Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations, 47164-47169 [E9-22111]

Download as PDF 47164 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation ** Effective Town Branch .............................. Communities affected Modified Approximately 1,500 feet downstream of North 3700 Road. None +822 Approximately 1,550 feet upstream of East B Street None Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County, Town of Allen. +852 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES City of Ada Maps are available for inspection at 231 South Townsend Street, Ada, OK 78420. Town of Allen Maps are available for inspection at 109 North Memphis Street, Allen, OK 78425. Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County Maps are available for inspection at 120 West 13th Street, Ada, OK 74821. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Edward L. Connor, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–22106 Filed 9–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1064] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is 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–1064, to Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (202) 646–2820, or e-mail) kevin.long@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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules 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 Flooding source(s) 47165 Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows: 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. 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. List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67 § 67.4 Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows: PART 67—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows: [Amended] * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation** Effective Communities affected Modified Baxter County, Arkansas, and Incorporated Areas North Fork River ................. Just downstream of State Highway 177 ........................ +397 +398 Tributary #1 to Dodd Creek At the confluence with White River ................................ At the confluence with Dodd Creek ............................... Approximately 505 feet upstream of Burnett Drive ........ +397 +784 None +398 +785 +834 City of Norfork, Unincorporated Areas of Baxter County, City of Salesville. City of Mountain Home. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Baxter County Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 1 East 7th Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653. City of Mountain Home Maps are available for inspection at 720 South Hickory Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653. City of Norfork Maps are available for inspection at 49 City Hall Circle, Norfork, AR 72658. City of Salesville Maps are available for inspection at 46 Salesville Circle, Salesville, AR 72653. Kauai County, Hawaii, and Incorporated Areas sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS Pacific Ocean ..................... On the Pacific Ocean coastline, on the east side of the island, approximately 0.6 mile northeast of Kuahona Point. On the Pacific Ocean coastline, on the east side of the island, approximately 0.9 mile southeast of the intersection of Niumalu Road and Hulemalu Road. Approximately 2,075 feet southeast of the intersection of Waapa Road and Niumalu Road. None #1 None #89 None Unincorporated Areas of Kauai County. #1 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 47166 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation** Effective Communities affected Modified ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Kauai County Maps are available for inspection at the Department of Public Works, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 175, Lihue, HI 96766. Delaware County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas Muncie Creek ..................... Just downstream of McCulloch Boulevard ..................... +939 +939 West Fork White River ....... Just downstream of Norfolk Southern Railroad ............. Approximately 2,200 feet downstream of Interstate 69 None +872 +959 +873 Approximately 17,780 feet upstream of County Road 700. +993 City of Muncie, Unincorporated Areas of Delaware County. +992 Unincorporated Areas of Delaware County, City of Muncie, Town of Daleville, Town of Yorktown. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES City of Muncie Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 300 North High Street, Muncie, IN 47334. Town of Daleville Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 8019 Walnut Street, Daleville, IN 47334. Town of Yorktown Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 9800 West Smith Street, Yorktown, IN 47396. Unincorporated Areas of Delaware County Maps are available for inspection at the County Building, 100 West Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305. Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas Ponchatoula Creek ............. Tangipahoa River ............... sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS Unnamed Tributary ............. Approximately 1,726 feet upstream of the confluence of Ponchatoula Creek and Unnamed Tributary. Approximately 1.92 miles upstream of the confluence of Ponchatoula Creek and Unnamed Tributary. Approximately 1.18 miles upstream of the confluence of the Tangipahoa River and Big Creek. Approximately 1,809 feet downstream of the intersection of the Tangipahoa River and Highway 10. Approximately 0.65 miles upstream of the confluence of Unnamed Tributary and Ponchatoula Creek. Approximately 0.81 miles upstream of the confluence of Unnamed Tributary and Ponchatoula Creek. None +79 None +87 None +118 None +126 None +79 None Town of Independence. +80 Town of Roseland. Town of Independence. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Town of Independence Maps are available for inspection at P.O. Box 35, Independence, LA 70443. Town of Roseland VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation** Effective 47167 Communities affected Modified Maps are available for inspection at 62438 Commercial Drive, Roseland, LA 70546. Todd County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas Long Prairie River .............. Approximately 15,140 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 71. None +1284 Approximately 3,950 feet upstream of Riverside Drive/ County Highway 56. None City of Long Prairie, Unincorporated Areas of Todd County. +1293 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES City of Long Prairie Maps are available for inspection at 615 Lake Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347. Unincorporated Areas of Todd County Maps are available for inspection at 215 1st Avenue South, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347. Grant County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas Cotton Wood Creek ............ Pinos Altos Creek ............... San Vicente Arroyo ............ Silva Creek ......................... Tributary No. 1 (Maude’s Creek). sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS Tributary No. 2 (Maude’s Creek). None +5942 None None +5987 +5698 None +6122 None +6116 None +6130 None +5623 None +5762 None +5942 None None +5993 +5858 Approximately 1,300 feet downstream of Silver Heights Boulevard. Approximately 800 feet upstream of Yellow Arrow Lane None +6006 None +5853 Approximately 1,900 feet upstream of Yellow Arrow Lane. Maunde’s Creek ................. Approximately 400 feet upstream of the confluence with Silva Creek. Just downstream of Little Walnut Road ......................... Approximately 1.0 miles downstream of Rosedale Road. Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of the confluence with Central Arroyo. Approximately 0.4 miles upstream of North Fowler Avenue. Approximately 0.5 miles upstream of North Fowler Avenue. Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of Broken Arrow Drive. Approximately 700 feet upstream of the confluence with Tributary No. 4 (San Vicente Arroyo). Approximately 400 feet upstream of the confluence with Silva Creek. Approximately 300 feet upstream of Jade Drive ........... At the confluence with Maude’s Creek .......................... None Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. +5868 Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. Unincorporated Areas of Grant County. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:55 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 47168 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation** Effective Communities affected Modified ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Grant County Maps are available for inspection at 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM 88061. Seminole County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas Tributary 3 of Magnolia Creek. Approximately 1.3 miles Tributary 1 of Tributary Approximately 1.7 miles Tributary 1 of Tributary upstream of confluence with 3 of Magnolia Creek. upstream of confluence with 3 of Magnolia Creek. +955 +953 +966 Unincorporated Areas of Seminole County. +967 * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Seminole County Maps are available for inspection at 110 South Wewoka Avenue, Wewoka, OK 74884. Meigs County, Tennessee, and Incorporated Areas Dake Branch ....................... Decatur Creek .................... Watts Creek ........................ None +696 Approximately 0.8 miles upstream of the confluence with Watts Creek. At the confluence of Decatur Creek ............................... Approximately 0.5 miles upstream of Church Lane ....... Approximately 0.5 miles downstream of State Highway 58. Approximately 605 feet upstream of State Highway 58 At the confluence with Tennessee River ....................... None +696 None None None +732 +745 +730 None None +742 +696 Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of the confluence with Tennessee River. Decatur Branch .................. At the confluence with Watts Creek ............................... None Unincorporated Areas of Meigs County. +696 Town of Decatur. Town of Decatur. Unincorporated Areas of Meigs County. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Meigs County Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 17214 State Highway 58 North, Decatur, TN 37322. Town of Decatur Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17454 State Highway 58 North, Decatur, TN 37322. Burleson County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas Copperas Hollow Creek ..... +366 +367 +379 +378 Elm Branch ......................... Approximately 0.3 miles upstream of Country Club Drive. Approximately 630 feet downstream of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. At the confluence with Elm Branch ................................ +339 +341 Tributary 1 .......................... Just downstream of 10th Street ..................................... +371 +372 VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:33 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Unincorporated Areas of Burleson County. Unincorporated Areas of Burleson County. Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation** Effective 47169 Communities affected Modified Stream TCA ........................ Just downstream of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. +250 +246 Stream TCB ........................ Approximately 650 feet upstream of County Road 422 At the confluence with Stream TCA ............................... Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of Avenue E .......... +250 +250 +250 +254 +247 +251 Unincorporated Areas of Burleson County, City of Somerville. City of Somerville. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES City of Somerville Maps are available for inspection at P.O. Box 159, Somerville, TX 77879. Unincorporated Areas of Burleson County Maps are available for inspection at 100 West Buck, Suite 306, Caldwell, TX 77836. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Edward L. Connor, Acting Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–22111 Filed 9–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 14, 2009. Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1069] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% 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 16:55 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is 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–1069, to Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov. ADDRESSES: 44 CFR Part 67 VerDate Nov<24>2008 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 15, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 47164-47169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22111]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1064]


