The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s CAMA South Beach Boardwalk (ADA) repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 05939). 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 Oct. 06, 2017, for Hurricane Irma. 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: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-05939; 34708 - CAMA
Location of Proposed Work: A1A South, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (30.07391, -81.33500)
Floodplain: Project is located in the VE Zone, per St Johns County FIRM Panel #12109C0204J dated, 12/07/2018.
Proposed Work and Purpose: DEP proposes to make repairs to the CAMA South Beach Boardwalk (ADA) as a result of Hurricane Irma. The subrecipient will repair/replace to pre-disaster condition 1,230 SF of composite wood decking, converted stairs to an ADA ramp, 246 LF of aluminum handrail, 492 LF of top rail, and 1,476 SF of wire safety mesh in order to provide open space and outdoor recreational access for the community.
Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the boardwalk (dune crossover) provides access to outdoor recreation facilities, including open space use. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts on the health of the residents, and the community may be experienced due to the loss of this outdoor access. Alternate locations were not considered as the facility is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.
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-4337-PW-05939, DEP at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.
January 9, 2020 - 10:23am
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