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Environmental Assessment Ticonderoga Chilson Water Transmission Main Facility Hazard Mitigation Relocation ProjectGo to ResourceEnvironmental Assessment Ticonderoga Chilson Water Transmission Main Facility Hazard Mitigation Relocation Project Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York July 2014.///The Town of Ticonderoga, herein referred to as the “Subgrantee,” has requested financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replace and relocate a section of the Chilson Water Transmission Main located in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York. The new section of water main would replace the function of the water main that was damaged in the heavy rains and flooding experienced during Hurricane Irene. The storm incident that occurred August 26 to September 5, 2011, was declared a major disaster by President Barack H. Obama on August 31, 2011 (FEMA 4020-DR-NY) and subsequently amended. Federal public assistance was made available to affected communities and non-profit organizations in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5172 et seq.), as amended. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHSES) is the Grantee partner for the proposed action. The Public Assistance Subgrant Application reference number is PW-06009 in DR 04020-NY./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.
Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Code Series: Coordinating Building Codes and Floodplain Management Regulations, 4th Edition (June 2014)Go to ResourceThis guide is intended to help State and local officials integrate the I-Codes into their current floodplain regulatory processes related to structures, buildings, and other development in order to meet the requirements to participate in the NFIP. Chapter 2 describes three approaches for coordinating the I-Codes and local floodplain management regulations and identifies a number of advantages and considerations of relying on the flood provisions of the codes to meet the NFIP requirements. Chapter 3 explains several differences between the NFIP regulations and the I-Code requirements related to specific terminology and provisions. Many requirements in the codes exceed the NFIP minimum requirements, and some provisions are more specific than the NFIP, especially in the International Building Code, which references ASCE 24, Flood Resistant Design and Construction. Chapter 4 contains questions that States and communities need to answer to know whether and how to modify existing floodplain management regulations to coordinate with the building codes. Chapter 5 describes modifications that can be adopted to incorporate higher standards in the I-Codes to further increase resistance to flood damage. Chapter 6 introduces the model code-coordinated ordinances prepared by FEMA.