Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 76322-76324 [E8-29765]

Download as PDF 76322 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Proposed Rules (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: December 5, 2008. Michael K. Buckley, Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–29763 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–1025] AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 March 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community are available for inspection 18:35 Dec 15, 2008 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations VerDate Aug<31>2005 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–1025, 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. Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 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\16DEP1.SGM 16DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Proposed Rules City/town/ county State Source of flooding 76323 * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground Location ** Existing Modified Town of Sparta, New York New York ........ Town of Sparta ... Canaseraga Creek. Just upstream of State Route 258/Flats Road ...................... None * 576 Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of White Bridge Road .... None * 614 * 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 Sparta Maps are available for inspection at 8302 Kysorville-Byersville Road, Dansville, NY 14437. Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground Location of referenced elevation ** Effective Communities affected Modified Powell County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas Red River (at City of Stanton). Approximately 800 feet downstream Judy Creek .............. None +641 Red River (at Clay City) ........ Approximately 5,400 feet upstream Hatcher Creek .......... Approximately 3,900 feet downstream Bert T CombsMountain Parkway. Approximately 5,800 feet downstream Hatton Creek ........ None None +651 +623 None Unincorporated Areas of Powell County. +632 Unincorporated Areas of Powell County. * 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 Powell County Maps are available for inspection at 525 Washington Street, Stanton, KY 40380. Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas Approximately 3,950 feet downstream from S. Yale Avenue. None +622 Approximately 1,377 feet upstream from Lewis Avenue ... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS Duck Creek ........................... None Unincorporated Areas of Okmulgee County, Town of Liberty. +642 * 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 Liberty Maps are available for inspection at 719 E. 8th St., Okmulgee, OK 74447. Unincorporated Areas of Okmulgee County Maps are available for inspection at 719 E. 8th St., Okmulgee, OK 74447. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:40 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\16DEP1.SGM 16DEP1 76324 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Proposed Rules (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: December 5, 2008. Michael K. Buckley, Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–29765 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 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. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 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 In the proposed rule published at FR Doc. E8–16811 in the July 23, 2008, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ‘‘Surry County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas’’ addressed Ararat River. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, or communities affected for these flooding sources. In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information, to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket No. FEMA–B–7795] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. SUMMARY: On July 23, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at FR Flooding source(s) Doc. E8–16811. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for Surry County, North Carolina. Specifically, it addresses Ararat River. 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. Correction * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground Location of referenced elevation Effective Communities affected Modified Surry County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Dec 15, 2008 At the confluence with Yadkin River ............................ None +803 Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of Riverside Drive (State Road 104). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS Ararat River ........................... None +1,094 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\16DEP1.SGM 16DEP1 Unincorporated Areas of Surry County, City of Mount Airy.

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 16, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 76322-76324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29765]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-B-1025]


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 March 16, 2009.

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-1025, 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)  
            State                 City/town/        Source of          Location **         Depth in feet above
                                    county           flooding                                    ground
                                                                                       -------------------------
                                                                                          Existing     Modified
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                                            Town of Sparta, New York
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New York.....................  Town of Sparta..  Canaseraga       Just upstream of             None        * 576
                                                  Creek.           State Route 258/
                                                                   Flats Road.
                                                                  Approximately 1.2            None        * 614
                                                                   miles upstream of
                                                                   White Bridge 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.
 
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 Sparta
Maps are available for inspection at 8302 Kysorville-Byersville Road, Dansville, NY 14437.
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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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                                 Powell County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
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Red River (at City of Stanton)......  Approximately 800 feet             None       +641  Unincorporated Areas
                                       downstream Judy Creek.                              of Powell County.
                                      Approximately 5,400 feet           None       +651
                                       upstream Hatcher Creek.
Red River (at Clay City)............  Approximately 3,900 feet           None       +623  Unincorporated Areas
                                       downstream Bert T Combs-                            of Powell County.
                                       Mountain Parkway.
                                      Approximately 5,800 feet           None       +632
                                       downstream Hatton Creek.
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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 Powell County
 
Maps are available for inspection at 525 Washington Street, Stanton, KY 40380.
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                                Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas
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Duck Creek..........................  Approximately 3,950 feet           None       +622  Unincorporated Areas
                                       downstream from S. Yale                             of Okmulgee County,
                                       Avenue.                                             Town of Liberty.
                                      Approximately 1,377 feet           None       +642
                                       upstream from Lewis Avenue.
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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 Liberty
Maps are available for inspection at 719 E. 8th St., Okmulgee, OK 74447.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Okmulgee County
Maps are available for inspection at 719 E. 8th St., Okmulgee, OK 74447.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Michael K. Buckley,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-29765 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P