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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a subgrant application for Satsuma Water and
Sewer Board. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to
provide funding for this project under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

An initial disaster‐wide Public Notice was published on January 15, 2023 DR-4684. 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. – Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO
11990 requires FEMA to consider alternatives – and provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting
floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 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).

President Biden issued new Executive Orders 13985 and 14008 in January 2021 to further address the need to
achieve environmental justice and equity across the federal government. The issuance of the new executive orders
more than 20 years after Executive Order 12898 was signed indicates the administration’s directive to federal agencies
to renew their energy, effort, resources and attention to environmental justice. FEMA is working with applicants/
subapplicants to identify communities with Environmental Justice concerns and provide an avenue for local groups
and non-profits with an Environmental Justice mission to self-identify so that FEMA Programs can start to work with
them on specific projects from the beginning of the application process.

This notice serves as a project‐ specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within a Special Flood
Hazard Area. FEMA has determined the only practicable alternative is to fund the installation of a generator in the
Special Flood Hazard Area prior to the event. 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. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Applicant: Satsuma Water and Sewer
Project Title(s): HMGP 4684 Satsuma Generator

Location of Proposed Work and Floodplain Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Panels:

Site Name GPS Coordinates FIRM Panel
Juniper & Old 43 Lift Station 30.860665, -88.052364 01097C0421L effective 6/5/2020

Site Name GPS Coordinates FIRM Panel
Juniper & Old 43 Lift Station 30.860665, -88.052364 01097C0421L effective 6/5/2020

All Panels effective 6/5/2020. Sites are located within regulatory floodways. Sites are located within or adjacent
to wetlands.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The project will install a 40KW emergency generator adjacent to a lift station to provide
backup power during power interruptions from storms. The generator will be installed to be 1 foot above the base flood
elevation according to the City of Satsuma’s floodplain ordinance.

Project Alternatives:

(1) Relocation of facilities outside of the floodplain – Relocating the facilities would require rerouting sewer main
lines, potentially altering public access to certain properties and disproportionately affecting property owners
as land is seized for the construction of the new route. The damages to the facilities are limited in scope and
the cost of relocation would likely outweigh the cost to repair the damages at current locations. Floodplain
avoidance by relocating the facilities is not a practicable alternative and would adversely impact social or
economic resources for the community

(2) No action alternative – This alternative is not feasible as the generators at the lift stations are necessary to
ensure that sewage is pumped to the Satsuma Wastewater Treatment Plant during power interruptions.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above‐described action funded by the FEMA HMGP
program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3005 Chamblee‐Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, or
by emailing FEMA‐R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line “HMGP 4684
Satsuma Water and Sewer” at the above addresses within 15 days of the date of this notice.


NOTICE WAS POSTED 9th DAY OF May 2024 at Satsuma Water and Sewer’s office and the
Satsuma Water and Sewer’s website located at www.satsuma.water.com.

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