Culvert & Embankment Replacement at Hookerton Wastewater Treatment Lagoon
FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Town of Hookerton 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: Town of Hookerton
Project Title: Culvert and Embankment Replacement at Hookerton Wastewater Treatment Lagoons.
Location of Proposed Work:
Facility and Address
Culvert Replacement, Hookerton, NC
Embankment Replacement, Hookerton,NC
Special Flood Hazard Area Zone
This project is for the replacement of the Town of Hookerton’s culverts along the Wastewater Treatment Lagoon access road and embankment on a nearby path, which is located in a Floodway and AE Zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720462000L, dated 04/16/2013. The purposed work will take place in wetland classifications PFO1C and PFO1/2C 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 or affect wetland values. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by similar flooding events due to its location within a floodway and wetland.
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The Town of Hookerton removed and replaced three damaged corrugated steel pipe culverts totaling 30ft. in length (36in diameter, 10ft long) and will replace 13.33CY of crushed stone and 105CY of earthen fill embankment back to pre-disaster condition using in- kind material and within the exiting footprint. The damaged culverts are located under a built-up access road and the embankment is along a path near the main facility pipeline. The repairs back to pre-disaster condition will, however, promote open space use and recreation for the community.
Alternative #1 (no action alternative): The “no action” alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the Town of Hookerton. If the damages are not repaired, adverse economic and social impacts will occur.
Alternative #2(repair back to pre-disaster condition): The access road and embankment will be repaired back to pre-disaster condition. The road provides the sole access to the wastewater treatment plant and to the Caswell Landing Nature Park, which facilitates open space use. The applicant is exploring future mitigation opportunities.
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-01320 11320 11988 COMMENT].
All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.
POSTED ON: OCTOBER 10, 2019