PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Emergency Management Agency
In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Order 11988
Multiple Proposed Mitigation Projects
Atlantic County, New Jersey

Full Notice can be found by clicking on the following link:  Public Notice

Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to provide federal funding to multiple municipalities in Atlantic County, NJ through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs. Funding is proposed for the following:

1) FEMA intends to provide funding to the Township of Egg Harbor, NJ as subrecipient for the proposed acquisition/demolition of residential structures within the Township through the FMA. The purpose of FMA is to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This notification is given in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order (EO) 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and 44 CFR Part 9, regulations for implementing EO 11988-11990.

The proposed mitigation project would involve acquiring and demolishing commercial buildings on four flood-prone properties within Egg Harbor Township. All four properties are identified as FEMA Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties.

These actions would take place within the 100-year floodplain. Alternatives considered include:

1) taking no action 2) elevating the structures; or, 3) the proposed alternative, which is acquiring and demolishing them. FEMA has determined that acquiring and demolishing the structures is the most practicable alternative to ensure the homes and people are out of harm's way. FEMA has also determined that investment of funds to reduce flood risk is in the public interest. Potential impacts to water quality or aquatic habitat are anticipated to be temporary during construction, and minimized through best management practices and conservation measures incorporated from resource agency recommendations and required regulatory permits.