Final Public Notice – Fire Department Building
The Town of Canton 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 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: Town of Canton
Project Title: 435102 – Fire Department Building; PA-04-NC-4617-PW-00097
Location of Proposed Work:
Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:
This project is to make repairs to the Town of Canton’s Fire Station, which is located in a AE Zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Haywood County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Numbers: 3710075800J, dated 4/3/2012. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the fire house station to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the AE Zone. The proposed work will not take place in or near 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 Town of Canton will make repairs to their Fire Station to restore this facility back to its pre-disaster in-kind design, function, and capacity within the existing footprint. The work will consist of re-painting the interior, removing and replacing drywall, carpeting, shelving, electrical panels, and square D Power Zone Dry-Type transformer. These repairs are needed to help restore and continue emergency services to the community and nearby residential areas.
Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact tothe community. If the fire station was not repaired, the community and nearby residential areas would be without essential emergency services.
Alternative #2 (Relocation): No alternative site location is practicable for this project. The fire station is needed to help restore and continue emergency services for the community. Relocation may also result in adverse economic and social impacts to the Fire Station and the community.
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-4617-NC-00049 11988 COMMENT].
All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.
POSTED ON: May 18, 2022
End of Notice