In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) has been prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed actions on the physical, biological, cultural, and human environments. DHS-FEMA’s requirement of addressing floodplain management and wetlands protection in accordance with 44 CFR Part 9 is incorporated within the PEA. The PEA is available for public comment, and comments can be sent via email to [email protected]. The PEA will be available for download from https://vihousing.org/; and on FEMA’s website at https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/environmental-historic/nepa/programmatic-environmental-26.
A hard copy of the PEA will be available at the following locations:
VI Housing Authority St. Thomas Office 9900 Oswald Harris Court, St. Thomas
VI Housing Authority St. Croix Office #5 Estate Upper Bethlehem, Kingshill, St. Croix
The comment period will end 30 days after the date of publication on both, the FEMA and VIHA websites listed above. Written comments on the PEA can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact below. If no substantive comments are received, the PEA will become final, and FEMA will sign a Finding of No Significant Impact. Substantive comments will be addressed as appropriate in any final documents. Contact: FEMA 4335-4340 JFO, Attn: Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, 4500 Sunny Isle Shopping Center, Unit 37 and 38, Christiansted, VI 00820; or via email at [email protected].