Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 62194-62195 [E7-21607]

Download as PDF 62194 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Proposed Rules (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: October 30, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–21610 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–7743] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings. DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before January 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community are available for inspection VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:02 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 at the community’s map repository. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–7743, to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151, or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151 or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov. 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. Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging receipt of any comments will not be sent. Administrative Procedure Act Statement. This matter is not a PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 rulemaking governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553. FEMA publishes flood elevation determinations for notice and comment; however, they are governed by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and do not fall under the APA. 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. Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended. 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. 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: E:\FR\FM\02NOP1.SGM 02NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Proposed Rules Flooding Source(s) *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground Location on Referenced Elevation** Effective 62195 Communities Affected Modified Hartford County, Connecticut (All Jurisdictions) Connecticut River ... At confluence with Dividend Brook. +28 +26 At Connecticut/Massachusetts state boundary. +56 Town of East Hartford, Town of East Windsor, Town of Enfield, Town of Glastonbury, City of Hartford, Town of Rocky Hill, Town of South Windsor, Town of Suffield, Town of Wethersfield, Town of Windsor, Town of Windsor Locks. +57 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed. Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Town of East Hartford Maps are available for inspection at 740 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. Town of East Windsor Maps are available for inspection at East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016. Town of Enfield Maps are available for inspection at Enfield Town Engineer’s Office, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082. Town of Glastonbury Maps are available for inspection at Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. City of Hartford Maps are available for inspection at Department of Public Works, 525 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Town of Rocky Hill Maps are available for inspection at 761 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Town of South Windsor Maps are available for inspection at South Windsor Town Hall, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06074. Town of Suffield Maps are available for inspection at Town Clerk’s Office, 83 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078. Town of Wethersfield Maps are available for inspection at 505 Dean Silas Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Town of Windsor Maps are available for inspection at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095. Town of Windsor Locks Maps are available for inspection at Windsor Locks Town Hall, 50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: October 29, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–21607 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 9110–12–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 11 [EB Docket No. 04–296, FCC 07–109] Review of the Emergency Alert System Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this document the Commission seeks comment on several issues relating to the Emergency Alert System (EAS), in order to ensure that EAS rules better protect the life and property of all Americans. Recognizing the need of all Americans to be alerted in the event of an emergency, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:02 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Commission seeks comment on those whose primary language is not English, and persons with disabilities, to determine how these communities might best be served by EAS. The Commission also seeks comment on whether emergency alerts transmitted by local authorities should be transmitted, and various ways that performance of EAS operation may be assessed. Written comments are due on or before December 3, 2007 and reply comments are due on or before December 17, 2007. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by EB Docket No. 04–296, by any of the identified methods: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02NOP1.SGM 02NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 212 (Friday, November 2, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62194-62195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21607]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-B-7743]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual-
chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the 
communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to 
seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory 
flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream 
locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of 
the floodplain management measures that the community is required 
either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to 
qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once 
finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate 
appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the 
contents in those buildings.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before January 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map 
(FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community are available for 
inspection at the community's map repository. The respective addresses 
are listed in the table below.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-7743, to 
William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, 
Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151, or (e-mail) 
bill.blanton@dhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, 
Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, 
(202) 646-3151 or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov.

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.
    Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other 
than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging 
receipt of any comments will not be sent.
    Administrative Procedure Act Statement. This matter is not a 
rulemaking governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 
553. FEMA publishes flood elevation determinations for notice and 
comment; however, they are governed by the Flood Disaster Protection 
Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and the National Flood Insurance Act of 
1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and do not fall under the APA.
    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.
    Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This 
proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria 
of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended.
    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.

    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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                                                               *Elevation in feet
                                                              (NGVD)  +Elevation in
                                          Location on         feet (NAVD)  Depth in feet above      Communities Affected
                                          Elevation**                ground
                                                           --------------------------
                                                             Effective     Modified
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                                Hartford County, Connecticut (All Jurisdictions)
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Connecticut River..................  At confluence with             +28          +26  Town of East Hartford,
                                      Dividend Brook.                                  Town of East Windsor,
                                                                                       Town of Enfield, Town of
                                                                                       Glastonbury, City of
                                                                                       Hartford, Town of Rocky
                                                                                       Hill, Town of South
                                                                                       Windsor, Town of
                                                                                       Suffield, Town of
                                                                                       Wethersfield, Town of
                                                                                       Windsor, Town of Windsor
                                                                                       Locks.
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                                     At Connecticut/                +56          +57
                                      Massachusetts state
                                      boundary.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream
 reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at
 the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Town of East Hartford
Maps are available for inspection at 740 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108.
 
Town of East Windsor
Maps are available for inspection at East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016.
 
Town of Enfield
Maps are available for inspection at Enfield Town Engineer's Office, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082.
 
Town of Glastonbury
Maps are available for inspection at Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
 
City of Hartford
Maps are available for inspection at Department of Public Works, 525 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.
 
Town of Rocky Hill
Maps are available for inspection at 761 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
 
Town of South Windsor
Maps are available for inspection at South Windsor Town Hall, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06074.
 
Town of Suffield
Maps are available for inspection at Town Clerk's Office, 83 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078.
 
Town of Wethersfield
Maps are available for inspection at 505 Dean Silas Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.
 
Town of Windsor
Maps are available for inspection at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095.
 
Town of Windsor Locks
Maps are available for inspection at Windsor Locks Town Hall, 50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: October 29, 2007.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance 
Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-21607 Filed 11-1-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P