Draft Environmental Assessment North Carolina Highway Patrol VIPER Communications Tower – Stanley Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety/North Carolina Emergency Management October 2013

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Draft Environmental Assessment North Carolina Highway Patrol VIPER Communications Tower – Stanley Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety/North Carolina Emergency Management October 2013///This Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the proposed Stanley Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) Communications Tower within the southern portion of the Town of Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina using grant funds from the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. HSGP is one of over 20 grant programs authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. HSGP requires grantees to comply with all relevant Federal Laws, Executive Orders, and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act./FEMA and others prepared this Draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508, and FEMA’s NEPA implementing regulations 44 CFR Part 10. FEMA will use this EA’s findings and related Public Comments to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed project./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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