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Public Notice for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding

9/27/2019

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the Tennessee Emergency Management (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 population--s. 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: Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
  • Project Title: Gibson Creek Acquisition/Demolition of Three (3) Properties
  • Location of Proposed Work:
    • Name of Structure: See Table
    • Address of Structure: See Table, Nashville, Davison County, TN

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

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Davidson County 210 Elm Street
Madison TN
36.260406 -86.710081 1899, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP
Davidson County 212 Elm Street
Madison TN
36.160391 -86.709913 1935, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP
Davidson County 1007 Gibson Drive Madison TN 36.252772 -86.721648 1955, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone

This project is for acquisition and demolitions of house structures located in flood zone AE and AE Floodway (1% annual chance flood elevation). Confirmation of location in an SFHA was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 47037C0138F, and 47037C0139F Dated 4/20/2001. The proposed work conforms to all applicable and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be for acquisition and demolition of these homes to protect and reduce risk from repetitive loss due to elevation of creek water levels during heavy rain fall the proposed work has the potential to be affected by the location in an SFHA. This project will create a level of protection from the 100-year (1%) flood.

Proposed Work and Purpose

This project includes the acquisition and demolition of two parcels located in Nashville, Davidson County. Both parcels repetitive loss and this project demolition and removal of parcels will threat from flood related events and removed them from repetitive loss list.

Project Alternatives

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): If no action is taken to protect this home and the public from these flooding events, it will increase the danger of impacts from flash flooding from the creek basin. Taking no action leaves the property at certain risk of future loss claims due to flooding.

Alternative #2: Due to the size of the homes, the location of the home (near a creek), and the structural integrity of the home this home could not be elevated.

Alternative #3: Relocation option of this home would be too costly.

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 Davidson County Fiscal County. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. Davidson County 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:

Contact Information:

Antonette (Toni) Plumme
1600 Second Avenue North, Fifth Floor
Nashville, TN 3720
615-862-4582
Antonette.Plummer@nashville.gov

POSTED ON: September 27, 2019

End of Notice