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Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Typical Recurring Actions, Flood, Earthquake, Fire, Rain, and Wind Disasters in California (December 2003)

The purpose of the EA is to Reduce or eliminate immediate threats to life, public health and safety, and improved property resulting from major disasters or emergencies; repair, restore, or replace public facilities damaged in such events; reduce or eliminate the risk of future damage or loss associated with such events.  The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508) direct FEMA and other federal agencies to fully understand and take into consideration during decision making the environmental consequences of proposed federal actions (also referred to as projects). FEMA’s regulations for NEPA compliance are described in 44 CFR Part 10.