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Final Public Notice


The Clay County Board of Education has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) 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: Clay County Board of Education

Project Title: PN185748 – Ramsey Ball Park

Location of Proposed Work:





Date of Construction

Ramsey Ball Park

Highway 638

Manchester, Kentucky

40962 USA






Special Flood Hazard Area Zone:

This project is for the restoration of the ball fields, and their attendant infrastructure to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity within the existing footprint.

The project’s occupancy within the floodplain was determined by referencing Clay County FIRM Panel #21051C0142C, effective on 09/28/2007. The proposed work conforms to all applicable rules of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the A Zone. The proposed work will not take place in designated wetlands, per the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory.

Proposed Work and Purpose: Ramsey Ballpark was seriously damaged during the flooding of March 2021. The applicant utilized force account labor, equipment, materials, and contracts for the repairs to Ramsey Ball Park to restore this facility in-kind back to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity within the existing footprint. The cost of the project, including mitigation is $549, 367.23.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No Action): To take no action would leave the ballpark unusable and limit access to recreation by members of the public.

Alternative #2 (Repair in-kind): Repairing the facility will preserve open space and allow the park to be used by students of the local school district, and members of youth sports leagues

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

3005 Chamblee-Tucker Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4595/92-KY-PW# 11988 COMMENT].

All comments are due by no later than 30 days of the posted date of this notice.

POSTED ON:  November 3, 2021

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