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FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport 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 to 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: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

Project Title: [76775] Minor Facilities Items; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02112

Location of Proposed Work:

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

 

200 Terminal Dr. New Bern, NC 28560 35.07834 -77.03237 1999

 

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for repairs to the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport which is located within an X, Shaded X, and AE Zones. Confirmation of location in an SFHA was determined by Craven County Flood Insurance Rate Map panel number 3720548800J, dated 07/02/2004. 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 similar flooding events due to its location within an AE Zone. A portion of the proposed work will take place in a Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetland per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory but will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

 

Proposed Work and Purpose:

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport is requesting funds to repair minor damages throughout the airport. Repairs will be made to roofing and flooring in multiple buildings, security fencing, a sculpture, lights and associated components, and parking control elements. Fencing will be protected by sandbags in the future events, toll booth windows will be caulked, and a backup generator will be installed for continued operations in future events. The purpose of these repairs is to return the damaged portions of the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport and restore flight operations in Craven County.

 

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The “no action” is not practicable because repairs to the facility are essential to restore flight operations in Craven County.

 

Alternative #2 (In-Kind): Repairing the airport as it was before the disaster would not minimize damages to the facility in future events, and could disrupt flight services.

 

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 110988 Reviewer

FEMA Region 4

3003 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-4393-NC-02112 11988 COMMENT].

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

POSTED ON: (December 23, 2019)

End of Notice