FEMA Central Booking Environmental Assessment
The Federal Emergency Management Agency notifies interested parties of the proposed replacement of the Central Booking and Detention Facility, or CBDF, in Escambia County, Florida. FEMA is considering providing funds to Escambia County for eligible costs to replace the CBDF through the Public Assistance Program. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, FEMA has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Action, or FONSI. The draft EA describes the Proposed Action and alternatives considered, analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives, and identifies the environmental protection measures that would be implemented and required permits that would be obtained. Two sites were determined to be reasonable sites for construction of the CBDF:
- the McDonald property (Alternative 1 – Preferred Alternative), located along the southeastern corner of the intersection of North Pace Boulevard and West Fairfield Drive/State Road-295 (Latitude: 30.263643, Longitude: -87.141917),
- and the existing CBDF site (Alternative 2), located at 1200 West Leonard Street (Latitude: 30.263130, Longitude: -87.135744).
FEMA has determined that the Proposed Action would not have a significant impact on the natural or human environment either by itself or considering cumulative impacts. FEMA requests comments from the public to ensure that issues and concerns of local residents are considered and addressed prior to implementing the Proposed Action.
The draft EA and draft FONSI are available below and hard copies are available for review at the following locations:
Pensacola Public Library
239 North Spring Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Escambia County Ernie Lee Magaha
Governmental Complex (Clerk's Official Records on the 1st floor & Ste. 400)
221 Palafox Place
Pensacola, FL 32502
Draft Environmental Assessment or EA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is considering providing funds to Escambia County for eligible costs to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility through the Public Assistance Program. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, FEMA has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed action. The draft EA describes the proposed action and alternatives considered, analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives, and identifies the environmental protection measures that would be implemented and required permits that would be obtained.
Draft Environmental Assessment Replacement of CBD Facility
Draft Finding of No Significant Impact or FONSI
FEMA prepared an Environmental Assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts of replacing the damaged CBDF in the county. The EA has been prepared in accordance with the implementing requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and FEMA regulations adopted pursuant thereto (44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 10).
Draft FONSI Replacement of CBD Facility
You may provide your comments on the documents by mailing or emailing them to the following address:
Dr. Stephanie Madson, Regional Environmental Officer
DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Hollins Bldg.
Atlanta, GA 30341
Comments must be received by July 23, 2016. If no substantive comments are received following agency and public review, the draft EA will be considered the final EA and no additional information or modifications will be incorporated. We look forward to your input.