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Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.

DATES:

These flood hazard determinations will become effective on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities.

From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has ninety (90) days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation reconsider the changes. The flood hazard determination information may be changed during the 90-day period.

ADDRESSES:

The affected communities are listed in the table below. Revised flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table 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.

Submit comments and/or appeals to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below.

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:

The specific flood hazard determinations are not described for each community in this notice. However, the online location and local community map repository address where the flood hazard determination information is available for inspection is provided.

Any request for reconsideration of flood hazard determinations must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below.

The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR Part 65.

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).

These 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. The flood hazard determinations are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

The affected communities are listed in the following table. Flood hazard determination information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table 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.

State and countyLocation and case No.Chief executive officer of communityCommunity map repositoryOnline location of letter of map revisionEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Alabama:
LeeCity of Auburn (11-04-8290P)The Honorable Bill Ham, Jr., Mayor, City of Auburn, 144 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830Public Works Department, 171 North Ross Street, Auburn, AL 36830http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/alabama/lee-4/May 4, 2012010144
LeeUnincorporated areas of Lee County (11-04-8290P)The Honorable Judge Bill English, Chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 811, Opelika, AL 36803Lee County Building Inspector, 909 Avenue A, Opelika, AL 36801http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/alabama/lee-4/May 4, 2012010250
MobileUnincorporated areas of Mobile County (11-04-5526P)The Honorable Merceria Ludgood, President, Mobile County Commission, P.O. Box 1443, Mobile, AL 36633205 Government Street, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Mobile, AL 36644http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/alabama/mobile/April 27, 2012015008
Arizona:
MaricopaTown of Buckeye (11-09-3299P)The Honorable Jackie A. Meck, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 530 East Monroe Avenue, Buckeye, AZ 85326Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/arizona/maricopa-county/April 27, 2012040039
MaricopaTown of Wickenburg (11-09-3216P)The Honorable Kelly Blunt, Mayor, Town of Wickenburg, 155 North Tegner Street, Suite A, Wickenburg, AZ 85390Town Hall, 155 North Tegner Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/arizona/maricopa-county/May 4, 2012040056
MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (11-09-3299P)The Honorable Andrew Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/arizona/maricopa-county/April 27, 2012040037
MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (11-09-3216P)The Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/arizona/maricopa-county/May 4, 2012040037
California:
TulareUnincorporated areas of Tulare County (11-09-3490P)The Honorable Mike Ennis, Chairman, Tulare County Board of Supervisors, 2800 West Burrell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291Tulare County Resource Management Agency, 5961 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA 93227http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/california/tulare-county/April 24, 2012065066
Tennessee:
HamiltonCity of Chattanooga (11-04-2368P)The Honorable Ron Littlefield, Mayor, City of Chattanooga, 101 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402Planning Department, 1250 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/tennessee/hamilton/April 24, 2012470072

(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. 2012-8401 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]

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