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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction

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Proposed Rule; Correction.

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On December 6, 2007, and on May 8, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register proposed rules that contained erroneous tables affecting Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas. This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of the information published at 72 FR 68769 and 73 FR 26060. The table provided in this notice represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Beal Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North Overflow, Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek—West Tributary, Council Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Fanno Creek, Glencoe Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Creek, Hall Creek—106th Tributary, Hall Creek South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb Creek, McKay Creek, North Fork Hall Creek, North Johnson Creek, North Johnson Creek—East Tributary, North Johnson Creek—North Tributary, Rock Creek North, Rock Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, Storey Creek—East Tributary, Storey Creek—Middle Tributary, Tualatin River, Tualatin River—Golf Overflow, Tualatin River—LaFollett Overflow, Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, Waible Creek, Waible Creek—North Tributary, Waible Creek—South Tributary, West Fork Dairy Creek, and Willow Creek.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments are to be submitted on or before July 9, 2012.

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You may submit comments, identified by Docket Nos. FEMA-B-7749 and FEMA-B-7775, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064 or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

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Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064 or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annual-chance) 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 minimum requirements. 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 also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in those buildings.

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In the proposed rule published at 72 FR 68769, in the December 6, 2007, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas,” addressed the flooding sources Beal Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North Overflow, Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek—West Tributary, Council Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Glencoe Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Center Creek, Hall Creek, Hall Creek—106th Tributary, Hall Creek—South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb Creek, McKay Creek, North Johnson Creek, North Johnson Creek—East Tributary, North Johnson Creek—North Tributary, Rock Creek North, Rock Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, Storey Creek—East Tributary, Storey Creek—Middle Tributary, Tualatin River, Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, Waible Gulch, Waible Gulch—North Tributary, Waible Gulch—South Tributary, and Willow Creek. In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 26060, in the May 8, 2008, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the flooding sources Dairy Creek and West Fork Dairy Creek. Both tables contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for those flooding sources. In addition, they did not include the following flooding sources: Fanno Creek, Tualatin River—Golf Overflow, and Tualatin River—LaFollett Overflow. 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 for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas.

