Mandatory Notifications

Federal Reimbursement for Hurricane Irma Damage

As prudent stewards of our financial resources, the UC has applied for FEMA funding to rebuild a subaqueous water main across the Indian River that was damaged as a result of tidal surge during 2017's Hurricane Irma. That rebuild has been approved, pending public notification of the project. Below is the required notice, which will be posted here on our website and near the project site for 15 days. If you have any questions, please contact 386-424-3003.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission’s water main repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR‐4337‐FL PW 06642). Pursuant to Executive Order11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project 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
Applicant: New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission
Project Title(s): PA‐04‐FL‐4337‐PW‐06642; 27246 ‐ Main Water Line Break
Location of Proposed Work: (29.03950, ‐80.90542) to (29.03942, ‐80.90573) - Subaqueous water main across the Indian River
Floodplain: Project is located in the AE zone, otherwise known as the area of 100‐yr flooding, per Volusia County FIRM Panel #12127C0542 J, dated 09/29/2017.
Proposed Work and Purpose: The applicant hired a contractor to inspect a water main for leaks, and then subsequently hired a contractor to repair the subaqueous water main breaks and restore support for
the exposed pipe. Repairs restored the facility back to its pre‐disaster design, function and capacity within the existing footprint. The county obtained an FDEP permit for the 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 water main leaks which could be hazardous to human life and safety. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts on property, nearby residents, and the community may be experienced. Alternate locations were not considered as the water main is part of a larger network and relocating the entire facility is no practicable.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above‐described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project 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‐06642, New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.