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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 February 27, 2017.

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-1652, 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 Start Printed Page 85611of 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: November 16, 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
Pueblo County, Colorado and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 13-08-0851S Preliminary Date: March 25, 2016
City of PuebloPublic Works, 211 East D Street, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Town of BooneTown Hall, 421 East 1st Street, Boone, CO 81025.
Town of RyeWater Plant, 8171 Park Road, Rye, CO 81069.
Unincorporated Areas of Pueblo CountyPlanning and Development Department, 229 West 12th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Okaloosa County, Florida and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 11-04-1990S Preliminary Date: April 29, 2016
City of CrestviewCity Hall, 198 North Wilson Street, Crestview, FL 32536.
City of DestinCity Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541.
City of Fort Walton BeachEngineering and Utility Services, City Hall Annex, 105 Miracle Strip Parkway Southwest, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
City of Laurel HillCity Hall, 8209 Highway 85 North, Laurel Hill, FL 32567.
City of Mary EstherCity Hall, 195 Christobal Road North, Mary Esther, FL 32569.
City of NicevillePlanning Office, 208 North Partin Drive, Niceville, FL 32578.
City of ValparaisoCity Hall, 465 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso, FL 32580.
Town of Cinco BayouTown Hall, 10 Yacht Club Drive, Cinco Bayou, FL 32548.
Town of ShalimarTown Hall, 2 Cherokee Road, Shalimar, FL 32579.
Unincorporated Areas of Okaloosa CountyOkaloosa County Growth Management Department, 1250 North Eglin Parkway, Suite 301, Shalimar, FL 32579.
Lyon County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 13-04-8739S Preliminary Date: February 26, 2016
City of Eddyville153 West Main Street, Eddyville, KY 42038.
City of Kuttawa82 Cedar Street, Kuttawa, KY 42055.
Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County500 West Dale Avenue, Eddyville, KY 42038.
Jefferson County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Project: 06-06-BI80S Preliminary Date: December 11, 2015
City of BeaumontPlanning and Community Development, 801 Main Street, Suite 201, Beaumont, TX 77701.
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[FR Doc. 2016-28531 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]

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