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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Final Public Notice


Town of Carrboro has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through 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: Town of Carrboro

Project Title: 80026-Town of Carrboro Public Works Facility; PA-04-NC-4393-PW-02059

Location of Proposed Work:





Date of Construction

Town of Carrboro Public Works Department

100 Public Works Dr.

Carrboro, NC 97510



Approximately 1975


Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: 

 This project is for the replacement of the fence located at the Town of Carrboro Public Works Department. All work is located in a Floodway. Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Orange County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 3710977800K, dated 11/17/2017. 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 within the floodway. 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:

Town of Carrboro has removed and replaced 103 feet of chain link fencing at 14 fence posts using best construction methods. The public works department provides essential services to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for its community. A perimeter fencing is necessary for the safety and welfare of the public and the department employees in addition to the protection of the facility and its equipment.  

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The ’no action’ alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on the public works facility. If the fence is not repaired, it could present a safety hazard as it provides a safety barrier to the adjacent Morgan Creek. In addition, it protects the facility from unauthorized personnel by limiting access to the property and its equipment.

Alternative #2 (Relocation): Alternate locations are not practicable as the fence provides safety and security purposes for the facility of the Public Works Department. The building itself is not in a special flood hazard area. Relocation of the entire facility for 103 feet of fencing is not economically feasible.

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: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.govPlease send comments with the subject line [DR-4393-NC-02059 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: 25Mar2020

End of Notice

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