Sand Canyon Drainage and Slope Stabilization Project, Douglas County, Washington
On February 28, 2001 a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Washington State. Douglas County sustained damages to public facilities totaling about $20,000. Douglas County, Washington applied through the Washington State Division of Emergency Management to FEMA for assistance with a Floodway Stabilization Project in Sand Canyon. FEMA prepared this Environmental Assessment to evaluate the impacts of the proposed action according to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA, and FEMA's implementing regulations. The EA process provides steps and procedures to evaluate and make informed decisions based upon the potential environmental impacts of a proposed action as well as an opportunity for public, local, state, and other federal agencies to provide input and/or comment through a public comment period.