Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 53814-53816 [E8-21688]

Download as PDF 53814 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 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 Unincorporated Areas of Grant County Maps are available for inspection at Grant County Courthouse, 210 East 5th Avenue, Milbank, SD. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: September 4, 2008. Michael K. Buckley, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–21687 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–1006] 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. DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 16, 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 17:08 Sep 16, 2008 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–1006, 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 00051 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\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 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 53815 Communities affected Modified Athens County, Ohio, and Incorporated Areas Hocking River ........................ Hocking River ........................ Hocking River ........................ Margaret Creek ..................... Sunday Creek ....................... Sunday Creek ....................... Sunday Creek ....................... Sunday Creek ....................... Approximately 3,200 feet downstream of State Route 144 Just downstream of State Route 144 ................................ Approximately 16,000 feet upstream of Highway 50 ........ None None None +602 +602 +625 Approximately 100 feet upstream of S. Canaan Road ..... At Chessie System Railroad .............................................. Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of Chessie System Railroad. At confluence with Sunday Creek ..................................... Approximately 150 feet upstream of Conrail Railroad ...... Approximately 500 feet upstream of State Highway 682 .. +631 +650 +650 +629 +649 +649 +660 +660 None +661 +661 +649 None None +649 +679 None +680 +660 +660 None +661 +661 +679 None +680 None +680 None +682 Approximately 550 feet downstream of State Highway 56 Approximately 240 feet downstream of Railroad at Village of Trimble/Athens County Unincorporated Areas Boundary. Just upstream of Railroad at Village of Trimble/Athens County Unincorporated Areas Boundary. At State Highway 13 .......................................................... Approximately 4,600 feet upstream of State Highway 13 Approximately 240 feet downstream of Railroad at Village of Trimble/Athens County Unincorporated Areas Boundary. Just upstream of Railroad at Village of Trimble/Athens County Unincorporated Areas Boundary. Just upstream of Railroad at Village of Trimble/Athens County Unincorporated Areas Boundary. Approximately 850 feet Upstream of Center Street .......... Village of Coolville. Unincorporated Areas of Athens County. Village of Chauncey. Unincorporated Areas of Athens County, City of Athens. Unincorporated Areas of Athens County. Village of Chauncey. Village of Jacksonville. Village of Trimble. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS * 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 Athens Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701. Unincorporated Areas of Athens County Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701. Village of Chauncey Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701. Village of Coolville Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701. Village of Jacksonville Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701. Village of Trimble Maps are available for inspection at 15 Congress Street, Trimble, OH 45782. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1 53816 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Proposed Rules (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: September 8, 2008. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–21688 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 RIN 0648–AU20 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revised Management Authority for Dark Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Availability of a proposed amendment to a fishery management plan; request for comments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 73 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 77 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (collectively, Amendments 73/77) for Secretarial (Commerce) approval. If approved, Amendments 73/77 would remove dark rockfish (Sebastes ciliatus) from both fishery management plans (FMPs). Consequently, the State of Alaska would then assume management of dark rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Gulf of Alaska. This action is necessary to allow the State of Alaska to implement more responsive, regionally based management of dark rockfish than is currently possible under the FMPs. This action would improve conservation and management of dark rockfish and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws. Comments on the proposed amendments must be received on or before November 17, 2008. DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Send comments to Sue Salveson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648– AU20 by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov. • Mail: P. O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. • Fax: (907) 586–7557. • Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (e.g., name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe portable document file (pdf) formats only. Copies of Amendments 73/77 and the Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (EA/RIR/IRFA) prepared for this action are available from the Alaska Region NMFS at the address above or from the Alaska Region NMFS website at http:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907–586–7228. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requires that each Regional Fishery Management Council submit any fishery management plan (FMP) amendment it prepares to the Secretary for review and approval, disapproval, or partial approval. The Magnuson-Stevens Act also requires that NMFS, upon receiving an FMP amendment, immediately publish a notice in the Federal Register that the amendment is available for public review and comment. This action constitutes such notice for Amendments 73/77 to the FMPs. Amendments 73/77 were unanimously adopted by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) in April 2007. If approved by SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the Secretary, these amendments would remove dark rockfish (Sebastes ciliatus) from the FMPs and would thereby allow the State of Alaska (State) to extend its management authority for dark rockfish into Federal waters off the State. The Council recommended Amendments 73/77 because dark rockfish are a nearshore, shallow-water species which are rarely caught in offshore Federal waters. Dark rockfish currently are contained in the pelagic shelf rockfish (PSR) complex in the Gulf of Alaska. The overfishing limit and acceptable biological catch limit for PSR are based primarily on the stock assessment for dusky rockfish. Dusky rockfish comprise the majority of the total exploitable biomass estimate for the PSR complex. In the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, dark rockfish are contained within the ‘‘other rockfish’’ complex, the biomass of which is largely comprised of dusky rockfish and thornyhead rockfish. Under Amendments 73/77, the State could implement more responsive, regionally based management of dark rockfish than is possible under the FMPs. State management would reduce the possibility of overexploitation and localized depletion of dark rockfish that could occur if it is continued to be managed within the larger PSR and ‘‘other rockfish’’ complexes under the FMPs. NMFS is soliciting public comments on Amendments 73/77 through November 17, 2008. A proposed rule that would implement Amendments 73/ 77 will be published in the Federal Register for public comment at a later date, following NMFS’ evaluation under the Magnuson-Stevens Act procedures. Comments received by November 17, 2008, whether specifically directed to the amendments or the proposed rule will be considered in the approval/ disapproval decision on Amendments 73/77. Comments received after that date will not be considered in the FMP amendment approval/disapproval decision. All comments received on Amendments 73/77 or on the proposed rule during their respective comment periods will be addressed in the final rule. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2008. James P. Burgess Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–21745 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 17, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53814-53816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21688]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-B-1006]


