Federal Emergency Management Agency October 23, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of Flood Hazard Maps and Data
Document Number: E8-25269
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is completing the update and conversion to digital of the National Flood Insurance Program flood hazard map inventory. As part of the Flood Map Modernization Program, FEMA will discontinue the public distribution of paper Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Study reports, and related flood hazard map products. FEMA will provide communities where the flood hazard information is updated with an updated paper map to satisfy local regulatory requirements for a paper map product. For all other requests, FEMA will distribute digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Study reports, and related flood hazard map products in place of the paper versions. Over the past several years, FEMA has transitioned from paper maps to digital map images and digital flood hazard data as the primary flood hazard information products. These products will still be available through the FEMA Map Service Center. This change will reduce duplication of effort and reduce the cost for updating flood hazard maps.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25265
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-25262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
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 North Carolina (FEMA-1801-DR), dated October 8, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25261
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1800-DR), dated October 3, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25260
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1792-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25254
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1792-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.