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

Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-25879
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Kentucky; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1802-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25876
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1795-DR), dated September 23, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25874
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25873
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1798-DR), dated October 1, 2008, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-25872
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1802-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-25871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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 Oklahoma (FEMA-1803-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25870
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25869
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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-1786-DR), dated September 2, 2008, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1794-DR), dated September 22, 2008, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25257
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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.
Compendium of Flood Map Changes
Document Number: E8-24794
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces the availability of the Compendium of Flood Map Changes, which provides a listing of changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps that went into effect from January 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008. Future notices of NFIP map changes will be made available approximately every 6 months.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24793
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1798-DR), dated October 1, 2008, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24792
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1798-DR), dated October 1, 2008, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-24791
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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 New Hampshire (FEMA-1799-DR), dated October 3, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-24790
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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 Illinois (FEMA-1800-DR), dated October 3, 2008, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24789
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1795-DR), dated September 23, 2008, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24502
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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 new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the FEMA Public Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey results to measure program performance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 reinstatement of an information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning this information collection that allows the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to facilitate the availability of flood insurance to those who have a need to purchase such. The NFIP will collect information from insurance agents who will offer the ability to purchase flood insurance as well as from those interested in purchasing the insurance policies so as to offer referral information on how the coverage may be obtained. If the information collection were not performed, the ability to offer respondents the resources available by the NFIP would be adversely affected.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collected from new applicants to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Write-Your-Own (WYO) Program.
Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-24101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1798-DR), dated October 1, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-24099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-3288-EM), dated August 21, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24097
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24094
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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.
Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-24092
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 Alaska (FEMA-1796-DR), dated September 26, 2008, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24091
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1794-DR), dated September 22, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24090
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-24089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
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.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24088
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1794-DR), dated September 22, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-24087
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-3294-EM), dated September 10, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24085
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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-1786-DR), dated September 2, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-24084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-3293-EM), dated September 7, 2008, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-24082
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Florida; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24081
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-24079
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Indiana; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-24078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1795-DR), datedSeptember 23, 2008, and related determinations.
Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-24076
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 Alabama (FEMA-1797-DR), dated September 26, 2008, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-24075
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
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.