Finding of No Significant Impact for Beach Renourishment from West End of Galveston Seawall to Eastern Border of Galveston State Park Galveston County, Texas [open pdf - 181KB]
"Hurricane Ike caused an average of 136 feet of shoreline erosion within the project location, with some areas receding 280 feet. As a direct result of the storm surge and intense wave action from Hurricane Ike, the project area experienced severe episodic erosion which scoured the engineered beaches and placed improved properties and threatened/endangered species habitat in danger of further damage. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the action. In its EA the USACE evaluated four alternatives: 1) No Action, 2) Offsite Alternatives, 3) Onsite Alternatives, and 4) the Preferred Alternative. FEMA has conducted an independent evaluation of the USACE EA and has adopted it pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's Implementing Procedures for NEPA at 40 C.F.R. 1506.3."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/