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Hurricane Katrina - Louisiana (40)

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Declared: 08/29/2005
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September 20, 2013
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  • Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment, City of Slidell Road and Utility Consolidated Improved Project, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, July 2017 (FEMA-1603-DR-LA)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana.  This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    FEMA has determined that the City of Slidell (Sub-Recipient) is eligible to receive FEMA PA funding to repair, improve, and replace damage to roads, drainage and subsurface utilities resulting from Hurricane Katrina.  To ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Orders (EOs), and other applicable Federal regulations, FEMA-EHP will be preparing Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA). This PEA will facilitate FEMA’s compliance with other Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) requirements by providing a framework to address the impacts of the proposed repair work construction actions under FEMA’s PA program, and addresses the need to streamline the NEPA review process

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Jefferson Parish Jefferson Park Subdivision/Manson Ditch Drainage Improvements, Jefferson, LA (FEMA-DR-1603-LA), Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, HMGP Project Number 1603-0425 (September 2017)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended. Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    Through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the applicant, Jefferson Parish, applied for funding under FEMA’s HMGP to reduce localized flooding during and after storm events within the Jefferson Park Subdivision area. (Latitude 29.9698, Longitude -90.1592)

    This Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) is being prepared in accordance with the FEMA Instruction 108-1-1 and the DHS Instruction 023-01-001-01, pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508). The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) is to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed action on the physical and human environment. FEMA is also using the EA to document compliance with other applicable federal laws, regulations, and executive orders (E.O.), including the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), E.O. 11988 (Floodplain Management), E.O. 11990 (Wetland Protection), and E.O. 12898 (Environmental Justice). The results of this EA will be used to make a decision whether to initiate preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or to prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Municipal Yacht Harbor Reconfiguration, City of New Orleans (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans Parish, Louisiana (September 2017)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana.  This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The City of New Orleans (CNO or Subrecipient) has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP) (Recipient) that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. In accordance with 44 C.F.R. § 206.203(d), CNO has requested an Improved Project to reconstruct the harbor infrastructure using construction methods that will better serve the needs of the community and will be more resilient in future events.  The new facility will include a floating pier system and other improvements.  The Municipal Yacht Harbor site is situated on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, in western Orleans Parish, near the boundary with Jefferson Parish. (Latitude 30.026855, Longitude -90.117198)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Demolition of the Bertha Magrauer Center, City of New Orleans (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) Orleans Parish, Louisiana (September 2017)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana.  This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The CNO requested FEMA funding to demolish the Bertha Magrauer Center located at 2900 Feliciana Street, New Orleans, LA 70126 (29.987071, -90.039539) through the PA Program. At the time of the event, the Bertha Magrauer Center functioned as storage and staging facility for the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD). This site was previously listed as an EPA superfund site, but was delisted in 2000. Due to the site contamination associated with the Agriculture Street Landfill, which lies beneath the structure, as well as post disaster changes and reconfiguration of NORD, CNO has determined that the public at large is best served by the demolition of the Bertha Magrauer Center standing structure, while leaving the slab intact and in place. This proposed demolition scope of work will minimize ground disturbance which could potentially trigger environmental and public health concerns due to assumed elevated levels of contaminants at the site. Consequently, in accordance with 44 C.F.R. § 206.203(d)(1), CNO has requested an Improved Project for this project, which will provide funds to demolish the structure to the slab.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

     

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Bayou St. John (Hagan-Lafitte) Drainage Upgrades (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) HMGP Project Number 1603-0432, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, November 2017

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR1603 -LA).  FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    Through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the applicant, Orleans Parish, applied for funding under FEMA’s HMGP for proposed improvements to stormwater drainage in the Bayou St. John neighborhood in Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana. The proposed project is intended to reduce the frequency of flooding within the area bordered by North Broad Street, Orleans Avenue, Bayou St. John, and the St. Louis Canal/Lafitte Greenway. The center coordinates for the proposed project are latitude 29.97259, longitude -90.08732, in zip code 70119.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans RR 026-Desire Area Group A Road Network Infrastructure Recovery Restoration (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans Parish, Louisiana (October 2017)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana.  This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The project scope of work by the City of New Orleans currently under consideration for FEMA grant funds consists of segments of numerous streets in the Desire Neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana (RR3-Desire Area Group A Project ID: RR026; Project Number FEMA 2013-FEMA-5BC). The southwest portion of the Desire Area Group A Road Network project area overlies the footprint of the Agriculture Street Landfill (EPA Registry ID: 110009336557), an active municipal landfill for the New Orleans area from approximately 1909 to 1958, that was placed on the National Priority List (also known as Superfund sites) in 1994 by the USEPA.

