Public Notice

SEPTEMBER 13, 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.
City of South Pasadena
Project Title:
HMGP 4337-114- Fire Station #20, Generator Upgrade Project
Location of Proposed Work:
911 Oleander Way South, South Pasadena, FL 33707
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The proposed project is to replace the current generator at Fire Station 20 with a model more appropriate for the building’s power needs. The current generator is a Onan Model 60.0DYA-15R 60kW 75.0 kva 3 phase, 4 wire remote starting diesel generator and is approximately 40 years old. The proposed replacement equipment is a 151kW open diesel generator. The purpose of this project is to enable Fire Station 20 to be fully powered during utility outages and thus better able to provide critical public safety services in response to a storm event.
Project Alternatives:
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) lease a standby 150 kW generator to be onsite at Fire Station 20. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) no action taken would leave Fire Station 20 without a reliable power source which greatly reduces its ability to provide vital public safety services during an emergency and Alternative 2) the cost of leasing a standby 150 kW generator is estimated to be $50,000 annually and is therefore cost prohibitive. 
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, FL32399-2100.  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:
David Mixson, Fire Chief
South Pasadena Fire Department
Mindy Yang, State Environmental Specialist
(850) 815-4581
Florida Division of Emergency Management