The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has requested FEMA funding for retrofits to water distribution facilities1. The retrofits will enable S&WB to mitigate future damage to its facilities and strengthen its current capacity to maintain continuous operations in providing sewerage, water, and drainage services to the City of New Orleans.
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S&WB plans to upgrade existing piping, valves, pumps and other equipment, to modify the interior of the building layout and to harden the building exterior with sympathetic window louver assemblies and to install a new replacement door on the side elevation of the facility.
Federal regulations require FEMA, as funding agency, to identify if any of the properties are historic (listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places); to assess the effects the work will have on historic properties; to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects to historic properties; and to evaluate the proposed action's potential for significant impacts to the human and natural environment.
FEMA has determined that the S&WB water distribution facility is a historic property and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. FEMA determined this project will adversely affect this historic property. This project has a low potential to affect historic archaeological properties and FEMA determined that it will have no adversely affect to the Carrollton National Register Historic District.
To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by January 14, 2017 on ways to avoid or minimize effects of this project on the facility and ideas on how to mitigate the adverse effects to this historic property.
Comments can be posted at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/culturalassets/fema106/
Or mailed to: FEMA Mail Center/Historic Preservation
1500 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Post your comments soon - all comments must be posted or postmarked by January 14, 2017.
1FEMA is issuing this public notice as part of its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations, 36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA). This notice applies to activities carried out by the Public Assistance (PA) program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.§§5152-5206.