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Environmental Assessment for North Carolina Highway Patrol Viper Communications Tower, Love Valley, Iredell County, North Carolina (January 2013)

The purpose of the Proposed Action is for Iredell County, North Carolina to meet current radio frequency coverage needs of the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Iredell County and parts of adjacent counties while promoting interoperability of federal, state, and local government public safety and first responders. This Draft Environmental Assessment reviews expected environmental impacts associated with the proposed construction of the Fox Mountain VIPER Communications Tower using grant funds from the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The HSGP requires grantees to comply with all relevant Federal Laws, Executive Orders, and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).