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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Seeking Public Comment: Residential Elevation in Braithwaite, Plaquemines Parish, LA"
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Seeking Public Comment: Residential Elevation in Braithwaite, Plaquemines Parish, LA


Location of proposed residential elevation, Braithwaite, LA
Location of proposed residential elevation, Braithwaite, LA
As part of FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, the Plaquemines Parish Government is requesting that FEMA fund the elevation of a private historic residence in Braithwaite, LA. The elevation of this home at or above the base flood elevation (BFE) will help mitigate the effects of the repetitive flood damage that has plagued Plaquemines Parish.

Federal regulations1 require FEMA, a funding agency, to identify if this property is 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 the private residence is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its superb representation of the French Colonial architectural style.

FEMA has determined this project, the elevation of the home, will adversely affect the historic private residence. Prior to elevation, FEMA proposes to document the home through a narrative history as well as digital photograph recordation. The photographs will include all four elevations and context photographs.

To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by October 8, 2017 on ways to avoid or minimize effects of this project at a private residence in Braithwaite, LA and any ideas on how to mitigate the adverse effects to this historic property

Comments can be posted at this website: https://www.crt.state.la.us/dataprojects/culturalassets/fema106
Or mailed to: FEMA Mail Center/Historic Preservation
1500 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


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 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.5152-5206. FEMA is also required to fulfill the Council of Environmental Quality regulations (NEPA regulations, 43 FR 55978 (1978)) that provide policy and procedures to enable FEMA officials to be informed and to take into account environmental considerations when authorizing or approving major FEMA actions that may significantly affect the environment of the United States. It is the intent of NEPA that federal agencies encourage and facilitate public involvement to the extent practicable in decisions that may affect the quality of the environment.