[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76501-76503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31305]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1282]


Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 March 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report 
for each community are available for inspection at both the online 
location 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 www.msc.fema.gov for comparison.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1282, to 
Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance 
and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering 
Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 
FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or 
(email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information 
eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_main.html.

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).
    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 also 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 
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mutually acceptable resolution of an appeal. Additional information 
regarding the SRP process can be found online at http://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_fact_sheet.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 and 
the respective Community Map Repository address 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 
www.msc.fema.gov for comparison.

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                                             Community Map Repository
               Community                             Address
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             Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Municipalities
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.rampp-team.com/pr_vi.htm
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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico............  Puerto Rico Planning Board,
                                          Centro Gubernamental, Roberto
                                          Sanchez Vilella, Torre Norte
                                          Piso 16 Oficina 1601, Avenida
                                          de Diego Esq. Parada 22,
                                          Santurce, PR 00940.
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            Highlands County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/florida/highlands/
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City of Avon Park......................  City Hall, 110 East Main
                                          Street, Avon Park, FL 33825.
City of Sebring........................  City Hall, 368 South Commerce
                                          Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
Town of Lake Placid....................  Town Hall, 311 West Interlake
                                          Boulevard, Lake Placid, FL
                                          33852,
Unincorporated Areas of Highlands        Highlands County Planning
 County.                                  Department, 501 South Commerce
                                          Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870.
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            Kendall County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/KendallIL RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/KendallIL
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City of Joliet.........................  City Hall, 150 West Jefferson
                                          Street, Joliet, IL 60432.
City of Yorkville......................  City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road,
                                          Yorkville, IL 60560.
Unincorporated Areas of Kendall County.  Kendall County Planning,
                                          Building and Zoning Office,
                                          111 West Fox Street,
                                          Yorkville, IL 60560.
Village of Montgomery..................  Village Hall, 200 North River
                                          Street, Montgomery, IL 60538.
Village of Plattville..................  Kendall County Planning,
                                          Building, and Zoning Office,
                                          111 West Fox Road, Yorkville,
                                          IL 60560.
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               Jay County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6647.htm
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City of Portland.......................  Jay County Department of
                                          Building and Planning,
                                          Community Resource Center,
                                          Suite E, 118 South Meridian
                                          Street, Portland, IN 47371.
Town of Pennville......................  Town Hall, 110 North Washington
                                          Street, Pennville, IN 47369.
Town of Redkey.........................  Town Hall, 8927 West State Road
                                          67, Redkey, IN 47373.
Town of Salamonia......................  Jay County Department of
                                          Building and Planning,
                                          Community Resource Center,
                                          Suite E, 118 South Meridian
                                          Street, Portland, IN 47371.
Unincorporated Areas of Jay County.....  Jay County Department of
                                          Building and Planning,
                                          Community Resource Center,
                                          Suite E, 118 South Meridian
                                          Street, Portland, IN 47371.
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               Coos County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionX/coos_county_oregon/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
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City of Bandon.........................  Planning Department, 555
                                          Highway 101, Bandon, OR 97411.
City of Coos Bay.......................  Public Works and Development
                                          Department, 500 Central
                                          Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
City of Coquille.......................  City Hall, 851 North Central
                                          Boulevard, Coquille, OR 97423.
City of Lakeside.......................  City Hall, 915 North Lake Road,
                                          Lakeside, OR 97449.
City of Myrtle Point...................  City Hall, 424 5th Street,
                                          Myrtle Point, OR 97458.
City of North Bend.....................  City Hall, 835 California
                                          Street, North Bend, OR 97459.
City of Powers.........................  City Hall, 275 Fir Street,
                                          Powers, OR 97466.
Unincorporated Areas of Coos County....  Coos County Courthouse, 225
                                          North Adams Street, Coquille,
                                          OR 97423.
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              Kleberg County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://riskmap6.com/Community.aspx?cid=386&sid=5
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City of Kingsville.....................  City Hall, 200 East Kleberg
                                          Avenue, Kingsville, TX 78363.
Unincorporated Areas of Kleberg County.  Kleberg County Courthouse,
                                          Floodplain Administrator's
                                          Office, 700 East Kleberg
                                          Avenue, Kleberg, TX 78363
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              Tarrant County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://riskmap6.com/Community.aspx?cid=469&sid=5
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City of Arlington......................  City Hall, 101 West Abram
                                          Street, Arlington, TX 76010.
City of Fort Worth.....................  Department of Transportation
                                          and Public Works, 1000
                                          Throckmorton Street, Fort
                                          Worth, TX 76102.
City of Grand Prairie..................  City Development Center, 206
                                          West Church Street, Grand
                                          Prairie, TX 75050.
City of Haltom City....................  City Hall, 5024 Broadway
                                          Avenue, Haltom City, TX 76117.
City of Hurst..........................  City Hall, 1505 Precinct Line
                                          Road, Hurst, TX 76054.
City of North Richland Hills...........  City Hall, 7301 Northeast Loop
                                          820, North Richland Hills, TX
                                          76180.
City of Richland Hills.................  City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive,
                                          Richland Hills, TX 76118.
City of Saginaw........................  City Hall, 333 West McLeroy
                                          Boulevard, Saginaw, TX 76179.
Town of Edgecliff Village..............  Town Hall, 1605 Edgecliff Road,
                                          Edgecliff Village, TX 76134.
Unincorporated Areas of Tarrant County.  Tarrant County Administrative
                                          Building, Public Works
                                          Department, 100 East
                                          Weatherford Street, Fort
                                          Worth, TX 76196.
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         Grays Harbor County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionX/GraysHarborMM/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
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Chehalis Reservation, Confederated       Chehalis Travel Center, 420
 Tribes of.                               Howanut Road, Oakville, WA
                                          98568.
City of Aberdeen.......................  City Hall, 200 East Market
                                          Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
City of Cosmopolis.....................  City Hall, 1300 1st Street,
                                          Cosmopolis, WA 98537.
City of Elma...........................  City Hall, 202 West Main
                                          Street, Elma, WA 98541.
City of Hoquiam........................  City Hall, 609 8th Street,
                                          Hoquiam, WA 98550.
City of McCleary.......................  City Hall, 100 South 3rd
                                          Street, McCleary, WA 98557.
City of Montesano......................  City Hall, 112 North Main
                                          Street, Montesano, WA 98563.
City of Oakville.......................  City Hall, 204 East Main
                                          Street, Oakville, WA 98568.
City of Ocean Shores...................  Planning and Permits Building,
                                          710 Point Brown Avenue
                                          Southeast, Ocean Shores, WA
                                          98569.
City of Westport.......................  City Hall, 740 North Montesano
                                          Street, Westport, WA 98595.
Unincorporated Areas of Grays Harbor     Grays Harbor County Division of
 County.                                  Emergency Management, 310 West
                                          Spruce Street, Suite 212,
                                          Montesano, WA 98563.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-31305 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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