Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 14738-14740 [2013-05309]

Download as PDF 14738 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules the affected community’s local newspaper. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4104; 44 CFR 67.4. Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–05316 Filed 3–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1145] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 7, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. On September 11, 2012, a correction to that original notice was published in the Federal Register. This notice provides corrections to that initial table and the correction notice, to be used in lieu of the information published at 75 FR 62061 and at 77 FR 55785. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Flooding source(s) Federal, State, or regional entities. These proposed elevations 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 these elevations are made final, and for the contents in those buildings. Little Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River. DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before June 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B– 1145, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064 or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 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 BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are minimum requirements. 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 Corrections In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 62061, in the October 7, 2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. Corrections to that table were subsequently published at 77 FR 55785 in the September 11, 2012 issue of the Federal Register under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The corrected table, entitled ‘‘Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, (All Jurisdictions)’’ addressed the following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for the flooding source Schuylkill River. In addition, several of the map repository addresses and the community name of the Borough of Middleport included in the notice were incorrect. In this notice, FEMA is publishing the accurate information, to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published. In proposed rule FR Doc. 12–22302, beginning on page 55785 in the issue of September 11, 2012, make the following correction. On pages 55785 and 55786, correct the table to read as follows: * Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation ** Effective Communities affected Modified Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions) Good Spring Creek .............. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Little Schuylkill River ............ Mahanoy Creek .................... Schuylkill River ..................... Approximately 1,580 feet upstream of Locust Street Approximately 977 feet upstream of Spruce Street ... Approximately 1,750 feet downstream of the State Route 895 bridge. At the upstream side of the railroad bridge ............... Approximately 0.71 mile upstream of Rice Road ...... Approximately 560 feet upstream of the railroad bridge. Approximately 1,349 feet upstream of Mount Carbon Arch Road. Approximately 100 feet upstream of Coal Street ....... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 None None None +810 +815 +548 None None None +560 +781 +811 None +594 None +631 E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 Township of Frailey. Township of East Brunswick. Township of Butler. Borough of Mechanicsville, Borough of Palo Alto. Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation ** Effective Schuylkill River ..................... Schuylkill River ..................... Schuylkill River ..................... West Branch Schuylkill River An area bound by a point approximately 31 feet south of State Route 209; a point approximately 618 feet south of State Route 209; and a point approximately 639 feet southwest of State Route 209. An area bound by a point approximately 475 feet northwest of State Route 209; a point approximately 472 feet northeast of State Route 209; and a point approximately 367 feet south of State Route 209. Approximately 0.5 mile downstream of Franklin Street. Approximately 0.4 mile downstream of Franklin Street. Approximately 1,582 feet upstream of East Sunbury Street. Approximately 169 feet upstream of the intersection of Greenbury Road and State Route 4002. 14739 Communities affected Modified None +722 Borough of Middleporrt. None +733 Borough of Middleport. None +747 Township of Schuylkill. None +748 None +702 None +848 Township of Branch, Township of New Castle, Township of Norwegian. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed. Send comments to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Borough of Mechanicsville Maps are available for inspection at the Mechanicsville Borough Hall, 1342 Pottsville Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. Borough of Middleport Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 27 Washington Street, Middleport, PA 17953. Borough of Palo Alto Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 142 East Bacon Street, Palo Alto, PA 17901. Township of Branch Maps are available for inspection at the Branch Township Municipal Building, 25 Carnish Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. Township of Butler Maps are available for inspection at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 211 Broad Street, Ashland, PA 17921. Township of East Brunswick Maps are available for inspection at the East Brunswick Township Municipal Building, 55 West Catawissa Street, New Ringgold, PA 17960. Township of Frailey Maps are available for inspection at the Frailey Township Municipal Building, 23 Maryland Street, Donaldson, PA 17981. Township of New Castle Maps are available for inspection at the New Castle Township Municipal Building, 248–250 Broad Street, Saint Clair, PA 17970. Township of Norwegian Maps are available for inspection at the Norwegian Township Municipal Building, 506 Maple Avenue, Mar Lin, PA 17951. Township of Schuylkill Maps are available for inspection at the Schuylkill Township Municipal Building, 675 Walnut Street, Mary-D, PA 17952. