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Initial Public Notice: Flood Elevation Program

  Sonoma County - FEMA-DR-4301-56-14

Published:  September 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a public notice with the intent to provide federal financial assistance to Sonoma County under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to elevate 11 homes in the 100-year floodplain at least one foot above the floodplain elevation.

Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), and FEMA’s implementing regulations at Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 9, FEMA hereby provides interested parties with a notice of its intent to carry out an action affecting a floodplain and wetland.

The existing homes are in the floodplain and susceptible to damage during flood events. The purpose of the proposed action is to elevate those homes above the flood level. The project areas are depicted on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Numbers 06097C0545E, effective date December 2, 2008, 06097C0538E, effective date December 2, 2008, 06097C0657E, effective date December 2, 2008, 06097C0659E, effective date December 2, 2008, 06097C0519E, effective date December 2, 2008, and 06097C0514E, effective date December 2, 2008. The FIRMs show that the project areas lie within Zone AE, an area that has a 1-percent probability of flooding every year and where predicted floodwater elevations have not been established.

Two of the project areas are also in or adjacent to wetlands.

The proposed action consists of elevating 11 homes at their current locations. Maps of the project areas and their locations within the floodplain and wetlands are available for public inspection. All parties interested in receiving a copy of the map should contact the FEMA Region IX Environmental Officer at the address or phone number below. 

Additional information about FEMA’s proposed action may be obtained by writing the FEMA Region IX Environmental Officer at:

FEMA
1111 Broadway, Suite 1200,
Oakland, California 94607
fema-rix-ehp-documents@fema.dhs.gov
or calling (510) 627-7027

All requests should be received no later than October 3, 2019.

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