Federal Emergency Management Agency; DHS.
On June 17, 2013, FEMA published in the Federal Register (78 FR 36220-36222) a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 78 FR 36220. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Orange County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas.
Comments are to be submitted on or before November 25, 2013.
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The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for each community are 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.
You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1322, 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 in the table 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 are also 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 table below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard determinations 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 will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report are made final.
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 may only 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://www.fema.gov/pdf/media/factsheets/2010/srp_fs.pdf.
In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 78 FR 36220 in the June 17, 2013, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled “Orange County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas.” This table contained inaccurate information as to the watershed or communities affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations, or the associated community map repository or web addresses also featured in the table. In this document, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information, to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published.
In Proposed rule FR Doc. 2013-14285, beginning on page 36220 in the issue of June 17, 2013, make the following correction. On page 36222, correct the Orange County, Texas table as follows:
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|Community||Local map repository address|
|Orange County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas|
|Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.riskmap6.com/Community.aspx?cid=430&sid=5|
|City of Bridge City||City Hall, 260 Rachal Avenue, Bridge City, TX 77611.|
|City of Orange||Planning and Community Development Department, 303 8th Street, Orange, TX 77630.|
|City of Pine Forest||Pine Forest City Hall, 305 Nagel Drive, Vidor, TX 77662.|
|City of Pinehurst||Pinehurst City Hall, 2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange, TX 77630.|
|City of Rose City||Secretary's Office, 370 South Rose City Drive, Rose City, TX 77662.|
|City of Vidor||Public Works Department, 1395 North Main Street, Vidor, TX 77662.|
|City of West Orange||City Hall, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, TX 77630.|
|Unincorporated Areas of Orange County||Orange County Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department, 10984 FM 1442, Orange, TX 77630.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)
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Dated: August 12, 2013.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-20803 Filed 8-26-13; 8:45 am]
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