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JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
August 15, 2017

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:

Brevard County Emergency Management

Project Title:

HMGP-4283-175-R – Oak Park Elementary Special Needs Shelter Generator

Location of Proposed Work:

Oak Park Elementary School, 3395 Dairy Road, Titusville, FL 32796

Latitude: 28.63719, Longitude: -80.84857

Proposed Work and Purpose:

Oak Park Elementary serves as the single northernmost special needs shelter and provides a place of safe refuge to the county’s medically dependent vulnerable populations. If there were a power loss at this critical facility, without a generator, those oxygen-dependent and electric-dependent shelterees would be unable to continue necessary medical care, and would likely suffer further injury or death.

This project includes a generator with a hardened enclosure and connections to reduce loss of life during its use as a shelter.  The generator will be designed to run lights, computers, HVAC equipment, medical equipment, and other electrically dependent equipment as necessary.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) The alternative is to purchase a mobile generator. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) Oak Park Elementary serves as the single northernmost special needs shelter and provides a place of safe refuge to the county's  medically dependent vulnerable populations. If there was a power loss at this critical facility, without a generator, those oxygen-dependent and electric-dependent shelterees would be unable to continue necessary medical care, and would likely suffer further injury or death; and Alternative 2) Portable generator requires transportation and hook-up that wastes time during emergency situation, and therefore is not practicable.

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.  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:

Kimberly Prosser, Director
Brevard County Emergency Management
kimberly.prosser@brevardfl.gov 
(321) 637-6670                                                     

Paula Catledge, State Environmental Specialist 
Florida Division of Emergency Management                                                  Paula.Catledge@em.myflorida.com
(850) 815-4575

 

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What We Do

Brevard County Emergency Management is responsible for the disaster preparedness of our residents; communication and coordination of emergency services before, during, and after a disaster; development of contingency and preparedness plans; and providing education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. Emergency Management is an independent department of the county government, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners through the County Manager's Office. 

Our Mission

To provide Brevard County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmentally sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.

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Brevard County Emergency Management Office

1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Tel: (321) 637-6670
Fax: (321) 633-1738

Director
Kimberly Prosser

 
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