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Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Proposed rule.


Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed base (1% annual chance) flood elevations and proposed base flood elevation modifications for the communities listed below. The base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation in each community.


The proposed base flood elevations for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the following table.

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Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Mitigation Directorate, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail)

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposes to make determinations of base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations 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 base flood and modified base flood elevations, 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.

National Environmental Policy Act

This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR Part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Associate Director for Mitigation certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

Regulatory Classification

This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of Section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

Executive Order 12612, Federalism

This proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform

This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Flood insurance
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for Part 67 continues to read as follows:

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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

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2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows:Start Printed Page 6104

StateCity/town/countySource of floodingLocation#Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD)
HawaiiCity and County of HonoluluMoanalua StreamApproximately 250 feet downstream of Moanalua Road*12*12
Approximately 180 feet upstream of Jarrett White RoadNone*29
Manaika StreamAt confluence with Moanalua StreamNone*12
Approximately 260 feet upstream of Mahole StreetNone*35
Waiawa StreamAt Middle LochNone*3
Approximately 4,400 feet upstream of confluence with Panakauahi GulchNone*63
Overflow of Waiawa StreamAt Middle LochNone*4
Approximately 2,600 feet upstream from Middle LochNone*16
Panakauahi GulchAt confluence with Waiawa StreamNone*44
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Cane Haul RoadNone*97
Flow along Cane Haul RoadAt convergence point with Panakauahi GulchNone*52
At divergence point from Panakauahi GulchNone*93
Split flow of Waiawa StreamAt Middle LochNone*3
Approximately 870 feet upstream of Waipulani AvenueNone*11
Maps are available for inspection at the Planning and Zoning Department, 650 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Send comments to The Honorable Jeremy Harris, Mayor, City and County of Honolulu, 530 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
South DakotaJefferson (City) Union CountyBig Sioux RiverApproximately 200 feet northwest of intersection of Lincoln Street with the Burlington Northern RailroadNone*EL113
Approximately 1,150 feet southeast of intersection of Lincoln Street with the Burlington Northern RailroadNone*EL113
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 208 Main Street, Jefferson, South Dakota.
Send comments to The Honorable Tom Brandt, Mayor, City of Jefferson, P.O. Box 276, Jefferson, South Dakota 57038.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: January 28, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-2804 Filed 2-7-00; 8:45 am]