Safety Zone; Sunken Vessel Salvage; Port Sutton Channel; Tampa, Florida
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 150-foot radius of a sunken vessel, in Port Sutton Channel in Tampa, FL. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the sunken vessel and its salvage. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg.
Special Local Regulation; Beauty and the Beast Triathlon; Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, Virgin Island
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Christiansted Harbor, St Croix, Virgin Islands during the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon. Approximately 150 competitive swimmers are anticipated to participate in the race. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation establishes a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels who are participating in or supporting the race, will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, and Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Arlington, VA. The meeting will be open to the public.