Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
On March 28, 2012, FEMA published in the Federal Register 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. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Cowlitz County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas.
Comments are to be submitted on or before March 27, 2014.
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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-1239, 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://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_fact_sheet.pdf.
The communities affected are listed in the table 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.
In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 77 FR 18844 in the March 28, 2012, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled ”Cowlitz County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas.” The table contained inaccurate information as to the online location for the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report and the building name for the Community Map Repository address for the City of Woodland. In addition, revisions to the Preliminary FIRM have since been made and posted to the online location published as part of this notice. In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published.
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|Community||Community map repository address|
|Cowlitz County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas|
|Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata|
|City of Castle Rock||City Hall, 141 A Street Southwest, Castle Rock, WA 98611.|
|City of Kalama||City Hall, 320 North 1st Street, Kalama, WA 98625.|
|City of Kelso||City Hall, 203 South Pacific Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626.|
|City of Longview||City Hall, 1525 Broadway Street, Longview, WA 98632.|
|City of Woodland||City Hall, 230 Davidson Avenue, Woodland, WA 98674.|
|Unincorporated Areas of Cowlitz County||Cowlitz County Administration Building, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)
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Dated: September 30, 2013.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-30942 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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