Plaquemines Parish Lake Hermitage Road Elevation Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project Number 1603-0419 Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana May 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment Plaquemines Parish Lake Hermitage Road Elevation Plaquemines Parish Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project Number 1603-0419 Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana May 2015
Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama gulf coasts on August 29, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana due to damages from Hurricane Katrina and signed a disaster declaration (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on August 29, 2005, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), PL 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA' s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.
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.
|Signed FONSI, July 2015|
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed 7/15/2015
|Draft Environmental Assessment Plaquemines Parish Lake Hermitage Road Elevation|
Draft Environmental Assessment Plaquemines Parish Lake Hermitage Road Elevation