FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

April 15-30, 2019

Map PA-04-KY-4361-PW-00178-PN-64704_WFD

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Waterfront Development Corporation, Jefferson County. 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 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 for DR-4361 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, 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. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to fund the repairs of this critical facility already located within the floodplain and floodway prior the event.

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:
Waterfront Development Corporation, Jefferson County

Project Title(s):
Waterfront Development Corporation-64704 – APP Self-Cert Waterfront Wharf.

Location of Proposed Work:
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (GPS Location 38.25990, -85.75051)

Floodplain Locations:
Project is in Floodway and AE zone per National Flood Insurance Program’s FIRM: Map Panel:21111C0025E. Effective FIRM Date: 12/05/2006.Flood Zone: Floodway/AE

Proposed Work and Purpose:
Waterfront Development Corporation utilized contract services to remove and replace 400-amp electrical panel to restore electrical service to 600 LF wharf.

Project Alternatives:
The following alternatives were considered: (1) Relocation of the facilities outside the floodplain– There are no practicable alternatives to locating the proposed actions outside the floodplain. The damages to the facilities are limited in scope. The cost of relocation would likely outweigh the cost to repair the damages at the current locations. (2) No action alternative ‐ This alternative is not feasible as the repairs are necessary to ensure that the power supply remain safe and operational, and to perform their designed function, and wharf is functionally dependent on location.

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: Waterfront Development Corporation-64704 – APP Self-Cert Waterfront Wharf, at the above addresses within 15 days of the date of this notice.