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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 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 Start Printed Page 63360newspaper 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 (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.

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:

Source of floodingLocation# Depth in feet above ground. * Elevation in feet (NGVD) • Elevation in feet (NAVD)Communities affected
ExistingModified
KENTUCKY
Whitley County (Unincorporated Areas)
Cumberland RiverApproximately 2.1 miles upstream of State Route 25 West*935*934City of Williamsburg, Whitley
Approximately 7.7 miles upstream of State Route 25 West*944*943County (Unincorporated Areas)
ADDRESSES
Whitley County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the City of Williamsburg Mayor's Office, 116 North Second Street, Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Send comments to The Honorable Bill Nighbert, Mayor of the City of Williamsburg, P.O. Box 119, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769.
Whitley County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Whitley County Courthouse, 210 Main Street, Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Send comments to The Honorable Mike Patrick, Whitley County Judge Executive, Whitley County Courthouse, P.O. Box 237, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769.
NORTH CAROLINA
Hyde County (Unincorporated Areas)
Pungo River CanalApproximately 2.5 miles upstream of Shallop CreekNone•7Hyde County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of Tiffany TrailNone•10
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ADDRESSES
Hyde County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Hyde County Inspection Department, 1129 Main Street, Swan Quarter, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Bryan Steens, Hyde County Manager, P.O. Box 188, 20 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter, North Carolina 27885.
NORTH CAROLINA
Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas) and City of Raeford
Big Marsh SwampAt the county boundaryNone•188Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet downstream of Conoly RoadNone•230
Big Marsh Swamp TributaryAt the confluence with Big Marsh SwampNone•198Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Old Wire RoadNone•226
Big Middle SwampAt the confluence with Raft SwampNone•205Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,750 feet downstream of L McLaughlin RoadNone•276
Big Middle Swamp TributaryAt the confluence with Big Middle SwampNone•244Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 680 feet downstream of Laurinburg RoadNone•254
Buffalo CreekAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone•235Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of the confluence of Buffalo Creek Tributary 1None•383
Buffalo Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Buffalo CreekNone•274Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluence with Buffalo CreekNone•289
Buffalo Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Buffalo CreekNone•289Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of the confluence with Buffalo CreekNone•360
Gum SwampAt the county boundaryNone•219Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 120 feet upstream of Spring Hill RoadNone•230
Jordan SwampAt the county boundaryNone•218Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Old Maxton RoadNone•234
Little CreekAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone•246Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of Pendergrass RoadNone•290
Little Marsh SwampAt the county boundaryNone•191Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 30 feet downstream of Golf Course RoadNone•222
Little Middle SwampAt the confluence with Raft SwampNone*205Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,300 feet downstream of Old Maxton RoadNone*230
Little Raft SwampAt the county boundaryNone*187Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Laurinburg RoadNone*258
Little Raft Swamp TributaryAt the confluence with Little Raft SwampNone*197Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Wilson RoadNone*223
Long SwampApproximately 500 feet upstream of Bullard RoadNone*207Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Wilson RoadNone*225
Lumber RiverAt the downstream county boundaryNone*205Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the upstream county boundaryNone*268
Lumber River TributaryAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone*259Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Ashemont RoadNone*360
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McNeills Mill CreekAt the confluence with Big Marsh SwampNone*195Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of Pate RoadNone*226
Mountain CreekAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone*247Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Army RoadNone*329
Mountain Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Mountain CreekNone*280Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence with Mountain CreekNone*300
Quewhiffle CreekAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone*255Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of Calloway RoadNone*347
Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Quewhiffle CreekNone*288Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 40 feet downstream of Strother RoadNone*328
Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Quewhiffle CreekNone*289Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the county boundaryNone*313
Tributary to Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 1None*297Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Calloway RoadNone*353
Raft SwampAt the county boundaryNone*182Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet downstream of Turnpike RoadNone*279
Raft Swamp Tributary 1At the confluence with Raft SwampNone*205Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 375 feet downstream of Redsprings RoadNone*219
Raft Swamp Tributary 2At the confluence with Raft SwampNone*252Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the confluence with Raft SwampNone*265
Toneys CreekAt the confluence with Raft SwampNone*211Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Raeford
Approximately 800 feet downstream of Turnpike RoadNone*265
Toneys Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Toneys CreekNone*215Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Raeford
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Laurinburg Road/Interstate 40None*260
ADDRESSES
Hoke County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Hoke County Planning and Zoning Department 227 North Main Street, Raeford, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Michael N. Wood, Hoke County Manager, P.O. Box 210, 227 North Main Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376
City of Raeford
Maps available for inspection at the Raeford City Public Works Department, 315 North Main Street, Raeford, North Carolina
Send comments to the Honorable Bob Gentry, Mayor of the City of Raeford, 315 North Main Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.
