FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE: FEMA Project PA-04-FL-4337-PW-04229, Key Biscayne Beach Re-nourishment Project

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 am



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Village of Key Biscayne Beach re-nourishment project due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 04229). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for projects under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.


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. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Responsible Entity:

  FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

  Village of Key Biscayne
Project Title(s):

  PA-04-FL-4337-PW-04229, Key Biscayne Beach Re-nourishment Project

Location of Proposed Work:

  R-101+750 through R-107+750 (25.69922, -80.15619 to 25.68290, -80.15594)




  Project is located in the VE Zone, otherwise known as the Coastal High Hazard Area, per Miami-Dade County FIRM Panels #12086C0483 L, 12086C0484 L, 12086C0491 L and 12086C0492 L all dated 9/11/2009.

Proposed Work and Purpose:



  Village of Key Biscayne intends to repair Key Biscayne Beach dune system damaged by Hurricane Irma to pre-disaster condition. The applicant plans to furnish and install approximately 23,006 CY of sand. The applicant proposes to use upland borrow pit location for beach quality sand: the E.R. Jahna Ortona Sand Mine, in Moore Haven, Florida. The applicant will comply with the required federal, state and local permits for the proposed work.

Project Alternatives:




  The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including property damage and hazards to human life and safety. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts on adjacent infrastructure, property, residents, and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as the engineered beach is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain. The facility also provides open space uses for recreation and habitat for wildlife.

Comments:   This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit questions or comments about this project or request a map of the affected area by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, or by emailing Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-04229 Key Biscayne Beach Re-nourishment Project at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.



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