Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs, 77480-77481 [2013-30431]

Download as PDF 77480 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Form 086–0–27A, Riverine Hydrology and Hydraulics Form; FEMA Form 086– 0–27B, Riverine Structures Form; FEMA Form 086–0–27C, Coastal Analysis Form; FEMA Form 086–0–27D, Coastal Structures Form; FEMA Form 086–0– 27E, Alluvial Fan Flooding Form. Abstract: The forms in this information collection are used to determine if the collected data will result in the modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), or floodway. Once the information is collected, it is submitted to FEMA for review and is subsequently included on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps. Using these maps, lenders will determine the application of the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements, and insurance agents will determine actuarial flood insurance rates. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government and business or other for-profit institutes. Number of Respondents: 3,520. Number of Responses: 4,620. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,060. Estimated Cost: The cost to developers for engineer’s services include scoping, surveying crosssections, developing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and preparing work maps and reports documenting the engineering analysis and results is estimated to be $19,800,000.00. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) Evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: December 11, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–30432 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0054; OMB No. 1660–0015] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program maps to remove certain property from the 1percent annual chance floodplain. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2013–0054. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472– 3100. 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http:// www.regulations.gov. Sfmt 4703 Stuart Rooney, Program Specialist, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, DHS/FEMA, 202–646– 1643. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the NFIP and maintains the maps that depict flood hazard information. The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the area where the NFIP’s floodplain management regulations must be enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance applies. If a SFHA has been determined to exist for property and the owner or lessee of the property believes his/her property has been incorrectly included in a SFHA, information can be provided to support removal of the SFHA designation. NFIP regulations, at 44 CFR parts 65 and 70, outline the data that must be submitted by an owner or lessee of property who believes his/her property has been incorrectly included in a SFHA. In order to remove an area from a SFHA, the owner or lessee of the property must submit scientific or technical data demonstrating that the area is ‘‘reasonably safe from flooding’’ and not in the SFHA. Collection of Information Title: Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086–0–26, Property Information; FEMA Form 086– 0–26A, Elevation Form; FEMA Form 086–0–26B, Community Acknowledgement Form; FEMA Form 086–0–22 and FEMA Form 086–0–22A (Spanish), Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps. Abstract: FEMA collects scientific and technical data submissions to determine whether a specific, single-lot property is located within or outside of a SFHA. If the property is determined not to be within a SFHA, FEMA provides a written determination and the appropriate map is modified by a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Revision—Based on Fill (LOMR–F). The owner or lessee of a property uses a LOMA or LOMR–F to show that a property is not flood prone, making it possible for the lending institution to waive the flood insurance requirement. If insurance is carried for the property, the new determination should result in significantly lower rates. Affected Public: Individuals and households; and business or other forprofit institutes. Number of Respondents: 97,503. Number of Responses: 97,503. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,725. Estimated Cost: The property owner is required to hire a surveyor or engineer at an average cost of $450 to provide certified elevation data. Therefore the total annual cost burden to respondents is estimated to be $47,465,100. Comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: December 11, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–30431 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0002]; [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1352] Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 77481 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0054; OMB No. 1660-0015]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: 
Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on a revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning information required by the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend or revise National Flood 
Insurance Program maps to remove certain property from the 1-percent 
annual chance floodplain.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID FEMA-2013-0054. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 
20472-3100.
    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 Act 
notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart Rooney, Program Specialist, 
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, DHS/FEMA, 202-646-
1643. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the 
proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 
or email address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
is authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 
42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
administers the NFIP and maintains the maps that depict flood hazard 
information. The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood 
is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the 
area where the NFIP's floodplain management regulations must be 
enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance 
applies. If a SFHA has been determined to exist for property and the 
owner or lessee of the property believes his/her property has been 
incorrectly included in a SFHA, information can be provided to support 
removal of the SFHA designation. NFIP regulations, at 44 CFR parts 65 
and 70, outline the data that must be submitted by an owner or lessee 
of property who believes his/her property has been incorrectly included 
in a SFHA. In order to remove an area from a SFHA, the owner or lessee 
of the property must submit scientific or technical data demonstrating 
that the area is ``reasonably safe from flooding'' and not in the SFHA.

Collection of Information

    Title: Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: 
Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-26, Property Information; FEMA Form 
086-0-26A, Elevation Form; FEMA Form 086-0-26B, Community 
Acknowledgement Form; FEMA Form 086-0-22 and FEMA Form 086-0-22A 
(Spanish), Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure

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Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps.
    Abstract: FEMA collects scientific and technical data submissions 
to determine whether a specific, single-lot property is located within 
or outside of a SFHA. If the property is determined not to be within a 
SFHA, FEMA provides a written determination and the appropriate map is 
modified by a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map 
Revision--Based on Fill (LOMR-F). The owner or lessee of a property 
uses a LOMA or LOMR-F to show that a property is not flood prone, 
making it possible for the lending institution to waive the flood 
insurance requirement. If insurance is carried for the property, the 
new determination should result in significantly lower rates.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households; and business or other 
for-profit institutes.
    Number of Respondents: 97,503.
    Number of Responses: 97,503.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,725.
    Estimated Cost: The property owner is required to hire a surveyor 
or engineer at an average cost of $450 to provide certified elevation 
data. Therefore the total annual cost burden to respondents is 
estimated to be $47,465,100.

Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption 
above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-30431 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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