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Notice

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 May 27, 2020.

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, 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-2012, 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 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 Start Printed Page 11378identified 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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Michael M. Grimm,

Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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CommunityCommunity map repository address
Osceola County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-07-2357S Preliminary Date: June 26, 2019
City of AshtonCity Hall, 3029 3rd Street, Ashton, IA 51232.
City of HarrisMayor's Office, 117 West Osceola Avenue, Harris, IA 51345.
City of OcheyedanCity Hall, 869 Main Street, Ocheyedan, IA 51354.
City of SibleySibley Municipal Offices, 808 3rd Avenue, Sibley, IA 51249.
Unincorporated Areas of Osceola CountyOsceola County Courthouse, 300 7th Street, Sibley, IA 51249.
Nemaha County, Nebraska and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-07-2345S Preliminary Date: August 2, 2019
City of AuburnAuburn City Hall, 1101 J Street, Auburn, NE 68035.
City of PeruPeru City Hall, 614 5th Street, Oakland, NE 68421.
Unincorporated Areas of Nemaha CountyRegister of Deeds, Nemaha County Courthouse, 1824 North Street, Suite 201, Auburn, NE 68305.
Village of BrockCommunity Building/Fire Hall, 705 Main Street, Brock, NE 68320.
Village of BrownvilleBrownville City Hall, 309 Water Street, Brownville, NE 68321.
Village of JulianCommunity Building/Fire Hall, 104 West Street, Julian, NE 68379.
Village of NemahaNemaha Village Office, 404 1st Street, Nemaha, NE 68414.
Richardson County, Nebraska and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-07-2358S Preliminary Date: August 2, 2019
City of Falls CityCity Clerk's Office, 2307 Barada Street, Falls City, NE 68355.
City of HumboldtCity Clerk's Office, 618 3rd Street, Humboldt, NE 68376.
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and NebraskaIowa Tribal Office, 3345 B Thrasher Road, White Cloud, KS 66094.
Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri, Kansas and NebraskaSac & Fox Tribal Office, 305 Main Street, Reserve, KS 66434.
Unincorporated Areas of Richardson CountyRichardson County Clerk, 1700 Stone Street, Falls City, NE 68355.
Village of DawsonVillage Clerk's Office, 921 Ridge Street, Dawson, NE 68337.
Village of PrestonVillage of Preston Clerk's Office, 70448 656 Boulevard, Falls City, NE 68355.
Village of RuloVillage Office, 414 Martin Street, Rulo, NE 68431.
Village of SalemCommunity Building, 205 East Main Street, Salem, NE 68433.
Village of StellaCommunity Building, 204 North Main Street, Stella, NE 68442.
Village of VerdonVillage Clerk's Office, 314 Main Street, Verdon, NE 68457.
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[FR Doc. 2020-03899 Filed 2-26-20; 8:45 am]

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