    In order to comply with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations [C.F.R.] Parts 1500-1508) (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005), a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), which would encompass the project now under review, was developed by FEMA.  The Programmatic EA was entitled “The City of New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans Joint Infrastructure Recovery Request Project” (JIRR).  This PEA concluded with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), dated June 16, 2016.

    The purpose of this draft SEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project that require additional site-specific analysis.  FEMA will use the findings in this draft SEA in order to determine whether a FONSI is appropriate or whether preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is warranted.

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans’ Construction of NOPD 4th District Police Station and NOFD 8th District Fire Station (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) Orleans Parish, Louisiana (May 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The City of New Orleans has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act.  The City of New Orleans has requested an Improved Project, which would allow funds to restore the pre-disaster function of damaged critical facilities at the new proposed location.  The CNO proposes to construct a new NOPD 4th District building and a new NOFD building on the same lot to restore NOPD and NOFD service capacity in the Algiers neighborhood. The new facilities would be constructed on an undeveloped lot owned by the CNO located on Wall Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 (Latitude 29.934281, Longitude -90.021616).  The proposed new structures would consist of a new 2-story, approximately 17,783 square foot (sf) police station for the NOPD 4th District and a new NOFD 8th District building on the same lot with a public interface and connection area between the two (2) structures.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans, Construction of a New Florida Desire Multi-Service Center (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans Parish, Louisiana (May 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The City of New Orleans (CNO) has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. In accordance with 44 C.F.R. § 206.203(d)(1), the CNO has requested an Improved Project, which would allow funds to restore the pre-disaster function of the original Multi-Service Center facility, a damaged community service facility demolished in 2010, at the newly proposed location. As such, the CNO proposes to relocate and construct a new Desire Florida Multi-Service Center. The new facility would be an approximate 10,000 square foot (sf) multi-service center and would restore the community services capacity in the Desire neighborhood. The new facility would be located on an undeveloped lot owned by the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) which CNO plans to lease the lot prior to construction. The proposed project is located on the southwest corner of the Higgins Boulevard and Desire Parkway intersection in New Orleans, Louisiana 70126. (Latitude: 29.994273, Longitude: -90.033362)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Plaquemines Parish, Venice Boat Harbor Dredging and Beneficial Use of Dredge Material for Marsh Creation (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (May 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    Plaquemines Parish has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. Plaquemines Parish has requested funds to remove up to 150,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Venice Boat Harbor to restore the Venice Boat Harbor to its pre-Hurricane Katrina condition and contours.  (Latitude 29.24042, Longitude -89.36476)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Municipal Yacht Harbor Breakwater Improved Project, City of New Orleans (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans Parish, Louisiana (June 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana.  This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended.  Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The City of New Orleans (CNO) has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act.  The CNO has determined that repair of the damaged breakwater to its pre-Katrina specifications would not be in the best interest of the community and, instead, proposes to replace the existing damaged breakwater materials with new pre-engineered materials designed to resist and withstand erosional forces. The CNO proposes to replace the existing eroded rubble riprap with pre-engineered, specifically designed riprap which will not displace during similar flood events thus preventing the erosion and loss of material and undercutting of nearby residential sidewalks.  In addition, the breakwater berms would be reconstructed with approximately two (2) feet of additional height to take into consideration the anticipated rise in sea level due to future global warming.  The proposed action allows for additional excavation of rubble riprap material to be placed for toe protection. The designed riprap will be of a pre-engineered material of sufficient gradation, fractured faces, thickness and density to allow the particles to interlock and resist erosional forces.  In addition, the scope of work calls for the removal and replacement of five (5) dual six-inch polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes with dual six-inch diameter High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, for a total of approximately 75 linear feet at five (5) locations.  The proposed project is located at Breakwater Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, (Latitude 30.029454, Longitude -90.118356)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, City of Slidell, City Barn Pump Station Drainage Improvements (FEMA-1603-DR-LA, HMGP Project Number 1603-0321), St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (July 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR1603 -LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The city of Slidell has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP to reduce localized flooding during and after storm events within the area of the city of Slidell. The purpose of this proposal is to further reduce flooding in Slidell, provide additional capacity to the pumping station (30.273494, -89.788233), ensure adequate services are provided to residents, and structures are protected during local flooding events and disasters.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DSEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DSEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

