Environmental Assessment for City of Mont Belvieu, Cotton Bayou Diversion and Relief Channel, Mont Belvieu, Chambers County, Texas (December 2012)
The City of Mont Belvieu proposes to construct flood control facilities along and adjacent to Cotton Bayou, which is located within the City of Mont Belvieu, Chambers County, Texas. The proposed project includes improvements on both sides of Cotton Bayou between Lakes of Champions and the Southern Canal, approximately 7,500 feet . Therefore, there is a need to reduce flooding risk to existing public buildings, schools and residences resulting from widespread rainfall, the lack of conveyance capacity of Cotton Bayou, and systems conveying storm water to the bayou. Through HMGP, FEMA provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. 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 regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10).