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Gulf County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) 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, 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.

Sub-Applicant: Gulf County

Project Title: 107673- Gulf County – Overstreet Fire Garage Storage

Location of Proposed Work:
Facility and Address

Overstreet Fire Garage Storage
314 Firehouse Road, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Latitude 29.99808 Longitude -85.37591

Floodplain Zone A: This project is for the replacement of the Gulf County Overstreet Fire Garage Storage facility located at 314 Firehouse Road, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The facility is located in Zone A as mapped on the Flood Insurance Rate Map Panel Number 12045C0210F with an effective date of 09/28/2007. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Florida and local floodplain regulations. The work to be completed will not take place in a wetland per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory, dated 10/08/2019. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by similar flooding events due to its location within an A zone.

Proposed Work and Purpose:
Gulf County will utilize contract services to replace in-kind the Overstreet Fire Garage Storage facility.

Project Alternatives:
Alternative #1 (no action alternative): The 'no action' alternative would ultimately result in a negative impact on Gulf County Overstreet Fire Department. The building would not be replaced, and the fire department would not have a training site and storage facility. Without the appropriate training facility, the fire department would not be able to train firefighters to respond to fires, which in turn reduces damage to property and protects human life.

Alternative #2: Gulf County Overstreet Fire Department could relocate its training and storage from 314 Firehouse Road, Port St. Joe, Florida to an area outside of the floodplain. However, the storage department and training site currently is located adjacent to the fire department. If the facility is moved, training would not be in the immediate vicinity and Gulf County would incur negative economic impacts in fire fighters commuting to the facility for training and records retention/management.

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:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer FEMA Region 4
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4399-FL-000960 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 15 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON: 1/13/2020


The Gulf County Tourist Development Council will hold a Advisory Board meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 9:00 AM E.T. in the Gulf County Commissioner Board Room located in the Administration Building at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. BLVD, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456

Patti Fisher

F.S. 286.0105:
“If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency or commission, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.”




Gulf County, in cooperation with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Waste Pro, has developed a plan to install bear resistant clips to existing trash receptacles, in order to reduce human-bear conflicts. The following information is available on this pilot program:


Gulf County will purchase a kit (set of 2 metal gate hasps and installation hardware) to be installed on either side of a regular 96-gallon tote, which will be attached to both the lid and the can. Residents can obtain the kits as follows:

1. Residents can pick them up at Gulf County EDC at 1000 Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd, Port St. Joe, Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., E.T.
2. Each resident will be required to fill out a form stating their name, address and the number of kits received, along with their signature verifying their correct information and receipt of the product. (Application)
3. Applications must be returned to Gulf County BOCC, Administration, Attention: Jim McKnight, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850) 229-6144, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., E.T.
4. Residents are responsible for installing the equipment on the cans. The procedure on trash day will be that the resident will unlock the can(s) on the morning of trash pick-up. This program will only work if everyone works together in order to create a smooth transition.