Federal Emergency Management Agency January 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2021-01992
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-29
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. Information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's CSB available at www.fema.gov/ flood-insurance/work-with-nfip/community-status-book. Please note that per Revisions to Publication Requirements for Community Eligibility Status Information Under the National Flood Insurance Program, notices such as this one for scheduled suspension will no longer be published in the Federal Register as of June 2021 but will be available at National Flood Insurance Community Status and Public Notification[bond]FEMA.gov. Individuals without internet access will be able to contact their local floodplain management official and/or State NFIP Coordinating Office directly for assistance.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-01514
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-01513
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-01512
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
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: 2021-01511
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS)
Document Number: 2021-01144
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
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 to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Emergency Notification System (ENS).
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-01107
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-01106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
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: 2021-01105
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
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 Federal Regulations. 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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2021-00609
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-13
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. Information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's CSB available at www.fema.gov/ flood-insurance/work-with-nfip/community-status-book. Please note that per Revisions to Publication Requirements for Community Eligibility Status Information Under the National Flood Insurance Program, notices such as this one for scheduled suspension will no longer be published in the Federal Register as of June 2021 but will be available at www.fema.gov. Individuals without internet access will be able to contact their local floodplain management official and/or State NFIP Coordinating Office directly for assistance.
Meeting To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-00505
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a meeting remotely via web conference to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. A portion of the meeting will be open to the public.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-00399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-00398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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: 2021-00397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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 Federal Regulations. 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: 2021-00396
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-00395
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On December 1, 2020, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Boulder County, Colorado and Incorporated Areas.
Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS)
Document Number: 2020-29287
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule adopts, with minor technical edits, an interim final rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2020, establishing standards and procedures by which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may require certain contracts or orders that promote the national defense be given priority over other contracts or orders and setting new standards and procedures by which FEMA may allocate materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense under emergency and non-emergency conditions pursuant to section 101 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. These regulations are part of FEMA's response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
Document Number: 2021-00027
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. While this information collection continues to include the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre- Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs, it introduces the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, and addresses the process for using a BRIC fiscal year (FY) 20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest Form to solicit panel members to review competitive BRIC grant applications. After reviewing all the comments submitted, FEMA has decided to use the BRIC FY20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest Form to solicit interest from potential panelists.
Virgin Islands; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands (FEMA-4513-DR), dated Aril 2, 2020, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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-4493-DR), dated March 27, 2020, and related determinations.
New Jersey; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4488-DR), dated March 25, 2020, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4480-DR), dated March 20, 2020, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29293
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4472-DR), dated December 19, 2019, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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-4461-DR), dated September 19, 2019, and related determinations.
Ohio; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29291
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-4447-DR), dated June 18, 2019, and related determinations.
Ohio; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-4424-DR), dated April 8, 2019, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29289
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-3551-EM), dated November 11, 2020, and related determinations.
Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29288
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Florida (FEMA-3551-EM), dated November 11, 2020, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29282
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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-4575-DR), dated December 21, 2020, and related determinations.
Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29281
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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 Texas (FEMA-4572-DR), dated December 9, 2020, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29280
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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-4570-DR), dated October 16, 2020, and related determinations.
North Dakota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Dakota (FEMA-4553-DR), dated July 9, 2020, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals Under the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS)
Document Number: 2020-29029
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
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 to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information necessary to support the President's priorities and allocations authority under the DPA implemented by the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) regulation, which was added by FEMA's May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System Interim Final Rule.