Environmental Assessment, Heart of Texas Council of Governments, Clifton Tower Site, Bosque County, Texas (March 2012)
The Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG) proposes to construct a 199 foot tall (top of structure) self-support telecommunications tower at 1046 County Road 1606, Clifton, Bosque County (Latitude: 31.88883, Longitude: -97.42314), Texas. HOTCOG has been awarded funding under grant number 2010-SS-T0-0008 (10186). This Environmental Assessment has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), and the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. The purpose of this EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).