FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a subgrant application for Reclamation District #2059 Bradford Island, Contra Costa County, 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 insert DR-4683-CA was published September 11th,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 the repairs to Bradford Island Pump Station. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within the Flood Zone AE 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: Reclamation District #2059 Bradford Island
Project Title: PW 1446; GM 723816; Pump Station


Location of Proposed Work and Floodplain Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Panels:

 

Facility GPS FIRM Panels FIRM Date
Bradford Island, CA 95641, Contra Costa County (38.07565, -121.64942) 06013C0160F 06/16/2024

Proposed Work and Purpose: The severe storm event caused high inflow which damaged the Byron Jackson 40 hp pump for Reclamation District #2059 located at, (38.07565, -121.64942) Bradford Island, CA 95641, Contra Costa County. The applicant utilized contracts for the repairs to Bradford Island Pump Station and restored this facility back to pre-disaster, design and capacity. The pump was repaired back to functioning order and was not replaced.

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Project Alternatives:

(1) (No Action) This alternative would result in a continued disruption of services with risk of additional flooding damages. If the damage is not repaired, then adverse economic and social impacts may occur and continued negative impacts may be experienced.

(2) (Repair with Minimization) Minimization measures were not practicable due to the nature of repairs needed for the pump.

(3) (Relocation) Floodplain avoidance by relocating the facility is not a practicable alternative as the pump is functionally dependent on being located in the floodplain where it is.

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 FEMA-RIX-EHP-Documents@fema.dhs.gov . Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line “PW 1446; GM 723816; Pump Station” at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

THIS NOTICE MAY BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC VIEW ON THE 15th DAY FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF POSTING.

NOTICE WAS POSTED ON 29th DAY OF MAY 2024

 

District’s Location & Mission Statement:
Reclamation District Number 2059 (RD 2059) encompasses Bradford Island, located in Contra Costa County (County), California. RD 2059’s service area is bounded by the San Joaquin River to the north and west, the False River to the south and Fisherman’s Cut to the east.  Bradford is a unique island located in the heart of the delta that can only be accessed by a ferry.

Bradford Island Reclamation Area was established on November 19th, 1921. Our mission is to manage and maintain our 7.4 miles of levees by, operating flood control systems including pumps, canals and District ditches and reduce flood risk for properties within the District’s boundaries.

Mitigation Site Rehabilitation Request for Bids

Website User Friendly Guide for Landowners & Public

Board Meetings:

Meetings are held once a month

Day - 1st Tuesday of the Month

Time: 10 AM

Zoom is available

Location: Antioch Fair Grounds

Located at 1201 W. 10th St. Antioch, CA 94509

 (Next to Admin Office)

Office Hours:
Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5PM

*****NEW SCHEDULE*****

MONDAY – FRIDAY RUNS
9 am to 5 pm

The last run @ 5 PM (from the Bradford side - Last run leaving the island)
RUNS ON THE HOUR EXCEPT 12 NOON
SATURDAY RUNS
8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am & 12 NOON

The last run @12 Noon (Is from the Bradford side - Last run leaving the island)
SUNDAY RUNS
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

The last run @ 3 PM (Is from the Bradford side - Last run leaving the island)

Hotline Number (925) 684-3766, but not manned 24/7 so will need to leave a message.

Bradford Island (Private Property)

All property on Bradford Island is owned by private individuals and by agencies for a specific use.  Any unauthorized access on any land on Bradford Island may be a trespass and could result in criminal or civil penalties.  Pursuant to California Penal Code Section 602 or Civil Code Section

Ferry Tickets may be purchased at GAS N SAVE (Vallero) located on Cypress near the road that takes you to the Ferry. Contact Phone: (925) 625-6055.

The tickets cost $7.75 for one full round trip for a four wheel vehicle.
YOU MUST have a ticket to board the ferry. NO CASH SALES.
If someone accepts cash from you, please call (925) 209-5480 to report this.

District Area of Jurisdictions

District Area of Jurisdiction":  The District Works and the adjacent area(s) to the District Works, over which the District has control and the ability to regulate:

1.         For “District Levees:”   The District Levee and the area on the landside and waterside of the District Levee that is required to maintain the stability, safety and integrity of  the  District  Levee  and  the  levee  operating,  maintenance,  relocation  and reconstruction requirements of the District (to-wit: 110 feet from the center line of the District Levee on the waterside; 110 feet from the center line of the District Levee on

the landside, with authority to regulate encroachments and land-use activities in that area from 110 feet to 160 feet from the centerline on the landside, if those encroachments or land use activities may impact the District’s Levee or District operations.   Excavation activities within 300 feet of levees are also subject to District jurisdiction and prior approval).