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FEMA Final Public Notice
The Town of Troy has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient.
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 a 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 and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
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: Town of Troy
Project Title:  Equalization Basin at the Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-01288
Location of Proposed Work:
Date of Construction
650 Glen Road
Troy, NC 27371
Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:
This project is for the Town of Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Unshaded X and AE flood zones. Confirmation of location in the floodplain was made by reference to Montgomery County Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 3710754900J, dated 01/02/2008. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be done on existing structures and will have no effect on the local floodplain. The proposed work has the potential to be impacted by flooding in the future but is functionally dependent on its location in the floodplain. The proposed work will take place in a Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetland per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory but will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The Town of Troy is requesting funds to repair the Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant by repairing the breach in the equalization basin, restoring eroded embankment by grading the outer slope of the equalization berm, repairing a wastewater aerator, and replacing perimeter fencing. A permanent access road will be constructed on top of existing berm from (35.374227, -79.860924) to (35.372330, -79.859802) to bring in necessary equipment for the repairs. These actions will include mitigation to minimize future damages by adding rip rap at the eroded outside toe of the berm for stabilization. The purpose of this project is to repair and better protect components that support the critical action of wastewater treatment in the Town of Troy.
Alternative #1 (No Action): If no action is taken to protect this public facility, it will impact the function of wastewater treatment in the Town of Troy and risk future hazardous spills.
Alternative #2: (Relocation): Plans were drawn and evaluated to resize the equalization basin by constructing a new berm, pushing it outside of the floodplain. This relocation was evaluated and deemed not practicable.
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:
FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer
FEMA Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341
Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-01288 11988 COMMENT].
All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.
POSTED ON: Uploaded to Town of Troy’s website on July 21st, 2020
Displayed at Troy Town Hall, Troy U.S. Post office on July 21, 2020
End of Notice