Federal Emergency Management Agency April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On January 16, 2008, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that included modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) for the locations at the intersection with IH 440 and at the confluence with Palarm Creek along the Arkansas River in Pulaski County, Arkansas. FEMA is no longer proposing these flood elevation determination changes along the Arkansas River as identified in the above-referenced rulemaking publication.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Dona Ana County, New Mexico and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2014-09746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Dona Ana County, New Mexico and Incorporated Areas.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Prince George's County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2014-09743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed notice concerning proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include the addition or modification of any Base Flood Elevation, base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study reports for Prince George's County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2014-09736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09734
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (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.
Change in Submission Requirements for State Mitigation Plans
Document Number: 2014-09461
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Final Rule revises the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations by changing submission requirements for State Mitigation Plans. This Final Rule reduces the frequency by which States must submit updates to FEMA on their State Mitigation Plans. Previously, these entities prepared and submitted updates with FEMA for review and approval every 3 years. Now, these entities will prepare and submit updates with FEMA for review and approval every 5 years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS).
Document Number: 2014-09451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09450
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09184
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program; Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Document Number: 2014-09179
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Notice provides guidelines that describe the application process for grants and the criteria for awarding Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program year. It explains the differences, if any, between these guidelines and those recommended by representatives of the Nation's fire service leadership during the annual Criteria Development meeting, which was held December 13-14, 2012. The application period for the FY 2013 FP&S Grant Program year was held February 18-March 21, 2014, and was announced on www.grants.gov. Approximately 1,200 applications for FP&S Grant Program funding were submitted electronically, using the application submission form and process available at https://portal.fema.gov. The ``FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Program Funding Opportunity Announcement'' was published on the AFG Web site (www.fema.gov/firegrants). Additional information to assist applicants was provided on the AFG Web site, including an applicant tutorial, list of frequently asked questions, a ``Get Ready Guide, and a Quick Reference Guide.'' The FP&S Grant Program is composed of two eligible activities; the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity and Firefighter Research and Development (R&D) Activity. FP&S Grants are made available directly to fire departments; national, regional, state, and local organizations; native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. The grant program's authorizing statute requires that a minimum of 10 percent of available grant funds for AFG be expended for the FP&S Grant Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA Grant Administration Forms/Non-Disaster (ND) Grants
Document Number: 2014-08663
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Georgia; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2014-08662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-4165-DR), dated March 6, 2014, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2014-08661
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-3366-EM), dated January 10, 2014, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2014-08660
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Washington; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2014-07592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Washington (FEMA-3370-EM), dated March 24, 2014, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2014-07587
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
New York; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2014-07583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of New York (FEMA-4129-DR), dated July 12, 2013, and related determinations.
South Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-07581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4166-DR), dated March 12, 2014, and related determinations.
Georgia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-07573
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Georgia (FEMA-4165-DR), dated March 6, 2014, and related determinations.
Washington; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-07566
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Washington (FEMA-3370-EM), dated March 24, 2014, and related determinations.
Recovery Policy RP9525.2, Donated Resources
Document Number: 2014-07413
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of the availability of the final Recovery Policy RP9525.23, Donated Resources. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice of availability and request for comment for the proposed policy on November 1, 2013 at 78 FR 65688.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy
Document Number: 2014-07412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet via teleconference on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mitigation Grant Program/e-Grants.
Document Number: 2014-07283
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.