Draft Environmental Assessment: Mill Creek Defensible Space Project, Walla Walla County, Washington [open pdf - 9MB]
"Walla Walla County applied for fiscal year 2010 funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation--Competitive (PDM-C) grant program for a fuels reduction project in southeastern Washington. The objective of the PDM-C grant program is to fund pre-disaster mitigation planning and projects for States, Territories, and federally recognized Indian Tribes that primarily address natural hazards. The Mill Creek Defensible Space Project would include a total of 31 acres in the Mill Creek drainage in southeastern Walla Walla County (Appendix A, Figure 1). This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500- 1508), and FEMA's regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. The purpose of this EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Mill Creek Defensible Space Project. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Much of the information about the project in this EA comes from the PDM-C grant application package."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA-PDMC-PJ-10-WA-2010-006
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/