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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.

 

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Comments are to be submitted on or before April 29, 2013.

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The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1283, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

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Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_main.html.

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FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a).

These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM and FIS report become effective.

The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard information shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard determinations also will be considered before the FIRM and FIS report become effective.

Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to communities in support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP only may be exercised after FEMA and local communities have been engaged in a collaborative consultation process for at least 60 days without a mutually acceptable resolution of an appeal. Additional information regarding the SRP process can be found online at http://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_fact_sheet.pdf.

The watersheds and/or communities affected are listed in the tables below. The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison.

Community Community map repository address
Madison County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/floodplain/Pages/County-Status.aspx  
City of Huntsville 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville, AL 35801.
City of Madison 100 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.
Town of Gurley 235 Walker Street, Gurley, AL 35748.
Town of New Hope 5496 Main Drive, New Hope, AL 35760.
Town of Owens Cross Roads 2965 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.
Town of Triana Triana Town Hall, 640 Sixth Street, Madison, AL 35756.
Unincorporated Areas of Madison County Madison County Engineering Building, 814 Cook Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801.
Montgomery County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/floodplain/Pages/County-Status.aspx  
City of Montgomery 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
Town of Pike Road 915 Meriweather Road, Pike Road, AL 36064.
Unincorporated Areas of Montgomery County Montgomery County Engineering Dept, 3152 Rolling Circle Road, Montgomery, AL 36111.
Newton County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.georgiadfirm.com/status/mapmodStatus.html  
City of Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, GA 30015.
City of Oxford City Hall, 110 West Clark Street, Oxford, GA 30054.
City of Porterdale City Hall, 2400 Main Street, Porterdale, GA 30070.
Unincorporated Areas of Newton County Newton County GIS Department, 1113 Usher Street, Suite 302, Covington, GA 30014.
Floyd County, Indiana and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/FloydCoIN/SitePages/Home.aspx  
City of New Albany City Plan Commission, City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, Room 329, New Albany, IN 47150.
Unincorporated Areas of Floyd County Pine View Government Center, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 203, New Albany, IN 47150.
Newton County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6396.htm  
Town of Brook Town Hall, 112 West Main Street, Brook, IN 47922.
Town of Kentland Town Hall, 300 North Third Street, Kentland, IN 47951.
Unincorporated Areas of Newton County Newton County Government Center, Building Department, 4117 South 240 West, Suite 700, Morocco, IN 47963.
Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NewBedford-FairhavenMAlevee/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx  
City of New Bedford City Hall, 133 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.
Town of Fairhaven Town Hall, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NorfolkCountyMAcoastal/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx  
City of Quincy City Hall, 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Town of Milton Town Office Building, 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186.
Burleigh County, North Dakota, and Incorporated Areas  
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/north-dakota/burleigh/  
City of Bismarck 221 North Fifth Street, Bismarck, ND 58501.
City of Lincoln 74 Santee Road, Lincoln, ND 58504.
Unincorporated Areas of Burleigh County Burleigh County Commission, 221 North Fifth Street, Bismarck, ND 58501.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

James A. Walke,

Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

[FR Doc. 2013-01630 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]

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