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FEMA - Public Assistance Grant  Program 


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a subgrant application for San Mateo 
County Harbor District, San Mateo, CA. Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, 
final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public 
Assistance Grant Program (PA).

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice for 4699-CA was published November 1, 2023. 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.

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. EO 11988 and EO 11990 requires FEMA to consider alternatives and provide a public 
notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 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).
This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within a 
Special Flood Hazard Area. FEMA has determined the only practicable alternative is to fund repair 
of wood dock surface including hardware. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance 
Program (NFIP) requirements. There is a potential for the Oyster Point Marina Docks to be impacted 
by future flooding events due to its location within the AE Zone. The proposed work will take place 
in wetlands per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory and will 
have little potential to impact or affect wetland values.

Applicant: San Mateo County Harbor District
Project Title: 4699-00429; 735627-San Mateo Co Harbor- Oyster Point Marina Cleats Location of 
Proposed Work and Floodplain Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Panels:

A table listing facilities, GPS coordinates, FIRM panels, and dates for a San Mateo County Harbor District project.


Proposed Work and Purpose: San Mateo County sustained severe storms, causing heavy rains, 
high-winds and wave action, causing damages to wood decking and associated hardware on docks. 
Repairs entailed removal and replacement of wood decking and associated hardware, restoring them 
in-kind and to pre-disaster design, function, use, and capacity.

Project Alternatives:
(1) (No Action) This alternative would result in a disruption of services for the marina docks, due 
to being an issue of public safety and a risk of additional damages if not repaired and secured. If 
the damage is not repaired and thus service not restored, then adverse economic and social impacts 
may occur and continued negative impacts may be experienced.
(2) (Repair in-kind or Repair with Minimization) Repairs made in kind may result in similar damages 
from future flood events. OR Minimization measures were not practicable due to no Cost effective or 
technically feasible mitigation was identified.
(3) (Relocation) Floodplain avoidance by relocating the Oyster Point Marina Docks is not a 
practicable alternative as the cost and feasibility of finding an alternative reconstruction site 
would be prohibitive.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by 
the FEMA Public Assistance program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a 
map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 9, 1111 
Broadway #1200, Oakland, CA 94607, or by emailing . Comments 
should be sent in writing with the subject line PW 4699-00429/ PN 735627 San Mateo Co Harbor- 
Oyster Point Marina Cleats at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.


NOTICE WAS POSTED ON     8th        DAY OF May 2024



Public Notice FEMA Funding.pdf