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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevation of One Residential Building and Acquisition and Demolition of One Residential Property in Baton Rouge, LA"
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Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevation of One Residential Building and Acquisition and Demolition of One Residential Property in Baton Rouge, LA


Figure 1: Aerial location map.
Figure 1: Aerial location map.
Figure 2. Buildings at 2324 and 2533 Honeysuckle Avenue.
Figure 2. Buildings at 2324 and 2533 Honeysuckle Avenue.
As part of FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, the City of Baton Rouge is requesting FEMA funding to elevate twelve residential buildings and acquire and demolish ten residential properties. 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 properties at 2324 and 2533 Honeysuckle Avenue are contributing resources to the NRHP eligible Hundred Oaks Residential District. FEMA has determined that elevating the building at 2324 Honeysuckle Avenue and the acquisition and demolition of 2533 Honeysuckle Avenue will result in an adverse effect to historic properties, including the historic district they are located in. Treatment measures to be implemented will entail reviewing the design of the proposed elevation and photographically recording the buildings on both properties. The twenty remaining properties 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 for this undertaking.

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.