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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 31, 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.Start Printed Page 78884

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1461, 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.

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

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Dated: December 11, 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:

Upper Choctawhatchee Watershed

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Coffee County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of Enterprise
Town of New BrocktonTown Hall, 706 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton, AL 36351.
Unincorporated Areas of Coffee County8 County Complex, 1065 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton, AL 36351.
Dale County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of DalevilleCity Hall, 740 South Daleville Avenue, Daleville, AL 36322.
City of EnterpriseCity Hall, 501 South Main Street, Enterprise, AL 36330.
City of Fort RuckerEmergency Management Agency, 453 Novasel Street, Building 114, Fort Rucker, AL 36362.
City of Midland CityCity Hall, 1385 Hinton Waters Avenue, Midland City, AL 36350.
City of OzarkCity Hall, 275 North Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360.
Town of AritonTown Hall, 6 East Main Street, Ariton, AL 36311.
Town of ClayhatcheeTown Hall, 1 West Main Street, Daleville, AL 36322.
Town of Level PlainsTown Hall, 1708 Joe Bruer Road, Daleville, AL 36322.
Town of NewtonTown Hall, 209 Oats Drive, Newton, AL 36352.
Town of PinckardTown Hall, 1309 East Highway 134, Pinckard, AL 36371.
Unincorporated Areas of Dale CountyDale County Courthouse, 100 Court Square, Ozark, AL 36361.
Geneva County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
City of GenevaCity Hall, 517 South Commerce Street, Geneva, AL 36340.
City of HartfordCity Hall, 203 West Main Street, Hartford, AL 36344.
City of SlocombCity Hall, 255 Harris Highway, Slocomb, AL 36375.
Town of Coffee SpringsTown Office, 222 East Spring Street, Coffee Springs, AL 36318.
Town of MalvernTown Hall, 312 South Main Street, Malvern, AL 36349.
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Unincorporated Areas of Geneva CountyGeneva County Emergency Management Agency, 200 South Commerce Street, Geneva, AL 36340.
Houston County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
Unincorporated Areas of Houston CountyHouston County Engineer's Office, 2400 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36303.

II. Non-Watershed-Based Studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
San Diego County, California, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of Imperial BeachCity Hall, 825 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, CA 91932.
City of San DiegoDevelopment Services Department, 1222 First Avenue, MS301, San Diego, CA 92101.
Unincorporated Areas of San Diego CountyDepartment of Public Works, Flood Control, 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123.
Sarasota County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of North PortBuilding Office, 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, FL 34286.
City of SarasotaCity Hall, 1565 1st Street, Sarasota, FL 34236.
City of VeniceCity Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285.
Town of Longboat KeyPublic Works Department, 600 General Harris Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Unincorporated Areas of Sarasota CountySarasota County Zoning Department, 1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240.
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[FR Doc. 2014-30645 Filed 12-30-14; 8:45 am]

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