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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before June 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

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-1236, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 www.fema.gov/pdf/media/factsheets/2010/srp_fs.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.

CommunityCommunity map repository address
DeKalb County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.georgiadfirm.com/status/mapmodStatus.html
City of AtlantaSite Development Office, 55 Trinity Avenue Southwest, Suite 5400, Atlanta, GA 30335.
City of Avondale EstatesCity Hall, 32 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.
City of ChambleeCity Hall, 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341.
City of ClarkstonCity Hall, 3921 Church Street, Clarkston, GA 30021.
City of DecaturEngineering Department, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30031.
City of DoravilleCity Hall, 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, GA 30340.
City of DunwoodyCity Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346.
City of LithoniaCity Hall, 6980 Main Street, Lithonia, GA 30058.
City of Pine LakeAdministrative Building, 462 Pine Drive, Pine Lake, GA 30072.
City of Stone MountainCity Hall, 922 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.
Unincorporated Areas of DeKalb CountyDeKalb County Public Works Department, 4305 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
Kenton County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/kentucky/kenton/
City of BromleyCity Building, 226 Boone Street, Bromley, KY 41016.
City of CovingtonCity Hall, 638 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.
City of Crescent SpringsCity Administration Office, 739 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, KY 41017.
City of Crestview HillsCity Hall, 50 Town Center Boulevard, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.
City of EdgewoodCity Building, 385 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.
City of ElsmereCity Building, 318 Garvey Avenue, Elsmere, KY 41018.
City of Erlanger505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018.
City of FairviewKenton County Clerk's Office, 303 Court Street, Covington, KY 41011.
City of Fort MitchellAdministrative Building, 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.
City of Fort WrightCity Building, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011.
City of IndependenceKenton County Courthouse, 5292 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.
City of Kenton ValeKenton County Clerk's Office, 303 Court Street, Covington, KY 41011.
City of Lakeside Park9 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.
City of LudlowCity Office, 51 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016.
City of Park Hills1106 Amsterdam Road, Park Hills, KY 41011.
City of Ryland Heights10145 Decoursey Pike, Ryland Heights, KY 41015.
City of Taylor MillCity Hall, 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.
City of Villa HillsCity Building, 720 Rogers Rd, Villa Hills, KY 41017.
City of WaltonCity Hall, 40 North Main Street, Walton, KY 41094.
Unincorporated Areas of Kenton CountyKenton County Clerk's Office, 303 Court Street, Covington, KY 41011.
Unincorporated Areas of Howard County, Maryland
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.rampp-team.com/md.htm
Unincorporated Areas of Howard CountyHoward County Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514, Columbia, MD 21046.

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

Dated: March 13, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-7393 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]

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