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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency; DHS.


Notice; correction.


On July 13, 2016, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 81 FR 45295. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas.


Comments are to be submitted on or before December 19, 2016.


The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at for comparison.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1630, 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)

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Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email); or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at​fhm/​fmx_​main.html.

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FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed in the table 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 are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 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 may only 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​pdfs/​srp_​fact_​sheet.pdf.

The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the table below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard determinations 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 will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report are made final.


In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 81 FR 45295 in the July 13, 2016, issue of the Start Printed Page 64187 Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas. This table contained inaccurate information as to the date for the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report featured in the table.

In this document, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published.

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

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Dated: August 18, 2016.

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
Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection online at:​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 11-09-0876S Preliminary Date: February 26, 2016
City of AvondaleDevelopment and Engineering Services Department, 11465 West Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323.
City of El MirageCity Hall, 12145 Northwest Grand Avenue, El Mirage, AZ 85335.
City of GlendaleCity Hall, 5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301.
City of GoodyearEngineering Department, 14455 West Van Buren Street, Suite D-101, Goodyear, AZ 85338.
City of PeoriaCity Hall, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ 85345.
City of PhoenixStreet Transportation Department, 200 West Washington Street, 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
City of TempeEngineering Department, City Hall, 31 East 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Unincorporated Areas of Maricopa CountyFlood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009.
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[FR Doc. 2016-22477 Filed 9-16-16; 8:45 am]