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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Final notice.


New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.


The effective date for each LOMR is indicated in the table below.


Each LOMR is available for inspection at both the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the table below and online through the FEMA Map Service Center at

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Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email); or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at​fhm/​fmx_​main.html.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final flood hazard determinations as shown in the LOMRs for each community listed in the table below. Notice of these modified flood hazard determinations has been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

The modified flood hazard determinations are made pursuant to section 206 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65.

For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown and must be used for all new policies and renewals.

The new or modified flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

These new or modified 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 new or modified 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, and for the contents in those buildings. The changes in flood hazard determinations are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

Interested lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to review the final flood hazard information available at the address cited below for each community or online through the FEMA Map Service Center at

State and countyLocation and case No.Chief executive officer of communityCommunity map repositoryEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
New Mexico:
Taos (FEMA Docket No.: B-1422)Unincorporated areas of Taos County (14-06-0477P)The Honorable Gabriel J. Romero, Chairman, Taos County Commission, 105 Albright Street, Suite A, Taos, NM 87571Taos County, Administrative Complex, 105 Albright Street, Suite H, Taos, NM 87571August 22, 2014350078
Canadian (FEMA Docket No.: B-1422)City of Oklahoma City (12-06-2730P)The Honorable Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker Avenue, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102420 West Main Street, Suite 700, Oklahoma City, OK 73102August 18, 2014405378
Pottawatomie (FEMA Docket No.: B-1416)City of Shawnee (13-06-0976P)Mr. Brian McDougal, Manager, City of Shawnee, 16 West 9th Street, Shawnee, OK 74801City Hall, 16 West 9th Street, Shawnee, OK 74801August 14, 2014400178
Denton (FEMA Docket No.: B-1422)City of Frisco (13-06-3033P)The Honorable Maher Maso, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034August 18, 2014480134
Harris (FEMA Docket No.: B-1422)Unincorporated areas of Harris County (13-06-4636P)The Honorable Ed M. Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002Harris County 10555 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092August 21, 2014480287
Montgomery (FEMA Docket No.: B-1422)City of Conroe (13-06-3145P)The Honorable Webb K. Melder, Mayor, City of Conroe, P.O. Box 3066, Conroe, TX 77305City Hall, 505 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77301August 21, 2014480484
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: September 29, 2014.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-25072 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]