Public Notice


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a grant application for the North River Fire District, Manatee County, Florida. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA PSGP. 

This notice serves as a project- specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within a Special Flood Hazard Area.

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. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. 

Responsible Entity: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA PSGP


Applicant:  North River Fire District

Project Title(s):  Fire Response Vessel Lift

Location of Proposed Work: 27.525483, -82.599062 West dead end of 14th St. W. Palmetto, FL 34221 in the Marina belonging to Tropic Isles CO-OP, adjacent to the building located at 509 Marina Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Floodplain Locations: Location per National Flood Insurance Program's FIRM Map Panel Number 12081C0163E dated 3/17/2014 Zone AE

Work to be conducted on existing wetslip with finger pier in place currently.

Proposed Work/Purpose: Install vessel lift, canopy, security gate, lights and camera(s) on existing finger pier

Work to be completed and monitored by licensed contractor previously performing work in this area.  Contractor will oversee work thus mitigating impacts to the environment and all work to be performed in compliance will all laws.     

Project Alternatives: The following alternatives were considered:

(1) Relocation of the facilities outside the floodplain – There are no practicable alternatives to locating the proposed actions outside the floodplain as this would mean dry dock storage thus increasing emergency response time. 


(2) No action alternative – This alternative is not feasible as the repairs and maintenance to the vessel would impact regular operability of vessel to respond.  A vessel on a lift will increase the life of the vessel and provide immediate access for rapid response.  With the no action alternative, negative impacts may be experienced.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA PSGP. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to North River Fire District 1225 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, FL  34221.  The map of the project location can be found on  Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line North River Fire District, Manatee County Florida, Fire Response Vessel Lift at the above addresses within 15 days of the date of this notice.   
NOTICE WAS POSTED ON    23rd DAY OF      June    2020