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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Public Notice

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
 PUBLIC NOTICE
 May 31, 2019

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 West Melbourne

Project Title:  HMGP-4337(293), City of West Melbourne, Two Portable Generators for Lift Stations

Location of Proposed Work:  The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:  Laila Park Subdivision and Garrett’s Run Apartments

Proposed Work and Purpose:  The purpose is to have portable generators ready to provide power to the lift stations if power is lost due to wind and/or flooding.

Project Alternatives:  The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative could have possible sewer backups into homes, businesses, care facilities, and/or waterways; (2) an alternative could be to rent portable generators, but it would rely on availability for the unknown period needed and the resulting costs.

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:

Keith Mills, Deputy City Manager/Capital Project Director
321-727-7700
City of West Melbourne
kmills@westmelbourne.org

Teresa Sanders, State Environmental Specialist
(850) 815-4521
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Teresa.Sanders@em.myflorida.com

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