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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 20, 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-1270, 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
Tipton County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6497.htm
City of TiptonTipton County Courthouse, 101 East Jefferson Street, Tipton, IN 46072.
Town of SharpsvilleTown Hall, 124 South Main Street, Sharpsville, IN 46068.
Town of WindfallTown Hall, 210 South Independence Street, Windfall, IN 46076.
Unincorporated Areas of Tipton CountyTipton County Courthouse, 101 East Jefferson Street, Tipton, IN 46072.
White County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6648.htm
City of MonticelloWhite County Government Center, 110 North Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960.
Town of BrookstonWhite County Government Center, 110 North Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960.
Town of MononWhite County Government Center, 110 North Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960.
Unincorporated Areas of White CountyWhite County Government Center, 110 North Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960.
Miami County, Kansas, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.ksda.gov/structures/?cid=1985
City of FontanaCity Hall, 204 East North Street, Fontana, KS 66026.
City of LouisburgCity Hall, 5 South Peoria Street, Suite 105, Louisburg, KS 66053.
City of OsawatomieCity Hall, 439 Main Street, Osawatomie, KS 66064.
City of PaolaCity Hall, 19 East Peoria Street, Paola, KS 66071.
Unincorporated Areas of Miami CountyMiami County Administration Building, 201 South Pearl Street, Suite 201, Paola, KS 66071.
Hancock County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/kentucky/hancock/
City of HawesvilleCity Hall, 395 Main Street, Hawesville, KY 42348.
City of LewisportCity Hall, 405 Second Street, Lewisport, KY 42351.
Unincorporated Areas of Hancock CountyHancock County Administration Building, 225 Main Cross Street, Hawesville, KY 42348.
Wayne County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/RomulusPMR/SitePages/Home.aspx
City of Dearborn Heights6045 Fenton Street, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127.
City of Romulus11111 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174.
City of Taylor25605 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180.
City of Westland36601 Ford Road, Westland, MI 48185.
Township of Huron22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston, MI 48164.
Delaware County, Ohio, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/DelawareCoOH/SitePages/Home.aspx
City of DelawareCity Hall, Planning and Zoning Department, 1 South Sandusky Street, 2nd Floor, Delaware, OH 43015.
Unincorporated Areas of Delaware CountyCode Compliance Building, 50 Channing Street, South Wing, Delaware, OH 43015.
Mason County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.rampp-team.com/wv.htm
City of Point PleasantCity Hall, 400 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
Town of HartfordTown Hall, 133 2nd Street, Hartford, WV 25247.
Town of HendersonTown Hall, 1 Railroad Street, Henderson, WV 25106.
Town of LeonTown Hall, 136 Main Street, Leon, WV 25123.
Town of MasonOffice of the Mayor, 656 2nd Street, Mason, WV 25260.
Town of New HavenCity Hall, 218 5th Street, New Haven, WV 25265.
Unincorporated Areas of Mason CountyMason County Courthouse, 200 6th Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
Wood County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.rampp-team.com/wv.htm
City of ParkersburgCity Hall, 1 Government Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
City of ViennaCity Hall, 609 29th Street, Vienna, WV 26105.
City of WilliamstownCity Hall, 100 West 5th Street, Williamstown, WV 26187.
Town of North HillsNorth Hills Municipal Court, 176 North Hills Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Unincorporated Areas of Wood CountyWood County Courthouse, 1 Court Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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

Dated: September 3, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-23349 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]

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