W00000000 Early Notice for Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland This is to give notice that the Town of Ponce De Leon has submitted an …

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Early Notice for Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland

This is to give notice that the Town of Ponce De Leon has submitted an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG funds) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through CDBG Agreement No. 22DB-OP-02-42-02-N25.

This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Management, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the HUD action that is within and/or affects a floodplain or wetland.

Construction will be undertaken in the 100year floodplain and/or wetlands. The Town of Ponce De Leon is interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. Proposed improvements include improvements to the Town's Emergency Pumping System as well as Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility Electrical improvements, and Water and Wastewater System

Telemetry improvements Emergency Pumping System Improvements include, but are not limited to, improvements to the emergency pumping system, piping, valves, instrumentation, and other associated improvements. Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facility Electrical Improvements include, but are not limited to, grounding improvements, surge suppression devices, and associated lighting protection improvements. Water and Wastewater System Telemetry

Improvements include, but are not limited to, telemetry improvements to the water treatment facility, wastewater treatment facility, and collection system so that the Recipient can proactively respond to alarm conditions as they arise.

Portions of the project located within a special flood hazard area and/or wetland includes:

1. Relay Station No. 3 at the intersection of Government St and Cherry St

2. Relay Station No. 4 at the end of Magnolia St.

3. Relay Station No. 5 located West of Park Dr along US Highway 81

4. Relay Station No. 6 located southeast of the intersection of US 90 and Ponce De Leon Springs Rd

5. Relay Station No. 8 located north of Mayo Ln along Ponce De Leon Springs Rd

6. Pump Station No. 1 located south of the railroad and at the end of Main Street between Ponce De Leon Springs Rd and FL-81

7. Pump Station No. 2 located adjacent to Town Hall

8. Pump Station No. 3 located south of 2881 FL-81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 next to Mill Creek

9. Well No. 1 located along Blue Creek Rd next to 1567 Blue Creek Rd

All facilities are currently in-place and operational. Although the meter replacement project is not currently designed the anticipated footprint of potentially affected wetlands could be up to 25 acres.

Although the relay station improvements and meter replacement project is not currently designed the anticipated footprint of potentially affected 100 year floodplains could be up to 25 acres.

Written comments must be received by Jessica Harris, Town Clerk in person at 1580 Hwy. 90, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 or mailed to PO Box 214, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 on or before June 13, 2022.

Comments may also be submitted by email at townpdl@gmail.com. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Jessica Harris, Town Clerk at 850-836-4361.

Steven Busby, Mayor of the Town of Ponce De Leon as the Environmental Certifying Official

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