Public Notice: Angola Bay Game Land Roads

  • 26 August 2019
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North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the 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: North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission

 

Project Title: Angola Bay Game Land Roads

 

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility and Address

Latitude

Longitude

Angola Bay Game Lands; Ferney Road near Racoon Road, Burgaw, NC 28478

34.65006

-77.80950

Angola Bay Game Lands; Ferney Road near Fussell Road, Burgaw, NC 28478

34.65000

-77.79910

 

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is for repairs to Ferney Road in Angola Bay Game Land, which is located in an Unshaded X Zone. Confirmation of location in Unshaded X Zone was determined by the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Numbers: 3720334200J, 3720336200J. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be installed within the existing footprint and will have no effect on the local floodplain. The proposed work will be located in wetland classification PFO1C, PFO1/4A Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetland per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory. The actions will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by similar flooding events in the future. As such, measures have been identified to protect these facilities against future flooding events, as well as minimize the short-term and long-term impacts on the floodplain and wetlands.

 

Proposed Work and Purpose:

North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission will use force-account labor to replace two 36” corrugated steel culverts with twin 54” culverts, also replacing one 42” corrugated steel culvert with one 48” culvert with complimentary armoring via rip rap and fabric. Shoulder fill and gravel road surface will also be replaced. Repairs will improve upon the pre-disaster design, function, and capacity by upsizing culverts.

 

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): The 'no action' alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the community. Failure to repair the road and culverts would increase loss to the community by exposing the area for future flood damage.

 

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-01145 11988 COMMENT].

 

All comments are due by no later than 15 days of the posted date of this notice.

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