Environmental Assessment: WTMJ Transmitter Site, Racine County, Wisconsin (January 2010)   [open pdf - 833KB]

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has identified several radio transmission sites throughout the United States of America (US) that provide significantly powerful signals, which can be used for communication purposes in the event ofa national catastrophe. Each radio transmission site is required by FEMA to have between 30 and 60 days of auxiliary diesel fuel available to power the radio transmission site in the event of a power outage. This requires that between 6,000 and 12,500 gallons of diesel fuel be located on each radio transmission site, depending on the site requirements. To tbis end, FEMA has contracted wiLh the Primary Entry Point Administrative Council, Inc. (PEPAC), a 501(c) Washington, D.C.-based non-profit corporation, in order to upgrade, maintain, and manage the auxiliary fuel systems installed and owned by FEMA at each radio transmission site throughout the US. PEP AC is proposing to close and remove an existing 5,000-gallon diesel fuel Underground Storage Tank (UST) system and install a new 12,000-gallon diesel fuel UST system at the WTMJ transmitter site, which is located at 20101 Church Road in . Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin (proposed Action). In accordance with the National Enviromnental Policy Act (NEPA), FEMA is required to evaluate the potential enviromnental impacts of the Proposed Action. In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 et seq.), this EA examines the potential impacts of the Proposed Action and includes a No Action Alternative."

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