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Final Flood Hazard Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Final Notice.


Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below.

The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.


The effective date of November 18, 2015 which has been established for the FIRM and, where applicable, the supporting FIS report showing the new or modified flood hazard information for each community.


The FIRM, and if applicable, the FIS report containing the final flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below and will be available online through the FEMA Map Service Center at by the effective date indicated above.

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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 determinations listed below for the new or modified flood hazard information for each community listed. Notification of these changes 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.

This final notice is issued in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR part 67. FEMA has developed criteria for floodplain management in floodprone areas in accordance with 44 CFR part 60.

Interested lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to review the new or revised FIRM and FIS report available at the address cited below for each community or online through the FEMA Map Service Center at

The flood hazard determinations are made final in the watersheds and/or communities listed in the table below.

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

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Dated: October 8, 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
Highlands County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1282
City of Avon ParkCity Hall, 110 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825.
City of SebringCity Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
Town of Lake PlacidTown Hall, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Unincorporated Areas of Highlands CountyHighlands County Planning Department, 501 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
Washington County, Kansas, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1404
City of BarnesCity Hall, 202 Railroad Avenue, Barnes, KS 66933.
City of HaddamCity Office, 412 Main Street, Haddam, KS 66944.
City of HanoverCity Hall, 200 North Railroad Avenue, Hanover, KS 66945.
City of MorrowvilleCity Hall, 111 South Main Street, Morrowville, KS 66958.
City of PalmerCity Hall, 217 North Illinois Street, Palmer, KS 66962.
City of ViningCity Hall, 109 South Scribner Street, Vining, KS 66937.
City of WashingtonCity Hall, 301 C Street, Washington, KS 66968.
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Unincorporated Areas of WashingtonEmergency Management Office, 214 C Street, Washington, KS 66968.
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1440
City of PhiladelphiaPlanning Commission Office, One Parkway, 13th Floor, 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
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[FR Doc. 2015-27247 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]