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					  Federal Emergency Management Agency
Semi-Annual Report on the Louisiana Hazard
  Mitigation Grant Program Programmatic
        Agreement (LA HMGP PA)
         Louisiana Recovery Office



                       January 31, 2012




          Environmental/Historic Preservation Section
           Federal Emergency Management Agency
                   1 Seine Court, 4th Floor
                   New Orleans, LA 70114
Introduction
FEMA is providing this report pursuant to Stipulation XV of the Louisiana State-Specific Programmatic
Agreement among FEMA, then Louisiana State Historic Preservation Officer of the Department of Culture
Recreation and Tourism (SHPO), the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
Preparedness (GOHSEP), the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (ACTT), the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
(CTL), the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO), the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians (JBCI), the Mississippi
Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI), the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STF), and the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation (ACHP) Regarding FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (LA HMGP PA), executed
January 31st, 2011.

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians signed the LA HMGP PA on February 8, 2011. Tribes that are recognized
as Participating Tribes in the document and have not yet signed the LA HMGP PA include: The Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (ACTT), the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana (CTL), the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
(CNO), the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI), and the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STF). These
Tribes have still been consulted per the terms of the LA HMGP PA.

Other Consulting Parties who have signed the LA HMGP PA as Concurring Parties are the Office of
Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit, Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Parish, Saint Tammany Parish,
the City of New Orleans, and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

FEMA is producing this Semi-Annual Report in accordance with Stipulation XV which states: FEMA will
prepare and distribute copies of its semi-annual reports for its actions to implement the LA HMGP PA on the
last business day of January and July each year by e-mail to the Consulting Parties. The Semi-Annual Report
will include, but not be limited to summary data on:
       i.     The number of residential properties funded under the PTMs to date.
       ii.    The number of non-residential properties that went through the Standard Review process.
       iii.   Any adverse effects or potential adverse effects addressed through STMs or project-specific
              MOAs.
       iv.    Summary of public input fielded and outreach measures fielded during the six-month reporting
              period.
       v.     Summary of the execution of STMs, PTMs and treatments under any project-specific MOAs.

In Accordance with Stipulation XV.C, FEMA is providing Consulting Parties 30 days to comment on the Semi-
Annual Report. Comments should be addressed to Gail Lazaras via e-mail at gail.lazaras@fema.dhs.gov or via
phone at 504-762-2133. If any relevant comments are received, FEMA may convene a meeting or telephone
conference call of the Consulting Parties to discuss these comments within 60 days of submittal. If it is
determined that a meeting is necessary, FEMA will further notify Consulting Parties.




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Methodology

The summary data was extracted from internal tracking databases maintained by FEMA’s Environmental and
Historic Preservation Unit and HMGP Program at the Louisiana Recovery Office as well as tracking sources
from the Office of Community Development. The numbers and information provided in this report are
applicable to the reporting time period of August 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012 unless otherwise noted. In
some instances the reconciliation of projects takes several weeks. Therefore, FEMA has not received complete
information that is reflective of all funding activities through January 31, 2012; this information will be
captured in future reports.

Data
Stipulation XV.B.i: The number of residential properties funded under Programmatic Treatment
Measures to date

Projects funded under Programmatic Treatment Measures include HMGP Limited Exception properties
(including Pre-Effective Date and Grace Period Undertakings), Post-Grace Period Undertakings, and all
residential properties submitted via Large-Scale Sub-Grantee applications. The following table represents the
number of residential properties funded under the programmatic treatment measures as of October, 31, 2011.

                              Number of Properties             Reporting Time frame

                              7,388                            Total as of October 31,
                                                               2011
                              1,039                            08/01/2011 - 10/31/2011


Stipulation XV.B.ii: The number of residential and non-residential properties that went through the
Standard Review process

The Standard Review process applies to Undertakings typically submitted through traditional applications,
which include residential properties, commercial properties, private non-profit properties and all public
properties that do not meet the criteria to be considered Pre-Effective date Undertakings. The following table
represents the number of Undertakings subjected to Standard Review (with the exception of Archaeology
Exclusion Properties*) during the reporting period.

                   Review status between 8/01/2011 and 1/27/2012                   Number of Properties
                   Under Standard Review                                           322
                   Completed Standard Review                                       30

*Note: FEMA may also determine through consultation that a property of any Undertaking type located within, adjacent to, or within
100 meters of the boundaries of archaeological sites recorded with SHPO and that are labeled eligible or undetermined eligible will
undergo Standard Review. However, these projects are reported separately starting on page 5 of this report under the heading;
Stipulation IX Section 106 Review Procedures Specific to Archaeological Historic Properties, also known as Archaeological
Exclusion Properties (AEXP).



