FEMA: Final Public Notice



Brunswick County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient.

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.

Sub-Applicant: Brunswick County

Project Title: 78090 – EMS Base 2 and 4; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02458

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Brunswick County EMS Base #4 4820 Committee Dr ES, Southport, NC 28461 33.962752 -78.081526 Approximately 2007

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for the replacement of the Brunswick County EMS Base # 4’s interior drywall, acoustic ceiling tiles, AC Units w/ various components. All work is located in a shaded X zone or 0.2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Brunswick County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720207700K, dated 08/28/2018. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the shaded X zone. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

Brunswick County will remove and replace interior drywall, acoustic ceilings, and AC Units with various components to return the facility to pre-disaster function. Brunswick County EMS Base #4 provides emergency services for the community. Minimization measures will be implemented by changing of roof materials from three-tab style shingles to architectural style asphalt shingles. As such, the useful life of this structure should increase and no adverse impacts to the floodplain should occur.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would leave the interior and exterior of the Brunswick County EMS Base #4 damaged which may negatively impact the critical actions the facility provides the community.

Alternative #2 (Repair in-kind): Repairing the interior and exterior components without minimization measures may result in similar damages from future events. If similar damages occur again, it could negatively impact the critical actions the facility provides the community and exacerbate the effects of the event.

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
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov.  Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-02458 11988 COMMENT].

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

POSTED ON: (February 19, 2020)

End of Notice