The City of Titusville, Florida / Water Resources / NewsJOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE September 25, 2019Wednesday, September 25, 2019
JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE
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.
September 25, 2019
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.
City of Titusville
HMGP-4337-117- City of Titusville, 7 Lift Stations, Generators
Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of lift stations in the following locations: Annetta Avenue, Buffalo Road, North Carpenter Road, Carol Avenue, intersection of Oakhill Drive and Waterside Circle, Cherrywood Lane, Westview Lane, Sisson Road, and Grissom Parkway.
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The City of Titusville proposes to purchase and install permanent emergency generators at seven (7) existing lift stations in the City of Titusville Sewer Service Area. These generators will be used during power outages and following hurricanes so that sewer service is maintained and sanitary sewer overflows minimized.
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) use of portable generators taken from site to site. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) repetitive loss of sewer services and sanitary sewer overflows are not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; and Alternative 2) all the sites are either too difficult to access with a portable generator or the hold time of wet well is so short that portable generators would not prevent sewer spills and sewer service could not be maintained, and therefore not practicable.
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:
Sean Stauffer, PE Water Resources Director
City of Titusville
Naomi Iglesias-Miranda, State Environmental Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management
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