Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 33702-33703 [E6-9130]

Download as PDF 33702 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 112 / Monday, June 12, 2006 / Proposed Rules (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: June 5, 2006. David I. Maurstad, Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 06–5309 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–D–7662] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, Mitigation Division. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the 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). DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation in each community. SUMMARY: State City/town/county The proposed BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton, Jr. CFM, Acting Section Chief, Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs for each community listed below, in accordance with Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State or regional entities. These proposed elevations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these buildings. National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared. ADDRESSES: Source of flooding Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Mitigation Division Director certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified BFEs are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Regulatory Classification. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of Section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735. Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988. List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67 Administrative practice and procedure, flood insurance, reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 67—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376. § 67.4 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows: #Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD) •Elevation in feet (NAVD) Location Existing At Clarks Island ........................................ Approximately 500 feet north of the intersection of State Route 3A and Clifford Road. Maps available for inspection at the Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Send comments to Mr. Mark Sylvia, Plymouth Town Manager, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360. Plymouth (Town), .. Plymouth County ... Plymouth ........................... Harbor/Plymouth Bay ....... North Carolina ....... wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS Massachusetts ....... Atkinson (Town), Pender County. Mill Branch (of Moores Creek). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:57 Jun 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4702 Approximately 0.7 mile downstream of NC Highway 53. At Church Street (NC Highway 53) .......... Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\12JNP1.SGM 12JNP1 Modified •12 •18 •10 •29 None •43 None •64 33703 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 112 / Monday, June 12, 2006 / Proposed Rules State City/town/county Source of flooding #Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD) •Elevation in feet (NAVD) Location Existing Modified Maps available for inspection at the Atkinson Town Hall, 200 North Town Hall Avenue, Atkinson, North Carolina. Send comments to The Honorable George Stalker, Mayor of the Town of Atkinson, 200 North Town Hall Avenue, Atkinson, North Carolina 28421. North Carolina ....... Orange County (Unincorporated Areas). Haw River ......................... At the Orange/Chatham County boundary None •415 Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of East None •429 Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road. Maps available for inspection at the Orange County Planning and Inspections Department, 306F Revere Road, Hillsborough, North Carolina. Send comments to Mr. John M. Link, Jr., Orange County Manager, 200 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: June 5, 2006. David I. Maurstad, Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–9130 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AU48 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Amended Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to amend critical habitat for the wintering population of the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in North Carolina under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 1,827 acres (ac) (739 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of the proposed amended critical habitat designation, located in Dare and Hyde counties, North Carolina. DATES: We will accept comments from all interested parties until August 11, 2006. We must receive requests for public hearings, in writing, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by July 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments and materials concerning this proposal by any one of the following methods: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:57 Jun 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 1. You may submit written comments and information to Pete Benjamin, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Raleigh Fish and Wildlife Office, P. O. Box 33726, Raleigh, North Carolina 27636–3726. 2. You may hand-deliver written comments to our office, at Raleigh Field Office, 551–F Pylon Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606. 3. You may send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to ncplovercomments@fws.gov. Please see the ‘‘Public Comments Solicited’’ section under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for file format and other information about electronic filing. 4. You may fax your comments to 919–856–4556. 5. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation used in the preparation of this proposed rule, will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Raleigh Fish and Wildlife Office, 551–F Pylon Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 (telephone 919– 856–4520). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pete Benjamin, Field Supervisor, Raleigh Fish and Wildlife Office, telephone 919–856–4520, facsimile 919–856–4556. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Solicited We intend that any final action resulting from this proposal will be as accurate and as effective as possible. Therefore, comments or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested party concerning this proposed rule are hereby solicited. We particularly seek comments concerning: (1) The reasons any habitat should or should not be determined to be critical PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 habitat as provided by section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), including whether the benefit of designation will outweigh any threats to the species due to designation; (2) Specific information on the amount and distribution of wintering piping plover habitat in North Carolina, and what areas should be included in the designation that were occupied at the time of listing that contain the features that are essential for the conservation of the species and why, and what areas were not occupied at the listing is essential to the conservation of the species and why; (3) Land use designations and current or planned activities in the subject areas and their possible impacts on proposed critical habitat; (4) Any foreseeable economic, national security, or other potential impacts resulting from the proposed designation and, in particular, any impacts on small entities; (5) Whether our approach to designating critical habitat could be improved or modified in any way to provide for greater public participation and understanding, or to assist us in accommodating public concerns and comments; (6) Whether our determination that areas identified as not being in need of special management is accurate; and (7) Information to assist the Secretary of the Interior in evaluating habitat with physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the piping plover on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, administered by the National Park Service, based on any benefit provided by the Interim Protected Species Management Strategy/ Environmental Assessment (Interim Strategy) to the conservation of the wintering piping plover. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 112 (Monday, June 12, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 33702-33703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9130]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-D-7662]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of 
Homeland Security, Mitigation Division.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the 
proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed 
BFE modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the 
basis for the floodplain management measures that the 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).

DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second 
publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation 
in each community.

ADDRESSES: The proposed BFEs for each community are available for 
inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each 
community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton, Jr. CFM, Acting 
Section Chief, Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, 500 
C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs 
and modified BFEs for each community listed below, in accordance with 
Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 
4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a).
    These proposed BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain 
management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are 
required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must 
change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their 
floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact 
stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established 
by other Federal, State or regional entities. These proposed elevations 
are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and 
are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium 
rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, 
and for the contents in these buildings.
    National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is 
categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, 
Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has 
been prepared.
    Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Mitigation Division Director 
certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified BFEs are 
required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, 
and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the 
NFIP. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been 
prepared.
    Regulatory Classification. This proposed rule is not a significant 
regulatory action under the criteria of Section 3(f) of Executive Order 
12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 
51735.
    Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies 
that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
    Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the 
applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

    Administrative practice and procedure, flood insurance, reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.
    Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 67--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 
1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 
1979 Comp., p. 376.


Sec.  67.4  [Amended]

    2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  67.4 are 
proposed to be amended as follows:

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                                                                                                                                                                         Depth in feet
                                                                                                                                                                              above ground.
                                                                                                                                                                           *Elevation in feet
                                                                                                                                                                                 (NGVD)
                State                      City/town/county                  Source of flooding                                      Location                             Elevation in
                                                                                                                                                                               feet (NAVD)
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                                                                                                                                                                          Existing     Modified
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Massachusetts........................  Plymouth (Town),........  Plymouth.................................  At Clarks Island..........................................   12   10
                                       Plymouth County.........  Harbor/Plymouth Bay......................  Approximately 500 feet north of the intersection of State    18   29
                                                                                                             Route 3A and Clifford Road.
 
  Maps available for inspection at the Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
 
  Send comments to Mr. Mark Sylvia, Plymouth Town Manager, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360.
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North Carolina.......................  Atkinson (Town), Pender   Mill Branch (of Moores Creek)............  Approximately 0.7 mile downstream of NC Highway 53........         None   43
                                        County.
                                                                                                            At Church Street (NC Highway 53)..........................         None   64
 

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  Maps available for inspection at the Atkinson Town Hall, 200 North Town Hall Avenue, Atkinson, North Carolina.
 
  Send comments to The Honorable George Stalker, Mayor of the Town of Atkinson, 200 North Town Hall Avenue, Atkinson, North Carolina 28421.
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North Carolina.......................  Orange County             Haw River................................  At the Orange/Chatham County boundary.....................         None  415
                                        (Unincorporated Areas).
                                                                                                            Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of East Greensboro-Chapel         None  429
                                                                                                             Hill Road.
 
Maps available for inspection at the Orange County Planning and Inspections Department, 306F Revere Road, Hillsborough, North Carolina.
 
Send comments to Mr. John M. Link, Jr., Orange County Manager, 200 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: June 5, 2006.
David I. Maurstad,
Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E6-9130 Filed 6-9-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P