Final Notice – FEMA Public Assistance

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

 The Town of Loxley has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through Alabama Emergency Management (AEM) as a sub-grantee.

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, and to provide a 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 and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

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.

Sub-Applicant: Loxley, Town of

Project Title: PA-04-AL-4563-PW-339

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
WWTP County Road 49S Loxley, AL 30.61131 -87.76018 1980

 Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is for the replacement of damaged WWTP components.  All work is located in an AE zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Loxley, Town of Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 01003C0657M dated 04/19/2019. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Alabama and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the shaded AE zone. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have no potential to impact or affect wetlands.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

Loxley, Town of  Baldwin County Cat F  (183536) Work Completed

The applicant utilized force account Labor, Equipment, and Materials for Water Leaks for the Town of Loxley. The repairs to the WWTP at 30.61131, -87.76018 were all in-kind repairs totaling $8,441.48. The applicant repaired the effluent pump, oxidation ditch air line, sedimentation influent pit, outfall effluent pit motor, and outfall effluent overload protection.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the residence of Baldwin County. If these repairs are not made, then adverse economic and social impacts may occur.

Alternative #2 (Repair with best construction practices) Using adopted best construction practices sub-grantee minimized future effects through applicable codes and standards. All repairs were made after a risk assessment was conducted and various measures implemented to prevent future damages.

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:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer FEMA Region 4

3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4563-AL-00339 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 15 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: July 13, 2021

End of Notice