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The City of Jackson of Madison County has applied for FEMA-HMGP funding through TEMA
Posted on 03/01/2023

The City of Jackson of Madison County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternative and social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide 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.

Applicant: City of Jackson

Project Title: City of Jackson Stormwater Pipe Improvements

Applications # 1-6

Location of Proposed Work: Within the Boundaries of Madison County in the City of Jackson. The properties are located in the following areas:

1. Woodruff Street from Airways Boulevard to dead end, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

2. Old Hickory Boulevard on or near 211 Old Hickory Boulevard, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

3. Hanover Drive on or near 27 & 39 Hanover Drive, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

4. Executive Drive from 37 to 77 Executive Drive, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

5. Chesswood Boulevard, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

6. Briarcliff Boulevard and on or near 18 Briarcliff Boulevard and on or near 200 Melwood Street, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee.

Name of Structure: Six (6) priority locations with storm pipe repetitive flood damage within the boundaries of Madison County

Point of Contact: Sharon D. Smith; 731-425-8323/ [email protected]

Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) Zone: This project is for storm pipe improvements of six (6) priority storm pipe projects. Confirmation of location in an SFHA was made reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 47113C0164E, 47113C0277E, 47113C0164E, 47113C0151E, 47113C0162E, and 47113C0166E. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Tennessee and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be for storm pipe improvements in the floodplain/floodway and will have no effect on local floodplain. The storm pipe improvements in the floodplain/floodway will prevent future loss of city streets and properties. Old Hickory Boulevard is the only address near a floodway and flood hazard zone. The remaining five projects are not located within a Special Flood Hazard Area.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Jackson, in Madison County, Jackson, Tennessee is requesting funds to assist with storm pipe improvements. The purpose of the projects are to protect future loss of properties and streets from flooding.

Project Alternatives: Alternative #1 (no action alternative): Taking no action would result in flooding of properties surrounding the areas and could cause the streets to collapse should storm pipes fail. Repetitive flood losses could still occur, placing a burden on property owners and streets, as well as local government resources.

Alternative #2: The most feasible action would be to make improvements to storm pipe before pipe fails and by doing so would prevent the collapse of the streets and lessen the loss of property and access in and out of the area by property owners and emergency vehicles.

Alternative #3: The City could repair the storm pipes without replacing all the old storm pipe for each project. However, should the storm pipe fully fail, the cost alone would be higher and that’s not cost effective. There are also environmental problems associated with flooding, such as hazardous materials floating into ditches and waterways near each project. Option number two would ultimately benefit the City of Jackson streets and property owners in each of the locations.

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 six (6) proposed projects. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the City of Jackson, 121 E. Main Street, Suite 301, Jackson, Tennessee, 38301. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. The City of Jackson will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Sharon D. Smith, 180 Conalco Drive, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

731-425-8323 /[email protected]

POSTED ON: March 1, 2023
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