Draft Environmental Assessment For the Proposed St. Vrain Creek Flood Mitigation Project in Longmont, Colorado

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Draft Environmental Assessment For the Proposed St. Vrain Creek Flood Mitigation Project in Longmont, Colorado September, 10 3013///Interested persons are hereby notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Emergency Management (CDEM), and City of Longmont, Colorado are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed bridge replacement and floodplain modification along St. Vrain Creek. Funding would be provided through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program, which funds hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the implementing regulations of FEMA, an EA is being prepared to assess the potential impacts of each of the proposed alternatives on the human and natural environment. This also provides public notice to invite public comments on the proposed project in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands./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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