Final Environmental Assessment (EA) Supporting the Remote Video Surveillance System Tower Upgrade, Brownsville, Fort Brown, Harlingen, Kingsville, and Falfurrias Stations’ Area of Responsibility, U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the availability of this Final EA and FONSI. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., CBP has prepared the Final EA to identify and assess the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed upgrade of the Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) within the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Brownsville, Fort Brown, Harlingen, Kingsville, and Falfurrias Stations’ Areas of Responsibility (AORs) in the Rio Grande Sector (i.e., the Proposed Action). Based on the Final Environmental Assessment, a determination was made that the proposed action will not significantly affect the human environment and that further analysis is not required. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.