FEMA Funding Public Notice Clarification
Please be advised a public notice printed in the Asbury Park Press on May 5, 2012 refers to a proposed Monmouth County Migitation Project. The county is seeking Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding for one particular property that has already been identified. The property is located in a 100-year floodplain in Middletown Township.
Intial Public Notice
Public Notice of the Intent of FEMA to Fund a Project Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding to the City of Rahway, Union County, Oakland Borough, Bergen County and Middletown Township, Monmouth County for the potential elevation or acquisition/demolition of properties in the floodplain. This project is located within the base or one percent chance floodplain (also known as the 100 year floodplain). By removing or elevating these structures from the floodplain the communities will alleviate residential flood damage.
Under the President's Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Executive Order 11990, Wetlands Protection, FEMA is required to review the proposed elevations and acquisitions/demolitions, and explore practicable alternative actions. FEMA is also required to evaluate opportunities to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts to floodplains or wetlands. Public comment is invited on possible alternatives to this action, methods for potential impacts minimization, and on whether this project should be undertaken.
Interested persons may obtain information about this action and its specific location by contacting FEMA's Region II office, which is located in the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 1337, New York, NY 10278-0002 or via email at Megan.Jadrosich@dhs.gov. Comments about this project and the application of the Floodplain Management Executive Order should be submitted in writing to Megan Jadrosich, Regional Environmental Officer at the above address within 15 days of this notice.