JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
(Published Sept. 30, 2019)

 

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), 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.

 

Applicant:

City of Maitland

 

Project Title:

HMGP-4337-100 City of Maitland, Lift Stations, Portable Generators

 

Location of Proposed Work:

The lift stations to be served by the proposed portable generators are located at the following locations: Dyan Way, Cove Colony Road, Shell Point West, East Trotters Drive, Shady Run Lane, Azalea Lane, West Lake Faith Drive, Lake Avenue, and Lucien Way, Maitland, Florida 32751.

 

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The project will involve the purchase and use of three portable generators to serve nine City wastewater lift stations on a rotating basis and as needed. The City will select a vendor, will order and receive the equipment and will train all personnel on how to safely operate the equipment. The portable generators will serve wastewater lift stations during periods of power outages.

 

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) the purchase and installation of permanent backup generators to serve the wastewater lift stations. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) the lift stations would be inoperable during power outages; and Alternative 2) is extremely cost prohibitive, and therefore not practicable.

 

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 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:

 

Tonya Elliott Moore, Assistant Public Works Director
City of Maitland
(407) 539-6217
tmoore@itsmymaitland.com                                                           

Naomi Iglesias-Miranda, State Environmental Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management 
(850) 815-4580
Naomi.Iglesias@em.myflorida.com