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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 November 8, 2016.

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-1634, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@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 Start Printed Page 52890review 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: August 2, 2016.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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I. Non-watershed-based studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Montgomery County, New York (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 16-02-0009S Preliminary Date: February 19, 2016
City of AmsterdamCity Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Town of AmsterdamAmsterdam Town Office Building, 283 Manny's Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Town of CanajoharieCanajoharie Town Office, 12 Mitchell Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
Town of CharlestonCharleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers, NY 12166.
Town of FloridaFlorida Town Office Building, 214 Fort Hunter Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Town of GlenGlen Town Office, 7 Erie Street, Fultonville, NY 12072.
Town of MindenMinden Municipal Town Building, 134 Highway 80, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
Town of MohawkTown of Mohawk, Richard A. Papa Office Building, 2-4 Park Street, Fonda, NY 12068.
Town of PalatinePalatine Town Office, 141 West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428.
Town of RootRoot Town Office, 1048 Carlisle Road, Sprakers, NY 13317.
Town of St. JohnsvilleSt. Johnsville Town Office, 7431 State Highway 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452.
Village of AmesVillage Office, 595 Latimer Hill Road, Ames, NY 13317.
Village of CanajoharieCanajoharie Village Office, 75 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
Village of FondaMunicipal Building, 8 East Main Street, Fonda, NY 12068.
Village of Fort JohnsonMunicipal Building, 1 Prospect Street, Fort Johnson, NY 12070.
Village of Fort PlainVillage Hall, 168 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
Village of FultonvilleVillage Court Municipal Building, 10 Erie Street, Fultonville, NY 12072.
Village of HagamanPawling Hall, 86 Pawling Street, Hagaman, NY 12086.
Village of NellistonVillage Municipal Building, 11 River Street, Nelliston, NY 13410.
Village of Palatine BridgeVillage Office, 11 West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428.
Village of St. JohnsvilleSt. Johnsville Village Office, 16 Washington Street, St. Johnsonville, NY 13452.
Niagara County, New York (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 16-02-0007S Preliminary Date: May 9, 2016
Town of PendletonPendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Boulevard, Lockport, NY 14094.
Butler County, Ohio and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 15-05-6384S Preliminary Dates: April 25, 2014 & September 18, 2015
City of FairfieldCity Hall, 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, OH 45014.
City of HamiltonDepartment of Community Development, Planning Division, 345 High Street, Suite 370, Hamilton, OH 45011.
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[FR Doc. 2016-18974 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]

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