Final Draft Environmental Assessment Horizon Monitoring and Surveillance Facility Puerto Nuevo Port Complex, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Environmental Assessment Horizon Monitoring and Surveillance Facility Puerto Nuevo Port Complex, San Juan, Puerto Rico November 2013///The Horizon Lines de Puerto Rico, Inc., the Subgrantee, has applied for federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (DHS-FEMA) Grants Program Directorate’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) to construct a security monitoring and surveillance building at the Puerto Nuevo Port Complex, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) serves as the grantee for the proposed project. The proposed action would involve engineering and design, construction and equipping of a new concrete building with a 35' x 25' footprint, an above-ground septic tank, portable water tank, fence, security features and building equipment, as well as other utilities. The new facility would be located adjacent to the existing undersized facility with the same function and also next to the Subgrantee’s offices in the Puerto Nuevo Port Complex. The purpose of this action is to enhance security operations for the Puerto Nuevo Port Complex. Although the proposed project location is mapped within a Special Hazard Flood Area, the site elevations have been determined to be at/above the BFE. The applicant was responsible for the preparation of the EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and FEMA's implementing regulations at 44 CFR Part 10./This 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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