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 14740 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–05309 Filed 3–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Parts 204 and 206 [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0004] RIN 1660–AA78 Disaster Assistance; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program— Deadline Extensions and Administrative Corrections Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: FEMA proposes to revise its Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program regulations to lengthen the potential extension for the grantee’s submission of its grant application to FEMA from up to 3 months to up to 6 months. FEMA also proposes to lengthen the potential extension for a subgrantee to submit a project worksheet from up to 3 months to up to 6 months. These proposed deadline extensions provide increased flexibility to applicants who may benefit from additional time to prepare the documentation necessary to support a grant application and may reduce or eliminate financial losses due to delayed invoices by third parties that exceed the maximum 3-month deadline extension. In addition, FEMA proposes to exempt project worksheets claiming only administrative costs from the $1,000 minimum. FEMA also proposes to make additional minor administrative changes to its FMAG regulations to reflect current statutory and regulatory requirements and clarify grant application procedures. DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 6, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2013– 0004, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, click on ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then enter ‘‘FEMA–2013–0004’’ in the ‘‘By Docket ID’’ box, then select ‘‘FEMA’’ under ‘‘By Agency,’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Roche, Director, Public Assistance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100, (phone) 202–212–2340, or (email) William.Roche@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program is authorized by section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 1 (Stafford Act). Section 420 authorizes the President to provide assistance, including grants, equipment, supplies, and personnel to any State or local government 2 for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire on public or private forest land or grassland that threatens destruction that would constitute a major disaster.3 1 Disaster Relief Act of 1974, Public Law 93–288, section 417, 88 Stat. 158 (1974), redesignated as section 420 by the Stafford Act, Public Law 100– 107, section 106(j), 102 Stat. 4705 (1988); codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5187. 2 Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106–390, section 303, 42 U.S.C. 5121, added ‘‘local government’’ to section 420 of the Stafford Act. Section 102(7) of the Stafford Act includes ‘‘an Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or Alaska Native Village or organization’’ in its definition of ‘‘local government.’’ 3 A major disaster under the Stafford Act is any natural catastrophe or, regardless of cause, any fire, flood, or explosion which in the determination of the President causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance to supplement the efforts and available resources of States, local governments, and disaster relief PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 In order to receive funding for a fire management assistance grant (FMAG), a State 4 must submit a request for an FMAG declaration. See 44 CFR 204.22. If FEMA approves the request and issues the declaration, the grantee 5 may begin preparing a grant application package for submission to the FEMA Regional Administrator. State agencies, Tribal governments, and local governments interested in applying for FMAG subgrants must submit a Request for Fire Management Assistance to the grantee. Once FEMA determines that the subgrantee meets the eligibility criteria, FEMA Regional staff begin to work with the grantee and local staff to prepare project worksheets. See 44 CFR 204.52(b). The project worksheet identifies actual costs incurred by the subgrantee or grantee as a result of firefighting activities, and is the mechanism by which FEMA reimburses eligible costs. Under the FMAG program, certain administrative costs are reimbursable. Grantees and subgrantees may claim direct costs (i.e., those costs directly attributable to a particular project) associated with requesting, obtaining, and administering a grant for a declared fire, including regular and overtime pay and travel expenses for permanent, reassigned, temporary, and contract employees who assist in administering the fire management assistance grant. Other direct administrative costs incurred by the grantee or subgrantee, such as equipment and supply purchases, may be eligible, but must be reviewed by the grantee and FEMA Regional Administrator. Indirect costs incurred by the grantee during the administration of a grant are allowed in accordance with the provisions of 44 CFR part 13 and OMB Circular A–87; subgrantees may not claim indirect administrative costs. To be eligible for reimbursement, costs reported on project worksheets must total $1,000 or more. 44 CFR 204.52(c)(5). Subgrantees must submit all of their project worksheets to the grantee for review. The grantee determines the deadline for subgrantees to submit completed project worksheets, but the organizations in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby. 4 Pursuant to FEMA regulations at 44 CFR 204.22, only the Governor of a State or the Governor’s Authorized Representative can request an FMAG declaration. 5 The grantee is usually a State; however, an Indian Tribal government may also be the grantee, in which case it takes on the same responsibilities as the State. See 44 CFR 204.3. E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14738-14740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05309]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1145]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On October 7, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a 
proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. On September 11, 2012, 
a correction to that original notice was published in the Federal 
Register. This notice provides corrections to that initial table and 
the correction notice, to be used in lieu of the information published 
at 75 FR 62061 and at 77 FR 55785. The table provided here represents 
the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little Schuylkill River, 
Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before June 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1145, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal 
Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, 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, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20472, (202) 646-4064 or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annual-chance) 
Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating 
in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 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 BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain 
management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are minimum requirements. 
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 proposed elevations 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 these elevations are made final, 
and for the contents in those buildings.

