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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 March 11, 2013.

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-1275, 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 http://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_fact_sheet.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
Nantucket County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NantucketCountyMAcoastal/SitePages/Home.aspx
Town of NantucketTown Hall, 16 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554.
City of Carson City, Nevada (Independent City)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.r9map.org/Pages/countyPage.aspx?choLoco=90&choProj=
City of Carson CityPermit Center, 108 East Proctor Street, Carson City, NV 89701.
Russell County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/floodplain/Pages/County-Status.aspx
City of Phenix CityCity Hall, 601 12th Street, Phenix City, AL 36867.
Unincorporated Areas of Russell CountyRussell County Courthouse, 501 14th Street, Phenix City, AL 36867.
Santa Clara County, California, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.r9map.org/Pages/countyPage.aspx?choLoco=43&choProj=271
City of CampbellPlanning Department, 70 North First Street, Campbell, CA 95008.
City of MilpitasEngineering Division, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035.
City of San JoseDepartment of Public Works, 200 East Santa Clara Street Tower, 3rd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113.
City of Santa ClaraPlanning and Inspection Department, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
City of SaratogaPlanning Department, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070.
Town of Los GatosEngineering Services, 110 East Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
Unincorporated Areas of Santa Clara CountySanta Clara Office of Planning, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110.
Manatee County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/florida/manatee
City of Bradenton BeachCity Hall, 107 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.
City of Holmes BeachCity Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Town of Longboat KeyTown Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Ohio County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6573.htm
City of Rising SunCity Hall, 200 North Walnut Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040.
Unincorporated Areas of Ohio CountyOhio County Courthouse, 413 Main Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040.
Owen County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/7357.htm
Town of GosportTown Hall, 13 South 3rd Street, Gosport, IN 47433.
Town of SpencerBuilding Department, Municipal Building, 90 North West Street, Spencer, IN 47460.
Unincorporated Areas of Owen CountyOwen County Building Department, Owen County Courthouse, 60 South Main Street, Spencer, IN 47460.
Rush County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6672.htm
City of RushvilleRush County Courthouse, Area Plan Commission, Room 211, 101 East 2nd Street, Rushville, IN 46173.
Town of CarthageRush County Courthouse, Area Plan Commission, Room 211, 101 East 2nd Street, Rushville, IN 46173.
Unincorporated Areas of Rush CountyRush County Courthouse, Area Plan Commission, Room 211, 101 East 2nd Street, Rushville, IN 46173.
Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/PlymouthCountyMAMapMod
Town of MarionTown House, 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738.
Town of MattapoisettTown Hall, 16 Main Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.
Town of WarehamMemorial Town Hall, 54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571.
Cass County, North Dakota, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/north-dakota/cass/
City of ArgusvilleCity Hall, 201 North Highway 81, Argusville, ND 58005.
City of BriarwoodCity Hall, 8 Briarwood Place, Briarwood, ND 58104.
City of FargoCity Hall, 200 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102.
City of FrontierFrontier City Hall, 5202 32nd Street South, Fargo, ND 58104.
City of HarwoodCity Hall, 114 Lind Boulevard, Harwood, ND 58042.
City of HoraceCity Hall, 600 Nelson Drive, Horace, ND 58047.
City of North RiverCity Hall, 1409 Reed Drive, North River, ND 58102.
City of OxbowCity Hall, 610 Evergreen Circle, Oxbow, ND 58047.
City of Prairie RosePrairie Rose City Hall, 3514 41st Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58104.
City of Reiles AcresCity Hall, 4635 35th Avenue North, Reiles Acres, ND 58102.
City of West FargoCity Hall, 800 4th Avenue East, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Township of BarnesBarnes Township Hall, 2715 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Township of HarwoodTownship Hall, 2935 170th Avenue Southeast, Harwood, ND 58042.
Township of MapletonTownship Hall, 16522 41st Street Southeast, Mapleton, ND 58059.
Township of PleasantPleasant Township Hall, 5060 173rd Avenue Southeast, Horace, ND 58047.
Township of RaymondRaymond Township Hall, 16354 30th Street Southeast, Harwood, ND 58042.
Township of ReedReed Township Hall, 617 19th Avenue Northwest, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Township of StanleyStanley Township Hall, 7105 12th Street South, Fargo, ND 58104.
Township of WarrenWarren Township Hall, 4308 165th Avenue Southeast, Davenport, ND 58021.

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

Dated: November 9, 2012.

James A. Walke,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-29697 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am]

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