Public Notice - Caladesi Island State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective May 21, 2021: Caladesi Island State Park is open. Ferry services are operating with reduced capacity.
FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Caladesi Island State Park boathouse replacement project due to damages during Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW-06821 PN 44569). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017, for Hurricane Irma. 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 project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located 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.
Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program
Applicant: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-06821 PN 44569
Location of Proposed Work: (28.03158, -82.81897)
Floodplain: Project is located in the VE Zone, otherwise known as the Coastal High Hazard Area, per Pinellas County FIRM Panels #12103C0062G and #12103C0064G dated 9/3/2003.
Proposed Work and Purpose: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection demolished and replaced the Caladesi Island boathouse due to damages sustained during Hurricane Irma, which warranted the total replacement of the boathouse. The roof was upgraded from asphalt shingle to metal through codes and standards. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was responsible for obtaining any necessary permits and for complying with permit conditions.
Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to hazards to human life and safety. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts on the property, residents and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as the boat house is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments or questions or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-06821, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.