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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Public Notice NHPA1Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevations of Two Historic Residential Structures in New Orleans, LA"
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Public Notice NHPA1Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevations of Two Historic Residential Structures in New Orleans, LA

Aerial location map and images of structures at 2706 Castigilone Street and 1764 North Broad.
As part of FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, the City of New Orleans is requesting that FEMA provide funds to elevate 22 residential structures.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires FEMA, as the funding agency, to determine if any of the properties are historic (listed in or eligible for listing in the NRHP); to assess the effects the project will have on historic properties; to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects to historic properties; and to evaluate the proposed action's potential for significant impacts to the human and natural environment.

Two of the 22 properties in this project are historic properties and are located within the NRHP eligible Esplanade Ridge Historic District Extension and are contributing properties. FEMA has determined the proposed elevations of structures at 2706 Castiglione Street and 1764 North Broad Street may have adverse effects on the historic properties and the NRHP eligible District they are located within. Treatment measures entailing design review and photograph recordation will be implemented before and after the structures are elevated. The remaining structures are not within NRHP listed or eligible districts and were ineligible for individual listing on the NRHP.

No intact archaeological deposits are anticipated as all work will occur within the footprint of the buildings.

Any member of the public is encouraged to provide views on how the project may affect historic properties and ways that these effects may be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by April 22, 2020 on ways to avoid or minimize effects of this project on the historic property and any ideas on how to mitigate the adverse effects.

Comments can be posted at this website: https://www.crt.state.la.us/dataprojects/culturalassets/fema106/

Or mail comments to: FEMA Mail Center/Environmental Historic Preservation
C/O FMA-PJ-06-LA-2018
1500 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Or email comments to: FEMA-LIRO-EHP-HMA@fema.dhs.gov

1 The Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant (FMA) Program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized Tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. , FEMA is issuing this public notice as part of its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations, 36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA). This notice applies to activities carried out by the Public Assistance program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.5152-5206.

Figure 1. Aerial location map.
Figure 2. Structures at 2706 Castiglione Street and 1764 North Broad. Street