JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management have received the following applications for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives 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 provide public notices of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12892 also requires FEMA to provide an opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed projects will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

  1. Applicant: Pender County, North Carolina

Project Title: Pender County Acquisition Project

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 151 properties located on the following streets in Pender County: Ashley Lane, Branch Drive, Daniel Road, Hot Ridge Road, Hoover Road, NC Hwy 210, Lizard Lick Trail, Buckle Road, River Bend Road, Lacers Way, Hickory Hill Lane, S Holly Shelter Estates Road, Shelter Creek Drive, Little Pond Road, US Hwy 117 N, Moore Town Road, Deerfield Court, Martinez Lane, George Washington  Hales Drive, Honeysuckle Road, Sportsman Drive, Pinkney Road, Beaver Trail, Copperhead Lane, Heading Bluff  Road, Lucilles Place, Red Hawk Lane, Melissa Lane, Canetuck Road, Whitestocking Road, Stag Park Road, Borough Road, Horseshoe Lane, Shelter Cove Road, Burgaw Creek Loop Road, Knollwood Drive, Chorley Road, Shane Pridgen Road, Oakmont Drive, Oxbow Landing, Rattlesnake Road, River Trail, River Birch Road, Bumpy Lane, Morgan Cove Road, Shaw Hwy, Broadwater Lane, Old River Acres Drive, W Huckleberry Way, Orchid Road, Battleground Road, Rhyne Road, Croomsbridge Road, NC Hwy 11, White Tail Lane, Thankful Road, Big Eagle Road, Northeast Drive,  NC Hwy 53 E, Ivanhoe Road, Ballards Lane, Woodpecker Pkwy, US Hwy 117 S and Sandy Bend Road,

Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Kyle Breuer at 910-259-1202.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using HMGP grant funds. The properties will be deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.

Project Alternatives:

Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks.  The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events. Without acquiring these structures, damages and the risk of potential loss of life will continue to be a threat.

The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option.

 

  1. Applicant: Pender County, North Carolina

Project Title: Pender County Elevation Project

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 82 properties located on the following streets in Pender County: Bumpy Lane, Lands End Court, NC Hwy 53 E, Shelter Creek Drive, Mallard Roost Drive, Ballards Lane, Big Eagle Road, Lizard Lick Trail, Hot Ridge Road, Moore Town Road, River Walk, Ivanhoe Road, River Bend Drive, Old Ramsey Road, Pinkney Road, Widow Moore Drive, Boyce Road, Croomsbridge Road, Estate Road, Watts Landing Road, Horseshoe Lane, Whitestocking Road, Broadwater Lane, Sea Manor Drive, Trixie Way, Little Kinston Road, NC Hwy 210, Fontanel Lake Drive, Knollwood Drive, Thankful Road, Cove Road, Shaw Hwy, Stag Park Road, Juniper Lane, Bowers Lane, Heading Bluff Road, Brown Moore Road, NC Hwy 50, Cape Fear Drive, George Washington Hales Drive, Old Maple Hill Road, Webbtown Road and US Hwy 117 N.

Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Kyle Breuer at 910-259-1202.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This will be a voluntary elevation program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be elevated using HMGP grant funds.

Project Alternatives:

Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks.  The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events.

The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option.

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 Pender County, Attn: Mr. Kyle Breuer, or emailed kbreuer@pendercountync.gov by November 3, 2019.

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