Public Notice


The City of Powder Springs has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant: Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Project Title: HMGP City of Powder Springs Acquisition

Location of Proposed Work:

 Name of Structure: See Table

 Address of Structure: See Table, Powder Springs, Cobb, Georgia 30127

A map showing the location of all properties is available by contacting (Tina Garver,, 770-943-1666)

Residence Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction

Resident 4436 Long Street 33.8547 -84.6840 1960, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is for the acquisition and demolition of properties located in flood zone X-Shaded (0.2% annual chance flood elevation). Confirmation of location in an SFHA was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 13067C0181H. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Georgia and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work has no effect on the local floodplain.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The City of Powder Springs is requesting funds to acquire and demolish one (1) flood-prone property located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The properties will be converted to open space to mitigate any future flood damages.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): If no action is taken, the properties will continue to flood. The property owners will continue to file insurance claims and more money will be spent to repair and insure their homes.

Alternative #2: An alternative project would be to elevate the homes out of the floodplain, reducing (but not eliminating) the risk of flood damage in the future.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the City of Powder Springs. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. The City of Powder Springs will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Tina Garver

PO Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127


POSTED ON: 12/14/2021