Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 56975-56979 [E7-19680]

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Box 8468, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105; and the Department of Public Health, Air Management Services, 321 University Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine L. Magliocchetti, (215) 814– PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 56975 2174, or by e-mail at magliocchetti.catherine@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information regarding this SIP revision submitted by the State of Pennsylvania for the purpose of establishing a limited maintenance plan for carbon monoxide in Philadelphia County for the maintenance period of 2007–2017, please see the information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, that is located in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register publication. Dated: September 14, 2007. Donald S. Welsh, Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. E7–19517 Filed 10–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–D–7822] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs 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., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151. E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 56976 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Proposed Rules The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. An environmental impact assessment has not been prepared. Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required. 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 proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. 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: I PART 67—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows: I 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: I *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground Location of referenced elevation Flooding source(s) Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988. Effective Communities affected Modified Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas Bowman Mill Tributary .......... At the confluence with South Elkhorn Creek ............. None +890 None +940 Bryant Tributary .................... Approximately 920 feet upstream of Palomar Boulevard. At the confluence with North Elkhorn Creek .............. None +943 None +985 Cave Hill Tributary ................ Approximately 2,200 feet upstream of Polo Club Boulevard. At the confluence with Bowman Mill Tributary ........... None +907 None +954 Southpoint Tributary ............. Approximately 2,780 feet upstream of the confluence with Bowman Mill Tributary. At the confluence with West Hickman Creek ............. None +890 Approximately 2,800 feet upstream of Southpoint Drive. Approximately 280 feet upstream of Beacon Hill Tributary. At Nicholasville Road .................................................. None +947 +923 +922 None +990 Wolf Run .............................. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Maps are available for inspection at Division of Planning, Current Planning Section, 101 East Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Send comments to The Honorable Jim Newberry, Mayor, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Tate County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas Arkabutla Reservoir .............. Arkabutla Reservoir .................................................... None +245 Coldwater River .................... 0.7 Miles Downstream of Arkabutla Reservior Dam .. None +195 At County Boundary ................................................... None +252 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 Town of Coldwater, Unincorporated Areas of Tate County. Unincorporated Areas of Tate County. Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Proposed Rules *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground Location of referenced elevation Flooding source(s) Effective Pidgeon Roost Creek ........... 56977 Communities affected Modified 0.6 Miles Downstream of Pidgeon Roost Road ......... None +292 400 Ft Downstream of Pidgeon Roost Road ............. None Unincorporated Areas of Tate County. +295 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ADDRESSES Town of Coldwater Maps are available for inspection at 444 Court Street, Coldwater, MS 38618. Send comments to The Honorable Jessie Edwards, Mayor, Town of Coldwater, 444 Court Street, Coldwater, MS 38618. Unincorporated Areas of Tate County Maps are available for inspection at 201 Ward Street, Senatobia, MS 38668. Send comments to Mr. James Sowell, President, Tate County Board of Supervisors, 201 Ward Street, Senatobia, MS 38668. Clay County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas Blair Creek ........................... At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None +1,800 Brasstown Creek .................. Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of NC–69 .............. At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None None +1,840 +1,587 None +1,713 Chatuga Lake ....................... Approximately 400 feet upstream of West Road (State Road 1111). Entire shoreline within Clay County ........................... None +1,929 Coleman Creek .................... At the confluence with Hyatt Mill Creek ..................... None +1,934 None +1,934 Crawford Creek .................... Approximately 800 feet upstream of the confluence with Hyatt Mill Creek. At the confluence with Brasstown Creek ................... None +1,698 None +1,837 Downing Creek ..................... Approximately 1,430 feet upstream of Pine Ridge Drive. At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None +1,796 None +1,959 Eagle Fork Creek ................. Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Lawrence Smith Road (State Road 1324). At the confluence with Shooting Creek ...................... None +2,045 Fires Creek ........................... Approximately 200 feet upstream of Sally Gap Road At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None None +2,211 +1,724 None +1,834 Giesky Creek ........................ Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of Fires Creek Road (State Road 1300). At the confluence with Shooting Creek ...................... None +1,981 None +2,172 Gumlog Creek ...................... Approximately 1,530 feet upstream of Sally Gap Road. At the confluence with Brasstown Creek ................... None +1,669 Approximately 300 feet upstream of Pine Log Road (State Road 1104). Approximately 500 feet downstream of Old Highway 64W (State Road 1100). None +1,703 None +1,590 None +1,885 Tributary 1 ..................... Approximately 1,380 feet upstream of the confluence of Hiwassee River Tributary 1. At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None +1,811 None +1,811 Hothouse Branch ................. Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Chatuge Dam Road (State Road 1146). At the confluence with Shooting Creek ...................... None +1,943 None +2,015 Hyatt Mill Creek .................... Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Fred and Carl Lane. At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None +1,802 At the confluence of Coleman Creek ......................... None +1,934 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS Hiwassee River .................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Hayesville. Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). 56978 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Proposed Rules *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground Location of referenced elevation Flooding source(s) Effective Licklog Creek ....................... Communities affected Modified Nantahala River ................... Approximately 200 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 64. Approximately 450 feet upstream of Peckerwood Road (State Road 1328). At the confluence with Shooting Creek and Thompson Creek. Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Shooting Creek and Thompson Creek. At the Clay/Macon County boundary ......................... None +3,089 Pinelong Creek ..................... Approximately 450 feet downstream of Thunderstruck Lane. At the confluence with Brasstown Creek ................... None +1,641 Qually Creek ........................ Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Royal Oaks Trail At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None None +1,914 +1,788 Drive ............ Old Highway None None +1,837 +1,929 Sweetwater Creek ................ Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Ali Approximately 800 feet upstream of 64E. Approximately 90 feet upstream of Old At the confluence with Hiwassee River Highway 64E ...................... None None +2,183 +1,686 None +1,844 Thompson Creek .................. Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of U.S. Highway 64. At the confluence with Shooting Creek ...................... None +2,183 None +2,283 Town Creek .......................... Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Muskrat Creek Road (State Road 1173). At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None +1,793 Tusquitee Creek ................... Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Anderson Street At the confluence with Hiwassee River ...................... None None +1,831 +1,783 None +2,214 Winchester Creek ................. Approximately 2.0 miles upstream of Chairmaker Drive. At the confluence with Brasstown Creek ................... None +1,671 Approximately 1,090 feet upstream of West Gum Log Road (State Road 1107). None +1,716 Muskrat Branch .................... Shooting Creek .................... None +1,929 None +2,005 None +2,183 None +2,429 None +3,013 Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Hayesville. Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). Clay County (Unincorporated Areas). * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ADDRESSES Clay County Maps are available for inspection at Clay County Building, 33 Main Street, Hayesville, NC. Send comments to Mr. Paul Leek, Clay County Manager, P.O. Box 118, Hayesville, NC 28904. Town of Hayesville Maps are available for inspection at Hayesville Town Hall, 235 Sanderson Street, Hayesville, NC. Send comments to The Honorable Harrell Moore, Mayor of the Town of Hayesville, P.O. Box 235, Hayesville, NC 28904. Dyer County, Tennessee, and Incorporated Areas yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS Mississippi River ................... Approximately 720 feet downstream from the confluence of Obion River. County boundary ........................................................ None +268 None Unincorporated Areas of Dyer County. +281 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Dyer County Maps are available for inspection at Building Inspector’s Office, #1 Veterans Square, Dyersburg, TN 38025. Send comments to The Honorable Richard Hill, Mayor, Dyer County, Dyer County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1360, Dyersburg, TN 38025–1360. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Proposed Rules Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’ Dated: September 21, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–19680 Filed 10–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AV19 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To List the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) as Threatened Throughout Its Range Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Extension of comment period; notice of availability of new information. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the extension of the public comment period on nine new United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports produced for the Service to provide current data and modeling results relevant to the final determination of whether the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) qualifies for listing under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We intend to take these reports into consideration as we make our final listing determination on the polar bear, and are extending the reopened public comment period on the January 9, 2007, proposed rule to list the polar bear as threatened throughout its range under the Act (72 FR 1064) for an additional 15 days to allow interested parties to comment on the USGS reports. We are limited in how long we can extend the public comment period because of the statutory deadline, which requires a final listing determination within one year of publication of the proposed rule, unless an extension of up to six months is granted due to substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available data relevant to the determination. Please note that comments previously submitted should not be resubmitted. This comment period is open only for comments on the nine USGS reports listed below. Comments submitted during the prior comment period have been incorporated into the public record VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 and will be fully considered during preparation of our final determination. DATES: We will accept public comments until October 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments and materials to us by any one of the following methods: (1) You may mail or hand-deliver written comments and information to the Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Office, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. (2) You may send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: Polar_Bear_Finding@fws.gov. For instructions on how to file comments electronically, see the ‘‘Public Comments Solicited’’ section below. In the event that our Internet connection is not functional, please submit your comments by one of the alternate methods listed in this section. (3) You may submit your comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. For information on obtaining copies of the nine USGS reports, see the ‘‘Obtaining Copies of the Nine USGS reports’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosa Meehan, Marine Mammals Management Office (see ADDRESSES) (telephone 907– 786–3800). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 9, 2007, the Service published a 12-month petition finding and proposed rule to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) as threatened throughout its range under the Act (72 FR 1064). The document announced a 3month public comment period on the proposed rule, which closed on April 9, 2007. We also held three public hearings during the proposed rule’s comment period, as announced in the February 15, 2007, Federal Register (72 FR 7381). On September 7, 2007, the Service received nine reports prepared by the USGS that provide new data and modeling outputs relevant to the final determination of whether the polar bear qualifies for listing as threatened or endangered under the Act. These reports are: (1) Polar Bear Population Status in the Northern Beaufort Sea by Stirling et al. (2) Polar Bear Population Status in Southern Hudson Bay Canada by Obbard et al. (3) Polar Bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea I: Survival and Breeding in PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 56979 Relation to Sea Ice Conditions, 2001– 2006 by Regehr et al. (4) Polar Bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea II: Demography and Population Growth in Relation to Sea Ice Conditions by Hunter et al. (5) Polar Bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea III: Stature, Mass, and Cub Recruitment in Relationship to Time and Sea Ice Extent Between 1982 and 2006 by Rode et al. (6) Uncertainty in Climate Model Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice Decline: An Evaluation Relevant to Polar Bears by DeWeaver. (7) Predicting the Future Distribution of Polar Bear Habitat in the Polar Basin from Resource Selection Functions Applied to 21st Century General Circulation Model Projections of Sea Ice by Durner et al. (8) Predicting Movements of Female Polar Bears between Summer Sea Ice Foraging Habitats and Terrestrial Denning Habitats of Alaska in the 21st Century: Proposed Methodology and Pilot Assessment by Bergen et al. (9) Forecasting the Range-wide Status of Polar Bears at Selected Times in the 21st Century by Amstrup et al. On September 20, 2007, we published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of these nine reports and our intention to consider them in making our final listing determination (72 FR 53749). In that notice we also reopened the public comment period on the January 9, 2007, proposed rule to list the polar bear as threatened under the Act (72 FR 1064) for 15 days to provide the public the opportunity to submit comments or information on these reports. Because of the volume and complexity of the information in the reports, we are extending the public comment period for an additional 15 days. The comment period now closes on October 22, 2007. We are asking for public comments on these reports and a review of the extent to which they add to the knowledge base for making the final decision. In particular we are seeking information regarding whether the reports raise an issue of substantial disagreement among scientists knowledgeable about polar bears regarding the accuracy or sufficiency of the available data relevant to the listing determination. Obtaining Copies of the Nine USGS Reports You may obtain copies of any of the nine USGS reports: • By mail from the U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Office of Communication, 119 National Center, Reston, VA 20192; E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 193 (Friday, October 5, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 56975-56979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19680]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-D-7822]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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 
BFEs 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., Engineering 
Management Section, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-
3151.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(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. An environmental impact assessment has not 
been prepared.
    Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are 
not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-
612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
    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 proposed rule involves no 
policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
    Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This proposed 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.

