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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 May 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-1466, 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: January 16, 2015.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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CommunityCommunity map repository address
Harford County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of AberdeenPlanning Department, 60 North Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001.
City of Havre De GracePlanning Department, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre De Grace, MD 21078.
Town of Bel AirPlanning Department, 705 East Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014.
Unincorporated Areas of Harford CountyPlanning and Zoning Department, 220 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.
Fayette County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Borough of Belle VernonBorough Building, 10 Main Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Borough of BrownsvilleBorough Office, 200 Second Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.
Borough of DawsonBorough Building, 209 Howell Street, Dawson, PA 15428.
Borough of DunbarBorough Building, 47 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA 15431.
Borough of EversonBorough Building, 232 Brown Street, Everson, PA 15631.
Borough of FairchanceBorough Building, 125 West Church Street, Fairchance, PA 15436.
Borough of MarkleysburgBorough Municipal Building, 150 Main Street, Markleysburg, PA 15459.
Borough of MasontownBorough Municipal Building, 1 East Church Avenue, Masontown, PA 15461.
Borough of NewellBorough Municipal Building, 412 Second Street, Newell, PA 15466.
Borough of OhiopyleBorough Building, Rear 17 Sherman Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
Borough of PerryopolisBorough Office, 312 Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
Borough of Point MarionBorough Building, 426 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, PA 15474.
Borough of SmithfieldBorough Building, 14 Water Street, Smithfield, PA 15478.
Borough of South Connellsville..Borough Building, 1503 South Pittsburgh Street, South Connellsville, PA 15425.
Borough of VanderbiltBorough Building, 196 Main Street, Vanderbilt, PA 15486.
City of ConnellsvilleCity Hall, 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville, PA 15425.
City of UniontownCity Hall, 20 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Township of BrownsvilleTownship Building, 232 Brown Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.
Township of BullskinBullskin Township Municipal Building, 178 Shenandoah Road, Connellsville, PA 15425.
Township of ConnellsvilleTownship Secretary's Office, 166 McCoy Hollow Road, Connellsville, PA 15425.
Township of DunbarDunbar Township Municipal Building, 3 Bell Drive, Connellsville, PA 15431.
Township of FranklinFranklin Township Building, 353 Town and Country Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486.
Township of GeorgesGeorges Township Building, 1151 Township Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Township of GermanGerman Township Municipal Building, 2 Long Street, McClellandtown, PA 15458.
Township of Henry ClayHenry Clay Township Building, 156 Martin Road, Markleysburg, PA 15459.
Township of JeffersonJefferson Township Municipal Building, 262 Stuckslager Road, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
Township of Lower TyroneLower Tyrone Township Building, 456 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428.
Township of LuzerneLuzerne Township Building, 415 Hopewell Road, Brownsville, PA 15417.
Township of MenallenMenallen Township Building, 427 Searight-Herbert Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Township of NicholsonNicholson Township Municipal Building, 142 Woodside Old Frame Road, Smithfield, PA 15478.
Township of North UnionNorth Union Township Municipal Building, 7 South Evans Station Road, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456.
Township of PerryPerry Township Building, One Township Drive, Star Junction, PA 15482.
Township of RedstoneRedstone Township Building, 225 Twin Hills Road, Grindstone, PA 15442.
Township of SaltlickSaltlick Township Municipal Building, 147 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, PA 15462.
Township of South UnionSouth Union Township Building, 151 Township Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Township of SpringfieldSpringfield Township Municipal Building, 755 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464.
Township of SpringhillSpringhill Township Municipal Building, 198 Lake Lynn Road, Lake Lynn, PA 15451.
Township of StewartStewart Township Municipal Building, 373 Grover Road, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
Township of Upper TyroneUpper Tyrone Township Building, 170 Municipal Drive, Connellsville, PA 15425.
Township of WashingtonWashington Township Offices, 1390 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Township of WhartonWharton Township Municipal Building, 114 Elliotsville Road, Farmington, PA 15437.
Mingo County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
City of WilliamsonCity Hall, 107 East 4th Avenue, Williamson, WV 25661.
Town of KermitCity Hall, 101 Main Street, Kermit, WV 25674.
Town of MatewanCity Hall, 306 McCoy Alley, Matewan, WV 25678.
Unincorporated Areas of Mingo CountyMingo County Floodplain Management Office, 75 East 2nd Avenue, Room 325, Williamson, WV 25661.
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[FR Doc. 2015-02515 Filed 2-6-15; 8:45 am]

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