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Environmental Assessment for North Carolina Highway Patrol VIPER CommunicationsTower , Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina (March 2013)

The Proposed Action’s purpose is to meet current radio frequency coverage needs of the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Person County and surrounding areas while promoting interoperability of federal, state, and local government emergency services and first responders. This Draft Environmental Assessment reviews expected environmental impacts associated with the proposed construction of the Roxboro Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) Communications Tower in the City of Roxboro, North Carolina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may fund this project. FEMA and others prepared this Draft EA 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 FEMA’s NEPA implementing regulations at 44 CFR Part 10.