Draft Environmental Assessment Leudinghaus Road Bridge Replacement Project Lewis County, Washington November 2013
Draft Environmental Assessment Leudinghaus Road Bridge Replacement Project Lewis County, Washington November 2013///The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to support the Lewis County Department of Public Works for a project in the unincorporated community of Meskill, approximately 15 miles west of Chehalis, in unincorporated Lewis County, Washington (Figure 1-1, Vicinity Map). The proposed project is to replace a bridge over the Chehalis River that was washed away during a severe winter storm and flooding on December 3, 2007. The president declared the flooding event a major disaster (FEMA 1734-DR-WA), making federal funding available for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. Lewis County has applied through the Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) to FEMA for partial funding of this 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.