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  • PDA Report Denial - AK

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for the Alaska Denial on August 19, 2015, for Wildfires.

  • FEMA-4239-DR-KY

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information of FEMA-4239- Kentucky for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides during the period of July 11-20, 2015.

  • Middlesex County Utility Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant Pump Station in Edison, Middlesex County, NJ

    Middlesex County Utility Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant Pump Station in Edison, Middlesex County, NJ

    These douments have 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.

  • Information Bulletin No. 406: Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) under the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program

    This Information Bulletin (IB) provides information about the use of funds under the EMPG Program to purchase equipment types under the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) equipment category of the Authorized Equipment List (AEL).

  • Information Bulletin No. 405a: Revised Fiscal Year 2015 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program Allocation

    This Information Bulletin (IB) amends, in part, IB 405, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement. Specifically, this IB revises the FY 2015 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) allocation, which was originally announced in IB 405 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

  • Draft Tiered Site-Specific Environmental Assessment Harris County Texas Boat Ramp Project Houston, Texas

    Draft Tiered Site-Specific Environmental Assessment Harris County Texas Boat Ramp Project Houston, Texas Port Security Grant Program Project # 2014-PU-00201-IJ-2 (19865) September 2015

    In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Subpart B, Agency Implementing Procedures, Part 10.9, a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Grant Programs Directorate Programs was prepared and a Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) was issued on July 6, 2010 (Appendix C), 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). This Tiered Site-Specific Environmental Assessment (SEA) is being prepared in accordance with the July 2010 PEA. The focus of this Tiered SEA is on those areas of concern requiring additional discussion or analysis that are beyond the scope of the PEA.

    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.

  • Public Notice Of Intent To Prepare An Environmental Assessment (EA)

    Public Notice Of Intent To Prepare An Environmental Assessment (EA)

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed project to construct a permanent alternate route in Pierce County, ND. FEMA will provide funds for eligible costs via the Public Assistance Program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206.

    This notice of intent to prepare an EA for these actions is pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (PL 91-190) and associated environmental statutes, as implemented in FEMA’s regulations 44 CFR Part 10. This EA will address the purpose and need of the proposed project, project alternatives considered, affected environment, environmental consequences, and impact mitigation measures. Once completed, the draft EA will be available for public review and comment. Notice is also published in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, as implemented in 36 CFR Part 800; and Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management and Executive Order 11990, Wetlands Protection, as implemented in 44 CFR Part 9; since these actions may have the potential to affect historic, cultural and archaeological resources, floodplains and wetlands.

    This NOI 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.

     

  • FEMA-4238-DR-MO

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4238-DR- Missouri for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding during the period of May 15 to July 27, 2015.

  • FEMA-4237-DR-Oglala Sioux Tribe

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4237-DR- Oglala Sioux Tribe for Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding during the period of May 8-29, 2015.

  • FEMA-4236-DR-WV

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4236-DR- West Virginia for Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides during the period of July 10-14, 2015.

  • FEMA-4235-DR-CNMI (Expedited)

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4235-DR- Northern Mariana Islands Expedited for Typhoon Soudelor during the period of August 1-3, 2015.

  • Applicability of Floodplain Management and FFRMS Executive Orders to USACE Permitting Authorities

    On January 30, 2015, the president signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, which amended E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management, issued in 1977. Once implemented by Federal agencies, the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) is intended to reduce the risk and cost of future flood disasters by ensuring that Federal investments in and affecting floodplains are constructed to better withstand the impacts of flooding.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Warning System Alerts Residents in San Marcos

    This Best Practice tells the city of San Marcos, Texas, wanted a way to communicate impending dangers if a tornado was spotted. The result was an early warning siren system installed to alert the public, allowing them the opportunity to move indoors quickly.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Elevation Near Blanco River Survives Historic Flood

    This Best Practice tells how one's man decision to elevate his home saved it from floodwaters.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Moving to Higher Ground

    This Best Practice, about the Harris County voluntary buyout program, shows how hundreds of other homeowners previously in the high-risk flood plain were no longer threatened when the 2015 flood occured.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Water Pumps Mitigate Simonton’s Flood Problem

    This Best Practice tells how he city of Simonton in Fort Bend County, Texas, which had been plagued by flooding in the past, escaped the flood waters of the Brazos River during a recent event largely because of its drainage pumps.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Chains of Wetlands Project Reduces Flood Risks in City of Dallas

    This Best Practice tells how ,after years of serious flooding, the city of Dallas made a decision to reduce flood risk by redesigning an important ecosystem located in the heart of the city.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - A Mitigation Measure Designed to Save Lives

    This Best Practice tells how Hays County, Texas, using a flood warning system, prevents motorists from washing away or  being trapped in their vehicles.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Weathering the Storm In More Ways Than One

    This Best Practice tells how the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center undertook a major mitigation project to protect the center from another flood.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Brazoria County Adopts Freeboard Regulation in Combatting Flood Loss

    This Best Practices describes how Brazoria County, Texas, made the decision to become proactive in combatting flood loss by adopting freeboard regulations.