Final Public Notice San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received subgrant applications for Florida Department of Environmental Protection repairs to San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for projects under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 30, 2018, for Hurricane Michael. 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 cumulative final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to locate the park facilities at its original location within the floodplain because the facility is functionally dependent upon its location 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.

Locations of the Proposed Work:
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Wakulla County, FL. (30.15216, -84.21066)

Proposed Work and Purpose:
The applicant replaced ceiling fans, phone, monitor, flooring, and electrical utilities; disinfected building; and repaired parapet wall to return site to pre-disaster condition.

Project Alternatives:
This facility has already been restored back to pre-disaster condition. The alternative that had been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the parks will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including property damage and hazards to human life and safety. The facility is located on a site of a historic Spanish built fort. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts will be on surrounding properties, residents, and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as the facility is functionally dependent upon its historic location within the floodplain.

This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described actions funded by the FEMA PA Program. Interest person may obtain information about specific projects or a map of the affected area by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4399-PW-01075 at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.