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Final Public Notice: Fort Macon State Park FEMA Project

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2303 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

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Final Public Notice: Fort Macon State Park FEMA Project

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 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 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: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Project Title: 87767 – Fort Macon State Park Building Damages; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02579

Location of Proposed Work:

  • Fort Macon State Park Visitor Center
    2303 E. Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    34.69771, -76.67792
    Constructed 2009
     
  • Fort Macon State Park Fort/Museum
    2303 E. Fort Macon Rd. Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    34.69612, -76.67892
    Constructed 1830
     

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone (SFHA):

This project is for the repairs to the Fort Macon State Park Visitor Center and Fort/Museum. All work is located in an AE zone or 2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Carteret County Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3720639500K, dated 06/30/2016. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the AE zone. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.
 

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will utilize force account labor and/or contracts for the repairs to the Fort Macon State Park Visitor Center and the Fort/Museum to restore these facilities to pre-disaster function and capacity within their existing footprints. Fort Macon State Park Visitor Center: Repairs will consist of removal and replacement for roofing material and flashing, drywall, and architectural shingles. Repairs will be made utilizing current Codes & Standards. Fort Macon State Park Fort: Repairs will consist of removal and replacement of tongue and groove flooring, oriented strand boards, a plaster window frame, exhibit base fiver boards, wood veneer, subflooring, whitewash paint (Brick seal), pressure treated lumber, joist boards, and the electrical system. Total Cost Estimate: $235,173.06. Repairing the Visitor Center using Codes & Standards will increase the useful life of the facility, while restoration of Fort Macon will continue to promote open space usage within the community.
 

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The "no action" alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on Fort Macon State Park. If the interior and exterior damage is not repaired, then adverse economic, cultural, and social impacts may occur.

Alternative #2 (Repair in-kind): Repairing the interior and exterior components without minimization measures may result in similar damages from future events. If similar damages occur again, it would cause adverse economic and social impacts.
 

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, GA 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-02579 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: March 26, 2020

 

 

 

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