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Posted on: January 31, 2024

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Carteret County Elevation Project; Flood Mitigation Assistance 2022

FINAL Public Notice - Carteret County Elevation Project - FMA2022

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) has received the following application for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of FEMA’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 and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a 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 and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

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: Carteret County, North Carolina

Project Title: Carteret County Elevation Project; Flood Mitigation Assistance 2022

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of the planned elevation of seven (7) residential structures located in Carteret County, NC at the following: 100 block of Hazel Lane, Newport, 100 block of Archie Lane, Newport, 200 block of Shore Drive, Salter Path, 500 block of Oak Hammock Drive, Harkers Island, 800 block of Crow Hill Road, Straits, 2000 block of Highway 70, Beaufort, and the 3000 block of Highway 70, Beaufort.  

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 utilizing HMGP grant funds. The properties will be elevated in accordance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions, as a means of mitigating against future flood damage and losses at these sites

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The 'no action' alternative would continue to place these structures at a high risk of being affected by the floodplain. The subject properties would remain susceptible to any future flooding events. The damages and risk of potential loss of life would continue to be a threat if no action is taken.

Alternative #2 (Acquisition and Demolition): Homeowners are not selecting to leave their homes and communities, as a means of reducing flood risk. Elevating the properties in place will allow the residents to remain in their homes and communities, reducing the risk from future flooding, and keep the tax base in their community.  

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:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer
FEMA Region 4
3005 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Gregory Hartman at: gregg.hartman@carteretcountync.gov 

Please send comments with the subject line [FMA2022 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: (1/31/24)

Final Public Notice .pdf

***End of Notice***

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