Environmental Assessment for Chalmette Terminal Warehouse, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (April 2012)
The St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal Districts’ facilities located at the Chalmette Terminal sustained major damage as a result of wind, rain, and flooding brought on by Hurricane Katrina. These facilities were deemed eligible for federal disaster public assistance repair funds under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), PL 93-288. 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). 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 associated with the proposed project. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).