[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57775-57778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26341]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2017-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1753]


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 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report 
for each community are available for inspection at both the online 
location https://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata and the 
respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. 
Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each 
community are

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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-1753, 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) [email protected].

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) 
[email protected]; or visit the FEMA Map Information 
eXchange (FMIX) online at https://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 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://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata 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.'')

    Dated: November 2, 2017.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department 
of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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                                             Community map repository
               Community                             address
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             Boulder County, Colorado and Incorporated Areas
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        Project: 15-08-1362S Preliminary Date: February 16, 2017
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City of Lafayette......................  City Hall, 1290 South Public
                                          Road, Lafayette, CO 80026.
City of Louisville.....................  City Hall, 749 Main Street,
                                          Louisville, CO 80027.
Town of Erie...........................  Town Hall, 645 Holbrook Street,
                                          Erie, CO 80516.
Town of Superior.......................  Town Hall, 124 East Coal Creek
                                          Drive, Superior, CO 80027.
Unincorporated Areas of Boulder County.  Boulder County Transportation
                                          Department, 2525 13th Street,
                                          Suite 203, Boulder, CO 80304.
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                 City and County of Broomfield, Colorado
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        Project: 15-08-1362S Preliminary Date: February 16, 2017
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City and County of Broomfield..........  City Hall, Engineering
                                          Department, 1 DesCombes Drive,
                                          Broomfield, CO 80020.
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              Floyd County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
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        Project: 13-04-8403S Preliminary Date: February 14, 2017
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City of Rome...........................  City Hall, 601 Broad Street,
                                          Rome, GA 30161.
Unincorporated Areas of Floyd County...  Historic Floyd County
                                          Courthouse, 4 Government
                                          Plaza, Rome, GA 30161.
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             Forsyth County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
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        Project: 13-04-8403S Preliminary Date: February 14, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Forsyth County.  Forsyth County Administrative
                                          Building, 110 East Main
                                          Street, Suite 120, Cumming, GA
                                          30040.
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             Paulding County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
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        Project: 13-04-8403S Preliminary Date: February 14, 2017
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City of Dallas.........................  City Hall, 129 East Memorial
                                          Drive, Dallas, GA 30132.
Unincorporated Areas of Paulding County  Paulding County Development
                                          Division, 240 Constitution
                                          Boulevard, Dallas, GA 30132.
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               Polk County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas
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  Project: 13-04-8403S Preliminary Date: February 14, 2017 and June 15,
                                  2017
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City of Rockmart.......................  City Hall, 316 North Piedmont
                                          Avenue, Building 100,
                                          Rockmart, GA 30153.
Unincorporated Areas Polk County.......  Polk County Building Inspection
                                          Department, 144 West Avenue,
                                          Suite C, Cedartown, GA 30125.
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             Missoula County, Montana and Incorporated Areas
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          Project: 15-08-1417S Preliminary Date: March 30, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Missoula County  Missoula County Community and
                                          Planning Services Department,
                                          323 West Alder Street,
                                          Missoula, MT 59802.
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             Richland County, Montana and Incorporated Areas
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        Project: 17-08-0127S Preliminary Date: February 22, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Richland County  Richland County Courthouse, 201
                                          West Main Street, Sidney, MT
                                          59270.
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               Austin County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1382S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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City of Bellville......................  City Hall, 30 South Holland
                                          Street, Bellville, TX 77418.
City of Industry.......................  City Hall, 725 Main Street,
                                          Industry, TX 78944.
City of Sealy..........................  Planning and Public Works
                                          Building, 405 Main Street,
                                          Sealy, TX 77474.
Town of San Felipe.....................  Town Hall, 927 6th Street, San
                                          Felipe, TX 77473.
Unincorporated Areas of Austin County..  Austin County Courthouse, 1
                                          East Main Street, Bellville,
                                          TX 77418.
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             Fort Bend County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1382S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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City of Fulshear.......................  City Hall, 30603 FM 1093,
                                          Fulshear, TX 77441.
City of Simonton.......................  City Hall, 35011 FM 1093,
                                          Simonton, TX 77476.
City of Weston Lakes...................  Simonton City Hall, 35011 FM
                                          1093, Simonton, TX 77476.
Unincorporated Areas of Fort Bend        Fort Bend County Drainage
 County.                                  District, 1124 Blume Road,
                                          Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Village of Fairchilds..................  Fairchild Volunteer Fire
                                          Department, 8713 Fairchild
                                          Road, Richmond, TX 77469.
Village of Pleak.......................  Pleak Village Hall, 6621 FM
                                          2218 South, Richmond, TX
                                          77469.
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             Fort Bend County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1988S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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City of Houston........................  Public Works and Engineering
                                          Department, Houston Permitting
                                          Center, 1002 Washington
                                          Avenue, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX
                                          77002.
Unincorporated Areas of Fort Bend        Fort Bend County Drainage
 County.                                  District, 1124 Blume Road,
                                          Rosenberg, TX 77471.
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               Harris County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1988S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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City of Houston........................  Public Works and Engineering
                                          Department, Houston Permitting
                                          Center, 1002 Washington
                                          Avenue, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX
                                          77002.
City of Missouri City..................  City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway,
                                          Missouri City, TX 77489.
City of South Houston..................  City Hall, 1018 Dallas Street,
                                          South Houston, TX 77587.
Unincorporated Areas of Harris County..  Harris County Engineering
                                          Department, Permit Division,
                                          10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite
                                          120, Houston, TX 77092.
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               Waller County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1382S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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City of Hempstead......................  City Hall, 1125 Austin Street,
                                          Hempstead, TX 77445.
City of Prairie View...................  City Hall, 44500 Business
                                          Highway 290, Prairie View, TX
                                          77446.
Unincorporated Areas of Waller County..  Waller County Courthouse, 836
                                          Austin Street, Hempstead, TX
                                          77445.
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             Washington County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
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         Project: 14-06-1382S Preliminary Date: January 30, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Washington       Washington County Courthouse
 County.                                  Annex, 105 West Main Street,
                                          Suite 100, Brenham, TX 77833.
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[FR Doc. 2017-26341 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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