Environmental Assessment for Deer Creek Wildfire Mitigation Project, Park County, Colorado (January 2012)
The Healthy Forest Restoration Act in 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6501–6591) authorized benefits to communities with a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to help reduce the wildfire hazard in the wildland-urban interface. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) involvement in hazardous fire risk reduction projects triggers the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321–4327), which include an evaluation by Federal agencies of the potential environmental impacts of proposed actions and a consideration of the impacts during the decision-making process. FEMA is preparing this Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) NEPA implementing regulations (Title 40 CFR Parts 1500–1508) and FEMA’s NEPA procedures (44 CFR Part 10).