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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Final notice.


New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (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 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 information is 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).

This new or modified flood hazard information, 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.

This 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

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

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Dated: February 23, 2015.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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State and countyLocation and case No.Chief executive officer of communityCommunity map repositoryEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
North Carolina:
Chatham (FEMA Docket No.: B-1417)Unincorporated areas of Chatham County (13-04-7171P)The Honorable Walter Petty, Chairman, Chatham County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1809, Pittsboro, NC 27312Chatham County Planning Department, 80-A East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312May 2, 2014370299
Lenoir (FEMA Docket No.: B-1417)City of Kinston (13-04-6410P)The Honorable B.J. Murphy, Mayor, City of Kinston, 207 East King Street, Kinston, NC 28501City Hall, 207 East King Street, Kinston, NC 28501June 14, 2014370145
Rutherford (FEMA Docket No.: B-1417)Town of Rutherfordton (14-04-0666P)The Honorable Jimmy Dancy, Mayor, Town of Rutherfordton, 129 Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139Town Hall, 129 Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139April 16, 2014370219
Transylvania (FEMA Docket No.: B-1417)Unincorporated areas of Transylvania County (13-04-8461P)The Honorable Mike Hawkins, Chairman, Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712Transylvania County Inspections Department, 98 East Morgan Street, Brevard, NC 28712May 9, 2014370230
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[FR Doc. 2015-07397 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]