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Posted on: June 7, 2019

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE June 7, 2019: Camelia Street Lift Station Generator

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), the federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives, 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 Atlantic Beach 

 Project Title: HMGP-4337-415 – City of Atlantic Beach, Camelia Street Lift Station Generator 

 Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of city-owned property at the Camelia Street Lift Station – 302 Camelia St, Atlantic Beach, FL 

 Proposed Work and Purpose: The purpose of this project is to install an emergency backup generator to assure continued operation of the wastewater lift station during power outages and prevent sanitary sewer overflows to area surface waters. 

 Project Alternatives: The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) purchasing a higher quality generator with a longer useful service life. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) The Camelia Street Lift Station will remain subject to threat of sanitary sewer overflows from both heavy rain and storm events and remain subject to disruption of service due to extended power outages; and Alternative 2) A generator with a longer service life is more expensive and is not necessary due to the limited usage required from an emergency generator. 

Comment Period: Comments 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, Mitigation; 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100.  These are due within 30 days of this notice.  The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.  Interested persons may submit comments and to obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:  

Steve Swann, PE/City Engineer     (904)247-5874 City of Atlantic Beach      sswann@coab.us     

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

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