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Public Notice 4337 - Hernando County - Gulf Winds Circle - Mitigation

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
15 February 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:
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

Project Title:
4337 – 126 - Hernando County - Gulf Winds Circle - Mitigation

Location of Proposed Work:
3331 Gulf Winds Circle, Hernando Beach, Florida 34607

Proposed Work and Purpose:
The scope of the work for this project would be to elevate the current home above the current floodplain and bring up to current code with storm windows and doors to protect the structure and its contents from the catastrophic abilities of storms.  The purpose of this project is to mitigate future damages from flood and will simultaneously benefit from wind mitigation.

Project Alternatives:
The scope of work for an acquisition/demolition project would include but not be limited to the following: obtaining a property appraisal, site survey, asbestos & lead paint inspection, permitting, property sale (closing), filing deed with restrictions, utility disconnect, septic or sewer abatement, structural demolition, site clearing, project and grant management. While this may be a viable solution, it was not selected because it would displace the property owner from their permanent and primary home.

No Action Alternative:
Failure to mitigate the existing conditions may lead to repetitive flooding that can result in total or significantly depreciated property values. The property owners may face large financial losses if they are unable to finance repairs to future damages and to sell flood prone properties that have not been properly mitigated.

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 before, 18 March 2019.  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:

Kevin Ford/Emergency Management Specialist                                             (352) (754-4083)
Hernando County Emergency Management                                                   KFord@HernandoCounty.us

Kayla Born, State Environmental Specialist                                                   (850) 815-4582
Florida Division of Emergency Management                                                  Kayla.Born@EM.MyFlorida.com

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