Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations, 55006-55008 [2014-21928]

Download as PDF 55006 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Address the email TO: FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov and CC: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Include name and contact detail in the body of the email. • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472–3100. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the TMAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for the Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022. A public comment period will be held during the open portion of the meeting on September 30, 2014, from 9:45 a.m.– 10:15 a.m. and speakers are requested to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public comment period will not exceed thirty 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 close of business on September 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell, Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202, telephone (202) 646–3432, or email mark.crowell@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. As required by 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC must develop recommendations on how to ensure that Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) incorporate the best available climate science to assess flood risks and ensure that FEMA uses the best available methodology to consider the impact of the rise in sea level and future development on flood risk. The TMAC must also develop a review report related to the implementation of a flood mapping program for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Agenda: At the meeting, members will be informed of FEMA’s vision, priorities, duties, reports, assignments, and structure for the TMAC. In addition, members will receive briefings on and discuss the following: future conditions risk assessment and modeling; Flood Insurance Rate Map accuracy, quality, ease of use, distribution, and dissemination; data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas; maintaining flood insurance rate maps and food risk identification; and delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners. There will be a public comment period on September 30 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. In addition, there will be 15 minute segments set aside towards the end of both days for comments from the public. The full agenda and related briefing materials will be available at http:// www.fema.gov/TMAC. Dated: September 10, 2014. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–21929 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket No. FEMA–2014–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1415] Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency; DHS. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On July 9, 2014, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained erroneous tables. This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of the information published at 79 FR 38926 and 79 FR 38927. The tables provided here represent the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for the Narragansett HUC8 Watershed, including Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), and Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), and Des Moines County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas. DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (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–1415, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed in the tables 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 also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 may only 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. The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard determinations 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 will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report are made final. Correction In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 79 FR Community 38926 in the July 9, 2014, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled Narragansett HUC8 Watershed. This table contained inaccurate information as to the online location for the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report for Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), and Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) featured in the table. In addition, in the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 79 FR 38927 in the July 9, 2014, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table titled Des Moines County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas. This table contained inaccurate information as to the community map repository for the Unincorporated Areas of Des Moines County featured in the table. In this document, FEMA is publishing tables containing the accurate information. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published. I. Watershed-based studies: Community map repository address Narragansett HUC8 Watershed Maps Available for Inspection Online at http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) City of Attleboro ........................................................................................ City of Taunton ......................................................................................... Town of Acushnet ..................................................................................... Town of Berkley ........................................................................................ Town of Dighton ....................................................................................... Town of Freetown ..................................................................................... Town of Mansfield .................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Town of North Attleborough ..................................................................... Town of Norton ......................................................................................... Town of Raynham .................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 City Hall, 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. City Hall, 15 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780. Town Hall, 122 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743. Town Hall, One North Main Street, Berkley, MA 02779. Town Hall, 979 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA 02715. Town Hall, Three North Main Street, Assonet, MA 02702. Town Hall, Six Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048. Town Hall, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760. Town Hall, 70 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766. Town Hall, 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767. Sfmt 4703 55007 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 55008 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices Community Community map repository address Town of Seekonk ...................................................................................... Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) Town of Foxborough ................................................................................ Town of Plainville ..................................................................................... Town Hall, 40 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035. Town Hall, 142 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762. Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) Town of Bridgewater ................................................................................ Town of East Bridgewater ........................................................................ Town of Halifax ......................................................................................... Town of Lakeville ...................................................................................... Town of Middleborough ............................................................................ Town of Rochester ................................................................................... Memorial Building, 151 High Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324. Town Hall, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333. Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338. Town Hall, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347. Town Hall Annex, 20 Centre Street, Middleborough, MA 02346. Town Hall Annex, 37 Marion Way, Rochester, MA 02770. II. Non-watershed-based studies: Community Community map repository address Des Moines County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata Unincorporated Areas of Des Moines County ......................................... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: August 26, 2014. Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–21928 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–12–P Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission, 211 North Gear Avenue, Suite 100, West Burlington, Iowa 52655. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0045] Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition by Entrepreneur To Remove Conditions, Form I–829; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-day notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until November 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0045 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2006–0009. To avoid duplicate E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 178 (Monday, September 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55006-55008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21928]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket No. FEMA-2014-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1415]


Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency; DHS.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: On July 9, 2014, FEMA published in the Federal Register a 
proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained erroneous 
tables. This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in 
lieu of the information published at 79 FR 38926 and 79 FR 38927. The 
tables provided here represent the proposed flood hazard determinations 
and communities affected for the Narragansett HUC8 Watershed, including 
Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), Norfolk County, 
Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), and Plymouth County, Massachusetts 
(All Jurisdictions), and Des Moines County, Iowa, and Incorporated 
Areas.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where 
applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (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-1415, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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/
fmxmain.html.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make flood hazard 
determinations for each community listed in the tables 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 also used to calculate the appropriate 
flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 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 may only 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/srpfactsheet.pdf.
    The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are 
provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the 
revised flood hazard determinations 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 will also be considered before the FIRM and FIS report 
are made final.

Correction

    In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 79 
FR 38926 in the July 9, 2014, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA 
published a table titled Narragansett HUC8 Watershed. This table 
contained inaccurate information as to the online location for the 
Preliminary FIRM and FIS report for Bristol County, Massachusetts (All 
Jurisdictions), Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions), and 
Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions) featured in the 
table. In addition, in the proposed flood hazard determination notice 
published at 79 FR 38927 in the July 9, 2014, issue of the Federal 
Register, FEMA published a table titled Des Moines County, Iowa, and 
Incorporated Areas. This table contained inaccurate information as to 
the community map repository for the Unincorporated Areas of Des Moines 
County featured in the table. In this document, FEMA is publishing 
tables containing the accurate information. The information provided 
below should be used in lieu of that previously published.
    I. Watershed-based studies:

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                                             Community map repository
               Community                             address
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                       Narragansett HUC8 Watershed
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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            Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
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City of Attleboro......................  City Hall,
                                         77 Park Street,
                                         Attleboro, MA 02703.
City of Taunton........................  City Hall,
                                         15 Summer Street,
                                         Taunton, MA 02780.
Town of Acushnet.......................  Town Hall,
                                         122 Main Street,
                                         Acushnet, MA 02743.
Town of Berkley........................  Town Hall,
                                         One North Main Street,
                                         Berkley, MA 02779.
Town of Dighton........................  Town Hall,
                                         979 Somerset Avenue,
                                         Dighton, MA 02715.
Town of Freetown.......................  Town Hall,
                                         Three North Main Street,
                                         Assonet, MA 02702.
Town of Mansfield......................  Town Hall,
                                         Six Park Row,
                                         Mansfield, MA 02048.
Town of North Attleborough.............  Town Hall,
                                         43 South Washington Street,
                                         North Attleborough, MA 02760.
Town of Norton.........................  Town Hall,
                                         70 East Main Street,
                                         Norton, MA 02766.
Town of Raynham........................  Town Hall,
                                         558 South Main Street,
                                         Raynham, MA 02767.

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Town of Seekonk........................  Town Hall,
                                         100 Peck Street,
                                         Seekonk, MA 02771.
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            Norfolk County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
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Town of Foxborough.....................  Town Hall,
                                         40 South Street,
                                         Foxborough, MA 02035.
Town of Plainville.....................  Town Hall,
                                         142 South Street,
                                         Plainville, MA 02762.
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           Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions)
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Town of Bridgewater....................  Memorial Building,
                                         151 High Street,
                                         Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Town of East Bridgewater...............  Town Hall,
                                         175 Central Street,
                                         East Bridgewater, MA 02333.
Town of Halifax........................  Town Hall,
                                         499 Plymouth Street,
                                         Halifax, MA 02338.
Town of Lakeville......................  Town Hall,
                                         346 Bedford Street,
                                         Lakeville, MA 02347.
Town of Middleborough..................  Town Hall Annex,
                                         20 Centre Street,
                                         Middleborough, MA 02346.
Town of Rochester......................  Town Hall Annex,
                                         37 Marion Way,
                                         Rochester, MA 02770.
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    II. Non-watershed-based studies:

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                                             Community map repository
               Community                             address
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             Des Moines County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas
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Maps Available for Inspection Online at: http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata preliminaryfloodhazarddata
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Unincorporated Areas of Des Moines       Southeast Iowa Regional
 County.                                  Planning Commission,
                                         211 North Gear Avenue,
                                         Suite 100,
                                         West Burlington, Iowa 52655.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

     Dated: August 26, 2014.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-21928 Filed 9-12-14; 8:45 am]
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