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% 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 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map 
(FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is 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-1064, to 
Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, 
Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 
(202) 646-2820, or e-mail) kevin.long@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.

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    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)  
                                       Location of referenced       Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)                  elevation**         ground [caret] Elevation   Communities affected
                                                                      in meters (MSL)
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                                                                  Effective     Modified
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                                 Baxter County, Arkansas, and Incorporated Areas
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North Fork River...................  Just downstream of State           +397         +398  City of Norfork,
                                      Highway 177.                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                            of Baxter County,
                                                                                            City of Salesville.
                                     At the confluence with             +397         +398
                                      White River.
Tributary 1 to Dodd Creek.  At the confluence with             +784         +785  City of Mountain
                                      Dodd Creek.                                           Home.
                                     Approximately 505 feet             None         +834
                                      upstream of Burnett Drive.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Baxter County
Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 1 East 7th Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.
 
City of Mountain Home
Maps are available for inspection at 720 South Hickory Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.
 
City of Norfork
Maps are available for inspection at 49 City Hall Circle, Norfork, AR 72658.
 
City of Salesville
Maps are available for inspection at 46 Salesville Circle, Salesville, AR 72653.
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                                  Kauai County, Hawaii, and Incorporated Areas
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Pacific Ocean......................  On the Pacific Ocean               None   1  Unincorporated Areas
                                      coastline, on the east                                of Kauai County.
                                      side of the island,
                                      approximately 0.6 mile
                                      northeast of Kuahona
                                      Point.
                                     On the Pacific Ocean               None  89
                                      coastline, on the east
                                      side of the island,
                                      approximately 0.9 mile
                                      southeast of the
                                      intersection of Niumalu
                                      Road and Hulemalu Road.
                                     Approximately 2,075 feet           None   1
                                      southeast of the
                                      intersection of Waapa
                                      Road and Niumalu Road.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 

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                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Kauai County
Maps are available for inspection at the Department of Public Works, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 175, Lihue, HI
 96766.
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                                Delaware County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Muncie Creek.......................  Just downstream of                 +939         +939  City of Muncie,
                                      McCulloch Boulevard.                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                            of Delaware County.
                                     Just downstream of Norfolk         None         +959
                                      Southern Railroad.
West Fork White River..............  Approximately 2,200 feet           +872         +873  Unincorporated Areas
                                      downstream of Interstate                              of Delaware County,
                                      69.                                                   City of Muncie, Town
                                                                                            of Daleville, Town
                                                                                            of Yorktown.
                                     Approximately 17,780 feet          +993         +992
                                      upstream of County Road
                                      700.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
City of Muncie
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 300 North High Street, Muncie, IN 47334.
 
Town of Daleville
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 8019 Walnut Street, Daleville, IN 47334.
 
Town of Yorktown
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 9800 West Smith Street, Yorktown, IN 47396.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Delaware County
Maps are available for inspection at the County Building, 100 West Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305.
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                              Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ponchatoula Creek..................  Approximately 1,726 feet           None          +79  Town of Independence.
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence of Ponchatoula
                                      Creek and Unnamed
                                      Tributary.
                                     Approximately 1.92 miles           None          +87
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence of Ponchatoula
                                      Creek and Unnamed
                                      Tributary.
Tangipahoa River...................  Approximately 1.18 miles           None         +118  Town of Roseland.
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence of the
                                      Tangipahoa River and Big
                                      Creek.
                                     Approximately 1,809 feet           None         +126
                                      downstream of the
                                      intersection of the
                                      Tangipahoa River and
                                      Highway 10.
Unnamed Tributary..................  Approximately 0.65 miles           None          +79  Town of Independence.
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence of Unnamed
                                      Tributary and Ponchatoula
                                      Creek.
                                     Approximately 0.81 miles           None          +80
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence of Unnamed
                                      Tributary and Ponchatoula
                                      Creek.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Town of Independence
Maps are available for inspection at P.O. Box 35, Independence, LA 70443.
 
Town of Roseland

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Maps are available for inspection at 62438 Commercial Drive, Roseland, LA 70546.
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                                 Todd County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Long Prairie River.................  Approximately 15,140 feet          None        +1284  City of Long Prairie,
                                      downstream of U.S.                                    Unincorporated Areas
                                      Highway 71.                                           of Todd County.
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                                     Approximately 3,950 feet           None        +1293
                                      upstream of Riverside
                                      Drive/County Highway 56.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
City of Long Prairie
Maps are available for inspection at 615 Lake Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347.
 
