Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.
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 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA or 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 Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 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. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67End List of Subjects
Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:Start Part
1. The authority citation for Part 67 continues to read as follows:
2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows:
|State||City/town/county||Source of flooding||Location||# Depth in feet above ground. * Elevation in feet (NGVD) • Elevation in feet (NAVD)|
|Connecticut||Newtown (Town), Fairfield County||Pond Brook||Approximately 850 feet downstream of Currituck Road||None||*331|
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|Approximately 440 feet upstream of U.S. Route 6||None||*403|
|Maps available for inspection at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut.|
|Send comments to Mr. Robert Rosenthal, Town of Newtown First Selectman, 45 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470.|
|Maine||Newry (Town), Oxford County||Sunday River||At downstream corporate limits||None||*648|
|At upstream corporate limits||None||*845|
|Barkers Brook||At the confluence with Sunday River||None||*651|
|A point approximately 240 feet upstream of Broadway Drive||None||*1,112|
|Maps available for inspection at the Newry Town Hall, 422 Bear River Road, Newry Maine.|
|Send comments to Mr. Stephen Wight, Chairman of the Town of Newry Board of Selectmen, 422 Bear River Road, Newry, Maine 04261.|
|New Jersey||Estell Manor (City), Atlantic County||Tuckahoe River||Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Cumberland Avenue||None||*56|
|At State Route 49||None||*22|
|Great Egg Harbor||At the confluence of Great Egg Harbor River and South River||None||*9|
|Maps available for inspection at the Estell Manor City Municipal Building, 148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, New Jersey.|
|Send commments to The Honorable Gary Buck, Mayor of the City of Estell Manor, P.O. Box 102, 148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, New Jersey 08319.|
|Tennessee||Rockwood (City), Roane County||North Fork Black Creek||Approximately 300 feet downstream of South Front Avenue||*875||*872|
|Approximately 200 feet upstream of South Lenoir Avenue||*885||*882|
|East Fork Black Creek||At the upstream side of West Wheeler Street||*879||*880|
|Approximately 380 feet upstream of North Front Avenue||*915||*912|
|Black Creek Side||At the confluence with Black Creek||*868||*866|
|Channel||At the divergence from North Fork Black Creek||*875||*872|
|Black Creek||Approximately 1,580 feet upstream of U.S. Route 70||*858||*854|
|Approximately 220 feet upstream of West Rockwood Street||877||*878|
|Middle Fork Black Creek||Approximatley 140 feet downstream of North Chamberlain Avenue||*879||*878|
|Approximately 2,420 feet upstream of Strang Street||None||*924|
|Maps available for inspection at the City Hall Building, 110 North Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Mike Miller, Mayor of the City of Rockwood, 110 North Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)
Dated: September 30, 2002.
Anthony S. Lowe,
Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-25960 Filed 10-10-02; 8:45 am]
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