St. Johns County, FL

07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 11:10

DR-4283 PW-248 Final Public Notice

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the St. Johns County Vilano boat ramp dredging project due to damages in Hurricane Matthew (DR‐4283‐FL PW 248). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA's intent to provide funding for the project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster‐wide Public Notice was published November 21, 2016 for Hurricane Matthew. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project‐specific final notice for FEMA's funding action located within the floodplain. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to locate this facility at its original location within the floodplain because the facility is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.

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. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

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FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

St. Johns County

PA‐04‐FL‐4283‐PW‐00248, SCDYD01 ‐ DREDGING (VILANO BOAT RAMP)

29.911192, ‐81.305573

Project is located in the AE Zone, otherwise known as the 1‐percent‐annual‐chance floodplain, per St. Johns County FIRM Panel #12109C0316H dated 9/2/2004

St. Johns County restored the boat ramp channel to pre‐disaster condition by dredging approximately 10,000 cubic yards of sand. Sand was disposed at a site outside of the floodplain.

The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative would limit usage of the associated boat ramp. The condition of the channel could impede or become a hazard to navigation. The facility preserves the floodplain for recreational and open space use. Alternate locations were not considered as the boat ramp channel is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.

This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above‐described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit questions or comments about this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee‐Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, calling 770‐220‐5432, or by emailing FEMA‐[email protected]. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL‐4283‐PW‐00248, St. Johns County at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

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