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Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting

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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 Thursday, October 29 and Friday October 30, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via a Zoom Video Communications link.


The TMAC will meet on Thursday, October 29 and Friday October 30, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 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 Zoom Video Communications, Meeting Identification (ID) 16195624614 (​j/​16195624614) to share meeting visuals and audio. A conference number (1-646-828-7666; Meeting ID 161 9562 4614#; Password 875873#) will also be used. 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 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed below by Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

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 caption below. Associated meeting materials will be available at the TMAC website (​flood-maps/​guidance-partners/​technical-mapping-advisory-council) for review by Friday, October 23, 2020. Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be submitted and received by Tuesday, October 27, 2020, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022, and submitted by 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.

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 Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET and Friday, October 30, 2020, from 12 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 Tuesday, October 27, 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:​flood-maps/​guidance-partners/​technical-mapping-advisory-council.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

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 ongoing 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 Start Printed Page 58380determination, 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 2020 TMAC to review the 2020 Annual Report format and discuss the content of each subcommittee section. 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, October 23, 2020, at​flood-maps/​guidance-partners/​technical-mapping-advisory-council.

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Michael M. Grimm,

Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. 2020-20673 Filed 9-17-20; 8:45 am]