Mount Pleasant Waterworks/Snowden Sewer Extension Phase II
August 23, 2018
To: All interested Agencies (FEMA, USACOE, SCDHEC), Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that Charleston County under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD Regulations 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C to determine the potential affect that an activity in the floodplain/wetland will have on the human environment for Mount Pleasant Waterworks/Snowden Sewer Extension Phase II under CDBG Grant PY17.
Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) is completing phase II of a project to extend sewer within the Snowden community. Charleston County has awarded Community Development Block Grant funds to MPW for septic system abandonment and service connections for low-to-moderate income households within the project area. The total project includes the installation of 32 manholes, 2400 linear of 8” gravity sewer line and 3200 linear feet of 10” gravity sewer line which will be connected to existing sewer line. MPW is funding the portions of the project not associated with the LMI connections/septic system abandonment. The project area is located in the flood zone X as indicated on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels. Approximately 30 linear feet of the new line crosses a wetland approximately 800 linear feet from the end of Isaac Street on Latroy Avenue. Approximately 0.05 acres will be disturbed temporarily and will not adversely impact the wetland area. A Nationwide 12 permit application has been submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers for this activity. The proposed project is located on Snowden Road, Gurley Street, Coaxum Road and Latroy Avenue in the Snowden community of Mount Pleasant, Charleston County.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in wetlands/floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about wetlands/floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in wetlands/floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by Charleston County at the following address on or before September 10, 2018: Charleston County, Community Development Department, 4045 Bridge View Dr, Suite C216, North Charleston, SC 29405 and (843) 202-6960, Attention: Jennifer Miller, County Administrator, (RE: HUD Environmental Review) during the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org