     

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Bayou Sara Streambank Stabilization (FEMA-DR-1603-LA), HMGP Project Number 1603-0436, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (August 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved  across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum  sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George  W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration  authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA).  FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and  Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the  Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local  governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The West Feliciana Parish Government has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office  of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), FEMA to provide funding under  FEMA’s HMGP for a bank stabilization project on Bayou Sara.  The east bank of Bayou Sara has  experienced significant erosion on the reach between St. Francisville and the confluence with the  Mississippi River. The proposed action is to construct two (2) revetments along the large bends on the  east bank of Bayou Sara adjacent to the Sewage Treatment Plant (Reach 1) and downstream near the  Oyster Bar (Reach 2).  Revetment 1 is located at: Start (30.771449,-91.396681) Stop (30.770269, - 91.394525); Revetment 2 is located at: Start (30.767477, -91.394645) Stop (30.765819, -91.396711).

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been  prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as  implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ;  40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National  Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts  of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an  Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
     

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans, Mirabeau Water Garden Storm Water Management and Flood Mitigation Project (FEMA-1603/1607-DR-LA), HMGP Project Number 1607-0120, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (December 2018)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The City of New Orleans has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP for projects that would reduce flooding in the area during rain, flooding, and extreme weather events. The proposed Mirabeau Water Garden Storm Water Management and Flood Mitigation Project is one of 91 projects identified in the City of New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this project is to reduce property damages during 2-, 5-, and 10-year, 24-hour duration, rainfall events by reducing the load on Drainage Pump Station (DPS) 3 and Drainage Pump Station 4, which drain neighborhood runoff into the London Avenue Canal. (Latitude 30.003405, Longitude -90.082120)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, St. Bernard Parish, Construction of New Welcome Center (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (April 2019)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

     

    The applicant, St. Bernard Parish,  has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. The Applicant has requested funds for (a) the construction of a new Welcome Center, boardwalk, and a viewing pavilion, to be located along Paris Road (State Highway 47), south of the St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit Facility in the Bayou Bienvenue triangle in Chalmette, LA (29.960020,  -89.955911); (b) the purchase a triple-wing rotary grass cutter; and (c) the purchase of a tire maintenance truck.  In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Environmental Assessment, LSU AgCenter Coastal Area Research Station Reconstruction at an Alternate Location (Hill Farm Research Station and Poultry Litter Barn, Claiborne Parish), FEMA-1603-DR-LA, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (September 2012)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR-LA) on 29 August 2005, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    The State of Louisiana Facility Planning and Control (FP&C) requested through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP) that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. FP&C determined that restoration of its facilities at the Coastal Area Research Station (CARS), formerly known as the AgCenter Citrus Research Station in Port Sulphur, Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish, would not best meet the needs of the community. FP&C requested approval and federal grant funds for an alternate project to replace the eligible facilities with facilities providing similar functions at the LSU AgCenter Hill Fann Research Station in Claiborne Parish, approximately 40 miles northeast of Shreveport, Louisiana. The proposed action includes construction of a 2,400 square foot poultry litter barn, repair of site fences, and demolition of three (3) structures (Buildings 10706, 10709, and 10710). (Center Latitude 32.751530000, Longitude -93.0532)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, City of New Orleans (CNO) Oak Park Stormwater Management & Flood Mitigation Project, HMGP 1603-0432 (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans Parish, Louisiana (June 2019)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR1603 -LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The CNO has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP to improve stormwater drainage in the Oak Park area by using a combination of underground tanks, storm chambers, and bioswales along Perlita Street in New Orleans (30.01914, -90.07707). In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections, River Pump Station Mitigation Project (Angola), HMGP 1603-0434 (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), West Feliciana Parish, LA (August 2019)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR-1603-LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP for pump station, drainage, and weir upgrades to prevent flooding and streambank erosion throughout the grounds of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, LA (30.941030, -91.592922)

