Public Notice|Legal Announcements| – Opelika Auburn News

11August 2020

LG888 Early Notice and Public Evaluation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland To: All interested Federal government Agencies, Groups and People This is to give notice that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Advancement (HUD) under 24 CFR Part 50 has figured out that the following proposed action, under the HUD MAP Section 221(d)( 4) New Building And Construction Program of the National Real Estate Act, FHA # 062-35786, has the possible to be sited in a 100-year floodplain and wetland area, if approved as proposed. As such, HUD will be determining and assessing practicable options to finding this advancement in the floodplain and wetland locations and the possible effect on those floodplains and wetlands from the proposed development, as needed by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, and in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Defense of Wetlands. The proposed action, which will be referred to as Summer season Lake Stage II (FHA # 062-35786). The subject home lies on U.S. Highway 280 East (Latitude 32.524809, Longitude 85.080172) in Smiths Station, Lee County, Alabama. The subject residential or commercial property HUD security (Tax Parcel # 15-07-25-0-000-004.000) includes around 4.94 acres of undeveloped wooded land. In addition, the project area includes an additional 2.26 acres of off-site undeveloped land which will enable an extension of sanitary sewage system to the proposed HUD advancement from the existing drain lines to the east. For the purposes of this reporting, in order to include the proposed HUD development and the offsite sanitary drain extension upon which the advancement is functionally reliant, the total subject home overalls around 7.2 acres. The subject residential or commercial property is bounded by domestic and business properties, Lee Road 243, a Norfolk Southern Railway line, and undeveloped wooded land. According to FEMA Flood Insurance Coverage Rate Map (COMPANY) # 01081C-0289G, dated November 2, 2011, the HUD Collateral portion of the subject property lies in Unshaded Zone X, designated as a location outside the 100 and 500-year flood zones. The proposed offsite hygienic drain extension crosses through a section of Flood Zone A, designated as an area within the 100-year flood zone, to the east of the HUD Security. According to a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) outdated December 3, 2018, these flood zone designations will remain the very same upon adoption of new maps. According to the FEMA Flood Map Service Center accessed at, there are no preliminary or pending Companies for the subject home at this time. As designed, the proposed offsite sanitary drain extension crosses through Zone A, resulting in a temporary effect to 0.19 acres of a 100-year flood zone. Based upon the wetland delineation carried out by Wildland Solutions, LLC (Wildland) in January 2020, roughly 0.07 acres of wetlands/ Waters of the US (Wetland W1) occupy the HUD Security portion of the subject home. This wetland contains an intermittent stream and lies on the northern boundary of the subject residential or commercial property. Additionally, a 0.27-acre wetland (Wetland W2) associated with a perennial stream lies approximately 300 feet to the east of the subject home. Both wetlands have been deemed jurisdictional by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Based upon the Wildland field evaluation, the recognized wetlands are non-tidal freshwater forested wetlands that supply environment, water quality, and water storage functions. The typical flora found in these wetlands includes canopy trees which include, however are not limited to, Sweet Gum and Black Willow; and herbaceous plants, which include Soft Rush, Sedge, and Greenbrier. As developed, the proposed action is anticipated to affect an overall of 0.07 acres of Wetland W2 due to conversion from forested to emergent wetlands for the installation and maintenance of a sanitary sewer line. The drain energy impact has been licensed by a USACE Nationwide Authorization No. 29. To make up for this impact, wetland credits are proposed to be bought from an approved commercial mitigation bank located within the Mobile District’s Regulatory Program area of responsibility. The proposed endeavor will increase the area of impervious surfaces on the subject property, which would increase the occurrence and intensity of stormwater runoff. In addition, very little effects to water quality, water storage, and environment for plants and animals may occur in combination with the proposed development. Mitigation steps to limit impacts connected with the proposed advancement have been thought about and implemented into the project design. In addition, the identified wetlands do not contain any archaeological, historical or recreational value of public interest. There are three primary functions for this notice. First, individuals who may be impacted by activities in wetlands and those who have an interest in the defense of the natural surroundings ought to be given an opportunity to express their concerns and supply info about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to use alternative websites outside of the wetland, alternative techniques to serve the exact same project function, and techniques to decrease and mitigate impacts. Second, a sufficient public notification program can be an essential public instructional tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about wetlands can help with and enhance Federal efforts to lower the threats and effects associated with the occupancy and adjustment of these special locations. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal federal government identifies it will participate in actions happening in wetlands, it must notify those who might be put at greater or continued danger. Composed remarks should be received by HUD no behind August 27, 2020. They ought to be addressed to: Michael Calwell, U.S. Department of Real Estate and Urban Advancement, 400 West Bay Street, Suite 1015 Jacksonville, FL 32202-4439. As the Jacksonville HUD workplace is presently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and employees are teleworking, written comments need to be gotten by HUD via email at!.?.!. Paper copies might be mailed to the above address, but this must be in tandem with an e-mail. Workplace hours are M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Date: August 12, 2020 Source:

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