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October 20, 2020

HMGP-4399-242: Lift Station 2 Generator Installation at 710 Illinois Avenue

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
09/03/2020

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:
City of Lynn Haven

Project Title:
HMGP-4399-242: Lift Station 2 Generator

Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:
Ohio Avenue to Delaware Avenue between 7th to 13th Street.

Proposed Work and Purpose:
Installation of a concrete pad and new portable 50KW generator connected to a dual axle trailer for the lift station at 710 Illinois Avenue. The pump manufacturer is FLYGT, model NP3153-464, 15 HP. The generator will prevent backup or system failure in the event of a power outage and be able to run the pump at normal operating capacity.

Project Alternatives:
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) relocate Lift Station No. 2 to a new location outside of the Special Flood Zone. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) With no action repetitive power outages resulting in sewage backups do not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; and Alternative 2) Relocating the entire Lift Station outside of the Special Flood Zone would not be economically feasible.

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 (or the actual date). 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:

Greg Kidwell, Utilities Director (850) (265-0087)
City of Lynn Haven gkidwell@cityoflynnhaven.com

Cary Helmuth, State Lead Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4514
Florida Division of Emergency Management Cary.Helmuth@em.myflorida.com

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