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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 December 10, 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-1266, 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
City and County of Broomfield, Colorado
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/colorado/broomfield/
City and County of BroomfieldCity Hall Engineering Department, 1 Descombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020.
City and County of Denver, Colorado
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/colorado/denver/
City and County of DenverDepartment of Public Works, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202.
Yavapai County, Arizona, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.r9map.org/Pages/ProjectDetailsPage.aspx?choLoco=72&choProj=377
City of CottonwoodPublic Works Department, 1490 West Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
Town of Camp VerdeTown Clerk's Office, 473 South Main Street, Suite 102, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.
Town of ClarkdalePublic Works Department, 890 Main Street, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.
Unincorporated Areas of Yavapai CountyYavapai County Flood Control District Office, 500 South Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Yuma County, Arizona, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.r9map.org/Pages/Arizona.aspx?choState=Arizona
City of YumaCommunity Planning Department, 1 City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364.
Town of WelltonTown Hall, 28634 Oakland Avenue, Wellton, AZ 85356.
Unincorporated Areas of Yuma CountyYuma County Department of Development Services, 2351 West 26th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364.
Hampden County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/HampdenCountyMA/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
City of ChicopeeCity Hall Annex, 274 Front Street, Fourth Floor, Chicopee, MA 01013.
City of HolyokeBuilding Department, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Holyoke, MA 01040.
City of SpringfieldPlanning and Economic Development, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
City of WestfieldMunicipal Building, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085.
Town of AgawamInspection Service Department, 1000 Suffield Street, Agawam, MA 01001.
Town of BlandfordTown Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008.
Town of BrimfieldTown Hall, 21 Main Street, Brimfield, MA 01010.
Town of ChesterTown Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA 01011.
Town of East LongmeadowTown Hall, 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
Town of GranvilleTown Hall, 707 Main Road, Granville, MA 01034.
Town of HampdenTown Hall, 625 Main Street, Hampden, MA 01036.
Town of HollandTown Hall, 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521.
Town of LongmeadowTown Hall, 20 Williams Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106.
Town of LudlowTown Hall, 488 Chapin Street, Third Floor, Room 305, Ludlow, MA 01056.
Town of MonsonTown Hall, 29 Thompson Street, Monson, MA 01057.
Town of MontgomeryTown Hall, 161 Main Road, Montgomery, MA 01085.
Town of PalmerTown Hall, 4417 Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069.
Town of RussellTown Hall, 65 Main Street, Russell, MA 01071.
Town of SouthwickTown Office, 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077.
Town of TollandTown Hall, 241 West Granville Road, Tolland, MA 01034.
Town of WalesTown Hall, 3 Hollow Road, Wales, MA 01081.
Town of West SpringfieldTown Hall, 26 Central Street, Suite 17, West Springfield, MA 01089.
Town of WilbrahamTown Office, 240 Springfield Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095.
Charlevoix County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/CharlevoixCoMI/SitePages/Home.aspx
City of Boyne CityCity Hall, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712.
City of CharlevoixCity Hall, 210 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
City of East JordanCity Hall, 201 Main Street, East Jordan, MI 49727.
Township of BayBay Township Hall, 05045 Boyne City Road, Boyne City, MI 49712.
Township of Boyne ValleyBoyne Valley Township Hall, 2489 Railroad Street, Boyne Falls, MI 49713.
Township of CharlevoixTownship Hall, 12491 Waller Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
Township of EvangelineEvangeline Township Hall, 02746 Wildwood Harbor Road, Boyne City, MI 49712.
Township of EvelineEveline Township Hall, 08525 Ferry Road, East Jordan, MI 49727.
Township of HayesHayes Township Hall, 09195 Old U.S. Route 31 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
Township of MarionMarion Township Hall, 03735 Marion Center Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
Township of MelroseMelrose Township Hall, 04289 M-75 North, Walloon Lake, MI 49796.
Township of NorwoodNorwood Township Hall, 19759 Lake Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
Township of PeainePeaine Township Hall, 36825 Kings Highway, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
Township of South ArmSouth Arm Township Hall, 02811 M-66 South, East Jordan, MI 49727.
Township of St. JamesSt. James Township Hall, 37735 Michigan Avenue, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
Hillsdale County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/regionalworkspaces/regionv/hillsdalemi/sitepages/home.aspx
City of HillsdaleCity Hall, 97 North Broad Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
City of LitchfieldCity Council Room, 221 Jonesville Street, Litchfield, MI 49252.
Township of AdamsAdams Township Hall, 5675 Knowles Road, North Adams, MI 49262.
Township of Allen139 West Chicago Road, Allen, MI 49227.
Township of CambriaCambria Township Hall, 7249 Cambria Road, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
Township of Camden13500 Bishop Road, Montgomery, MI 49255.
Township of FayetteFayette Township Hall, 211 North Street, Jonesville, MI 49250.
Township of HillsdaleTownship Hall, 2985 West Bacon Road, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
Township of JeffersonJefferson Township Hall, 2837 Bird Lake Road South, Osseo, MI 49266.
Township of LitchfieldTownship Hall, 9596 Homer Road, Litchfield, MI 49252.
Township of ReadingTownship Hall, 5355 South Edon Road/M-49, Reading, MI 49274.
Township of Scipio11740 French Road, Litchfield, MI 49252.
Village of JonesvilleVillage Hall, 265 East Chicago Street, Jonesville, MI 49250.
Florence County, South Carolina, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/flood/comaps.html
City of FlorencePlanning, Research and Development, 218 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501.
City of JohnsonvilleCity Hall, 111 West Broadway Street, Johnsonville, SC 29555.
City of Lake CityCity Hall, 202 Kelley Street, Lake City, SC 29560.
Town of CowardTown Office, 3720 U.S. Route 52, Coward, SC 29530.
Town of OlantaTown Hall, 365 North Magnolia Avenue, Olanta, SC 29114.
Town of PamplicoTown Hall, 201 River Road, Pamplico, SC 29583.
Town of QuinbyTown Hall, 611 East Ashby Road, Quinby, SC 29506.
Town of ScrantonTown Hall, 1818 U.S. Route 52, Scranton, SC 29591.
Town of TimmonsvilleTown Hall, 115 West Main Street, Timmonsville, SC 29161.
Unincorporated Areas of Florence CountyFlorence County Planning Department, 518 South Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501.

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

Dated: September 5, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-22297 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]

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