Federal Emergency Management Agency

Environmental Assessment for Tower & Antenna System Construction, Elmira, Chemung County, NY (July 2013)

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The Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) plans to provide federal funding to Chemung County Emergency Management Office as subgrantee, through the grantee, New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, for the construction of a one 60-foot self-supporting tower capable of supporting Ultra-High Frequency (UHF), Very High Frequency (VHF) and solid radome dish antennas in Elmira, Chemung County, New York adjacent to the Elmira Regional Public Safety Training Facility. The proposed project would be funded through the Homeland Security Grant Program. The proposed tower is needed to provide communications to the County’s back-up Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The primary EOC is located in the floodplain, approximately 100 yards from the Chemung River.  A back-up location has been identified as a project need, as flooding is the greatest threat to the community. 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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Icon for file of type text/plainEnvironmental Assessment
38.36KJuly 1, 2013
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3.40MJuly 1, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfFINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)71.53K
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