The high winds and heavy rains of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the subsequent widespread flooding damaged many buildings in Plaquemines Parish. In the aftermath of the hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is issuing this public notice as a part of its responsibilities under 36 CFR Part 800, the regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. This notice applies to activities carried out by the Public Assistance (PA) program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5152-5206.
Plaquemines Parish is requesting that FEMA provide funds for the removal and replacement of two fish camps and associated support systems in the immediate vicinity of the lighthouse at Port Eads Harbor, Plaquemines Parish, LA. The regulations at 36 CFR Part 800 require FEMA, as the funding agency, to identify if any of the properties proposed for demolition are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); to assess the effects the demolitions will have on historic properties; and to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects.
FEMA, has determined that the proposed project would result in adverse effects to historic properties, and has initiated consultation to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties that may result from the demolitions. 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. Comments may be submitted to FEMA for a 15-day period beginning on July 1, 2010 at www.crt.state.la.us/culturalassets/fema106 or by regular mail.
Mailed comments should be sent to:
FEMA Mail Center
1 Seine Court, 1st Floor Mail Room
New Orleans, LA 70114
If mailed, comments and requests must be physically received at this address by July 15, 2010.