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FEMA Public Assistance Program: Landings, Docks, and Piers

September 04, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the City of Jacksonville’s repairs to city-wide recreation structures due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW-08092). 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 Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.

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 Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant: City of Jacksonville

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-08092 PN 17410 – Parks and Recreational – Landings, Docks, and Piers

Location of Proposed Work: Dames Point – GPS Coordinates: (30.38760, -81.55774) Ringhaver Park – GPS Coordinates: (30.22540, -81.71308) St. Johns Marina – GPS Coordinates (30.31969, -81.66220) to (30.31936, -81.66166)

Floodplain: Project is located in a Zone AE and Zone VE per Duval County FIRM Panels #12031C0218J, #12031C0527J, and #12031C0358J dated 11/02/2018.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Jacksonville will replace concrete decking slab, timber handrail, wooden bench, electrical conduit, and electrical wiring at the Dames Point Fishing Pier, replace an aluminum gangway with handrails at Ringhaver Park, and replace pressure treated wood decking, benches, railing posts, and metal balusters at the St. Johns Marina boardwalk. The City is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits for repairs and maintaining compliance with permit conditions.

Project Alternatives: FEMA has considered the no-action alternative and has found that it would not be feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to further property damage and hazards to human life and safety. The no-action alternative would potentially have adverse social, economic, and public safety impacts to the community. Alternate locations were not considered as the boardwalk, fishing pier, and gangway are functionally dependent upon their locations within the floodplain. The facilities also provide open space uses for recreation.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA 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, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-08092, City of Jacksonville at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.