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Public Notice


August 10, 2020



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the City 
of Parker’s Earl Gilbert Park repairs due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL PW-01859). 
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) 

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 
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:                                      City of Parker, Florida
Project Title(s):                              PA-04-FL-4399-PW-01859 PN 80041 - NOT 428PP_Earl Gilbert Park
Location of Proposed Work:         Earl Gilbert Park: 6603 Oakshore Drive, Parker, Florida
Floodplain:                                     Project is located in the AE and VE Zone per Bay 
                                                     County FIRM Panel #12005C0426H dated 06/02/2009.
Proposed Work and Purpose:    Bay  County  restored  the  dock,  concrete  boat  ramp, step-down  
dock,  signage,  seawall (including  riprap),  boardwalk  accessibility  ramp,  pavilions.  
Applicant  will  also  restore fencing, an asphalt flume, the parking lot, and restore riprap 
around the docks. A hazard mitigation proposal (HMP) is included to armor the shoreline at the boat 
ramp parking lot with 2,250 square feet (SF) of concrete and install 40 linear feet (LF) of 
guardrail at the southwest end, with 110 SF of rough angular riprap placed adjacent to the 
northeast side of the ramp, and to replace 465 FT of timber seawall with a vinyl sheet pile seawall 
within the same footprint and dimensions. The city obtained permits and exemptions from the
U.S.  Army  Corps  of  Engineers  (USACE)  and  the  Florida  Department  of  environmental 
Protection (FDEP) for the work and has confirmed compliance with permit conditions for work that is 
100% complete. For work that is yet to be completed, the city is responsible for obtaining any 
required USACE and FDEP permits.
Project Alternatives:    FEMA has considered the no-action alternative and has 
found that it would not be feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including 
property damage and hazards to human life and safety. The no-action alternative would potentially 
have adverse social, economic,  and  public  safety  impacts  to  the  community.  Alternative  
locations  for  Earl Gilbert Park were not considered as it is as is it not cost-effective, 
practicable, nor feasible to  consider  relocation.  Earl  Gilbert  Park  also  facilitates  
recreational  usage  of  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, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region  4,  3005  Chamblee-Tucker  Road,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30341  or  by  emailing  FEMA- Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line 
FL-4399-PW-01859, City of Parker at the above address within 15 days of the date of this


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