Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 2018

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL

PUBLIC NOTICE

September 14, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

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 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 or low-income populations. 

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.

Applicant:

Town of Davie Police Department

Project Title:

HMGP – 4337 (State #58) Town of Davie Police Station Generator 

Location of Proposed Work:

Davie Police Department Facility and Fire Rescue Station 65

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The Town of Davie desires to upgrade their generator system and the respective fuel storage tank at the Police Department Facility. At this complex, the Town currently maintains a 750kW generator and an underground storage tank fuel delivery system. The existing fuel system consists of a single 8,000 gallon UST and day tank. The generator provides backup power to the police building and adjacent fire department station. The replacement generator will be upgraded to 800kW. The generator room will require minimum modifications solely for the new day tank and transfer switch. No other structural modifications will be necessary. The new generator and radiator will fit the existing footprint. 

The Project is intended to provide for the continued emergency operation of the Davie Police Department and Fire-Rescue Station 65 facilities in the event of power failure. This includes the operation of egress lighting, ventilation, sanitation and emergency communications for public safety personnel. The Davie Police Department and Fire-Rescue Station 65 retains nearly 300 personnel at any given time during a hurricane or other catastrophic event where disaster recovery efforts are required.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) switchgear/panel switch will need to be installed and the existing fuel tank would need to be replaced by an above ground tank. 

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 the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice October 14, 2018. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting: 

Angela Madias, Programs Specialist (954) 693-8395

Davie Police Department [email protected]

Teresa Sanders, State Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4521

Florida Division of Emergency Management [email protected]