Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center, Inc. has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) 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-recipient: Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center, Inc.

Project Title: PROJECT PTACC Building 428 Fixed Cost Project

Location of Proposed Work: Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center

FacilityAddressLatitudeLongitudeDate of Construction
Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center314 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:
This project is for the repair of Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center, including hazard mitigation. All work is located in an AE zone (1% annual chance flood elevation). Location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by City of Port St. Joe Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), Panel Number: 12045C0333H, dated 08/09/2019. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Florida and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facilities to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within SFHA.

Proposed Work and Purpose: Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center, Inc. proposes the in-kind replacement of the roof, insulation, subfloor, interior wood walls and framing, vinyl windows, ductwork, wood stairs, interior and exterior doors, flooring, gutters, electrical system, and building contents. The brick walls, stucco walls, stucco ceilings, concrete walls, concrete flooring, and concrete steps will be repaired to pre-disaster condition. Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center, Inc. has proposed hazard mitigation to install 4FT tall flood barriers in front of all exterior doors to limit future flood damage caused by storm surge. Also, an additional eighty (80) steel purlins will be installed to the underside of the existing steel roof decking to improve wind resistance.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The 'no action' alternative will have a negative economic and social impact on the community.

Alternative #2: Repairing Port Theatre Arts and Culture Center to pre-disaster condition and installing flood barriers and additional roof support in its current location is the only practicable alternative. It is cost effective, will not result in additional impacts on the natural values of the floodplain, and the risk of similar damage in future events is minimized.

This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described actions funded by the FEMA PA Program. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region IV - EHP, 3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Atlanta, GA 30341-4112 or by email at Please include in the subject line of the email "DR-4399-FL EHAD." Comments should be sent in writing at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice. Please remove after 15 days after posting.

POSTED ON: 08/03/2020
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