Winchester Ave Flood Mitigation Public Notice


Federal Emergency Management Agency In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Orders 11988 & 11990 

Proposed Bulkhead Improvements 

Ventnor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey

Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to provide federal funding to Ventnor City, New Jersey as subrecipient for the proposed replacement and upgrade of existing bulkhead and roadway infrastructure along Winchester Avenue in the northern portion of the City. Funding will be provided through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. The purpose of the FMA Grant Program is to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This notification is given in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 11988 (Floodplain Management), EO 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and 44 CFR Part 9, regulations for implementing EO 11988-11990. 

The proposed scope of work entails upgrading approximately 500 linear feet of bulkhead from Jackson Avenue to Marion Avenue, including the replacement of the sidewalk, curb, roadway, drainage, and concrete sub-base within the project area. Additionally, ductile iron pipe will be installed to replace an existing outfall in the bulkhead. 

The project site is located in the 100-year floodplain, which means that these improvements have the potential to be affected by the floodplain. Alternatives considered include: 1) taking no action and 2) the proposed alternative to upgrade existing bulkhead at its current location. FEMA has determined that the proposed alternative is the most practicable and that the investment of funds to reduce flood risk is in the public interest. Potential impacts to water quality or aquatic habitat are anticipated to be negligible during construction for this scope of work. 

Comments about this project, potential alternatives, and floodplain impacts may be submitted in writing within 15 days of the date of this publication to: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region II – Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, Mitigation Division, One World Trade Center, Suite 53, New York, NY 10007 or via email to If substantive comments are received, FEMA will evaluate and address the comments as part of the environmental documentation for this project.

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