Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
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.
Comments are to be submitted on or before August 14, 2013.
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-1312, 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.
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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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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.Start Printed Page 28892
|Community||Community map repository address|
|Mason County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)|
|Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/MasonCoMI/SitePages/Home.aspx|
|Charter Township of Pere Marquette||Pere Marquette Charter Township Hall, 1699 South Pere Marquette Highway, Ludington, MI 49431.|
|City of Ludington||City Hall, 400 South Harrison Street, Ludington, MI 49431.|
|Township of Amber||Amber Township Hall, 171 South Amber Road, Scottville, MI 49454.|
|Township of Branch||Branch Township Hall, 6688 East First Street, Walhalla, MI 49458.|
|Township of Custer||Custer Municipal Building/Fire Barn, 2549 East U.S. Highway 10, Custer, MI 49405.|
|Township of Eden||Eden Township Hall, 3369 East Hawley Road, Custer, MI 49405.|
|Township of Grant||Grant Township Hall, 835 West Hoague Road, Manistee, MI 49660.|
|Township of Hamlin||Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 North Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431.|
|Township of Logan||Logan Township Hall, 3975 Tyndall Road, Branch, MI 49402.|
|Township of Riverton||Riverton Township Hall, 2122 West Hawley Road, Scottville, MI 49454.|
|Township of Summit||Summit Township Hall, 4879 West Deren Road, Ludington, MI 49431.|
|Clarion County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)|
|Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.rampp-team.com/pa.htm|
|Borough of East Brady||Borough Building, 502 Ferry Street, Suite 15, East Brady, PA 16028.|
|Borough of Foxburg||Foxburg Municipal Building, 1417 Perryville Road, Parker, PA 16049.|
|Borough of New Bethlehem||Borough Building, 210 Lafayette Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.|
|Township of Brady||Brady Township Building, 935 Phillipston Road, Rimersburg, PA 16248.|
|Township of Madison||Madison Township Building, 1183 Madison Shop Road, Rimersburg, PA 16246.|
|Township of Perry||Perry Township Building, 5687 Doc Walker Road, Parker, PA 16049.|
|Township of Porter||Porter Township Building, 9485 Curllsville Road, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.|
|Township of Redbank||Redbank Township Building, 10 Swede Hollow Road, Fairmount City, PA 16224.|
|Township of Richland||Richland Township Building, 511 Dittman Road, Emlenton, PA 16373.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)
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Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-11587 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]
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