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Stipulation XV.B.iii: Adverse effects or potential adverse effects addressed through Standard Treatment
Measures (STM)s or project-specific Memorandum of Agreements (MOA)s

If FEMA determines that an Undertaking will adversely affect an historic property, it may propose to resolve or
address adverse effects through application of a STM(s) or project specific MOA. The following table
summarizes all Undertakings for which FEMA addressed adverse effects through this methodology during the
reporting period:

 Parish         Applicant                       Description of Undertaking and        Type of Agreement
                                                Adverse Effect
 Washington     Washington Parish School        Installation of window screens on the STM
                Board                           Enon Elementary School


Stipulation XV.B.iv: Summary of public input fielded and outreach measures fielded during the six-
month reporting period

There have been no public input or outreach measures during the reporting period. See reporting under
Stipulation XV.B.v for more information on the Programmatic Treatment Measures associated with Community
Education and Outreach Measures (Stipulation XII.D.2).


Stipulation XV.B.v: Summary of the execution of Standard Treatment Measures (STM), Programmatic
Treatment Measures (PTM), and treatments under any project-specific Memorandums of Agreement

FEMA addresses adverse effects to historic properties through one of the above mentioned treatment strategies.
The following table summarizes all of FEMA’s efforts to treat adverse effects during the reporting period:

 Type of Treatment      Description of Treatment          Status of Treatment Measure
 Measure                Measure
 STM, Enon              Photographic Recordation And      FEMA completed photographic recordation in
 Elementary,            Historic Narrative                October, 2011. The historic narrative is in draft
 Stipulation XV.B.iii                                     form and currently being reviewed by FEMA.
 PTM, Stipulation       SHPO Liaison Position             The Liaison Position is filled. The candidate will
 XII.D.1                                                  begin working in the FEMA offices in February,
                                                          2012.
 PTM, Stipulation       Interagency Agreement between GOHSEP, in coordination with SHPO, finalized the
 XII.D.2(a)             SHPO and GOHSEP               Interagency Agreement (IA). The IA was submitted
                                                      to FEMA for the stipulated 15-day review and
                                                      comment period, and all suggestions were
                                                      incorporated into the agreement. This document is
                                                      currently being circulated for signature by
                                                      GOHSEP.



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                                                January 2012
Type of Treatment   Description of Treatment         Status of Treatment Measure
Measure             Measure
PTM, Stipulation    Community Education, Outreach No action will be taken until the Interagency
XII.D.2(a)          & Preservation Workshops for  Agreement is in place.
                    Built Environment
PTM, Stipulation    Community Education, Outreach No action will be taken until the Interagency
XII.D.2(a)          & Preservation for Archaeology Agreement is in place.
PTM, Stipulation    Update State Multihazard         GOHSEP has determined the goals, objectives and
XII.D.2(b)          Mitigation Plan                  action items to be included in the State Plan
                                                     amendment and added the content in appropriate
                                                     places throughout the Plan. An internal meeting is
                                                     scheduled at GOHSEP to review the additions with
                                                     the Hazard Mitigation Planning Group, after which
                                                     GOHSEP will meet with SHPO. GOHSEP will
                                                     continue to coordinate with SHPO to ensure cultural
                                                     resource and historic preservation issues are
                                                     satisfactorily addressed prior to finalization of the
                                                     draft and distribution to the Consulting Parties for
                                                     review and comment.
PTM, Stipulation    Analysis and Reporting of        Initial meetings with SHPO occurred in order to
XII.D.3             Existing Archaeological          facilitate coordination with LSU and UNO to
                    Collections for Outreach         centralize the collections, determine their current
                    Materials                        state of organization, and craft loan agreements.
PTM, Stipulation    Digitization of Standing        Draft scanning protocols are being developed in
XII.D.4.a           Structures Surveys and National conjunction with SHPO. Work should begin in
                    Register Files                  March, 2012.
PTM, Stipulation    Resurvey Existing National       Background research to facilitate resurvey efforts in
XII.D.4.b           Register Historic Districts      the National Register Historic Districts is complete.
                                                     Pre-field mobilization began. Resurvey efforts are
                                                     scheduled to begin in the South Lakeview National
                                                     Register Historic District in February, 2012.
PTM, Stipulation    Prepare National Register        FEMA submitted a draft nomination to the Division
XII.D.4.c           District Nomination for          of Historic Preservation in January, 2012.
                    Edgewood Park
PTM, Stipulation    Archaeological Testing of City   Background research and coordination with SHPO,
XII.D.4.d           Parks                            State Parks, and the City of New Orleans began.
                                                     Fieldwork will commence in Fontainebleau State
                                                     Park first, then City Parks in Orleans Parish. No
                                                     start date has been identified at this time.




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Stipulation IX: Section 106 review procedures specific to archaeological historic properties, also known
as Archaeological Exclusion Properties (AEXP)

AEXP are defined as properties located within, adjacent to, or within 100 meters of the boundaries of an
archaeological site recorded with SHPO and that is previously determined as NR-eligible or of undetermined
eligibility. The following table provides a summary of FEMA’s efforts to identify, evaluate, assess and treat
effects for AEXP for the reporting time period. The total number of properties identified as AEXP as of
January 31, 2012 is also included for reference.

