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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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 Start Printed Page 57647where 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 18, 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-1343, 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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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.

I. Non-Watershed-Based Studies

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Delaware County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of ManchesterCity Hall, 208 East Main Street, Manchester, IA 52057.
Unincorporated Areas of Delaware CountyDelaware County Engineering Office, 2139 Highway 38, Manchester, IA 52057.
Calhoun County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of Point ComfortCity Hall, 102 Jones Street, Point Comfort, TX 77978.
City of Port LavacaCity Hall, 202 North Virginia Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.
City of SeadriftCity Hall, 501 South Main Street, Seadrift, TX 77983.
Unincorporated Areas of Calhoun CountyCalhoun County Courthouse, 211 South Ann Street, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.
Harris County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of BaytownCity Hall, 2401 Market Street, Baytown, TX 77522.
City of Deer ParkCity Hall, 710 East San Augustine, Deer Park, TX 77536.
City of El LagoCity Hall, 411 Tallowood Drive, El Lago, TX 77586.
City of FriendswoodCity Hall, 910 South Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546.
City of Galena ParkCity Hall, 2000 Clinton Drive, Galena Park, TX 77547.
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City of HoustonFloodplain Management Office, 1002 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002.
City of Jacinto CityJacinto City City Hall, 1301 Mercury Drive, Houston, TX 77029.
City of La PorteCity Hall, 604 West Fairmont Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571.
City of League CityBuilding Department, 600 West Walker Street, League City, TX 77573.
City of Morgan's PointCity Hall, 1415 East Main Street, Morgan's Point, TX 77571.
City of Nassau BayCity Hall, 18100 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, TX 77058.
City of PasadenaMunicipal Services Building, 1114 Davis Street, Pasadena, TX 77506.
City of SeabrookCity Hall, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586.
City of ShoreacresCity Hall, 601 Shoreacres Boulevard, Shoreacres, TX 77571.
City of South HoustonCity Hall, 1018 Dallas Street, South Houston, TX 77587.
City of Taylor Lake VillageCity Hall, 500 Kirby Boulevard, Taylor Lake Village, TX 77586.
City of WebsterCity Hall, 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Webster, TX 77598.
Unincorporated Areas of Harris CountyHarris County Permits Office, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77092.
Lancaster County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Town of IrvingtonTown Hall Office, 235 Steamboat Road, Irvington, VA 22480.
Town of KilmarnockTown Hall Office, 514 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
Town of White StoneTown Hall Office, 433 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone, VA 22578.
Unincorporated Areas of Lancaster CountyLancaster County Courthouse, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

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

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Dated: August 30, 2013.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-22832 Filed 9-18-13; 8:45 am]

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