FEMA has presented their preliminary maps for their proposed Physical Map Revision. There is a 30 day comment period, which started on April 7, 2017, in which they will accept comments from the public regarding non-technical issues like city limits, road names, and stream names. They will not accept general comments, such as someone’s opinion of the maps.
After the comment period FEMA will schedule a Consultation Coordination Officer (CCO) meeting with the all of the communities in the county.
Following the meeting, a 90 day appeal process starts. This is when FEMA will accept scientifically produced technical appeals showing that the map is incorrect. After the appeal period, FEMA starts the process of preparing the final maps, which will take 7-10 months.
If you have comments regarding the unincorporated areas of Hays County, you can send your comments to Hays County Floodplain Administrator Tom Pope, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hays County Development Services, PO Box 1006, San Marcos, TX 78667. If you have a concern inside the limits of an incorporated city within Hays County, you will need to contact the floodplain administrator of the respective city.
You can view the online effective and preliminary maps at the websites below. The first is an interactive map and the second link is for PDF copies of the preliminary maps.