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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevations of Two Historic Residential Buildings in Mandeville, LA"
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Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevations of Two Historic Residential Buildings in Mandeville, LA


Figure 1: Aerial location map.
Figure 1: Aerial location map.
Figure 2. Buildings at 1635 and 1721 Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville.
Figure 2. Buildings at 1635 and 1721 Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville.
As part of FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, the City of Mandeville is requesting FEMA funding to elevate four residential buildings. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires FEMA, as the federal funding agency, to determine if any of the properties are historic (listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), to assess the effects the project will have on historic properties, and to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects to historic properties.

The property at 1635 Lakeshore Drive is a contributing resource to Louisiana's French Creole Architecture Multiple Property Listing and the property at 1721 Lakeshore Drive is individually listed on the NRHP. FEMA has determined that the proposed elevations of buildings at the two properties may have adverse effects on historic properties. Treatment measures entailing design reviews and photograph recordation will be implemented before and after the buildings are elevated. The two remaining buildings in this project are not within NRHP listed or eligible districts and were determined ineligible by FEMA for listing on the NRHP.

No intact archaeological deposits are anticipated as all work will occur within the footprints of the buildings.

Any member of the public is encouraged to provide views on how the project may affect historic properties and ways that these effects may be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by August 13, 2020 on ways to avoid or minimize effects of this project on the historic property and any ideas on how to mitigate the adverse effects.

Comments can be posted at this website: https://www.crt.state.la.us/culturalassets/fema106

Or email comments to: fema-liro-ehp-pa@fema.dhs.gov


1 The Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant (FMA) Program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized Tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. , 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 program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.5152-5206.