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Public Notice, City of New Orleans, Drainage Pump Station 01 Drainage Upgrades and Green Infrastructure, HMGP 1603-0426 (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), Orleans, Louisiana (January 2020)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 24, 2005.  Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour.  On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR1603 -LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The City of New Orleans has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP to construct the DPS-01 Drainage and Green Infrastructure project, bounded by S. Broad Street to the north, MLK Jr. Blvd/Melpomene Street to the east, Tchoupitoulas Street to the south, and Louisiana Ave./Toledano Street to the west. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce flooding, particularly in the Broadmoor and Central City neighborhoods, and to implement green infrastructure (GI) features) to reduce runoff and create and enhance public landscape and park amenities.

    FEMA is issuing this public notice as part of its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations, 36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  • Draft Environmental Assessment, Central Private School New Campus Construction Project (FEMA-4277-DR-LA), Central, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (February 2020)

    During the declared incident period of August 11, 2016 through August 31, 2016, a low-pressure front weather system remained stationary for a period of time resulting in a statistically unprecedented rainfall event.  The accumulation of the rainfall vastly exceeded the capacity of the gravity tributaries that serviced the Amite and Comite River watershed located north and east of Baton Rouge, LA.  Due to the severity of the flooding event, on August 14, 2016, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4277-DR-LA, Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding), authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana. This assistance is pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (P.L.) 93-288, as amended. Section 406 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to assist with funding the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities damaged as a result of the declared disaster.

    Central Private School (CPS), the Subrecipient,  has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide disaster assistance consisting of federal grant funds in accordance with the provisions of the Stafford Act. CPS is a Non-profit Corporation that has owned and operated the private education institution in the City of Central, LA for grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade since 1967.  The Subrecipient indicated that the structures at the CPS campus experienced flooding up to 28 inches above the building’s finished floor elevations.  It was reported that there was standing flood water inside all buildings at CPS for at least 48 hours.  The current CPS campus is located at 12801 Centerra Court, Central, LA 70714 (Lat/Long: 30.567541, -91.060838).  Several buildings were demolished with to make the campus safe and secure.  CPS has requested funding to rebuild parts of the campus outside of the flood zone on a 13.34 acre undeveloped tract of land approximately 1 mile southeast of the damaged school site.  This new site is at Lot D-6-A-1-B, 12700 Gurney Road (approximate address), Central LA 70714 (Lat/Long: 30.56043, -91.04690).

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this DEA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA will use the findings in this DEA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

  • Final Environmental Assessment, DeSoto Parish Police Jury, DeSoto Parish Drainage and Roadway Improvements: Cash Blackmon Road, Red Bluff Road, White Springs Road, Wood Springs Road (FEMA-1603-DR-LA), HMGP 1603-0367, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana (April 2020)

    Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane with a storm surge above normal high tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts on August 25, 2005. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 140 miles per hour. On August 29, 2005, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana and signed a disaster declaration authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance in designated areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina, DR1603 -LA). FEMA is administering this disaster assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended.  Section 404 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) to provide funds to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

    The DeSoto Parish Police Jury has requested, through the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHSEP), that FEMA provide funding under FEMA’s HMGP for reducing localized flooding during and after storm events within DeSoto Parish.  The proposed action is designed to improve drainage by increasing the hydraulic capacity under roadways in four (4) locations within DeSoto Parish: Cash Blackmon Road (GPS Begin 32.06578, -94.02832 End 32.06527, -94.02627), Red Bluff Road (GPS Begin 32.23496, -93.76436 End 32.23208, -93.76500), White Springs Road (GPS Begin 32.28612, -93.65970 End 32.28714, -93.65877), and Wood Springs Road (GPS Begin 32.07245, -93.92813 End 32.06766, -93.91591).  In addition, the project would repair and harden sections of roadway damaged as a result of flooding due to undersized culverts and raise portions of some existing roadways to prevent overtopping during a 50-year storm event.

    In accordance with FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). (Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 2005). The purpose of this EA is to analyze potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.  FEMA used the findings in this EA to prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).