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Public Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Post-Disaster Road, Bridge and Trail Replacement, Relocation and Upgrade in the State of Colorado

Public Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)///The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announce their intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for proposed projects to repair, replace and relocate roads, bridges and trails that have been damaged by major disasters throughout the State of Colorado. This analysis would be programmatic in nature and not address site-specific impacts, which would be evaluated prior to project approval. The PEA is in response to the 2013 floods, but will also apply to future disasters including floods, tornados, fires, etc./This Draft PEA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.