The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for City of Milton vacuum station repairs due to damages in Hurricane Sally (DR-4564-FL PW00184). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, a final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 21, 2020 for Hurricane Sally. 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.
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.
Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program
Applicant: City of Milton
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4564-PW-00184; PN 160506 - Vacuum Station
Location of Proposed Work: GPS coordinates: (30.610783, -87.041037)
Floodplain: Project is located in the AE Zone, otherwise known as the Special Flood Hazard Area, per Santa Rosa County FIRM Panel #12113C0413G, dated 12/19/2006.
Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Milton replaced vacuum pumps, sewage pumps, piping, and electrical components of a vacuum station which is part of a larger wastewater treatment system. The project has a hazard mitigation proposal to install a raised catwalk and elevate the control panel 97 inches, above the base flood elevation.
Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is to return the site to its pre-disaster condition. This alternative is not feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including property damage and hazards to human life and safety. Condition. The no-action alternative was considered and was also found to not be feasible as continued negative impacts on adjacent infrastructure, property, residents, and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations for the facilities were not considered as is it not cost-effective, practicable, nor feasible to consider relocation. Raising the control panel above the base flood elevation will reduce the risk of the components being damaged by floodwaters.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3005 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMAR4EHP@ fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4564- PW-00184, City of Milton at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.