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Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

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).

DATES:

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

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 Start Printed Page 1619the 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

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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

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PART 67—[AMENDED]

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

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

StateCity/town/countySource of floodingLocation#Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet. (NGVD)
ExistingModified
CaliforniaClayton (City), (Contra Costa, County)Donner CreekAt confluence with Mt. Diablo Creek*421*424
Approximately 4,400 feet upstream of Marsh Creek Creek Road*516*516
Mitchell CreekAt confluence with Mt. Diablo Creek*377*379
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of Oak Street*439*444
Mt. Diablo CreekJust upstream of Kirker Pass Road*306*304
Just upstream of Oak CircleNone*576
Mt. Diablo Creek Split FlowApproximately 630 feet downstream of North Mitchell Canyon RoadNone*342
Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of North Mitchell Canyon RaodNone*370
Maps are available for inspection at 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Phyllis Peterson, Mayor, City of Clayton, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, California 94517-0280.
CaliforniaConcord (City) (Contra Costa County)Galindo CreekApproximately 100 feet upstream of San Miguel RoadNone*63
Just upstream of St. Francis DriveNone*127
Approximately 200 feet downstream of Dam #1None*220
Mt. Diablo CreekApproximately 2,675 feet downstream of Bailey Road*195*196
Approximately 2,475 feet upstream of Kirker Pass RoadNone*323
Maps are available for inspection at the Permit Center, 3024 Willow Pass Road, Concord, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Helen Allen, Mayor, City of Concord, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, California 94519.
CaliforniaContra Costa County (Unincorporated Areas)Mitchell CreekApproximately 1,670 feet downstream of Diablo Downs Road*440*444
Approximately 2,150 feet upstream of Diablo Downs Road*518*535
Mt. Diablo CreekImmediately upstream of Bailey RoadNone*217
Downstream of Russelman Park RoadNone*609
Green Valley CreekAt Stone Valley RoadNone*467
Approximately 4,410 feet upstream of Green Valley RoadNone*573
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Rodeo CreekAt confluence with San Pablo CreekNone*6
Approximately 425 feet upstream of Hawthorne DriveNone*28
Garrity CreekApproximately 350 feet downstream of Southern Pacific RailroadNone*6
Approximately 165 feet upstream of Brian RoadNone*25
Grayson CreekApproximately 1,890 feet (.36 mile) downstream of Interstate 680None*15
Approximately 195 feet upstream of 2nd Avenue SouthNone*20
Arroyo Del Hambra CreekApproximately 1,280 feet (.24 mile) upstream of Alhambra AvenueNone*176
Approximately 2,858 feet (.54 mile) upstream of Alhambra AvenueNone*190
Appian CreekAt upstream side of Garden RoadNone*108
Approximately 1,320 feet upstream of Appian WayNone*134
West Alamo CreekApproximately 2,870 feet (.54 mile) downstream of Green Meadow DriveNone*718
At upstream side of BlackHawk Meadow DriveNone*804
Wildcat CreekApproximately 475 feet downstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailroadNone*29
Maps are available for inspection at the Public Works Department, 255 Glacier Drive, Marinez, California 94553.
Send comments to The Honorable Donna Gerber, Chairperson, Board of Supervisors, 309 Diablo Road, Danville, California 94526.
CaliforniaDanville (Town) (Contra Costa County)Green Valley CreekJust upstream of Interstate 680 Culvert*354*355
Just downstream of Stone Valley RoadNone*467
East Branch Valley CreekAt confluence with Green Valley Creek*424*423
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of Green Valley Road*458*458
Maps are available for inspection at 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Millie Greenberg, Mayor, Town of Danville, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, California 94526.
CaliforniaMartinez (City) (Contra Costa County)Arroyo Del Hambra CreekJust upstream of John Muir Parkway*116*116
Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of Alhambra AvenueNone*180
Approximately 950 feet downstream of Howe RoadNone*22
Line A, DA-40Approximately 75 feet downstream of Howe RoadNone*23
Maps are available for inspection at 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Michael M. Menesini, Mayor, City of Martinez, 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, California 94553.
CaliforniaPittsburg (City) (Contra Costa County)Kirker CreekApproximately 170 feet downstream of East 14th Street*38*37
Approximately 140 feet upstream of Brush Creek Drive*193*208
Maps are available for inspection at the Department of Public Works, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Lori Anzini, Mayor, City of Pittsburg, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, California 94565.
CaliforniaPleasant Hill (City) (Contra Costa County)Grayson CreekApproximately 2,725 feet downstream of Concord AvenueNone*20
Approximately 250 feet upstream of Harriett DriveNone*37
East Fork Grayson CreekAt confluence with Grayson Creek and West Fork Grayson CreekNone*37
Approximately 80 feet upstream of Gregory LaneNone*49
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Maps are available for inspection at the Public Works Department, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Chuck Escover, Mayor, City of Pleasant Hill, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, California 94523.
CaliforniaRichmond (City) (Contra Costa County)San Pablo CreekApproximately 690 feet downstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway*3*18
Approximately 60 feet upstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway*31*24
Wild Cat CreekApproximately 400 feet downstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway*3*27
At Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway*3*30
Approximately 115 feet upstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway*31*31
Maps are available for inspection at the Community Map Repository, City of Richmond, 2600 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Rosemary Corbin, Mayor, City of Richmond, 2600 Barrett Avenue, Room 312, Richmond, California 94802.
CaliforniaSan Pablo (City) Contra Costa CountyWildcat CreekApproximately 700 feet downstream of Rumrill Boulevard1 31*30
Just downstream of Creek Vale Road1 81*81
San Pablo CreekApproximately 50 feet downstream of Giant Road1 29*24
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Church Lane1 57*57
1 Mean Sea Level
Maps are available for inspection at One Alvarado Square, San Pablo, California.
Send comments to The Honorable Ron Kiedrowski, Acting City Manager, City of San Pablo, One Alvarado Square, San Pablo, California 94806.
IdahoIdaho County (Unincorporated Areas)Rapid RiverApproximately 250 feet upstream of Interstate Highway 95None*2,002
Approximately 4,830 feet upstream of Interstate Highway 95None*2,078
Maps are available for inspection at 320 West Main Street, Grangeville, Idaho.
Send comments to The Honorable George Enneking, Chairman, Idaho County Board of Commissioners, 320 West Main Street, Room 5, Grangeville, Idaho 83530.
OregonTillamook (City) (Tillamook County)Dougherty SloughAt Main Avenue*11*11
Approximately 775 feet upstream of Main Avenue*11*12
Hoquarten SloughApproximately 1,450 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 101—Main Avenue*11*11
Approximately 675 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 101—Main Avenue*11*13
Wilson RiverApproximately 230 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 101None*17
Approximately 975 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 101None*18
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon.
Send comments to The Honorable Robert McPheeters, Mayor, City of Tillamook, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon 97141.
OregonTillamook County (Unincorporated Areas)Dougherty Slough (Wilson River)At confluence with Hoquarten Slough*10*10
Approximately 2,800 feet upstream of Wilson River Loop Road*28*27
Hoquarten Slough (Wilson River)Approximately 3,250 feet upstream of confluence with Trask River*10*10
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Southern Pacific Railroad*12*15
Wilson RiverApproximately 150 feet upstream of confluence with Tillamook Bay*9*10
Approximately 4,300 feet upstream of Wilson River Loop Road*29*28
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Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 201 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon.
Send comments to The Honorable Tim Josi, Chairperson, Tillamook County Board of Commissioners, 201 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon 97141.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: December 7, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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