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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency; DHS.


Notice; correction.


On April 22, 2020, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 78 FR 22436-22438. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Ottawa County, MI (All Jurisdictions).


Comments are to be submitted on or before August 10, 2020.


The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at for comparison.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-2019, 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)

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Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email); or visit the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) online at​fhm/​fmx_​main.html.

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FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed in the table 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 also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 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 Start Printed Page 28026technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP may only 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​pdfs/​srp_​fact_​sheet.pdf.

The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the table below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard determinations 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 will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report are made final.


In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 78 FR 22436-22438 in the April 22, 2020, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled Ottawa County, Michigan and Incorporated Areas. This table contained inaccurate information as to the county name designation featured in the table heading.

In this document, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published.

(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
Ottawa County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Project: 13-05-4246S Preliminary Date: September 27, 2019
Charter Township of Grand HavenCharter Township Administrative Offices, 13300 168th Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417.
Charter Township of HollandCharter Township Office, 353 North 120th Avenue, Holland, MI 49424.
City of FerrysburgCity Hall, 17290 Roosevelt Road, Ferrysburg, MI 49409.
City of Grand HavenCity Hall, 519 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417.
City of HollandCity Hall, 270 South River Avenue, Holland, MI 49423.
Township of OliveOlive Township Office, 6480 136th Avenue, Holland, MI 49424.
Township of ParkPark Township Office, 52 152nd Avenue, Holland, MI 49424.
Township of Port SheldonPort Sheldon Township Hall, 16201 Port Sheldon Street, West Olive, MI 49460.
Township of Spring LakeTownship Hall, 106 South Buchanan Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456.
Village of Spring LakeVillage Hall, 102 West Savidge Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456.
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[FR Doc. 2020-10098 Filed 5-11-20; 8:45 am]