117720 – Hyde Correctional Institution Repairs; PA-04-NC-4465-PW-00331

by July 14, 2020


NC Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

NC Department of Public Safety

Project Title:
117720 Hyde Correctional Institution Repairs; PA-04-NC-4465-PW-00331

Location of Proposed Work:

Hyde Correctional Institution

620 Prison Road,
Fairfield, N.C. 27826



Date of Construction:
Approximately 1996

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:
This project is for the repairs to facilities at the Hyde Correctional Institution, which is located in a Shaded X Zone (0.2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard). Confirmation of location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by the Hyde County Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Numbers: 3720768400K, dated 06/19/2020. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of North Carolina and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the Correctional Institution facilities to be impacted by future flooding events due to their location within the Shaded X zone. The proposed work will not take place in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Proposed Work and Purpose:
NC Department of Public Safety will make repairs to facilities, such as dormitories and sheds, at the Hyde Correctional Institution. Repairs will include improving facilities to minimize future impacts, such as replacing asphalt shingles with metal roofing and replacing roofing membranes with more durable, wind resistant material. These repairs and improvements are needed by Hyde Correctional Institution, NCDPS and the community to allow for continued operations and better protect these facilities.

Project Alternatives:
Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact to the Hyde Correctional Institution, NCDPS and the community. If the facilities are not repaired, then interruption of the correctional institution services could occur, causing social impacts to the community.

Alternative #2 (Relocation): Relocating the correctional institutions facilities are not practicable. They are needed in close proximity to the correctional institution. Relocation may also cause economic impacts to NCDPS and community.

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer FEMA Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4465-NC-00331 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON:  (July 14, 2020)

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