Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
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.
Comments are to be submitted on or before February 19, 2020.
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, 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.
You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1972, 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) email@example.com.
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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) firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_main.html.
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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 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.”)
Michael M. Grimm,
Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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|Community||Community map repository address|
|Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas|
|Project: 18-09-0019S Preliminary Date: August 14, 2019|
|City of Phoenix||Street Transportation Department, 200 West Washington Street, 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.|
|City of Scottsdale||Planning Records, 7447 East Indian School Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.|
|Unincorporated Areas of Maricopa County||Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009.|
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|Benzie County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)|
|Project: 14-05-3343S Preliminary Date: May 10, 2019|
|City of Frankfort||City Hall, 412 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635.|
|Township of Benzonia||Township Hall, 1020 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49616.|
|Township of Blaine||Blaine Township Hall, 4760 Herring Grove Road, Arcadia, MI 49613.|
|Township of Crystal Lake||Crystal Lake Township Hall, 1651 Frankfort Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635.|
|Township of Gilmore||Gilmore Township Office, Elberta Community Building, 401 First Street, Elberta, MI 49628.|
|Township of Lake||Lake Township Hall, 5153 Scenic Highway, Honor, MI 49640.|
|Township of Platte||Platte Township Hall, 11935 Fowler Road, Honor, MI 49640.|
|Village of Beulah||Village Hall, 7228 Commercial Avenue, Beulah, MI 49617.|
|Village of Elberta||Village Hall, 151 Pearson Street, Elberta, MI 49628.|
|Erie County, New York (All Jurisdictions)|
|Project: 17-02-0322S Preliminary Date: February 12, 2019|
|City of Buffalo||City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202.|
|City of Lackawanna||City Hall, 714 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.|
|City of Tonawanda||City Hall, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150.|
|Town of Brant||Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, NY 14027.|
|Town of Evans||Evans Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road, Angola, NY 14006.|
|Town of Grand Island||Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.|
|Town of Hamburg||Town Hall, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075.|
|Town of Tonawanda||Tonawanda Town Hall, 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217.|
|Defiance County, Ohio and Incorporated Areas|
|Project: 14-05-4448S Preliminary Date: June 21, 2019|
|City of Defiance||City Hall, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, OH 43512.|
|Unincorporated Areas of Defiance County||Defiance County Building, 500 Court Street, Defiance, OH 43512.|
[FR Doc. 2019-25243 Filed 11-20-19; 8:45 am]
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