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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 Start Printed Page 42518below. 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 October 15, 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-1521, 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. For communities with multiple ongoing Preliminary studies, the studies can be identified by the unique project number and Preliminary FIRM date 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: June 25, 2015.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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CommunityCommunity map repository address
Polk County, FL and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 10-04-8635S Preliminary Date: March 27, 2015
City of AuburndaleCity Hall, One Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL 33823.
City of BartowCity Hall, Building Department, 450 North Wilson Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830.
City of DavenportCity Hall, One South Allapaha Avenue, Davenport, FL 33836.
City of Eagle LakeCity Hall, 75 North Seventh Street, Eagle Lake, FL 33839.
City of Fort MeadeBuilding Department, Eight West Broadway Street, Fort Meade, FL 33841.
City of FrostproofCity Hall, 111 West First Street, Frostproof, FL 33843.
City of Haines CityCity Hall, 620 East Main Street, Haines City, FL 33844.
City of Lake AlfredBuiding Department, 120 East Pomelo Street, Lake Alfred, FL 33850.
City of Lake WalesMunicipal Administration Building, 201 West Central Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853.
City of LakelandCity Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801.
City of MulberryCity Hall, 104 South Church Avenue, Mulberry, FL 33860.
City of Polk CityCity Hall, 123 Broadway Boulevard Southeast, Polk City, FL 33868.
City of Winter HavenCity Hall, 451 Third Street Northwest, Winter Haven, FL 33881.
Town of DundeeTown Hall, 202 East Main Street, Dundee, FL 33838.
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Town of Hillcrest HeightsHillcrest Heights Town Hall, 151 North Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL 33827.
Town of Lake HamiltonTown Hall, 100 Smith Avenue, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851.
Unincorporated Areas of Polk CountyPolk County Engineering Division, 330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830.
Village of Highland ParkVillage of Highland Park, Polk County Engineering Division, 330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830.
Henry County, GA and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project:12-04-7371S Preliminary Date: February 27, 2015
City of HamptonCity Hall, 17 East Main Street South, Hampton, GA 30228.
City of Locust GroveCity Hall, 3644 Highway 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248.
City of McDonoughCity Hall, 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA 30253.
City of StockbridgeCity Hall, 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281.
Unincorporated Areas of Henry CountyHenry County Courthouse, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253.
Rogers County, OK and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project:13-06-0180S Preliminary Date: January 9, 2015
City of CatoosaCity Hall, 214 South Cherokee Street, Catoosa, OK 74015.
City of TulsaStormwater Design Office, 2317 South Jackson Street, Suite 302, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Town of Fair OaksRobson Ranch Office/Fair Oaks Town Hall, 23515 East 31st Street, Catoosa, OK 74015.
Unincorporated Areas of Rogers CountyRogers County Courthouse, 200 South Lynn Riggs Boulevard, Claremore, OK 74017.
Tulsa County, OK and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project:13-06-0180S Preliminary Dates: December 22, 2014 and January 9, 2015
City of Broken ArrowOperations Building, 485 North Poplar Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
City of TulsaStormwater Design Office, 2317 South Jackson Street, Suite 302, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Unincorporated Areas of Tulsa CountyTulsa County Annex Building, 633 West 3rd, Room 140, Tulsa, OK 74127.
Wagoner County, OK and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project:13-06-0180S Preliminary Dates: December 22, 2014 and January 9, 2015
City of Broken ArrowOperations Building, 485 North Poplar Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
City of CatoosaCity Hall, 214 South Cherokee Street, Catoosa, OK 74015.
City of CowetaCity Hall, 310 South Broadway, Coweta, OK 74429.
City of TulsaStormwater Design Office, 2317 South Jackson Street, Suite 302, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Town of Fair OaksRobson Ranch Office/Fair Oaks Town Hall, 23515 East 31st Street, Catoosa, OK 74015.
Unincorporated Areas of Wagoner CountyWagoner County Courthouse, 307 East Cherokee Street, Wagoner, OK 74467.
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[FR Doc. 2015-17605 Filed 7-16-15; 08:45 am]

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