Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that the City of Haleyville has determined the following proposed action under ADECA’s CDBG program and Project Number LRCM- CP-20-021 is located in the 100 Year Floodplain and Wetland, and the City of Haleyville will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetland and the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetland from the proposed action, as required by Executive Orders 11988 & 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The CDBG project consists of sanitary sewer systems upgrades include removing the existing eight-inch gravity sewer line, six-inch force main and 1928 septic tank, replacing the elevated eight-inch gravity sewer line with 60 linear feet of eight-inch epoxylined gravity sewer main and 120 linear feet of eight-inch aerial long span epoxy-lined gravity sewer main, replacing the six-inch force main crossing the ditch with 80 linear feet of six-inch epoxy-lined force main and 120 linear feet of six-inch aerial long span epoxylined force main, installing six new concrete piers with concrete footings to support both parallel pipes, replacing three deteriorated manholes, and, to the greatest extent possible, installing slope stabilization in construction areas. The project may disturb approximately 0.20 acres of Estuarine and Marine Deepwater Wetland and Special Flood Hazard Area Zone A. The proposed project(s) is located near Mineral Springs Branch, off 7th Avenue South in Haleyville, Winston County.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplain and wetland and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplain and wetland can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplain and wetland, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the City of Haleyville at the following address on or before 1/21/2021: City of Haleyville, 911 21st Street, Haleyville, Alabama 35565 and 205-486-3121, Attention: Ken Sunseri, Mayor. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the address above. Comments may also be submitted via email at haleyvillemayor@ cityofhaleyville. com.