[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 50706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20618]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012]


National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that FEMA is reopening the comment period 
for Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012. The initial Notice of Intent to prepare 
an Environmental Impact Statement published in the May 16, 2012 Federal 
Register, and requested public comments no later than July 16, 2012. 
FEMA has reopened the comment period for submitting public comments to 
October 9, 2012. All substantive comments on the Notice of Intent 
received during the public comment period will become part of the 
scoping record.

DATES: Comments submitted regarding the May 16, 2012 Notice of Intent 
must be received by October 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012 and 
may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this notice is 
not a rulemaking and that the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being 
utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments.
    Mail: Regulatory Affairs Legal Division, Office of Chief Counsel, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472-3100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Blanton, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Office of Environmental Planning and Historic 
Preservation, 1800 S. Bell Street, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA 20598-3020. 
Phone: (202) 646-2585. Fax: (202) 646-4033.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that FEMA is 
reopening the comment period for Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012. The initial 
Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was 
published in the May 16, 2012 Federal Register at 77 FR 28891, and 
requested public comments no later than July 16, 2012.
    Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the passage of a 5-
year National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization (See Biggert-
Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-141, 126 Stat. 
405), interested parties have requested an extension of the comment 
period. FEMA has reopened the comment period for submitting public 
comments to October 9, 2012. All substantive comments on the Notice of 
Intent received during the public comment period will become part of 
the scoping record.

    Dated: August 14,2012.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-20618 Filed 8-21-12; 8:45 am]
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