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Environmental Assessment for Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative, Cameron Parish, Louisiana (June 2011)

The purpose and need for the proposed action is to restore the multi-structure facilities and electrical service lost on September 24, 2005 by Hurricane Rita which caused extensive damage in the state of Louisiana and resulted in a presidentially declared major disaster, FEMA-1607-DR-LA. Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative (JDEC) - Cameron Service Facility is seeking federal grant funds to replace the critical infrastructure function and services to seven thousand (7,000) members/citizens who live and work in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes of Louisiana. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500- 1508); and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR 10.9).