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 December 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-1006, 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 feet (NAVD)
         Flooding source(s)              Location of referenced       Depth in    Communities affected
                                              elevation **            feet above ground
                                                                   ----------------------
                                                                    Effective   Modified
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                                   Athens County, Ohio, and Incorporated Areas
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Hocking River.......................  Approximately 3,200 feet           None       +602  Village of Coolville.
                                       downstream of State Route
                                       144.
                                      Just downstream of State           None       +602
                                       Route 144.
Hocking River.......................  Approximately 16,000 feet          None       +625  Unincorporated Areas
                                       upstream of Highway 50.                             of Athens County.
                                      Approximately 100 feet             +631       +629
                                       upstream of S. Canaan Road.
                                      At Chessie System Railroad..       +650       +649
                                      Approximately 1,500 feet           +650       +649
                                       upstream of Chessie System
                                       Railroad.
Hocking River.......................  At confluence with Sunday          +660       +661  Village of Chauncey.
                                       Creek.
                                      Approximately 150 feet             +660       +661
                                       upstream of Conrail
                                       Railroad.
Margaret Creek......................  Approximately 500 feet             None       +649  Unincorporated Areas
                                       upstream of State Highway                           of Athens County,
                                       682.                                                City of Athens.
                                      Approximately 550 feet             None       +649
                                       downstream of State Highway
                                       56.
Sunday Creek........................  Approximately 240 feet             None       +679  Unincorporated Areas
                                       downstream of Railroad at                           of Athens County.
                                       Village of Trimble/Athens
                                       County Unincorporated Areas
                                       Boundary.
                                      Just upstream of Railroad at       None       +680
                                       Village of Trimble/Athens
                                       County Unincorporated Areas
                                       Boundary.
Sunday Creek........................  At State Highway 13.........       +660       +661  Village of Chauncey.
                                      Approximately 4,600 feet           +660       +661
                                       upstream of State Highway
                                       13.
Sunday Creek........................  Approximately 240 feet             None       +679  Village of
                                       downstream of Railroad at                           Jacksonville.
                                       Village of Trimble/Athens
                                       County Unincorporated Areas
                                       Boundary.
                                      Just upstream of Railroad at       None       +680
                                       Village of Trimble/Athens
                                       County Unincorporated Areas
                                       Boundary.
Sunday Creek........................  Just upstream of Railroad at       None       +680  Village of Trimble.
                                       Village of Trimble/Athens
                                       County Unincorporated Areas
                                       Boundary.
                                      Approximately 850 feet             None       +682
                                       Upstream of Center 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 Athens
Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701.
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Athens County
 
Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701.
 
Village of Chauncey
Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701.
 
Village of Coolville
Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701.
 
Village of Jacksonville
Maps are available for inspection at 28 Curran Drive, Athens, OH 45701.
 
Village of Trimble
Maps are available for inspection at 15 Congress Street, Trimble, OH 45782.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: September 8, 2008.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance 
Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-21688 Filed 9-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P