                                       Unincorporated Areas of Todd County
Maps are available for inspection at 215 1st Avenue South, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347.
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                                Grant County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cotton Wood Creek..................  Approximately 400 feet             None        +5942  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of the                                       of Grant County.
                                      confluence with Silva
                                      Creek.
                                     Just downstream of Little          None        +5987
                                      Walnut Road.
Maunde's Creek.....................  Approximately 1.0 miles            None        +5698  Unincorporated Areas
                                      downstream of Rosedale                                of Grant County.
                                      Road.
                                     Approximately 1.1 miles            None        +6122
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence with Central
                                      Arroyo.
Pinos Altos Creek..................  Approximately 0.4 miles            None        +6116  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of North Fowler                              of Grant County.
                                      Avenue.
                                     Approximately 0.5 miles            None        +6130
                                      upstream of North Fowler
                                      Avenue.
San Vicente Arroyo.................  Approximately 1,000 feet           None        +5623  Unincorporated Areas
                                      downstream of Broken                                  of Grant County.
                                      Arrow Drive.
                                     Approximately 700 feet             None        +5762
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence with Tributary
                                      No. 4 (San Vicente
                                      Arroyo).
Silva Creek........................  Approximately 400 feet             None        +5942  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of the                                       of Grant County.
                                      confluence with Silva
                                      Creek.
                                     Approximately 300 feet             None        +5993
                                      upstream of Jade Drive.
Tributary No. 1 (Maude's Creek)....  At the confluence with             None        +5858  Unincorporated Areas
                                      Maude's Creek.                                        of Grant County.
                                     Approximately 1,300 feet           None        +6006
                                      downstream of Silver
                                      Heights Boulevard.
Tributary No. 2 (Maude's Creek)....  Approximately 800 feet             None        +5853  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of Yellow Arrow                              of Grant County.
                                      Lane.
                                     Approximately 1,900 feet           None        +5868
                                      upstream of Yellow Arrow
                                      Lane.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 

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                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Grant County
Maps are available for inspection at 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM 88061.
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                                Seminole County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tributary 3 of Magnolia Creek......  Approximately 1.3 miles            +955         +953  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of confluence                                of Seminole County.
                                      with Tributary 1 of
                                      Tributary 3 of Magnolia
                                      Creek.
                                     Approximately 1.7 miles            +966         +967
                                      upstream of confluence
                                      with Tributary 1 of
                                      Tributary 3 of Magnolia
                                      Creek.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Seminole County
Maps are available for inspection at 110 South Wewoka Avenue, Wewoka, OK 74884.
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                                 Meigs County, Tennessee, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dake Branch........................  At the confluence with             None         +696  Unincorporated Areas
                                      Watts Creek.                                          of Meigs County.
                                     Approximately 0.8 miles            None         +696
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence with Watts
                                      Creek.
Decatur Branch.....................  At the confluence of               None         +732  Town of Decatur.
                                      Decatur Creek.
                                     Approximately 0.5 miles            None         +745
                                      upstream of Church Lane.
Decatur Creek......................  Approximately 0.5 miles            None         +730  Town of Decatur.
                                      downstream of State
                                      Highway 58.
                                     Approximately 605 feet             None         +742
                                      upstream of State Highway
                                      58.
Watts Creek........................  At the confluence with             None         +696  Unincorporated Areas
                                      Tennessee River.                                      of Meigs County.
                                     Approximately 1.9 miles            None         +696
                                      upstream of the
                                      confluence with Tennessee
                                      River.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Meigs County
Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 17214 State Highway 58 North, Decatur, TN 37322.
 
Town of Decatur
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17454 State Highway 58 North, Decatur, TN 37322.
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                                 Burleson County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Copperas Hollow Creek..............  Approximately 0.3 miles            +366         +367  Unincorporated Areas
                                      upstream of Country Club                              of Burleson County.
                                      Drive.
                                     Approximately 630 feet             +379         +378
                                      downstream of the
                                      Burlington Northern Santa
                                      Fe Railroad.
Elm Branch.........................  At the confluence with Elm         +339         +341  Unincorporated Areas
                                      Branch.                                               of Burleson County.
Tributary 1........................  Just downstream of 10th            +371         +372
                                      Street.

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Stream TCA.........................  Just downstream of the             +250         +246  Unincorporated Areas
                                      Burlington Northern Santa                             of Burleson County,
                                      Fe Railroad.                                          City of Somerville.
                                     Approximately 650 feet             +250         +254
                                      upstream of County Road
                                      422.
Stream TCB.........................  At the confluence with             +250         +247  City of Somerville.
                                      Stream TCA.
                                     Approximately 1,000 feet           +250         +251
                                      upstream of Avenue E.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal
 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
City of Somerville
Maps are available for inspection at P.O. Box 159, Somerville, TX 77879.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Burleson County
Maps are available for inspection at 100 West Buck, Suite 306, Caldwell, TX 77836.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

Edward L. Connor,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-22111 Filed 9-14-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P