Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity
in a 100-Year Floodplain
Community Development Block Grant –
Declared Disaster Recovery Fund (CDBG-DDRF)
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that the City and County of Honolulu (City) under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed action under the CDBG-DDRF program and B-19-MC-15-2001 is located in the 100-year floodplain, and the City will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The City intends to utilize $3,975,000 in CDBG-DDRF funds for the renovation of the Waimanalo District Park Multi-Purpose Building which will include, but is not limited to, interior renovations, roof replacement, installation of wind resistant windows and entryways, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, and the installation of a photovoltaic system, located at 41-415 Hihimanu Street, Waimanalo, Hawaii, TMK: (1) 4-1-009:264. The Multi-Purpose Building is approximately 8,100 square feet and is located within the 100-year floodplain (Zones AE). The Base Flood Elevation has been determined and identified on the Federal Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), Panel 15003C0380H, effective November 05, 2014.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in 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. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts 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 floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the City at the following address on or before April 9, 2021: City and County of Honolulu, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, 530 South King Street, Room 208, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, Attention: Andrew T. Kawano, Director (808) 768-3901. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the project may also be reviewed between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the address above and at http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-bfs-menu/site-bfs-sitearticles/408-federal-grants.html.
Andrew T. Kawano, Director
Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
By Order of RICK BLANGIARDI, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu