Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 240 (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Notices

Pages 64351-64352

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-27149

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Docket ID FEMA-2018-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1869

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 14, 2019.

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 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-1869, 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 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

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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 hazarddata 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.'')

David I. Maurstad,

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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Mitchell County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas

Project: 16-07-2333S Preliminary Date: May 3, 2018

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City of Carpenter...................... City Hall, 506 William Street,

Carpenter, IA 50426.

City of McIntire....................... City Hall, 310 Main Street,

McIntire, IA 50455.

City of Mitchell....................... City Hall, 125 East Van Buren

Street, Mitchell, IA 50461.

City of Orchard........................ City Hall, 202 Main Street,

Orchard, IA 50460.

City of Osage.......................... City Hall, 806 Main Street,

Osage, IA 50461.

City of Stacyville..................... City Hall, 115 South Broad

Street, Stacyville, IA 50476.

City of St. Ansgar..................... City Hall, 111 South Mitchell

Street, St. Ansgar, IA 50472.

Unincorporated Areas of Mitchell County Mitchell County Courthouse, 212

South 5th Street, Osage, IA

50461.

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Scott County, Minnesota and Incorporated Areas

Project: 16-05-4377S Preliminary Dates: July 13, 2018

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City of Belle Plaine................... City Hall, 218 North Meridian

Street, Belle Plaine, MN

56011.

City of Jordan......................... City Hall, 210 East First

Street, Jordan, MN 55352.

City of Savage......................... City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive,

Savage, MN 55378.

City of Shakopee....................... City Hall, 485 Gorman Street,

Shakopee, Minnesota 55379.

Unincorporated Areas of Scott County... County Government Center, 200

Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee,

MN 55379.

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Lucas County, Ohio and Incorporated Areas

Project: 13-05-1800S Preliminary Date: August 13, 2018

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City of Oregon......................... City Hall, 5330 Seaman Road,

Oregon, OH 43616.

City of Toledo......................... Department of Inspection, One

Government Center, Suite 1600,

Toledo, OH 43604.

Unincorporated Areas of Lucas County... Lucas County Engineer's Office,

1049 South McCord Road,

Holland, OH 43528.

Village of Harbor View................. Village Hall, 327 Lakeview

Drive, Harbor View, OH 43434.

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