Stormwater Engineering

Contact Information

Engineering Division
840 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: 850-248-8301
After Hours Emergency Phone Number: 850-784-4000
Fax: 850-248-8343
E-Mail: engstormwater@baycountyfl.gov


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Stormwater Project Information

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of a Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Grant.

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 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 or low-income populations.

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: Bay County

Project Title: Bay County, Vecuna Circle Floodprone Property Acquisition Project

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of four (4) potential properties located near Vecuna Circle in Panama City Beach.

Proposed Work and Purpose: Bay County intends to mitigate four (4) residential structures located in the community’s Special Flood Hazard Area (Zone AE) that have experienced flood loss. To reduce the current flooding problem, the proposed project will acquire, demolish and remove debris from these properties. The properties will be converted to open space and deed restricted as set forth in FEMA program requirements as described in 44 CFR 206.434(e).

Project Alternatives: The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) mitigation and reconstruction. These alternatives were determined to be not viable because under Alternative 1) the properties will remain vulnerable to flood risks, including property damage and health hazards; as such, continued negative impacts on the properties, residents, and community may be experienced; and under Alternative 2), reconstruction to rebuild and elevate these homes would be less viable than the preferred alternative due to continuing vulnerability to flood risks.

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 Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice. The State 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:

Natasha Lithway, P.E., Public Works Engineering, Bay County, FL
nlithway@baycountyfl.gov
(850)248-8301

Paula Catledge, State Environmental Liaison Officer, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Paula.catledge@em.myflorida.com
(407)856-5019

Posted 10/17/2017

Richard Bayou Sediment Reduction Project:

The Richard Bayou Sediment Reduction Project is located in the East Bay Watershed approximately 20 miles southeast of Panama City in Bay County, Florida (N30.061320 W85.489617). This project is funded in part by a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program implementation grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through an agreement/contract with the Nonpoint Source Management Section of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the intent is to reduce sediment impacts to Richard Bayou.

To reduce sediment impacts to Richard Bayou, the existing 1.1 miles of dirt roadways for Richard, Gore, and Piercy Roads will be stabilized. The project area will be stabilized with open grade asphaltic pavement, sod, and the providing adequate roadside shoulders and swales for the treatment and conveyance of stormwater runoff.

Project Goals:
• Improve water quality into Richard Bayou and East Bay.
• Stabilize approximately 1.1 miles of existing dirt roadway.
• Provide a high level of customer service and communication to the public.

Estimated Project Schedule:
• Complete Design and Permitting – 2nd quarter of 2017
• Start Construction – 3rd quarter of 2017
• End Construction – 1st quarter of 2018

Scott Road Unpaved Road/Crossing Stabilization initiative:

The Scott Road Unpaved Road/Crossing Stabilization Initiative is located in the Econfina Creek Basin in north Bay County, Florida (N30.555204 W85.435258). This project is funded in part by a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program implementation grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through an agreement/contract with the Nonpoint Source Management Section of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

To reduce sediment impacts to Econfina Creek Basin, the existing 2.2 miles of dirt roadway for Scott Road will by stabilized. The project area will typically be stabilized with open grade asphaltic pavement, sod, and the by providing adequate roadside shoulders and swales for the treatment and conveyance of stormwater runoff.

Project Goals:
• Improve water quality into Econfina Creek Basin.
• Stabilize approximately 2.2 miles of existing dirt roadway.
• Provide a high level of customer service and communication to the public.

Estimated Project Schedule:
• Complete Design and Permitting – 3rd quarter of 2017
• Start Construction – 1st quarter of 2018
• End Construction – 3rd quarter of 2018

Questions, problems or general information can be received at the Public Works Engineering Division at 850-248-8301.