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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Final Public Notice for FEMA's Public Assistance Program

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Panama City’s repairs due to damages from Hurricane Sally (DR-4564-FL PW-00002 PN-158345). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, 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: Panama City

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4564-PW-00002; PN-158345 - App Cert. Millville Wastewater Treatment Plant

Location of Proposed Work: 1800 E 3rd Street, Panama City, Florida 32401, (30.151960, -85.637700)

Floodplain: Project is located in the AE Zone, otherwise known as the area of 100-year flooding, per Bay County FIRM Panel #12005C0344H dated 6/2/2009.

Proposed Work and Purpose: Panama City replaced fill and sod eroded as a result of Hurricane Sally by installing approximately 40 cubic yards (CY) of flowable fill around and under sidewalks and the plant’s structural components, 60 CY of fill to bring effective area up to finish grade, and 303 CY of sod. Repairs were made to restore the facility back to its pre-disaster conditions.

Project Alternatives: FEMA has considered the no-action alternative and has found that it would not be feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to further property damage and hazards to human life and safety. The no-action alternative would potentially have adverse social, economic and public safety impacts within the community. Alternate locations were not considered as is it not cost-effective, practicable, nor feasible to consider relocation.

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, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4564-PW-00002, Panama City at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

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