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Environmental Assessment for Canaveral Port Authority, Port Wide Interoperable CommunicationsInfrastructure Project, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida (December 2012)

The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) was awarded grant funds (2010-PU-T0-K016-IJ) from the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Port Security Grant Program is one of over 20 grant programs authorized by Congress and administered by FEMA to help strengthen the nation against risks from potential terrorist attacks. The Florida Division of Emergency Management administers the PSGP process in Florida. The Proposed Action’s purpose is to upgrade CPA communications system (towers, equipment, cables, etc.) for multi-media communications throughout Port Canaveral (a nationally important “Critical Facility”) and with Port Canaveral’s stakeholders locally, state regionally, statewide, and nationally This Draft “Environmental Assessment” (EA) was prepared per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10).