Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 20890-20894 [E8-8324]

Download as PDF 20890 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules Executive Order 13175 In accordance with the President’s memorandum of April 29, 1994, ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’ (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we have evaluated possible effects on Federally recognized Indian tribes and have determined that there are no substantial direct effects. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is a participating agency in this rulemaking. Executive Order 13211 On May 18, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13211 on regulations that significantly affect energy supply, distribution, or use. This Executive Order requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 13211, affecting energy supply, distribution, or use, and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Drafting Information—Theo Matuskowitz drafted these regulations under the guidance of Peter J. Probasco of the Office of Subsistence Management, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Additional assistance was provided by: • Charles Ardizzone, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management; • Sandy Rabinowitch and Nancy Swanton, Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service; • Drs. Warren Eastland and Glenn Chen, Alaska Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs; • Jerry Berg and Carl Jack, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and • Steve Kessler, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Forest Service. List of Subjects 36 CFR Part 242 Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS 50 CFR Part 100 Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife. For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Federal Subsistence Board proposes to amend 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100 for the 2009– 11 regulatory years. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: March 17, 2008. Peter J. Probasco, Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dated: March 17, 2008. Steve Kessler, Subsistence Program Leader, USDA—Forest Service. [FR Doc. E8–7841 Filed 4–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P, 3410–11–P Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–7771] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: 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 July 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) 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–7771, to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Frm 00049 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PO 00000 Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151, or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules 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. Flooding source(s) 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. 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: Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows: * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet (above ground) Location of referenced elevation** 20891 Effective Communities affected Modified Habersham County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas Soquee River Tributary ......... Approximately 770 feet upstream of confluence with Soquee River. Approximately 380 feet downstream of State Highway 385/Alternate 17/U.S. Highway 441 Business/Grant Street. +1307 +1308 +1307 City of Clarkesville. +1308 * 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 City of Clarkesville Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 210 East Water Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523. Iberia Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas Bayou Petite Anse-Deblanc Coulee-Segura Branch. Approximately 300 ft upstream of U.S. 90 eastbound. None +10 +11 +12 Commercial Canal ................ Approximately 300 ft downstream of Southern Pacific RR. Approximately 300 ft downstream of Southern Pacific RR. +9 +10 None +11 Duboin Canal ........................ Approximately 450 ft upstream of Admiral Doyle Drive.. Approximately 3,000 ft downstream of Admiral Doyle Drive. None +11 Intersection with Adrian St ........................................... Approximately 300 ft downstream of Weeks Island Road. Approximately 300 ft upstream of U.S. Hwy 90 ........... Approximately 300 ft downstream of Southern Pacific RR. Approximately 100 ft upstream of Jefferson Island Road. Approximately 300 ft downstream of Patoutville Road. None None +16 +10 None None +11 +3 None +6 None +9 Approximately 600 ft upstream of Smith Road ............ Approximately 3,250 ft upstream of J. Allen Daigre Drive. None None +11 +12 Approximately 300 ft downstream of Weeks Island Road. Approximately 100 ft upstream of Norris Road ............ +10 +12 None +10 Jacks Coulee ........................ Jefferson Canal ..................... pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS Little Valley Bayou ................ Peebles Coulee ..................... Poufette Canal—Bayou Petite Anse-Segura Branch. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish. 20892 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet (above ground) Location of referenced elevation** Effective Communities affected Modified +11 +13 Rodere Canal ........................ Approximately 300 ft downstream of Southern Pacific RR. Approximately 300 ft downstream of Southern Pacific RR. +9 +12 Tete Bayou ............................ Approximately 2,900 ft upstream of Center Street ...... Approximately 500 ft downstream of LA 3195 ............. None None +14 +13 Approximately 250 feet downstream of N. Lewis St. ... None +15 Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish, City of New Iberia. * 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 City of New Iberia Maps are available for inspection at 457 E. Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560. Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish Maps are available for inspection at 209 W. Main St., Suite 102, New Iberia, LA 70560. Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas Lake Maurepas—Entire Shoreline. Highest elevation approximately 40,800 feet south of confluence with Amite River. Highest elevation at confluence with Tickfaw River ..... None +9 None Unincorporated Areas of Livingston Parish. +10 * 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 Unincorporated Areas of Livingston Parish Maps are available for inspection at 29261 Frost Rd., Livingston, LA 70754. Davidson County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas Little Brush Fork Tributary 1 At the confluence with Little Brushy Fork .................... None +748 None +781 Little Brushy Fork .................. Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence of Little Brushy Fork Tributary 1A. At the confluence with Brushy Fork ............................. None +732 Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of Tom Livengood Road (State Road 1719). At the confluence with Little Brushy Fork Tributary 1 .. None +861 None +757 Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of Garden Valley Drive. At the confluence with Muddy Creek ........................... Approximately 250 feet upstream of North Payne Road (State Road 1510). None +786 None +810 +690 +811 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS Little Brushy Fork Tributary 1A. Miller Creek ........................... * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 Town of Midway, Unincorporated Areas of Davidson County. Town of Midway, Unincorporated Areas of Davidson County. Town of Midway, Unincorporated Areas of Davidson County. Town of Midway. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet (above ground) Location of referenced elevation** Effective 20893 Communities affected Modified **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 Midway Maps are available for inspection at Midway Town Hall, 125 Gum Tree Road, Midway, NC. Unincorporated Areas of Davidson County Maps are available for inspection at Davidson County Governmental Center, Planning and Zoning Department, 913 Greensboro Street, Lexington, NC. Mercer County, North Dakota, and Incorporated Areas Antelope Creek ..................... Antelope Creek Split ............. East Tributary Reach #1 ....... East Tributary Reach #2 ....... North Tributary ...................... Upstream Hazen Tributary .... West Hazen Tributary ........... 100 feet Upstream from Mercer County Road 18/53rd Ave. SW. 100 feet Upstream from Walk Bridge on Abandoned BNSF Railway Grade. 100 feet Upstream from BNSF Railway Bridge ........... +1743 +1745 +1756 +1757 None +1754 200 feet Upstream from 13th Ave. W. ......................... 100 feet Downstream from Roll Drive .......................... 100 feet Downstream from Beulah Dam ...................... 100 feet Upstream from BNSF Railway Bridge ........... 100 feet Upstream from Beulah Eagle Road ............... Confluence with East Tributary .................................... None None None +1780 +1792 None +1758 +1806 +1840 +1781 +1795 +1797 100 feet Upstream from Seventh St. ........................... 100 feet Upstream from the Confluence with Antelope Creek. 1000 feet Upstream from the Confluence with Antelope Creek. 100 feet Upstream from Confluence with Antelope Creek. 200 feet Upstream from Divide Street ......................... None +1754 +1819 +1753 +1754 +1753 +1748 +1750 None Mercer County, City of Hazen. +1764 Mercer County, City of Hazen. City of Beulah. City of Beulah. Mercer County, City of Beulah. City of Hazen. City of Hazen. * 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 City of Beulah Maps are available for inspection at 120 Central Avenue North, Beulah, ND 58523. City of Hazen Maps are available for inspection at 146 Main St. E., Hazen, ND 58545. Mercer County Maps are available for inspection at 1021 Arthur Street, Stanton, ND 58571–0039. Raleigh County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS Soak Creek ........................... Approximately 100 feet downstream of State Route 29. None +2305 Approximately 80 feet upstream of McKinney Hollow Road. None Unincorporated Areas of Raleigh County, Town of Sophia. +2328 * 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 20894 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) Location of referenced elevation** * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet (above ground) Effective Communities affected Modified 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 Sophia Maps are available for inspection at Sophia Town Hall, 100 East Railroad Avenue, Sophia, WV 25921. Unincorporated Areas of Raleigh County Maps are available for inspection at Raleigh County Commission Building, 116 1⁄2 North Heber Street, Beckley, WV 25801. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: March 31, 2008. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–8324 Filed 4–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–7773] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Comments are to be submitted on or before July 16, 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–7773, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 75 (Thursday, April 17, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20890-20894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8324]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-B-7771]