Flooding source(s) Location of referenced elevation ** * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL) Communities affected
Effective Modified
Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas        
Beal Creek Approximately 750 feet upstream of State Highway 47 None +170 City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 765 feet upstream of Main Street None +172  
Beaverton Creek At the upstream side of Southwest 197th Avenue +158 +160 City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 870 feet upstream of Southwest Laurelwood Avenue None +267  
Bethany Creek Approximately 0.21 mile downstream of Northwest 185th Avenue +173 +174 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.58 mile upstream of Northwest West Union Road None +188  
Bronson Creek Approximately 65 feet downstream of Northwest Anzalone Drive +155 +158 City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Northwest West Union Road +236 +238  
Butternut Creek Approximately 940 feet downstream of Southwest 209th Avenue +164 +165 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 80 feet upstream of Southwest Farmington Road +199 +200  
Cedar Creek Approximately 0.4 mile downstream of Southwest Edy Road +144 +145 City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 560 feet upstream of Southwest Sunset Boulevard None +176  
Cedar Mill Creek Approximately 0.6 mile downstream of Portland & Western Railroad +172 +171 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 113th Avenue None +300  
Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow At the Cedar Mill Creek confluence None +207 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 250 feet upstream of Southwest 131st Avenue None +213  
Cedar Mill Creek—South Overflow At the Cedar Mill Creek confluence None +195 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Southwest Evergreen Street None +205  
Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North Overflow At the Cedar Mill Creek-North Overflow confluence None +212 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 550 feet upstream of the Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow confluence None +214  
Celebrity Creek At the Butternut Creek confluence None +176 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 65 feet downstream of Southwest Farmington Road None +212  
Chicken Creek Approximately 0.8 mile downstream of Southwest Roy Rogers Road None +135 City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Southwest Edy Road None +157  
Chicken Creek—West Tributary At the upstream side of Southwest Elwert Road None +151 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Elwert Road None +156  
Council Creek Approximately 0.25 mile downstream of Northwest Hobbs Road +155 +156 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.39 mile downstream of Beal Road +167 +166  
Dairy Creek At the Tualatin River confluence +151 +152 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 125 feet upstream of Northwest Susbauer Road +158 +159  
Dawson Creek Approximately 317 feet upstream of Northwest Brookwood Avenue +150 +151 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Northwest Shute Road None +184  
Deer Creek Approximately 475 feet downstream of Northwest Kahneeta drive None +176 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 174th Avenue None +202  
Erickson Creek Approximately 211 feet upstream of Southwest 144th Avenue +174 +175 City of Beaverton.
Approximately 322 feet upstream of Southwest 10th Street +202 +203  
Fanno Creek At the Tualatin River confluence +129 +131 City of Durham, City of Tigard.
Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of Southwest Durham Road +130 +131  
Glencoe Swale Approximately 980 feet upstream of the McKay Creek confluence +154 +156 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Northwest Sewell Road None +201  
Golf Creek Approximately 390 feet upstream of the Hall Creek confluence None +198 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 625 feet upstream of 97th Avenue None +223  
Gordon Creek Approximately 275 feet upstream of Southwest River Road None +146 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of Southwest 229th Avenue None +196  
Hall Creek Approximately 175 feet downstream of the North Fork Hall Creek confluence +179 +181 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the downstream side of Southwest 87th Avenue None +256  
Hall Creek—106th Tributary At the Hall Creek confluence None +191 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of Southwest 106th Avenue None +245  
Hall Creek South Fork Approximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest 96th Avenue None +213 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 150 feet upstream of Southwest 86th Avenue None +260  
Hedges Creek At the downstream side of Southwest Boones Ferry Road None +129 City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Southwest Teton Avenue None +142  
Holcomb Creek Approximately 500 feet upstream of the Rock Creek North confluence None +178 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.15 mile upstream of Northwest Plastics Drive None +211  
McKay Creek At the Dairy Creek confluence +154 +156 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest Union Road +175 +174  
North Fork Hall Creek At the Hall Creek confluence +179 +181 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Center Street +181 +183  
North Johnson Creek At the Cedar Mill Creek confluence +188 +187 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the North Johnson Creek—East Tributary confluence None +307  
North Johnson Creek—East Tributary At the North Johnson Creek confluence None +249 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the North Johnson Creek confluence None +327  
North Johnson Creek—North Tributary Approximately 0.24 mile downstream of Northwest 114th Avenue None +212 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.22 mile upstream of Northwest 112th Avenue None +343  
Rock Creek North Approximately 0.47 mile downstream of Northwest Union Road +172 +174 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Old Cornelius Pass Road None +247  
Rock Creek South Approximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest Pacific Highway +133 +134 City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.32 mile upstream of Portland & Western Railroad +140 +139  
South Johnson Creek Approximately 800 feet downstream of Southwest Hart Road +199 +205 City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 160 feet upstream of Southwest Hart Road None +219  
Storey Creek Approximately 200 feet upstream of the Waible Creek confluence None +164 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.80 mile upstream of the Storey Creek—Middle Tributary confluence None +197  
Storey Creek—East Tributary At the Storey Creek confluence None +173 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.35 mile upstream of Northwest Sunset Highway None +188  
Storey Creek—Middle Tributary Approximately 870 feet upstream of the Storey Creek confluence None +180 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest West Union Road None +196  
Tualatin River Approximately 490 feet downstream of the Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough confluence +125 +126 City of Durham, City of King City, City of Tigard, City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Roy Rogers Road +134 +135  
Tualatin River Approximately 1.6 miles downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road +154 +153 City of Cornelius, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of the Gales Creek confluence +167 +168  
Tualatin River—Golf Overflow Approximately 150 feet downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road +155 +156 City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road +160 +162  
Tualatin River—LaFollett Overflow Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road +156 +157 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the downstream side of Southwest LaFollett Road +157 +160  
Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough At the Tualatin River confluence +125 +126 City of Tualatin.
Approximately 300 feet downstream of the divergence from the Tualatin River +127 +129  
Turner Creek Approximately 450 feet downstream of Southeast 32nd Avenue None +147 City of Hillsboro.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of East Main Street None +168  
Waible Creek Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of the McKay Creek confluence None +160 Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of the Waible Creek—North Tributary confluence None +196  
Waible Creek—North Tributary At the Waible Creek confluence None +192 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest West Union Road None +207  
Waible Creek—South Tributary At the Waible Creek confluence None +179 City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest Jacobson Road None +211  
West Fork Dairy Creek Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Northwest Wilson River Highway None +195 City of Banks.
Approximately 0.72 mile downstream of Northwest Banks Road None +196  
Willow Creek Approximately 400 feet upstream of the Beaverton Creek confluence +161 +162 City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest 141st Place None +239  
* 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 Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.        
ADDRESSES        
City of Banks        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 100 South Main Street, Banks, OR 97106.        
City of Beaverton        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Community Development Department, 4755 Southwest Griffith Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005.        
City of Cornelius        
Maps are available for inspection at the Development and Operations Building, Planning Department, 1300 South Kodiak Circle, Cornelius, OR 97113.        
City of Durham        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17160 Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road, Durham, OR 97224.        
City of Forest Grove        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116.        
City of Hillsboro        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.        
City of King City        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 15300 Southwest 116th Avenue, King City, OR 97224.        
City of Tigard        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR 97223.        
City of Tualatin        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Building and Planning Department, 18880 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062.        
City of Sherwood        
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Engineering Department, 22560 Southwest Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140.        
Unincorporated Areas of Washington County        
Maps are available for inspection at the Washington County Public Services Building, Land Use and Transportation Department, 155 North 1st Avenue, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124.        

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: March 29, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

[FR Doc. 2012-8603 Filed 4-9-12; 8:45 am]

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