[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77481-77484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30506]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002]; [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1352]


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 24, 2014.

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-1352, 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.

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    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.
    I. Non-watershed-based studies:

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                                             Community Map Repository
               Community                             Address
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           City of Virginia Beach, Virginia (Independent City)
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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City of Virginia Beach.................  Department of Public Works,
                                          2405 Courthouse Drive,
                                          Municipal Center Building
                                          2, Virginia Beach, VA
                                          23456.
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           New Castle County, Delaware, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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City of Delaware City..................  City Hall, 407 Clinton Street,
                                          Delaware City, DE 19706.
City of New Castle.....................  Public Works Building, 900
                                          Wilmington Road, New Castle,
                                          DE 19720-3638.
City of Wilmington.....................  Department of Licensing and
                                          Inspection, 800 North French
                                          Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Town of Middletown.....................  Town Hall, 19 West Green
                                          Street, Middleton, DE 19709.
Town of Odessa.........................  Town Hall, 315 Main Street,
                                          Odessa, DE 19730.
Town of Townsend.......................  Town Hall, 661 South Street,
                                          Townsend, DE 19734.
Unincorporated Areas of New Castle       New Castle County Land Use
 County.                                  Department, 87 Reads Way, New
                                          Castle, DE 19720.
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             Sussex County, Delaware, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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City of Lewes..........................  City Hall, 114 East 3rd Street,
                                          Lewes, DE 19958.
City of Milford........................  Planning Department, 201 South
                                          Walnut Street, Milford, DE
                                          19963.
City of Rehoboth Beach.................  Building and Licensing
                                          Department, 306 Rehoboth
                                          Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
                                          19971.
City of Seaford........................  City Hall, 414 High Street,
                                          Seaford, DE 19973.
Town of Bethany Beach..................  Building Inspector's Office,
                                          214 Garfield Parkway, Bethany
                                          Beach, DE 19930.
Town of Bethel.........................  Secretary's Residence, 908 West
                                          Street, Bethel, DE 19931.
Town of Blades.........................  Town Hall, 20 West Fourth
                                          Street, Blades, DE 19973.
Town of Bridgeville....................  Town Hall, 101 North Main
                                          Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Town of Dagsboro.......................  Town Hall, 33134 Main Street,
                                          Dagsboro, DE 19939.
Town of Dewey Beach....................  Town Hall, 105 Rodney Avenue,
                                          Dewey Beach, DE 19971.
Town of Fenwick Island.................  Building Department, 800
                                          Coastal Highway, Fenwick
                                          Island, DE 19944.
Town of Greenwood......................  Town Hall, 100 West Market
                                          Street, Greenwood, DE 19950.
Town of Henlopen Acres.................  Henlopen Acres Town Hall, 104
                                          Tidewater Road, Rehoboth
                                          Beach, DE 19971.
Town of Laurel.........................  Code Enforcement Office, 201
                                          Mechanic Street, Laurel, DE
                                          19956.
Town of Millsboro......................  Town Center, 322 Wilson
                                          Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Town of Millville......................  Town Hall, 36404 Club House
                                          Road, Millville, DE 19967.
Town of Milton.........................  Town Hall, 115 Federal Street,
                                          Milton, DE 19968.
Town of Ocean View.....................  Wallace A. Melson Municipal
                                          Building, 201 Central Avenue,
                                          2nd Floor, Ocean View, DE
                                          19970.
Town of Slaughter Beach................  Town Office, 357 Bay Avenue,
                                          Slaughter Beach, DE 19963.
Town of South Bethany..................  Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road,
                                          South Bethany, DE 19930.
Unincorporated Areas of Sussex County..  Sussex County Planning and
                                          Zoning Department, 2 The
                                          Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
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          Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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City of Annapolis......................  Department of Neighborhood and
                                          Enivornmental Programs, 145
                                          Gorman Street, Annapolis, MD
                                          21401.
Town of Highland Beach.................  Town Hall, 3243 Walnut Drive,
                                          Highland Beach, MD 21403.
Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel     Anne Arundel County Department
 County.                                  of Inspections and Permits,
                                          2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD
                                          21401.
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            Caroline County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of Denton.........................  Municipal Offices Building, 13
                                          North 3rd Street, Denton, MD
                                          21629.
Town of Federalsburg...................  Town Hall, 118 North Main
                                          Street, Federalsburg, MD
                                          21632.

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Town of Goldsboro......................  Town Hall, 505 Old Town Road,
                                          Goldsboro, MD 21636.
Town of Greensboro.....................  Town Hall, 111 South Main
                                          Street, Greensboro, MD 21639.
Town of Henderson......................  Town Hall, 318 Henderson Road,
                                          Henderson, MD 21640.
Town of Hillsboro......................  Town of Hillsboro, 22043 Church
                                          Street, Hillsboro, MD 21641.
Town of Preston........................  Town Hall, 105 Backlanding
                                          Road, Preston, MD 21655.
Unincorporated Areas of Caroline County  Caroline County Department of
                                          Planning and Codes, Health &
                                          Public Services Building, 403
                                          South 7th Street, Suite 210,
                                          Denton, MD 21629.
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            Charles County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of Indian Head....................  Town Hall, 4195 Indian Head
                                          Highway, Indian Head, MD
                                          20640.
Unincorporated Areas of Charles County.  Charles County Department of
                                          Planning and Growth
                                          Management, 200 Baltimore
                                          Street, La Plata, MD 20646.
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            Somerset County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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City of Crisfield......................  City Hall, 319 West Main
                                          Street, Crisfield, MD 21817.
Town of Princess Anne..................  Town Hall, 30489 Broad Street,
                                          Princess Anne, MD 21853.
Unincorporated Areas of Somerset County  Somerset County Department of
                                          Technical and Community
                                          Services, 11916 Somerset
                                          Avenue, Suite 211, Princess
                                          Anne, MD 21853.
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             Centre County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Township of Benner.....................  Benner Township Office, 1224
                                          Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte,
                                          PA 16823.
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             Essex County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of Tappahannock...................  Town Office, 915 Church Lane,
                                          Tappahannock, VA 22560.
Unincorporated Areas of Essex County...  Essex County Building and
                                          Zoning Department, 202 South
                                          Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA
                                          22560.
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           Northumberland County, Virginia (All Jurisdictions)
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Northumberland County (All               Northumberland County Building
 Jurisdictions).                          and Zoning Department, 72
                                          Monument Place, Heathsville,
                                          VA 22473.
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            Richmond County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Unincorporated Areas of Richmond County  Richmond County Administrator's
                                          Office, 101 Court Circle,
                                          Warsaw, VA 22572.
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             Surry County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of Claremont......................  Municipal Building, 4115 Spring
                                          Grove Road, Claremont, VA
                                          23899.
Unincorporated Areas of Surry County...  Surry County Government Center,
                                          45 School Street, Surry, VA
                                          23883.
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          Westmoreland County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Town of Colonial Beach.................  Building and Zoning Office, 905
                                          McKinney Boulevard, Colonial
                                          Beach, VA 22443.
Unincorporated Areas of Westmoreland     Westmoreland County Land Use
 County.                                  Administration, 111 Polk
                                          Street, Montross, VA 22520.
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              York County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Unincorporated Areas of York County....  York County Computer Support
                                          Services, 120 Alexander
                                          Hamilton Boulevard, Yorktown,
                                          VA 23690.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: November 20, 2013.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-30506 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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