Corrections

    In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 62061, in the October 7, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. Corrections to that table were subsequently 
published at 77 FR 55785 in the September 11, 2012 issue of the Federal 
Register under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The corrected table, 
entitled ``Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, (All Jurisdictions)'' 
addressed the following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little 
Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch 
Schuylkill River. That table contained inaccurate information as to the 
location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in 
feet, and/or communities affected for the flooding source Schuylkill 
River. In addition, several of the map repository addresses and the 
community name of the Borough of Middleport included in the notice were 
incorrect. In this notice, FEMA is publishing the accurate information, 
to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be 
used in lieu of that previously published.
    In proposed rule FR Doc. 12-22302, beginning on page 55785 in the 
issue of September 11, 2012, make the following correction. On pages 
55785 and 55786, correct the table to read as follows:

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                                                              * Elevation in feet (NGVD)
                                                              +Elevation in feet (NAVD)
                                                                Depth in feet
         Flooding source(s)          Location of referenced     above ground  [caret]      Communities affected
                                          elevation **        Elevation in meters (MSL)
                                                            -----------------------------
                                                                Effective      Modified
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                               Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Good Spring Creek..................  Approximately 1,580               None         +810  Township of Frailey.
                                      feet upstream of
                                      Locust Street.
                                     Approximately 977 feet            None         +815
                                      upstream of Spruce
                                      Street.
Little Schuylkill River............  Approximately 1,750               None         +548  Township of East
                                      feet downstream of                                   Brunswick.
                                      the State Route 895
                                      bridge.
                                     At the upstream side              None         +560
                                      of the railroad
                                      bridge.
Mahanoy Creek......................  Approximately 0.71                None         +781  Township of Butler.
                                      mile upstream of Rice
                                      Road.
                                     Approximately 560 feet            None         +811
                                      upstream of the
                                      railroad bridge.
Schuylkill River...................  Approximately 1,349               None         +594  Borough of
                                      feet upstream of                                     Mechanicsville,
                                      Mount Carbon Arch                                    Borough of Palo Alto.
                                      Road.
                                     Approximately 100 feet            None         +631
                                      upstream of Coal
                                      Street.

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Schuylkill River...................  An area bound by a                None         +722  Borough of
                                      point approximately                                  Middleporrt.
                                      31 feet south of
                                      State Route 209; a
                                      point approximately
                                      618 feet south of
                                      State Route 209; and
                                      a point approximately
                                      639 feet southwest of
                                      State Route 209.
Schuylkill River...................  An area bound by a                None         +733  Borough of Middleport.
                                      point approximately
                                      475 feet northwest of
                                      State Route 209; a
                                      point approximately
                                      472 feet northeast of
                                      State Route 209; and
                                      a point approximately
                                      367 feet south of
                                      State Route 209.
Schuylkill River...................  Approximately 0.5 mile            None         +747  Township of
                                      downstream of                                        Schuylkill.
                                      Franklin Street.
                                     Approximately 0.4 mile            None         +748
                                      downstream of
                                      Franklin Street.
West Branch Schuylkill River.......  Approximately 1,582               None         +702  Township of Branch,
                                      feet upstream of East                                Township of New
                                      Sunbury Street.                                      Castle, Township of
                                                                                           Norwegian.
                                     Approximately 169 feet            None         +848
                                      upstream of the
                                      intersection of
                                      Greenbury Road and
                                      State Route 4002.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream
 reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at
 the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
 
Send comments to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation
 Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
Borough of Mechanicsville
Maps are available for inspection at the Mechanicsville Borough Hall, 1342 Pottsville Street, Pottsville, PA
 17901.
 
Borough of Middleport
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 27 Washington Street, Middleport, PA 17953.
 
Borough of Palo Alto
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 142 East Bacon Street, Palo Alto, PA 17901.
 
Township of Branch
Maps are available for inspection at the Branch Township Municipal Building, 25 Carnish Street, Pottsville, PA
 17901.
 
Township of Butler
Maps are available for inspection at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 211 Broad Street, Ashland, PA
 17921.
 
Township of East Brunswick
Maps are available for inspection at the East Brunswick Township Municipal Building, 55 West Catawissa Street,
 New Ringgold, PA 17960.
 
Township of Frailey
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Frailey Township Municipal Building, 23 Maryland Street, Donaldson, PA
 17981.
 
Township of New Castle
Maps are available for inspection at the New Castle Township Municipal Building, 248-250 Broad Street, Saint
 Clair, PA 17970.
 
Township of Norwegian
Maps are available for inspection at the Norwegian Township Municipal Building, 506 Maple Avenue, Mar Lin, PA
 17951.
 
Township of Schuylkill
Maps are available for inspection at the Schuylkill Township Municipal Building, 675 Walnut Street, Mary-D, PA
 17952.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')


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Roy Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-05309 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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