Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Comment Period
The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is developing a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury, which includes the unincorporated areas, cities and school districts within each respective county. When complete, the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan will replace the current County Multi-Jurisdictional Plan for participating counties and their jurisdictions.
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that local governments, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, have a mitigation plan that: describes the process for identifying hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities; identifies and prioritizes mitigation actions; encourages the development of local mitigation; and provides technical support for those efforts. While the plan does not establish any legal requirements for the localities, it does provide a framework for natural hazard mitigation planning. The plan identifies hazards, establishes community goals/objectives, mitigation activities that are appropriate for the region, and addresses multiple hazards.
An open period for public comment has been declared to take place beginning October 28, 2019 through November 27, 2019. During this time, the 2014 County Multi-Jurisdictional Plans and the 2019 draft Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan community profiles, mitigation actions and strategies can be viewed at SIMPCO, 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA, 51105 during scheduled hours of operation or online under Hazard Mitigation Plan – Public Input on the SIMPCO website at
To best address issues that are impacting our residents, the five-county region planning team would like to know your thoughts on natural hazards and some human-caused and biological hazards. Follow the link to complete an online survey
Public input on the effects of natural hazards in the Region for consideration in the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan can be submitted during the established time period to SIMPCO. Comments may be submitted online using link as provided at the above listed website or via email to Dawn Kimmel, Regional Planner, SIMPCO at firstname.lastname@example.org; via phone: 712.279.6286; fax: 712.279.6920; or mail or in person at 1122 Pierce St, Sioux City IA, 51105.
Public Participation Notice of Proposed Overall
Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal
SIOUXLAND REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, of the Siouxland Regional Transit System’s (SRTS) intent to propose an Overall Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal, applicable to contracting opportunities in SRTS’ federally-assisted capital program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the federal fiscal years beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2023:
DBE Goal 0.0109% of the SRTS federal capital budget.
SRTS’ proposed overall annual goal and its rationale were developed pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Final Rule (49 CFR Part 26). A statement regarding this proposed goal and how it was established is available for inspection until November 5, 2019 (30 days from the date of this Notice), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday at our principal place of business located at:
Siouxland Regional Transit System
1122 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Written comments regarding the proposed DBE goal calculation process will be accepted until November 20, 2019. Comments can be forwarded to SRTS at the above business address or to Region 7 Federal Transit Administration Office, 901 Locust St., Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Attention Civil Rights Officer. For further information, write or visit the Siouxland Regional Transit System office or telephone the SRTS’ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Liaison Officer, Curt Miller, at (712) 279-6286.