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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Seeking Public Comment:
Treatment Measures to Offset Effect of Renovations at Upper Room Bible School,
5134 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Seeking Public Comment:
Treatment Measures to Offset Effect of Renovations at Upper Room Bible School,
5134 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana


Location of Upper Bible Room School and Church Campus, Google Maps 2018
Location of Upper Bible Room School and Church Campus, Google Maps 2018
Upper Bible Room Campus at 5134 Paris Avenue, New Orleans.  View from Google Streetscape June 2016
Upper Bible Room Campus at 5134 Paris Avenue, New Orleans. View from Google Streetscape June 2016
The Upper Bible Room School has requested FEMA funding to renovate the church and school buildings at 5134 Paris Avenue.1 The repair will allow the Upper Bible Room School and Church to use buildings on this campus as a temporary facility.

The Upper Bible Room School and Church renovations include repairing and replacing utilities, cleaning and painting of exterior, cleaning and renovation of interior spaces, replacement of window and doors, sidewalk installation to accommodate ADA requirements and new roofs on multiple buildings.

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 four buildings at 5134 Paris Avenue: the auditorium, classroom building, office building and the church sanctuary are 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 is highly unlikely that there is an archaeological site within the project area.

To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by November 1, 2018 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: https://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 November 1, 2018.


1 FEMA 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.