Public Notice: Draft Environmental Land Assessment for FEMA Group Housing Site in Lafourche Parish

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March 7, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has posted a Public Notice regarding the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for a proposed group housing site for survivors in need of housing as a result of Hurricane Ida.

FEMA has prepared a Draft EA for a proposed group site known as Valentine #3 Subset Group Housing Site (LF-5). The proposed action includes developing an approximately 52-acre site for up to 322 temporary housing units to be located in Lockport, Lafourche Parish. Activities may include, where necessary, site clearing, grading, road construction, the placement of concrete pads, utilities (electricity, water and sewer), and the transport and installation of transportable temporary housing units to the site.

FEMA is required to provide a Public Notice for the Valentine #3 Subset Group Housing Site Draft EA. This notice provides instructions regarding how to access the Draft EA and how to provide comments. The Public Notice for the Draft EA can be viewed here: Region 6 - Environmental Documents and Public Notices |

The public comment period will be limited to three days due to the emergency nature of this action and need to provide temporary housing solutions for survivors of Hurricane Ida.

The public comment period begins Feb. 28 and ends at 5 p.m. March 2. If no substantive comments are received, the Draft EA and Finding of No Significant Impact will become final and no further public noticing will be conducted.

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