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Final Public Notice for FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA) Project FMA-PJ-04-TN-2019-002


Final Public Notice

The Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA) funding through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) 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 to 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.

Applicant: Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division

Project Title: FMA-PJ-04-TN-2019-002 Metro Water Services, Acquisition and Demolition

Location of Proposed Work

Address of Structures

Two properties are located in the Hickory Bend subdivision located north of I-40 and east of Donelson Pike, one (1) property is in the Chesapeake subdivision located east of I-24 and west of Brick Church Pike, and one (1) property is located in the Hidden Hill subdivision located north of I-40 and south of Lebanon Pike. Three (3) of the properties are located in Nashville, TN, Davidson County and one (1) property is located in Hermitage, TN, Davidson County.

A map showing the location of all properties is available by contacting (Antonette Plummer via email at or by phone at 615-862-4582)

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone

This project is for the acquisition and demolition of the residential structures located in a mapped Zone AE. Confirmation of locations are in SFHA was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 47037C0269H dated 04/05/2017, 47037C0232H dated 04/05/2017, and 47037C0279H dated 04/05/2017. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Tennessee and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will not take place within existing bodies of water, and will not have an effect on the local floodplain. The proposed work has no potential to be affected by the location in an SFHA. The action will be mitigated by removing the structure from an area of repetitive flooding. The demolition is functionally dependent (cannot perform its intended purpose unless it is located near water) and facilitates open space use.

Proposed Work and Purpose

Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division is proposing to acquire and demolish four (4) residential properties that have suffered repetitive flood loss. All demolitions will conform to the existing footprint of the residential property and be restricted to open space in perpetuity. The purpose of this project is to reduce the risk of flood loss through removal of structures from an area of repetitive flooding.

Project Alternatives

Alternative #1

Elevation was considered as an alternative to demolishing the residential structure. However, the properties have experienced repetitive flooding to a point where elevation is not feasible.

Alternative #2

Relocating the residential structures would not be feasible as the structures have experienced repetitive flooding.

Alternative #3

Taking no action would result in this home remaining in an area that is highly prone to flooding. Repetitive flood losses could still occur, placing a burden on the property owner, as well as local government resources.

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 Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. The Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Antonette M. Plummer
1600 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

Posted on July 31, 2020

End of Notice