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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.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before March 11, 2015.

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-1453, 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.

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Dated: November 24, 2014.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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I. Watershed-based studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Middle Coosa Watershed
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Calhoun County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of AnnistonCity Hall, 1128 Gurnee Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201.
City of JacksonvilleCity Hall, 320 Church Avenue Southeast, Jacksonville, AL 36265.
City of OxfordCity Hall, 145 Hamric Drive East, Oxford, AL 36203.
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City of PiedmontCity Hall, 109 North Center Avenue, Piedmont, AL 36272.
City of WeaverCity Hall, 500 Anniston Street, Weaver, AL 36277.
Town of Hobson CityTown Hall, 715 Martin Luther King Drive, Hobson City, AL 36201.
Town of OhatcheeTown Hall, 7801 Highway 77, Ohatchee, AL 36271.
Unincorporated Areas of Calhoun CountyCalhoun County EMA, 507 Francis Street West, Jacksonville, AL 36265.
Cherokee County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of CentreCity Hall, 401 East Main Street, Centre, AL 35960.
Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee CountyCounty Engineering Department, 1875 East Main Street, Centre, AL 35960.
Etowah County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of AttallaCity Hall, 612 North 4th Street, Attalla, AL 35954.
City of GadsdenCity Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901.
City of GlencoeCity Hall, 201A West Chastain Boulevard, Glencoe, AL 35905.
City of Rainbow CityCity Hall, 3700 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, AL 35906.
City of SouthsideCity Hall, 2255 Highway 77, Southside, AL 35907.
Town of Hokes BluffTown Hall, 3301 Alford Bend Road, Hokes Bluff, AL 35903.
Town of Reece CityReece City Town Hall, 1023 Valley Drive, Attalla, AL 35954.
Town of Sardis CityCity Hall, 1335 Sardis Drive, Sardis City, AL 35956.
Unincorporated Areas of Etowah CountyEtowah County Courthouse, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901.
St. Clair County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of ArgoCity Hall, 100 Blackjack Road, Argo, AL 35173.
City of AshvilleCity Hall, 211 8th Street, Ashville, AL 35953.
City of MargaretCity Hall, 125 School Street, Margaret, AL 35112.
City of MoodyCity Hall, 670 Park Avenue, Moody, AL 35004.
City of OdenvilleCity Hall, 183 Alabama Street, Odenville, AL 35120.
City of Pell CityCity Hall, 1905 1st Avenue North, Pell City, AL 35125.
City of RiversideCity Hall, 379 Depot Street, Riverside, AL 35135.
City of SpringvilleCity Hall, 6327 U.S. Highway 11, Springville, AL 35146.
City of TrussvilleCity Hall, 131 Main Street, Trussville, AL 35173.
Town of RaglandTown Hall, 220 Fredia Street, Suite 102, Ragland, AL 35131.
Town of SteeleTown Hall, 4025 Pope Avenue, Steele, AL 35987.
Unincorporated Areas of St. Clair CountySt. Clair County Engineering Department, 31588 U.S. Highway 231, Ashville, AL 35953.
Talladega County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of ChildersburgCity Hall, 201 8th Avenue Southwest, Childersburg, AL 35044.
City of LincolnCity Hall, 150 Magnolia Street, Lincoln, AL 35096.
City of SylacaugaCity Hall, 301 North Broadway Avenue, Sylacauga, AL 35150.
City of TalladegaCity Hall, 203 South Street West, Talladega, AL 35161.
Unincorporated Areas of Talladega CountyTalladega County Highway Department Engineering Office, 500 Institute Lane, Talladega, AL 35161.

II. Non-watershed-based studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Prowers County, Colorado, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of LamarMayor, City of Lamar, 102 East Parmenter Street, Lamar, CO 81052.
Town of GranadaTown Clerk, Town of Granada, 103 South Main Street, Granada, CO 81041.
Town of HollyAdministrator, Town of Holly, 100 Tony Garcia Drive, Holly, CO 81047.
Town of WileyMayor, Town of Wiley, 304 Main Street, Wiley, CO 81092.
Unincorporated Areas of Prowers CountyProwers County Emergency Operations Management, 301 South Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052.
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[FR Doc. 2014-29022 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]

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