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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Committee management; notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via an Adobe Connect link and conference line.


The TMAC will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please note that the meeting will close early if the TMAC has completed its business.


The meeting will be held virtually using an Adobe Connect link (​tmacmeeting) to share meeting visuals and a conference line number (1-800-320-4330 Pin: 875873#) to connect to the audio of the meeting. Members of the public who wish to attend the virtual meeting must register in advance by sending an email to (Attention: Michael Nakagaki) by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 13, 2020. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by the TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Associated meeting materials will be available at​TMAC for review by Friday, April 10, 2020. Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be submitted and received by Monday, April 13, 2020, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022, and submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Address the email TO: Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Include name and contact information in the body of the email.
  • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW, Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For docket access to read background documents or comments received by the TMAC, go to and search for the Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022.

A public comment period will be held on Tuesday April 14, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET and Wednesday April 15, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public comment period will not exceed 30 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker by close of business on Monday, April 13, 2020.

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Michael Nakagaki, Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 212-2148, and email The TMAC website is:​TMAC.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App.

In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an Start Printed Page 16641ongoing basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners; and (5) (a) methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator.

Agenda: The purpose of this meeting is for the TMAC members to provide briefings on the work of the TMAC subcommittees, discuss the layout of the 2020 TMAC Annual Report, and review the schedule for the rest of 2020. Any related materials will be posted to the FEMA TMAC site prior to the meeting to provide the public an opportunity to review the materials. The full agenda and related meeting materials will be posted for review by Friday, April 10, 2020 at​TMAC.

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Michael M. Grimm,

Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. 2020-06158 Filed 3-23-20; 8:45 am]