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The City of Sanford has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management to fund exterior repairs to its Wastewater Treatment Plant following damage from Hurricane Florence, as well as to construct a flood wall to minimize future damage.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act, 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, 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.
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.
Read the full public notice here.