Joint Federal, State, Local Public Notice
Published on July 17, 2023
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 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.
City of Miami
HMGP 5426 FL (Post Fire)
Location of Proposed Work:
The project site is located at 1103 NW 7 Street, Miami, Florida 33136
Proposed Work and Purpose:
Consistent with the HMGP program, this project will address mitigation needs by hardening the entire building envelope to withstand hurricane force winds. All will meet or exceed the local current hurricane code. The scope of work includes the replacement and installation of the exterior windows, doors, roll up doors, glass block windows, and any other opening with wind and impact resistant rated products. The project will also include the installation of a new Thermoplastic Plyolefin Flat Roof (Flatt TPO Roof) and a lightning protection system for the entire building.
The alternative to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) construct a new facility. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) Fire Station #3 was built according to outdated standards back to 1971 and has deficient conditions that make it vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural disasters. If the fire station is not hardened and becomes uninhabitable to Fire Dept. personnel, the surrounding community will not have access to life-saving services; and Alternative 2) the alternative project is to build a new facility that would cost over $1.4 million. At this time, the City is not able to allocate funding to build a new fire station.
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 Mitigation, 2555 Shumark Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice July 17, 2023. 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 findings by contact:
City of Miami
Environmental Specialist II
Bureau of Mitigation
Florida Division of Emergency Management