Environmental Assessment Xavier Physical Building #11 and Jani King Building Change of Location and Consolidation Project New Orleans, LA January 2014
Environmental Assessment Xavier Physical Building #11 and Jani King Building Change of Location and Consolidation Project New Orleans, LA January 2014///Hurricane Katrina, a category three (3) hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coasts on August 29, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the state of Louisiana due to damages from Hurricane Katrina and signed a disaster declaration (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on August 29, 2005, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), PL 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to repair, restore, and replace state and local government and certain Private Nonprofit facilities damaged as a result of the declared event./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.