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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 December 28, 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-1650, 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 Start Printed Page 66979provided 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: September 12, 2016.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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I. Watershed-based studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Upper Rogue Watershed
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Jackson County, Oregon and Incorporated Areas
City of Eagle PointCity Hall, 17 Buchanan Avenue South, Eagle Point, OR 97524.
City of Shady CoveCity Hall, 22451 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR 97539.
Unincorporated Areas of Jackson CountyJackson County Development Services, 10 South Oakdale Avenue, Room 100, Medford, OR 97501.

II. Non-watershed-based studies:

CommunityCommunity map repository address
Los Angeles County, California and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 13-09-0682S Preliminary Date: March 25, 2016
City of Agoura HillsCivic Center, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.
City of Westlake VillageCity Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91361.
Unincorporated Areas of Los Angeles CountyPublic Works Headquarters, Watershed Management Division, 900 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803.
Ventura County, California and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Projects: 13-09-0682S & 15-09-0445S Preliminary Date: March 25, 2016
City of Thousand OaksCity Hall, 2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
Unincorporated Areas of Ventura CountyVentura County Public Works Agency, 800 South Victoria Drive, Ventura, CA 93009.
Burlington County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions)
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 15-02-0255S Preliminary Date: April 8, 2016
Borough of FieldsboroMunicipal Building, 204 Washington Street, Fieldsboro, NJ 08505.
Borough of Medford LakesMunicipal Building, Clerk's Office, 3rd Floor, 1 Cabin Circle, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055.
Borough of PalmyraBorough Hall, 2nd Floor, 20 West Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ 08065.
Borough of PembertonMunicipal Building, 50 Egbert Street, Pemberton, NJ 08068.
Borough of RivertonBorough Hall, 505A Howard Street, Riverton, NJ 08077.
Borough of WrightstownMunicipal Building, 21 Saylors Pond Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562.
City of BeverlyCity Hall, 2nd Floor, 446 Broad Street, Beverly, NJ 08010.
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City of BordentownCity Hall, Tax Office, 324 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505.
City of BurlingtonCity Hall, Municipal Office, 525 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016.
Township of Bass RiverBass River Township Municipal Building, 3 North Maple Avenue, New Gretna, NJ 08087.
Township of BordentownMunicipal Building, Community Development Office, 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505.
Township of BurlingtonTownship Municipal Building, Engineering Department, 851 Old York Road, Burlington, NJ 08016.
Township of ChesterfieldMunicipal Building, 300 Bordentown-Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515.
Township of CinnaminsonTownship Building, 1621 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
Township of DelancoTownship Hall, Clerk's Office, 770 Coopertown Road, Delanco, NJ 08075.
Township of DelranMunicipal Building, 900 Chester Avenue, Delran, NJ 08075.
Township of EastamptonMunicipal Building, 12 Manor House Court, Eastampton, NJ 08060.
Township of Edgewater ParkTownship Building, 400 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park, NJ 08010.
Township of EveshamMunicipal Building, Department of Community Development, 984 Tuckerton Road, Evesham, NJ 08053.
Township of FlorenceMunicipal Complex, Clerk's Office, 711 Broad Street, Florence, NJ 08518.
Township of HainesportTownship Municipal Building, 1401 Marne Highway, Hainesport, NJ 08036.
Township of LumbertonMunicipal Building, 35 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048.
Township of MansfieldMansfield Township Municipal Complex, 3135 Route 206 South, Suite 1, Columbus, NJ 08022.
Township of Maple ShadeMunicipal Building, Community Development, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052.
Township of MedfordMunicipal Hall, 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055.
Township of MoorestownTown Hall, Department of Community Development, 2nd Floor, 111 West 2nd Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
Township of Mount HollyMunicipal Building, Clerk's Office, 3rd Floor, 23 Washington Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060.
Township of Mount LaurelMunicipal Building, 100 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.
Township of New HanoverNew Hanover Township Municipal Building, 2 Hockamick Road, Cookstown, NJ 08511.
Township of North HanoverNorth Hanover Township Municipal Building, 41 Schoolhouse Road, Jacobstown, NJ 08562.
Township of PembertonMunicipal Building, 500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068.
Township of RiversideAdministrative Building, Construction Office, 237 South Pavilion Avenue, Riverside, NJ 08075.
Township of ShamongMunicipal Building, 105 Willow Grove Road, Shamong, NJ 08088.
Township of SouthamptonMunicipal Building, 5 Retreat Road, Southampton, NJ 08088.
Township of SpringfieldSpringfield Township Municipal Building, 2159 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041.
Township of TabernacleTown Hall, 163 Carranza Road, Tabernacle, NJ 08088.
Township of WashingtonWashington Township Municipal Building, Emergency Management Office, 2436 County Route 563, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215.
Township of WestamptonMunicipal Complex, Construction Office, 710 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.
Township of WillingboroTownship Municipal Building, 1 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Willingboro, NJ 08046.
Township of WoodlandWoodland Township Municipal Building, 3943 Main Street, Chatsworth, NJ 08019.
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[FR Doc. 2016-23455 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]

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