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PUBLIC NOTICE: 66785-Siple Avenue Culvert; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-01967

Post Date:11/18/2019 11:31 AM

The City of Fayetteville has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program 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, 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.

Sub-Applicant: City of Fayetteville

Project Title:  66785-Siple Avenue Culvert; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-01967

Location of Proposed Work:



Latitude, Longitude

Construction Date


Siple Avenue Culvert



Siple Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28304


35.02682, -79.02196


Approximately 2016


Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for the replacement and repair of the Siple Avenue culvert, road, and embankment. All work is located in an Unshaded X zone. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Cumberland County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3710949600J, dated 01/05/2007. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location and vicinity next to JC Keith Lake. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The City of Fayetteville will replace the culvert in-kind and the embankment will be repaired with additional riprap and will be armored with geotextile fabric underlayment. The road allows for efficient ingress and egress of residential communities within its vicinity.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (no action): The “No Action” alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the community. If no action is taken to repair the Siple Avenue culvert, road, and embankment, it would present a hazard to the communities in the area. The roads absence will affect the safety and wellbeing of people within the vicinity.

Alternative #2 (Repair in- Kind): This alternative could result in a negative impact on the community. If repaired in-kind, the Siple Avenue culvert, road, and embankment could be damaged by flood in future similar events

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:


FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer

FEMA Region 4

3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30341


Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-01967 11988 COMMENT]. All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.


POSTED ON:  November 18, 2019


End of Notice