 Stipulation Description                      # of       Date(s) of FEMA          Response from
 Reference                                    Properties determination            Consulting Parties, if
                                              Identified                          applicable
 IX.D.1       Total number of properties      143         Various (see below      n/a
              identified as AEXP as of                    also)
              1/31/2012
 IX.D.1       Number of AEXP identified       2           Have not yet notified   n/a
              within the reporting                        consulting parties
              timeframe
 IX.D.1       AEXP previously identified 30               July 2011               n/a
              and then removed due to
              errors in location information
 IX.D.1       AEXP previously identified      27          12/20/2011              n/a
              and then removed from
              Undertaking by GOHSEP
              and OCD
 IX.F         Finding of No Historic          38          10/13/2011, 11/4/2011, SHPO and Tribes
              Properties Affected                         11/15/2011, 11/18/2011, concurrence
                                                          12/2/2011
 IX.H         Finding of No Adverse Effect n/a            n/a                     n/a
 IX.I         Strategies to avoid or          n/a         n/a                     n/a
              minimize Adverse Effects
 IX.J         Finding of Adverse Effect       n/a         n/a                     n/a


Stipulation II.G: Update to Contact Information

FEMA has updated the contact information in Appendix A of the LA HMGP PA and it is attached to this report.
It is the responsibility of each Consulting Party to inform FEMA of any changes to the name, address, e-mail
address or phone number of respective Consulting Party point-of-contact. Please review the information
attached and provide updates, if necessary.



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                                      APPENDIX A

                              CONTACT INFORMATION

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Louisiana Recovery Office
Katherine Zeringue
Environmental Liaison Officer
Louisiana Recovery Office
1 Seine Court
New Orleans LA 70114

FEMA Region VI
Kevin Jaynes
Regional Environmental Officer
800 N. Loop 288, Federal Center
Denton, TX 76209
940-383-7224 office
940-383-7299 fax
kevin.jaynes@dhs.gov

Tony Russell
Regional Administrator
FRC 800, N. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209-3698
940-898-5104
940-898-5325 - fax

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
Kevin Davis, Director
7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-925-7500
800-256-7036
225-925-7501 - fax
225-925-7502 - fax

State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
Pam Breaux, SHPO
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office
1051 N. Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
225-342-8170
225-342-4880 – fax




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Louisiana Office of Community Development (OCD)
Shane Rauh
Grants Administration and Policy and Procedures Manager
10049 N. Reiger Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-330-0705
shane.rauh@la.gov

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
John Fowler, Executive Director
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 809
Washington, DC 20004
202-606-8503
202-606-5072 – fax

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (ACTT)
Carlos Bullock, Tribal Council Chairman

Shipping Address:
571 State Park Rd. 56
Livingston, TX 77351
936-563-1100
936-563-1183 fax

Bryant Celestine, Historic Preservation Officer
celestine.bryant@actribe.org
936-563-1181
936-563-1183 fax

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana (CTL)
John Paul Darden, Chief
P.O. Box 661
Charenton LA 70523

Shipping Address:
155 Chitimacha Loop
Charenton LA 70523

Kimberly S. Walden, M.Ed., Cultural Director
kswalden@chitimacha.gov
337-923-9923
337-578-4323
337-923-6848 fax

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO)
Gregory Pyle, Chief
P.O. Drawer 1210
Appendix A, Contact Information                           Page 2
Durant, OK 74702
800-522-6170
Shipping Address:
623 N. 16th
Durant, OK 73009

Ian Thompson, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
ithompson@choctawnation.com
580-924-8280 ext. 2216
580-920-3102 fax

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians (JBCI)
B. Cheryl Smith, Chief
P.O. Box 14
Jena, LA 71342
318-992-2717
318-992-8244 fax
chief@jenachoctaw.org

Shipping Address:
1052 Chanaha Hina St.
Trout, LA 71371

Dana Masters, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
danamasters@aol.com


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI)
Phyliss J. Anderson, Chief
P.O. Box 6257
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-5251
601-656-1992 - fax

Shipping Address:
101 Industrial Rd.
Choctaw, MS 39350

Kenneth H. Carleton, Historic Preservation Officer/Archaeologist
601.650.7316
601-562-0032 - cell
601-650-7454 - fax
kcarleton@choctaw.org




Appendix A, Contact Information                                    Page 3
Seminole Tribe of Florida (STF)
Mitchell Cypress, Chairman
6300 Stirling Rd.
Hollywood FL 33024
800-683-7800
Shipping Address:
Same as Above

Williard Steele, THPO
Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum
HC-61, Box 21A
Clewiston FL 33440
863-902-1113
863-902-1117 (fax)
wsteele@semtribe.com




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