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Notice

Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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 25, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location https://hazards.fema.gov/​femaportal/​prelimdownload 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-2107, 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 Mapping and Insurance 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).Start Printed Page 11315

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://hazards.fema.gov/​femaportal/​prelimdownload 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.”)

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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
Shelby County, Indiana and Incorporated Areas
Project: 16-05-6727S Preliminary Date: April 10, 2020
Unincorporated Areas of Shelby CountyShelby County Courthouse Annex, 25 West Polk Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Alcona County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Project: 14-05-2342S Preliminary Date: September 15, 2020
City of HarrisvilleCity Hall, 200 5th Street, Harrisville, MI 48740.
Township of AlconaAlcona Township Hall, 5576 North U.S. Highway 23, Black River, MI 48721.
Township of GreenbushTownship Hall, 5037 East Campbell Street, Greenbush, MI 48738.
Township of HarrisvilleTownship Hall, 114 South Poor Farm Road, Harrisville, MI 48740.
Township of HaynesHaynes Township Hall, 3930 East McNeill Road, Lincoln, MI 48742.
Alpena County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Project: 14-05-2340S Preliminary Date: September 22, 2020
City of AlpenaCity Hall, 208 North First Avenue, Alpena, MI 49707.
Township of AlpenaTownship Hall, 4385 U.S. Highway 23 North, Alpena, MI 49707.
Township of SanbornSanborn Township Hall, 12025 U.S. Highway 23 South, Ossineke, MI 49766.
Sioux County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas
Project: 18-07-0014S Preliminary Date: May 29, 2020
City of AltonCity Hall, 905 3rd Avenue, Alton, IA 51003.
City of BoydenCity Hall, 609 East Webb Street, Boyden, IA 51234.
City of ChatsworthChatsworth Community Center, 225 North Street, Hawarden, IA 51023.
City of GranvilleCity Hall, 740 Broad Street, Granville, IA 51022.
City of HawardenCity Offices, 1150 Central Avenue, Hawarden, IA 51023.
City of HospersCity Hall, 100 3rd Avenue South, Hospers, IA 51238.
City of HullCity Offices, 1133 Maple Street, Hull, IA 51239.
City of IretonCity Offices, 502 4th Street, Ireton, IA 51027.
City of MatlockFire Department, 555 Main Street, Matlock, IA 51244.
City of MauriceCity Offices, 315 Pine Street, Maurice, IA 51036.
City of Orange CityCity Hall, 125 Central Avenue Southeast, Orange City, IA 51041.
City of Rock ValleyCity Office, 1303 10th Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247.
City of Sioux CenterCity Offices, 335 1st Avenue Northwest, Sioux Center, IA 51250.
Unincorporated Areas of Sioux CountySioux County Courthouse, 210 Central Avenue Southwest, Orange City, IA 51041.
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