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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 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location https://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. Additionally, Start Printed Page 20835the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov for comparison.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1823, 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 https://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 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 https://www.floodsrp.org/​pdfs/​srp_​overview.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 https://www.fema.gov/​preliminaryfloodhazarddata 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 https://msc.fema.gov for comparison.

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

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Date: May 1, 2018.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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CommunityCommunity map repository address
Mobile County, Alabama and Incorporated Areas
Project: 09-04-8023S Preliminary Date: November 15, 2017
City of Bayou La BatreCity Hall, 13785 South Wintzell Avenue, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509.
City of ChickasawCity Hall, 224 North Craft Highway, Chickasaw, AL 36611.
City of CitronelleCity Hall, 19135 South Main Street, Citronelle, AL 36522.
City of CreolaCity Hall, 9615 Old Highway 43, Creola, AL 36525.
City of MobileCity Hall, Engineering Department, 205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644.
City of PrichardCity Hall, 216 East Prichard Avenue, Prichard, AL 36610.
City of SaralandBuilding Department, 933 Saraland Boulevard South, Saraland, AL 36571.
City of SatsumaCity Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, Satsuma, AL 36572.
City of SemmesCity Hall, 7875 Moffett Road, Suite F, Semmes, AL 36575.
Town of Dauphin IslandTown Hall, 1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528.
Town of Mount VernonTown Hall, 1565 Boyles Avenue, Mount Vernon, AL 36560.
Unincorporated Areas of Mobile CountyDepartment of Public Works, Engineering Department, Government Plaza, 205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644.
Alachua County, Florida and Incorporated Areas
Project: 13-04-3149S Preliminary Date: July 17, 2017
City of GainesvillePublic Works Department, 405 North West 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
Unincorporated Areas of Alachua CountyAlachua County Public Works Department, 5620 North West 120th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32653.
Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas
Project: 17-04-4566S Preliminary Date: October 16, 2017
City of ClewistonCommunity Development Department, 121 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440.
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Unincorporated Areas of Hendry CountyHendry County Administrative Office, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
Sumter County, Florida and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-04-6907S Preliminary Date: June 9, 2017
City of Center HillSumter County Department of Emergency Management, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785.
City of WebsterSumter County Department of Emergency Management, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785.
City of WildwoodCity Hall, 100 North Main Street, Wildwood, FL 34785.
Unincorporated Areas of Sumter CountySumter County Department of Emergency Management, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785.
Burke County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-04-5708S Preliminary Date: June 15, 2017
Unincorporated Areas of Burke CountyBurke County Courthouse, 602 North Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830.
DeKalb County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
Project: 17-04-4538S Preliminary Date: August 14, 2017 and December 20, 2017
City of AtlantaDepartment of Planning and Community Development, 55 Trinity Avenue Southwest, Suite 4700, Atlantic, GA 30303.
City of BrookhavenCity Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven, GA 30319.
City of ChambleeCity Hall, 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341.
City of ClarkstonCity Hall—Annex, 1055 Rowland Street, Clarkston, GA 30021.
City of DecaturLeveritt Public Works Building, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030.
City of DoravilleCity Hall, 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, GA 30340.
City of DunwoodyCity Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
City of TuckerCity Hall, 4119 Adrian Street, Tucker, GA 30084.
Unincorporated Areas of DeKalb CountyDeKalb County Roads and Drainage Department, 727 Camp Road, Decatur, GA 30032.
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[FR Doc. 2018-09786 Filed 5-7-18; 8:45 am]

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