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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 August 17, 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-1716, 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 23037of 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: May 2, 2017.

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
Los Angeles County, California and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 12-09-1165S Preliminary Date: October 28, 2016
City of El SegundoCity Hall, 350 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
City of Hermosa BeachCity Hall, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
City of Long BeachCity Hall, 333 West Ocean Boulevard, 9th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802.
City of Los AngelesDepartment of Public Works, 1149 South Broadway, Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
City of MalibuCity Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.
City of Manhattan BeachCity Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
City of Palos Verdes EstatesCity Hall, 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.
City of Rancho Palos VerdesCity Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
City of Redondo BeachPlanning Division, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
City of Santa MonicaDepartment of Public Works, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
City of TorranceCommunity Development, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
Unincorporated Areas of Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles County Watershed Manangement Division, 900 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803.
Lincoln County, Oregon and Incorporated Areas
Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata
Project: 11-10-0350S Preliminary Dates: August 5, 2016, February 27, 2017
City of Depoe BayCity Hall, 570 Southeast Shell Avenue, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.
City of Lincoln CityCity Hall, 801 Southwest Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367.
City of NewportCity Hall, 169 Southwest Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365.
City of SiletzCity Hall, 215 West Buford Avenue, Siletz, OR 97380.
City of ToledoCity Hall, 206 North Main Street, Toledo, OR 97391.
City of WaldportCity Hall, 125 Alsea Highway, Waldport, OR 97394.
City of YachatsCity Hall, 441 North Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97498.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz IndiansAdministration Building, 201 Southeast Swan Avenue, Siletz, OR 97380.
Unincorporated Areas of Lincoln CountyLincoln County Planning Department, 210 Southwest 2nd Street, Newport, OR 97365.
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