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Davidson 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: Davidson County
Project Title: 78569-Lexington Middle School Field; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-01485
Location of Proposed Work:
Date of Construction
Lexington Middle School Field
100 W. Hemstead St, Lexington, NC 27292
Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:
This project is for the replacement of the drainage system under the baseball field at Lexington Middle School. Some work is located in a shaded X zone or .2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Davidson County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Numbers: 3710673600J and 3710673500J, both dated 3/16/2009. 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:
The baseball field at Lexington Middle School developed three sinkholes as a result of Hurricane Florence damaging the drainage system under the baseball field. Davidson County will remove and replace the existing drainage system in the same footprint and fill the sinkholes.
Alternative #1 (No action): The 'no action' alternative would result in a negative impact on the community as the quality of the field would continue to deteriorate and the sinkholes would continue developing.
Alternative #2 (Relocation): Relocating the field would result in the students who use the field having to travel greater distances to play and practice baseball.
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-01485 11988 COMMENT].
All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.
POSTED ON: (11-7-2019)
End of Notice