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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 July 30, 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-1250, 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
New London County, Connecticut (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NewLondonCTcoastal/SitePages/Home.aspx
Borough of StoningtonBorough Hall, 26 Church Street, Stonington, CT 06378.
City of GrotonMunicipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340.
City of New LondonCity Hall, 181 State Street, New London, CT 06320.
Groton Long Point Association44 Beach Road, Groton Long Point, CT 06340.
Noank Fire DistrictNoank Fire District and Fire Station, 10 Ward Avenue, Noank, CT 06340.
Town of East LymeEast Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Town of GrotonTown Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340.
Town of Old LymeMemorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.
Town of StoningtonTown Hall, 152 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378.
Town of WaterfordTown Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385.
Androscoggin County, Maine (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/AndroscogginMEriverine/SitePages/Home.aspx
City of AuburnAuburn Hall, 60 Court Street, Auburn, ME 04210.
City of LewistonCity Hall, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.
Town of DurhamTown Office, 630 Hallowell Road, Durham, ME 04222.
Town of GreeneTown Office, 220 Main Street, Greene, ME 04236.
Town of LeedsTown Office, 8 Community Drive, Leeds, ME 04263.
Town of LisbonTown Office, 300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon, ME 04250.
Town of LivermoreTown Office, 10 Crash Road, Livermore, ME 04253.
Town of Livermore FallsTown Office, 2 Main Street, Livermore Falls, ME 04254.
Town of Mechanic FallsTown Office, 108 Lewiston Street, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256.
Town of MinotTown Office, 329 Woodman Hill Road, Minot, ME 04258.
Town of PolandTown Office, 1231 Maine Street, Poland, ME 04274.
Town of SabattusTown Office, 190 Middle Road, Sabattus, ME 04280.
Town of TurnerTown Office, 11 Turner Center Road, Turner, ME 04282.
Town of WalesTown Office, 302 Centre Road, Wales, ME 04280.
Tate County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.geology.deq.ms.gov/floodmaps/Projects/FY2009/
City of SenatobiaCity Hall, 133 North Front Street, Senatobia, MS 38668.
Town of ColdwaterColdwater Town Hall, 444 Court Street, Senatobia, MS 38618.
Unincorporated Areas of Tate CountyTate County Courthouse, 201 South Ward Street, Senatobia, MS 38668.
Medina County, Ohio, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/MedinaOH/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
City of BrunswickCity Engineer's Office, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.
City of MedinaPlanning Department, 132 North Elmwood Avenue, Medina, OH 44256.
Unincorporated Areas of Medina CountyMedina County Engineering Center, 791 West Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256.
Village of Chippewa LakeMedina County Engineering Center, 791 West Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256.
Village of Gloria Glens ParkGloria Glens Park Village Hall, 7966 Lake Road, Chippewa Lake, OH 44215.
Village of LodiVillage Hall, 108 Ainsworth Street, Lodi, OH 44254.
Village of SevilleVillage Hall, 120 Royal Crest Drive, Seville, OH 44273.
Village of Westfield CenterVillage Hall, 6701 Greenwich Road, Westfield Center, OH 44251.
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: https://www.rampp-team.com/pa.htm
Borough of ArchbaldMunicipal Building, 400 Church Street, Archbald, PA 18403.
Borough of BlakelyBlakely Borough Office, 1439 Main Street, Peckville, PA 18452.
Borough of Clarks GreenBorough Hall, 104 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411.
Borough of Clarks SummitBorough Office, 304 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Borough of DaltonBorough Office, 109 South Turnpike Road, Dalton, PA 18414.
Borough of Dickson CityBorough Building, 801 Boulevard Avenue, Dickson City, PA 18519.
Borough of DunmoreBorough Building, 400 South Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.
Borough of JermynCommunity Center, 440 Jefferson Avenue, Jermyn, PA 18433.
Borough of JessupMunicipal Building, 395 Lane Street, Jessup, PA 18434.
Borough of MayfieldBorough Building, 739 Penn Avenue, Mayfield, PA 18433.
Borough of MoosicBorough Office, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18507.
Borough of MoscowBorough Building, 123 Van Brunt Street, Moscow, PA 18444.
Borough of Old ForgeMunicipal Building, 310 South Main Street, Old Forge, PA 18518.
Borough of OlyphantMunicipal Building, 113 Willow Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447.
Borough of TaylorBorough Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517.
Borough of ThroopMunicipal Building, 436 Sanderson Street, Throop, PA 18512.
Borough of VandlingVandling Borough Hall, 634 Main Street, Forest City, PA 18421.
City of CarbondaleCity Hall, 1 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407.
City of ScrantonCity Hall, 340 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.
Township of BentonBenton Township Municipal Building, Route 107, Fleetville, PA 18420.
Township of CarbondaleCarbondale Township Municipal Building, 103 School Street, Childs, PA 18407.
Township of CliftonMunicipal Building, 361 State Route 435, Clifton, PA 18424.
Township of CovingtonMunicipal Office, 20 Moffat Drive, Covington Township, PA 18444.
Township of ElmhurstMunicipal Building, 176 Main Street, Elmhurst, PA 18416.
Township of FellFell Township Municipal Building, 1 Veterans Road, Simpson, PA 18407.
Township of GlenburnGlenburn Township Municipal Building, 3110 Waterford Road, Dalton, PA 18414.
Township of GreenfieldMunicipal Building, 424 Route 106, Greenfield Township, PA 18407.
Township of JeffersonJefferson Township Municipal Building, 487 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.
Township of LaPlumeLaPlume Township Municipal Building, Route 611, 2080 Hickory Ridge Road, Factoryville, PA 18419.
Township of MadisonMunicipal Building, 3200 Madisonville Road, Madison Township, PA 18444.
Township of NewtonNewton Township Municipal Building, 1528 Newton Ransom Boulevard, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Township of North AbingtonNorth Abington Township Building, 100 Windmere Circle, Dalton, PA 18414.
Township of RansomRansom Township Office, 2435 Hickory Lane, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Township of Roaring BrookTownship Office, 430 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township, PA 18444.
Township of ScottJoe Terry Civic Center, 1038 Montdale Road, Scott Township, PA 18447.
Township of South AbingtonSouth Abington Township Office, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla, PA 18410.
Township of SpringbrookTownship Building, 966 State Route 307, Spring Brook Township, PA 18444.
Township of ThornhurstTownship Building, River Road, Thornhurst, PA 18424.
Township of WaverlyTownship Office, 1 Lake Henry Drive, Waverly, PA 18471.
Township of West AbingtonWest Abington Township Building, RR 3, Locust Road, Dalton, PA 18414.
Harrison County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.riskmap6.com
City of HallsvilleCity Hall, 115 West Main Street, Hallsville, TX 75650.
City of LongviewDevelopment Services and Engineering Department, 410 South High Street, Longview, TX 75601.
City of MarshallCity Hall, 401 South Alamo Street, Marshall, TX 75670.
City of WaskomCity Hall, 430 West Texas Avenue, Waskom, TX 75692.
Town of ScottsvilleHarrison County Environmental Health Department, Road and Bridge Building, 3800 Five Notch Road, Marshall, TX 75670.
Town of UncertainCity Hall, 199 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX 75661.
Unincorporated Areas of Harrison CountyHarrison County Environmental Health Department, Road and Bridge Building, 3800 Five Notch Road, Marshall, TX 75670.

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

Dated: April 18, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-10280 Filed 4-27-12; 8:45 am]

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