To: All interested Federal and State Agencies, Local Groups and Individuals- Public Notice
Posted: June 7, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) have received an application for Federal grant funding from the Georgetown County through the Hazard Mitigation Program (HGMP). Funding for this grant was made available after the DR-4394 Presidential declaration following Hurricane Florence. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, flood plain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, and legal and safety considerations. Under executive order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to, and to provide public notice of, any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains and wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low income populations.
Applicant: Georgetown County
Project: Marlowe Acquisition
Project location: 1765 Schoolhouse Dr, Hemingway, SC
Project Description: Acquire single-family residence from homeowner, demolish, and return property to open space.
Alternatives Considered: Alternatives for this project which have been considered and rejected:
- Take no action-property will continue to have flooding issues which will be submitted as claims to the flood insurance.
Georgetown County will be responsible for facilitating and monitoring the proposed project. Interested persons may review project files, including maps, or direct any comments or questions to Glenda J. Long, 843-545-3251 or written questions to GJLong@gtcounty.org. These are due within 15 days of this notice.
Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplain