The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for The City of Sunny Isles Beach pier repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 06582). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.
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. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.
Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program
Applicant: Sunny Isles Beach, City of
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-06582; 75606 – Fishing Pier Waterline damages
Location of Proposed Work: 16508 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (25.93022, -80.12087)
Floodplain: Project is located in Open Water and in the VE Zone, otherwise known as the Coastal High Hazard Area, per Miami-Dade County FIRM Panel #12086C0161L dated 09/11/2009.
Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Sunny Isles Beach plans to relocate and replace approx. 645 ft of PVC water lines. The water lines that currently run underneath pier will be relocated to run along the sides of the pier to restore the functioning of the pipes and prevent future damage.
Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the water lines are necessary to provide water to the pier facilities and allow the pier to continue to function safely and provide recreational value to the community. With the no action alternative, the lines will remain vulnerable to flood damage. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as pier and water lines are functionally dependent upon their location within the floodplain.
The applicant will minimize flood risk by relocating and raising the water lines from underneath the pier to the sides of the pier. Relocating the lines will help prevent future damage from flooding and wave action.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA- R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337- PW-06582, City of Sunny Isles Beach, at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.