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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 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.

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DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before April 30, 2014.

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-1359, 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
Cecil County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Town of CharlestownTown Hall, 241 Market Street, Charlestown, MD 21914.
Town of Chesapeake CityTown Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.
Town of ElktonTown Hall, 100 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921.
Town of North EastTown Hall, 106 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901.
Town of PerryvilleTown Hall, 515 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903.
Town of Port DepositTown Hall, 64 South Main Street, Port Deposit, MD 21904.
Unincorporated Areas of Cecil CountyCecil County Office Administrative Building, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton, MD 21921.
Dorchester County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of CambridgeDepartment of Public Works, 1025 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Town of BrookviewBrookview Town Council Office, 5649 Indian Town Road, Rhodesdale, MD 21659.
Town of Church CreekFire Hall, 1902 Church Creek Road, Church Creek, MD 21622.
Town of EldoradoEldorado Town Commission Office, 5753 Eldorado Road, Rhodesdale, MD 21659.
Town of GalestownTown Hall, 5538 Old Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, MD 19973.
Town of HurlockTown Council Office, 311 Charles Street, Hurlock, MD 21643.
Town of SecretaryTown Commission Office, 122 Main Street, Secretary, MD 21664.
Town of ViennaTown Hall, 214 Market Street, Vienna, MD 21869.
Unincorporated Areas of Dorchester CountyDorchester County Office Building, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Talbot County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of EastonTown Hall, 14 South Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601.
Town of OxfordMunicipal Building, 101 Market Street, Oxford, MD 21654.
Town of St. MichaelsEdgar M. Bosley, Jr. Municipal Building, 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.
Unincorporated Areas of Talbot CountyTalbot County Office of Planning and Permits, 215 Bay Street, Suite 2, Easton, MD 21601.
Worcester County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of Pocomoke CityCity Hall, 101 Clarke Avenue, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.
Town of BerlinTown Hall, 10 William Street, Berlin, MD 21811.
Town of Ocean CityCity Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842.
Town of Snow HillMunicipal Building, 103 Bank Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863.
Unincorporated Areas of Worcester CountyWorcester County Government Center, 1 West Market Street, Room 1201, Snow Hill, MD 21863.
Mercer County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Borough of HightstownClerk's Office, 156 Bank Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520.
Borough of HopewellClerk's Office, 88 Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525.
Borough of PenningtonBorough Hall, 30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534.
Borough of PrincetonOffice of Engineering, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
City of TrentonTrenton Fire Department, 244 Perry Street, Trenton, NJ 08618.
Township of East WindsorEngineering Department, 16 Lanning Boulevard, East Windsor, NJ 08520.
Township of EwingConstruction Office, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628.
Township of HamiltonMunicipal Building, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Room 307, Hamilton, NJ 08609.
Township of HopewellHopewell Township Zoning Office, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560.
Township of LawrenceEngineering Office, 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence, NJ 08648.
Township of RobbinsvillePlanning and Zoning Department, 1 Washington Boulevard, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
Township of West WindsorCommunity Development Department, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.
King and Queen County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Unincorporated Areas of King and Queen CountyKing and Queen County Complex Building, County Administrator's Office, 242 Allens Circle, Suite L, King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085.
King George County, Virginia (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
King George County (All Jurisdictions)King George Community Development Department, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, VA 22485.
Northampton County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Town of Cape CharlesTown Hall, 2 Plum Street, Cape Charles, VA 23310.
Town of CheritonNorthampton County Department of Planning and Zoning, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347.
Unincorporated Areas of Northampton CountyNorthampton County Department of Planning and Zoning, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347.
Stafford County, Virginia (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Stafford County (All Jurisdictions)Stafford County Administration Center, Department of Code Administration, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.
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Dated: December 18, 2013.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-01802 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]

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