[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5824-5826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01630]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1283]


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

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buildings and the contents of those buildings.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before April 29, 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-1283, 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 
without a 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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             Madison County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
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 Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/floodplain/Pages/County-Status.aspx
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City of Huntsville.....................  308 Fountain Circle,
                                          Huntsville, AL 35801.
City of Madison........................  100 Hughes Road, Madison, AL
                                          35758.
Town of Gurley.........................  235 Walker Street, Gurley, AL
                                          35748.
Town of New Hope.......................  5496 Main Drive, New Hope, AL
                                          35760.
Town of Owens Cross Roads..............  2965 Old Highway 431, Owens
                                          Cross Roads, AL 35763.
Town of Triana.........................  Triana Town Hall, 640 Sixth
                                          Street, Madison, AL 35756.
Unincorporated Areas of Madison County.  Madison County Engineering
                                          Building, 814 Cook Avenue,
                                          Huntsville, AL 35801.
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           Montgomery County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
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 Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/floodplain/Pages/County-Status.aspx
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City of Montgomery.....................  103 North Perry Street,
                                          Montgomery, AL 36104.
Town of Pike Road......................  915 Meriweather Road, Pike
                                          Road, AL 36064.
Unincorporated Areas of Montgomery       Montgomery County Engineering
 County.                                  Dept, 3152 Rolling Circle
                                          Road, Montgomery, AL 36111.
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             Newton County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas
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  Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.georgiadfirm.com/status/mapmodStatus.html
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City of Covington......................  City Hall, 2194 Emory Street,
                                          Covington, GA 30015.
City of Oxford.........................  City Hall, 110 West Clark
                                          Street, Oxford, GA 30054.
City of Porterdale.....................  City Hall, 2400 Main Street,
                                          Porterdale, GA 30070.
Unincorporated Areas of Newton County..  Newton County GIS Department,
                                          1113 Usher Street, Suite 302,
                                          Covington, GA 30014.
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              Floyd County, Indiana and Incorporated Areas
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  1Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionV/FloydCoIN/SitePages/Home.aspx.
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City of New Albany.....................  City Plan Commission, City-
                                          County Building, 311 Hauss
                                          Square, Room 329, New Albany,
                                          IN 47150.
Unincorporated Areas of Floyd County...  Pine View Government Center,
                                          2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 203,
                                          New Albany, IN 47150.
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             Newton County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
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  Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/6396.htm
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Town of Brook..........................  Town Hall, 112 West Main
                                          Street, Brook, IN 47922.
Town of Kentland.......................  Town Hall, 300 North Third
                                          Street, Kentland, IN 47951.
Unincorporated Areas of Newton County..  Newton County Government
                                          Center, Building Department,
                                          4117 South 240 West, Suite
                                          700, Morocco, IN 47963.
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            Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
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   Maps Available for Inspection Online at: www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NewBedford-FairhavenMAlevee/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
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City of New Bedford....................  City Hall, 133 William Street,
                                          New Bedford, MA 02740.
Town of Fairhaven......................  Town Hall, 40 Center Street,
                                          Fairhaven, MA 02719.
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            Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.starr-team.com/starr/RegionalWorkspaces/RegionI/NorfolkCountyMAcoastal/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx
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City of Quincy.........................  City Hall, 1305 Hancock Street,
                                          Quincy, MA 02169.
Town of Milton.........................  Town Office Building, 525
                                          Canton Avenue, Milton, MA
                                          02186.
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          Burleigh County, North Dakota, and Incorporated Areas
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   Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.bakeraecom.com/index.php/north-dakota/burleigh/
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City of Bismarck.......................  221 North Fifth Street,
                                          Bismarck, ND 58501.
City of Lincoln........................  74 Santee Road, Lincoln, ND
                                          58504.
Unincorporated Areas of Burleigh County  Burleigh County Commission, 221
                                          North Fifth Street, Bismarck,
                                          ND 58501.
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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. 2013-01630 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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