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Joint Federal, State, Local Public Notice December 12, 2017

Published on: Dec 15, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding.  Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

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 to and to provide 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 or low-income populations.

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:

Osceola County Board of County Commissioners

Project Title:

HMGP4283-78, Seven Dwarfs Lane and Princess Way Drainage Improvements

Location of Proposed Work:

The area affected by this project consists of homes adjacent to the following intersection:

The Proposed Project will occur at the intersection of Seven Dwarfs Lane and Princess Way, Kissimmee.

Lat 28 19'32.89"N, Long  81 27'45.44"W

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The proposed drainage study suggests to improve the system in two phases; phase 1 will include an upgrade in pipe sizes along Princess Way and a new inlet in Seven Dwarfs Lane to directly collect the runoff from Club Cortile’s bubble-up structure, as well as regrading the swale on the west side of The Hamlets. It will also include a modification to the existing control structure, where the discharge pipe will be upgraded to a 24” RCP. Phase 2 will include a connecting pipe through the existing swale (to transport the runoff from the system directly into the pond), as well as regrading the swale to provide a walkable path along it. The proposed drainage improvements will not affect the previously permitted impervious areas or sub-basin areas.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) Alternative 1. This alternative to the proposed project is not viable because under Alternative 1) disruption to the private community would be greater and a second manhole and drainage pipe would be required and maintenance would fall to the private 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 the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100.  These are due within 30 days of this notice.  The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.  Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Linette Matheny, Assistant County Engineer
Osceola County Public Works
(407) (742-0662)
Stormwater@osceola.org

Teresa Sanders, State Environmental Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management
(850) 815-8521
Teresa.Sanders@em.myflorida.com