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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 67--[AMENDED]

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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]

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

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                                                                  *Elevation in feet
                                                                 (NGVD) +Elevation in
                                                                  feet (NAVD) Depth in feet above     Communities affected
                                             elevation                  ground
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                   Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
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Bowman Mill Tributary...............  At the confluence with          None         +890  Lexington-Fayette Urban
                                       South Elkhorn Creek.                               County Government.
                                      Approximately 920 feet          None         +940
                                       upstream of Palomar
                                       Boulevard.
Bryant Tributary....................  At the confluence with          None         +943  Lexington-Fayette Urban
                                       North Elkhorn Creek.                               County Government.
                                      Approximately 2,200             None         +985
                                       feet upstream of Polo
                                       Club Boulevard.
Cave Hill Tributary.................  At the confluence with          None         +907  Lexington-Fayette Urban
                                       Bowman Mill Tributary.                             County Government.
                                      Approximately 2,780             None         +954
                                       feet upstream of the
                                       confluence with Bowman
                                       Mill Tributary.
Southpoint Tributary................  At the confluence with          None         +890  Lexington-Fayette Urban
                                       West Hickman Creek.                                County Government.
                                      Approximately 2,800             None         +947
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Southpoint Drive.
Wolf Run............................  Approximately 280 feet          +923         +922  Lexington-Fayette Urban
                                       upstream of Beacon                                 County Government.
                                       Hill Tributary.
                                      At Nicholasville Road..         None         +990
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
 
Maps are available for inspection at Division of Planning, Current Planning Section, 101 East Vine Street,
 Lexington, KY 40507.
Send comments to The Honorable Jim Newberry, Mayor, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 200 East Main
 Street, Lexington, KY 40507.
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                                Tate County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
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Arkabutla Reservoir.................  Arkabutla Reservoir....         None         +245  Town of Coldwater,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Tate County.
Coldwater River.....................  0.7 Miles Downstream of         None         +195  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Arkabutla Reservior                                Tate County.
                                       Dam.
                                      At County Boundary.....         None         +252

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Pidgeon Roost Creek.................  0.6 Miles Downstream of         None         +292  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Pidgeon Roost Road.                                Tate County.
                                      400 Ft Downstream of            None         +295
                                       Pidgeon Roost Road.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Town of Coldwater
 
Maps are available for inspection at 444 Court Street, Coldwater, MS 38618.
Send comments to The Honorable Jessie Edwards, Mayor, Town of Coldwater, 444 Court Street, Coldwater, MS 38618.
 
                                       Unincorporated Areas of Tate County
Maps are available for inspection at 201 Ward Street, Senatobia, MS 38668.
Send comments to Mr. James Sowell, President, Tate County Board of Supervisors, 201 Ward Street, Senatobia, MS
 38668.
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                               Clay County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas
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Blair Creek.........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,800  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          None       +1,840
                                       upstream of NC-69.
Brasstown Creek.....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,587  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 400 feet          None       +1,713
                                       upstream of West Road
                                       (State Road 1111).
Chatuga Lake........................  Entire shoreline within         None       +1,929  Clay County
                                       Clay County.                                       (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
Coleman Creek.......................  At the confluence with          None       +1,934  Clay County
                                       Hyatt Mill Creek.                                  (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 800 feet          None       +1,934
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with Hyatt
                                       Mill Creek.
Crawford Creek......................  At the confluence with          None       +1,698  Clay County
                                       Brasstown Creek.                                   (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1,430             None       +1,837
                                       feet upstream of Pine
                                       Ridge Drive.
Downing Creek.......................  At the confluence with          None       +1,796  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          None       +1,959
                                       upstream of Lawrence
                                       Smith Road (State Road
                                       1324).
Eagle Fork Creek....................  At the confluence with          None       +2,045  Clay County
                                       Shooting Creek.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 200 feet          None       +2,211
                                       upstream of Sally Gap
                                       Road.
Fires Creek.........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,724  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1.5 miles         None       +1,834
                                       upstream of Fires
                                       Creek Road (State Road
                                       1300).
Giesky Creek........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,981  Clay County
                                       Shooting Creek.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1,530             None       +2,172
                                       feet upstream of Sally
                                       Gap Road.
Gumlog Creek........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,669  Clay County
                                       Brasstown Creek.                                   (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 300 feet          None       +1,703
                                       upstream of Pine Log
                                       Road (State Road 1104).
Hiwassee River......................  Approximately 500 feet          None       +1,590  Clay County
                                       downstream of Old                                  (Unincorporated
                                       Highway 64W (State                                 Areas), Town of
                                       Road 1100).                                        Hayesville.
                                      Approximately 1,380             None       +1,885
                                       feet upstream of the
                                       confluence of Hiwassee
                                       River Tributary 1.
    Tributary 1.....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,811  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None       +1,811
                                       upstream of Chatuge
                                       Dam Road (State Road
                                       1146).
Hothouse Branch.....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,943  Clay County
                                       Shooting Creek.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.7 mile          None       +2,015
                                       upstream of Fred and
                                       Carl Lane.
Hyatt Mill Creek....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,802  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      At the confluence of            None       +1,934
                                       Coleman Creek.

