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Accession Number PB2012-114302
Title Cedar Rapids Convention Complex Parkade, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 36p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract On May 27, 2008, President Bush declared a major disaster in the State of Iowa (1763-DR-IA) pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 5121-5206. The incident period began on May 25, 2008 and closed August 13, 2008. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that Federal agencies evaluate the environmental effects of their proposed and alternative actions before deciding to fund an action. The President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has developed a series of regulations for implementing the NEPA. These regulations are included in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 15001508. They require the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that includes an evaluation of alternative means of addressing the problem and a discussion of the potential environmental impacts of a proposed Federal action. An EA provides the evidence and analysis to determine whether the proposed Federal action will have a significant adverse effect on human health and the environment. An EA, as it relates to the FEMA program, must be prepared according to the requirements of the Stafford Act and 44 CFR, Part 10. This section of the Federal Code requires that FEMA take environmental considerations into account when authorizing funding or approving actions. This EA was conducted in accordance with both CEQ and FEMA regulations for NEPA and will address the environmental issues associated with the FEMA grant funding as applied to the construction of the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex Parkade (hereon Parkade). Executive Order (EO) 11988 (Floodplain Management) requires that Federal agencies assume a leadership role in avoiding direct or indirect support of development within the 100-year floodplain whenever there is a practicable alternative.
Keywords Cedar Rapids Convection Complex Parkade
Cedar Rapids(Iowa)
Disaster relief
Emergency response
Environmental impact
Federal assistance programs
Flood plains
Natural disasters

Source Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency-General
NTIS Subject Category 68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
50B - Civil Engineering
Corporate Author Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kansas City, MO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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