JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE | Public Notice #1973

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Flood Mitigation Assistance Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant:

Santa Rosa County, Florida

Project Title:

FMA-FL-2013-006 SRL Elevation Project

Location of Proposed Work:

The area affected by this project is the home located at 3135 Harrison St. Milton, FL 32583.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This project involves the elevation of a single family home that floods repeatedly and is on FEMA’s Severe Repetitive Loss Listing (SRL). This home will be at least 3 feet above the base flood elevation after elevation. The work will involve tunneling under the existing foundation and installing supports to hydraulically raise the home. A new foundation will be constructed to support the elevated structure.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) relocation of the structure and 3) acquisition/demolition. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; Alternative 2) relocation of the structure would be cost prohibitive and is not cost effective, and 3) Acquisition/demolition would be considerable more expensive and would not be cost-effective.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 15 days of this notice. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Sheila Fitzgerald, Special Projects/Grants Coordinator                  (850) 983-1848

Santa Rosa County, Florida                                                                               sheilaf@santarosa.fl.gov

 

Adele Balmer, State Environmental Liaison Officer                                        (407) 856-5019

Florida Division of Emergency Management                                                  Adele.Balmer@em.myflorida.com

Public Notice #1973

 

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