Paul DeMarco, national environmental policy act (NEPA) specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, takes notes at the Moonachie Aid and Rescue Squad building, Moonachie, N.J., to assess any environmental impacts for placing temporary facilities for the squad as their building was flooded and badly damaged from Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission assigned by FEMA in New Jersey is to assess fire, police, school, city halls, EMS, hospitals and public works facilities. The assessment of these facilities in New Jersey is complete for all 158 facilities and found a need for 29 temporary facilities. Those that require temporary structures are located throughout the state and include: eight fire stations, eight police stations, three schools, one city hall, one EMS and eight public works facilities. The Corps is also providing Technical Assistance which will provide site layouts to include the placement of structures, infrastructure, and other site requirements, and in this case critical public facilities team is completing 30% design for local entities (and assisting with the independent government estimate), and lastly assisting in the preparation of environmental documentation as required by local, state and the Federal government. (Photo by Andrew Stamer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

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