approximately 374 acres in small and large canyons and on hillsides adjacent to developed areas. Vegetation treatment would include cutting, chipping, or masticating vegetation and either hauling it offsite or scattering it to the treatment areas to prevent erosion and inhibit growth of weeds. The proposed project includes creating defensible space near existing structures. 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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