JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
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 Hazard Mitigation Grant 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: 2011 Aurora Drive, Navarre, Florida – Acquisition and Demolition Project (FEMA Disaster No. 4280-DR-FL and FEMA Disaster No. 4283-DR-FL)
Location of Proposed Work:
This project is located at 2011 Aurora Drive, Navarre, Florida 32566, within Section 24 of Township 2 South and Range 27 West.
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The project will encompass the acquisition and demolition of a single-family residence located at 2011 Aurora Drive, Navarre, Florida 32566. The site will be converted into open space in perpetuity.
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) drainage improvements that will include the upgrade of six roadway crossing culverts and the concrete lining of approximately 3,000 lineal feet of open ditches. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) there is a high risk of incurring into a similar major and prolonged structural flooding as it has previously occurred; and Alternative 2) the drainage improvements imply a higher cost alternative than implementing the proposed acquisition and demolition activities.
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 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2702 Directors Row, Orlando, FL 32809. 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:
David Hamstra, P.E., CFM, Stormwater Department Manager (407) 992-9160, ext. 309
Pegasus Engineering, LLC [email protected]
Sheila Fitzgerald, Special Programs/Grants Director (850) 981-2016
Santa Rosa County [email protected]
Teresa Sanders, Mitigation/Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4521
Florida Division of Emergency Management [email protected]
Public Notice #2123