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FEMA Public Assistance Program
FEMA Public Assistance Program
Julio Morales
Tuesday, March 09, 2021

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

 Hyde County Public Schools has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through 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: Hyde County Public Schools

Project Title: 120658 - Ocracoke, Mattamuskeet, & Bus Garage; PA-04-NC-4465-PW-00487

Location of Proposed Work:

 

Facility

Address

Latitude & Longitude

Date of Construction

 

Bus Garage

146 Academy Street, Swan Quarter. NC 27885

 

35.41089, -76.32911

 

1939

Mattamuskeet School – Roofing

20392 US Hwy 264, Swan

Quarter, NC 27885

 

35.44118, -76.21826

 

1964

Mattamuskeet School – Sidewalk Canopy

20392 US Hwy 264, Swan

Quarter, NC 27885

 

35.44105, -76.21939

 

2013

 

Ocracoke School

120 School House Road, Ocracoke NC 27960

 

35.11204, -75.97853

 

1975

Mattamuskeet School – Ballfield

20392 US Hwy 264, Swan

Quarter, NC 27885

 

35.44156, -76.22051

 

1974

Hyde County Public School Admin Building

1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter, NC 27885

 

35.42303, -76.31447

 

1950

 

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: 

This project is for repairs and/or replacements to the Hyde County Public Schools bus garage, Mattamuskeet School buildings, sidewalk canopy, and ballfield, Ocracoke School buildings, and the Hyde County Public Schools Admin building. All work is in shaded X zones (0.2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard) and AE zones (1.0% Annual Chance Flood Hazard). Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Hyde County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Numbers: 3720768000K, 3720862200K, 3720950000K, & 3720860000K, dated 06/19/2020. 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 shaded X zone and 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: 

Hyde County Public Schools will remove and replace interior walls, flooring, electrical and heating utilities, and exterior roofing to the Mattamuskeet/Ocracoke Schools, Admin Building, and Bus Garage as well as repair athletic field components to the Mattamuskeet Ballfield. Minimization measures will be implemented by reconstructing two buildings at Ocracoke School to current Codes & Standards. As such, the useful life of these structures should increase and no adverse impacts to the floodplain should occur. Repairs to the Mattamuskeet Ballfield will maintain the beneficial values of the floodplain. 

Project Alternatives: 

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

Alternative #2 (Relocation): Relocation of these facilities would result in negative impacts to the communities surrounding these facilities. Schools are a centrally located service, and relocation would result in negative impacts to students attending those facilities.

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

3005 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-4465-NC-00487 11988 COMMENT]. 

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

POSTED ON: (3/09/21)

 End of Notice