Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting

Citation88 FR 74200
Published date30 October 2023
Record Number2023-23874
CourtHomeland Security Department
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)]
                [Pages 74200-74201]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-23874]
                [Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]
                Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting
                AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland
                ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting.
                SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical
                Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold an in-person public meeting
                with a virtual option on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, and Wednesday,
                November 29, 2023. The meeting will be open to the public in-person and
                via a Microsoft Teams Video Communications link.
                DATES: The TMAC will meet on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 8 a.m. to
                5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Wednesday, November 29, 2023,
                from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting will close
                early if the TMAC has completed its business.
                ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in-person at the FEMA Conference
                Center at 400 C St. SW, Washington, DC 20472 and virtually using the
                following Microsoft Teams Video Communications link (Tuesday Link:
      ; Wednesday Link: Members of the public who wish to attend the in-person or
                virtual meeting must register in advance by sending an email to [email protected] (Attn: Brian Koper) by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday,
                November 26, 2023.
                 To facilitate public participation, members of the public are
                invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by
                the TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION caption below.
                Associated meeting materials will be available upon request after
                Friday, November 17, 2023. To receive a copy of any relevant materials,
                please send the request to: [email protected] (Attn: Brian Koper).
                Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the
                meeting must be submitted and received by Tuesday, November 21, 2023,
                5:00 p.m. EST identified by Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022, and submitted by
                one of the following methods:
                 Federal eRulemaking Portal:
                Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
                 Email: Address the email TO: [email protected].
                Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Include
                name and contact information in the body of the email.
                 Instructions: All submissions received must include the
                words ``Federal Emergency Management Agency'' and the docket number for
                this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at
      , including any personal information
                provided. You may wish to review the Privacy & Security Notice via a
                link on the homepage of
                 Docket: For docket access to read background documents or
                comments received by the TMAC, go to and
                search for the Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022.
                 A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023,
                from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST and Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 12
                p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The public comment period will not exceed 30
                minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the
                time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the
                individual listed below to register as a speaker by Friday, November
                17, 2023, 5 p.m. EST. Please be prepared to submit a written version of
                your public comment.
                 FEMA is committed to ensuring all participants have equal access
                regardless of disability status. If you require reasonable
                accommodation due to a disability to fully participate, please contact
                the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT caption as
                soon as possible.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Koper, Designated Federal
                Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 400 C St. SW, Washington, DC 20472,
                telephone 202-646-3085, and email [email protected]. The TMAC
                website is:
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the
                Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 117-286, 5 U.S.C. ch. 10.
                 In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of
                2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1)
                how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general
                quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood
                insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and
                milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas
                in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a)
                flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data
                currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing
                basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4)
                procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping
                partners; and (5) (a) methods for improving interagency and
                intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk
                determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate
                budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC
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                required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that
                contains: (1) a description of the activities of the Council; (2) an
                evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps
                and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps;
                and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA
                 Agenda: The purpose of this meeting is for the TMAC members to
                discuss the content of the 2023 TMAC Annual Report. Any related
                materials will be available upon request prior to the meeting to
                provide the public with an opportunity to review the materials. The
                full agenda and related meeting materials will be available upon
                request by Friday, November 17, 2023. To receive a copy of any relevant
                materials, please send the request to: [email protected] (Attn:
                Brian Koper).
                Kevin Werner,
                Acting Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Federal Insurance
                and Mitigation Administration, Resilience, Federal Emergency Management
                [FR Doc. 2023-23874 Filed 10-27-23; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 9110-12-P

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