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Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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.

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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.

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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.
New Mexico: SandovalVillage of Corrales (12-06-1884P)The Honorable Philip Gasteyer, Mayor, Village of Corrales, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048Village Hall, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 1, 2013350094
Pennsylvania: ChesterTownship of West Goshen (12-03-1877P)The Honorable Raymond H. Halvorsen, Chairman, Township of West Goshen Board of Supervisors, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 4, 2013420293
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Texas:
HarrisUnincorporated areas of Harris County (12-06-3202P)The Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002Harris County, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77092http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 11, 2013480287
LamarUnincorporated areas of Lamar County (12-06-2815P)The Honorable Chuck Superville, Jr., Lamar County Judge, 119 North Main Street, Paris, TX 75460Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street, Paris, TX 75460http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 1, 2013480891
Virginia:
City of BristolCity of Bristol (12-03-0985P)Mr. Dewey P. Cashwell, Jr., Manager, City of Bristol, 300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201Virginia City Hall, 300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 11, 2013510022
StaffordUnincorporated areas of Stafford County (12-03-0748P)The Honorable Susan Stimpson, Chairman, Stafford County Board of Supervisors, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554Stafford County Administration Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554http://www.rampp-team.com/​lomrs.htmApril 1, 2013510154
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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James A. Walke,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-02443 Filed 2-4-13; 8:45 am]

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