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Environmental Assessment, Bay-Waveland School District Emergency/Fire Access Road Project, Hancock County, Mississippi (August 2012)

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, causing extensive damage.  A Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA-1604-DR-MS, was signed for Katrina. The Bay Waveland School District has submitted an application for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program being administered in response to FEMA-1604-DR-MS.  In accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, PL 93-288, as amended, and implementing regulations at 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 206, FEMA is required to review the environmental effects of the proposed action prior to making a funding decision.  This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with FEMA’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations found in 44 CFR Part 10.