Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that the City of Haleyville has determined the following proposed action under the CDBG Program and CDBG Project #LR-CM-PF-18-016 is partially located in the 100-year floodplain and estuarine and marine deepwater wetland, and the City of Haleyville will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetland and the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetland from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The CDBG project consists of street reconstruction and drainage improvements, with potable water and sanitary sewer upgrades in the neighborhood between Alabama Highway 13 to the east, Southern Railroad to the west, 6th Avenue to the north and 9th Avenue to the south, including 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Avenues, 22nd and 24th Streets, Alabama Avenue, McNutt Drive and Alabama Avenue. Approximately 60 linear feet of paving improvements at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Highway 13 is within the 100-year floodplain and estuarine and marine deepwater wetland. The proposed project is in Haleyville, Winston County.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the City of Haleyville at the following address on or before December 28, 2018: City of Haleyville, 911 21st Street, Haleyville, AL 35565 and 205-486-3121, Attention: Ken Sunseri, Mayor. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at above address. Comments may also be submitted via email at email@example.com.