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 July 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps 
(FIRMs) 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-7771, 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

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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
                                                                feet  (NAVD)  
         Flooding source(s)            Location of referenced    Depth in feet  (above     Communities affected
                                            elevation**                 ground)
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                Habersham County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas
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Soquee River Tributary..............  Approximately 770 feet         +1307        +1308  City of Clarkesville.
                                       upstream of confluence
                                       with Soquee River.
                                      Approximately 380 feet         +1307        +1308
                                       downstream of State
                                       Highway 385/Alternate
                                       17/U.S. Highway 441
                                       Business/Grant Street.
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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
City of Clarkesville
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 210 East Water Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
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                                Iberia Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Bayou Petite Anse-Deblanc Coulee-     Approximately 300 ft            None          +10  Unincorporated Areas of
 Segura Branch.                        upstream of U.S. 90                                Iberia Parish.
                                       eastbound..
                                      Approximately 300 ft             +11          +12
                                       downstream of Southern
                                       Pacific RR.
Commercial Canal....................  Approximately 300 ft              +9          +10  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Southern                             Iberia Parish, City of
                                       Pacific RR.                                        New Iberia.
                                      Approximately 450 ft            None          +11
                                       upstream of Admiral
                                       Doyle Drive..
Duboin Canal........................  Approximately 3,000 ft          None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Admiral                              Iberia Parish, City of
                                       Doyle Drive.                                       New Iberia.
                                      Intersection with               None          +16
                                       Adrian St.
Jacks Coulee........................  Approximately 300 ft            None          +10  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Weeks                                Iberia Parish.
                                       Island Road.
                                      Approximately 300 ft            None          +11
                                       upstream of U.S. Hwy
                                       90.
Jefferson Canal.....................  Approximately 300 ft            None           +3  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Southern                             Iberia Parish.
                                       Pacific RR.
                                      Approximately 100 ft            None           +6
                                       upstream of Jefferson
                                       Island Road.
Little Valley Bayou.................  Approximately 300 ft            None           +9  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Iberia Parish.
                                       Patoutville Road..
                                      Approximately 600 ft            None          +11
                                       upstream of Smith Road.
Peebles Coulee......................  Approximately 3,250 ft          None          +12  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of J. Allen                               Iberia Parish, City of
                                       Daigre Drive.                                      New Iberia.
                                      Approximately 300 ft             +10          +12
                                       downstream of Weeks
                                       Island Road.
Poufette Canal--Bayou Petite Anse-    Approximately 100 ft            None          +10  Unincorporated Areas of
 Segura Branch.                        upstream of Norris                                 Iberia Parish.
                                       Road.

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                                      Approximately 300 ft             +11          +13
                                       downstream of Southern
                                       Pacific RR.
Rodere Canal........................  Approximately 300 ft              +9          +12  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Southern                             Iberia Parish, City of
                                       Pacific RR.                                        New Iberia.
                                      Approximately 2,900 ft          None          +14
                                       upstream of Center
                                       Street.
Tete Bayou..........................  Approximately 500 ft            None          +13  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of LA 3195.                             Iberia Parish, City of
                                                                                          New Iberia.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          None          +15
                                       downstream of N. Lewis
                                       St..
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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
City of New Iberia
Maps are available for inspection at 457 E. Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560.
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Iberia Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 209 W. Main St., Suite 102, New Iberia, LA 70560.
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                              Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Lake Maurepas--Entire Shoreline.....  Highest elevation               None           +9  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       approximately 40,800                               Livingston Parish.
                                       feet south of
                                       confluence with Amite
                                       River.
                                      Highest elevation at            None          +10
                                       confluence with
                                       Tickfaw River.
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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
                                    Unincorporated Areas of Livingston Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 29261 Frost Rd., Livingston, LA 70754.
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                             Davidson County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas
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Little Brush Fork Tributary 1.......  At the confluence with          None         +748  Town of Midway,
                                       Little Brushy Fork.                                Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Davidson County.
                                      Approximately 0.7 mile          None         +781
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence of Little
                                       Brushy Fork Tributary
                                       1A.
Little Brushy Fork..................  At the confluence with          None         +732  Town of Midway,
                                       Brushy Fork.                                       Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Davidson County.
                                      Approximately 1.8 miles         None         +861
                                       upstream of Tom
                                       Livengood Road (State
                                       Road 1719).
Little Brushy Fork Tributary 1A.....  At the confluence with          None         +757  Town of Midway,
                                       Little Brushy Fork                                 Unincorporated Areas
                                       Tributary 1.                                       of Davidson County.
                                      Approximately 2,000             None         +786
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Garden Valley Drive.
Miller Creek........................  At the confluence with          None         +690  Town of Midway.
                                       Muddy Creek.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          +810         +811
                                       upstream of North
                                       Payne Road (State Road
                                       1510).
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.

