Public Notice: Live Oak Methodist Church Road Spillway and Dike

  • 26 August 2019
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N.C. Wildlife Resources 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: NC Wildlife Resources Commission


Project Title: Live Oak Methodist Church Rd Spillway and Dike

Location of Proposed Work:


Facility and Address



Near: Pender County




Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is for repairs to Holly Shelter Game Land which is located in an AE Zone. Confirmation of location in an AE Zone was determined by the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720325900J. 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 but will have no negative effect on the local floodplain. The proposed work will take place near wetland classifications PFO1/2F 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 due to its location in a near a floodway. 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.


Proposed Work and Purpose:

The Wildlife Resource Commission utilized The Applicant will utilize Force Account for 'Holly Shelter Game Land' to restore this Facility back to its pre-disaster design, function and capacity within the existing footprint. The applicant plans to Replace a total of 303 CY of embankment with unclassified fill material as main component for dirt levee. A goal of this project is to minimize the impact of floods on human health, safety, or welfare and increase the useful life of the structure or facility.


Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): The 'no action' alternative would ultimately not be feasible since the repair to the embankment is functionally dependent on its location.


Alternative #2: Relocating the structure outside of the floodplain is not possible since it is a levee and is used to prevent surface water flooding.


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: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-00975 11988 COMMENT].


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






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