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Environmental Assessment for Sarasota Emergency Operations Center, Sarasota County, Florida (August 2011)

The purpose of this project is to improve the central command and control facilities responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and management during emergency situations. Sarasota County Government proposes to construct a new facility to house the County’s Emergency Operations Center, Consolidated 911 Call Center, Fire Department Administration Offices and Enterprise Information Technology Data Center. The new facility will be designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds and is to remain operational during all storm events and other hazards. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10).