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**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 Midway
Maps are available for inspection at Midway Town Hall, 125 Gum Tree Road, Midway, NC.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Davidson County
Maps are available for inspection at Davidson County Governmental Center, Planning and Zoning Department, 913
 Greensboro Street, Lexington, NC.
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                               Mercer County, North Dakota, and Incorporated Areas
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Antelope Creek......................  100 feet Upstream from         +1743        +1745  Mercer County, City of
                                       Mercer County Road 18/                             Hazen.
                                       53rd Ave. SW.
                                      100 feet Upstream from         +1756        +1757
                                       Walk Bridge on
                                       Abandoned BNSF Railway
                                       Grade.
Antelope Creek Split................  100 feet Upstream from          None        +1754  Mercer County, City of
                                       BNSF Railway Bridge.                               Hazen.
                                      200 feet Upstream from          None        +1758
                                       13th Ave. W..
East Tributary Reach 1.....  100 feet Downstream             None        +1806  City of Beulah.
                                       from Roll Drive.
                                      100 feet Downstream             None        +1840
                                       from Beulah Dam.
East Tributary Reach 2.....  100 feet Upstream from         +1780        +1781  City of Beulah.
                                       BNSF Railway Bridge.
                                      100 feet Upstream from         +1792        +1795
                                       Beulah Eagle Road.
North Tributary.....................  Confluence with East            None        +1797  Mercer County, City of
                                       Tributary.                                         Beulah.
                                      100 feet Upstream from          None        +1819
                                       Seventh St..
Upstream Hazen Tributary............  100 feet Upstream from         +1754        +1753   City of Hazen.
                                       the Confluence with
                                       Antelope Creek.
                                      1000 feet Upstream from        +1754        +1753
                                       the Confluence with
                                       Antelope Creek.
West Hazen Tributary................  100 feet Upstream from         +1748        +1750  City of Hazen.
                                       Confluence with
                                       Antelope Creek.
                                      200 feet Upstream from          None        +1764
                                       Divide Street.
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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
City of Beulah
Maps are available for inspection at 120 Central Avenue North, Beulah, ND 58523.
 
City of Hazen
Maps are available for inspection at 146 Main St. E., Hazen, ND 58545.
 
Mercer County
Maps are available for inspection at 1021 Arthur Street, Stanton, ND 58571-0039.
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                              Raleigh County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
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Soak Creek..........................  Approximately 100 feet          None        +2305  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of State                                Raleigh County, Town
                                       Route 29.                                          of Sophia.
                                      Approximately 80 feet           None        +2328
                                       upstream of McKinney
                                       Hollow Road.
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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.

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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 Sophia
Maps are available for inspection at Sophia Town Hall, 100 East Railroad Avenue, Sophia, WV 25921.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Raleigh County
Maps are available for inspection at Raleigh County Commission Building, 116 \1/2\ North Heber Street, Beckley,
 WV 25801.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: March 31, 2008.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance 
Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.
 [FR Doc. E8-8324 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P