"The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grant (SCG) is to provide financial assistance directly to fire departments to build new or modify existing fire stations in order for departments to enhance response capabilities and protect the community from fire and fire-related hazards. The City of Colona faces a number of significant hazards; a comprehensive emergency response capability is necessary. […] The purpose of the action alternatives presented in this Environmental Assessment is to evaluate the best possible alternatives to improve the emergency response capabilities of the Colona Fire Department. The need for the project is to provide a new facility in a better geographic location for the CFD to effectively address the City's emergency management needs and reduce response time. In accordance with federal laws and FEMA regulations, the EA process for a proposed federal action must include an evaluation of alternatives and a discussion of the potential environmental impacts. This EA was prepared in accordance with FEMA's regulations as required under NEPA. As part of this NEPA review, the requirements of other environmental laws and executive orders are addressed."
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