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Licklog Creek.......................  Approximately 200 feet          None       +1,929  Clay County
                                       downstream of U.S.                                 (Unincorporated
                                       Highway 64.                                        Areas).
                                      Approximately 450 feet          None       +2,005
                                       upstream of Peckerwood
                                       Road (State Road 1328).
Muskrat Branch......................  At the confluence with          None       +2,183  Clay County
                                       Shooting Creek and                                 (Unincorporated
                                       Thompson Creek.                                    Areas).
                                      Approximately 1.5 miles         None       +2,429
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Shooting Creek and
                                       Thompson Creek.
Nantahala River.....................  At the Clay/Macon               None       +3,013  Clay County
                                       County boundary.                                   (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 450 feet          None       +3,089
                                       downstream of
                                       Thunderstruck Lane.
Pinelong Creek......................  At the confluence with          None       +1,641  Clay County
                                       Brasstown Creek.                                   (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1.0 mile          None       +1,914
                                       upstream of Royal Oaks
                                       Trail.
Qually Creek........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,788  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None       +1,837
                                       upstream of Ali Drive.
Shooting Creek......................  Approximately 800 feet          None       +1,929  Clay County
                                       upstream of Old                                    (Unincorporated
                                       Highway 64E.                                       Areas).
                                      Approximately 90 feet           None       +2,183
                                       upstream of Old
                                       Highway 64E.
Sweetwater Creek....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,686  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1.2 miles         None       +1,844
                                       upstream of U.S.
                                       Highway 64.
Thompson Creek......................  At the confluence with          None       +2,183  Clay County
                                       Shooting Creek.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None       +2,283
                                       upstream of Muskrat
                                       Creek Road (State Road
                                       1173).
Town Creek..........................  At the confluence with          None       +1,793  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas), Town of
                                                                                          Hayesville.
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None       +1,831
                                       upstream of Anderson
                                       Street.
Tusquitee Creek.....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,783  Clay County
                                       Hiwassee River.                                    (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 2.0 miles         None       +2,214
                                       upstream of Chairmaker
                                       Drive.
Winchester Creek....................  At the confluence with          None       +1,671  Clay County
                                       Brasstown Creek.                                   (Unincorporated
                                                                                          Areas).
                                      Approximately 1,090             None       +1,716
                                       feet upstream of West
                                       Gum Log Road (State
                                       Road 1107).
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Clay County
 
Maps are available for inspection at Clay County Building, 33 Main Street, Hayesville, NC.
Send comments to Mr. Paul Leek, Clay County Manager, P.O. Box 118, Hayesville, NC 28904.
 
Town of Hayesville
 
Maps are available for inspection at Hayesville Town Hall, 235 Sanderson Street, Hayesville, NC.
Send comments to The Honorable Harrell Moore, Mayor of the Town of Hayesville, P.O. Box 235, Hayesville, NC
 28904.
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                                 Dyer County, Tennessee, and Incorporated Areas
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Mississippi River...................  Approximately 720 feet          None         +268  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream from the                                Dyer County.
                                       confluence of Obion
                                       River.
                                      County boundary........         None         +281
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                       Unincorporated Areas of Dyer County
Maps are available for inspection at Building Inspector's Office, 1 Veterans Square, Dyersburg, TN
 38025.
Send comments to The Honorable Richard Hill, Mayor, Dyer County, Dyer County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1360,
 Dyersburg, TN 38025-1360.
 
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.''

    Dated: September 21, 2007.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance 
Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.
 [FR Doc. E7-19680 Filed 10-4-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P