NORTH CAROLINA
Moore County (Unincorporated Areas)
Aberdeen CreekAt the confluence with Drowning CreekNone*273Moore County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Southern Pines, Village of Pinehurst
Approximately 250 feet downstream of Williams DriveNone*470
Aberdeen Creek Tributary 1At Plantation DriveNone*385Town of Southern Pines
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Plantation DriveNone*442
Aberdeen Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Aberdeen CreekNone•386Village of Pinehurst
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluenceNone•426
Aberdeen Creek Tributary 3At the confluence with Aberdeen CreekNone•386Village of Pinehurst,
Approximately 100 feet upstream of National DriveNone•463Town of Southern Pines
Aberdeen Creek Tributary 4At the confluence with Aberdeen CreekNone•418Town of Southern Pines
Approximately 1,175 feet upstream of the confluenceNone•442
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Deep CreekAt the confluence with Horse CreekNone•302Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of the confluence with Sandy RunNone•367Areas), Village of Foxfire
Drowning CreekAt the county boundaryNone•268Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 400 feet downstream of Purdue RoadNone•672Areas)
Drowning Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Drowning CreekNone•458Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of Martin RoadNone•545Areas), Village of Foxfire
Horse CreekAt the confluence with Drowning CreekNone•284Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Linden RoadNone•374Areas), Village of Pinehurst
Horse Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Horse CreekNone•319Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Horse CreekNone•431Areas)
Horse Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Horse CreekNone•342Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluenceNone•401Areas), Town of Aberdeen, Village of Pinehurst
Horse Creek Tributary 4At the confluence with Horse CreekNone•366Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1,300 feet upstream of Linden RoadNone•441Areas), Village of Pinehurst
Jackson CreekAt the confluence with Drowning CreekNone•370Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1,975 feet upstream of Currie Mill RoadNone•437Areas), Village of Foxfire
Jackson Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Jackson CreekNone•373Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the confluence of Tributary to Jackson Creek Tributary 1None•394Areas), Village of Foxfire
Jackson Creek Tributary 3At the confluence with Jackson CreekNone•415Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of the confluence with Jackson CreekNone•443Areas)
Lake AumanEntire shoreline of Lake Auman within communityNone•525Moore County (Unincorporated Areas)
McCallum BranchAt the confluence with Aberdeen CreekNone•340Town of Aberdeen, Village of
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of confluenceNone•340Pinehurst
Pinehurst LakeEntire shoreline of Pinehurst Lake within communityNone•413Village of Pinehurst
Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 2At the county boundaryNone•313Moore County (Unincorporated
Approximately 0.4 mile downstream of Lockey DriveNone•401Areas), Town of Aberdeen
Tributary to Drowning Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Drowning Creek Tributary 2None•470Moore County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,800 feet upstream of Eagle Branch RoadNone•516
Tributary to Jackson Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Jackson Creek Tributary 1None•380Moore County (Unincorporated Areas), Village of Foxfire
Approximately 1,750 feet downstream of Jackson Springs RoadNone•402
Tributary to Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 2None•316Moore County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of confluence of Quewhiffle Creek Tributary 2None•343
ADDRESSES
Town of Aberdeen
Maps available for inspection at the Aberdeen Planning Department, 115 North Poplar Street, Aberdeen, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Betsy Mofield, Mayor of the Town of Aberdeen, P.O. Box 785, 115 North Poplar Street, Aberdeen, North Carolina 28315.
Village of Foxfire
Maps available for inspection at the Foxfire Village Zoning Department, 1 Town Hall Drive, Foxfire Village, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Samuel Brandes, Mayor of the Village of Foxfire, 1 Town Hall Drive, Foxfire Village, North Carolina 27281.
Moore County (Unincorporated Areas)
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Maps available for inspection at the Moore County Planning Department, 101A Monroe Street, Carthage, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. David McNeil, Moore County Manager, P.O. Box 905, Courthouse Square, Carthage, North Carolina 28327.
Town of Pinebluff
Maps available for inspection at the Pinebluff Zoning Department, 325 East Baltimore Avenue, Pinebluff, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Earlene Lamb, Mayor of the Town of Pinebluff, P.O. Box 367, 325 East Baltimore Avenue, Pinebluff, North Carolina 28373.
Village of Pinehurst
Maps available for inspection at the Pinehurst Planning Department, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Andrew Wilkinson, Pinehurst Village Manager, P.O. Box 5589, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374.
Town of Southern Pines
Maps available for inspection at the Southern Pines Planning Department, 180 Southwest Broad Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Send comments to the Honorable Frank Quis, Mayor of the Town of Southern Pines, 125 Southeast Broad Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387.
SOUTH CAROLINA
(City of Goose Creek, City of Hanahan, and the unincorporated areas of Berkeley County)
Lake MarionEntire shoreline within Berkeley CountyNone*77Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Atlantic Ocean (Wambaw Creek)From confluence with South Santee River to Forest Road 204None*8Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Atlantic Ocean (South Santee River)From confluence with Wambaw Creek to confluence with Santee RiverNone*9Berkeley county (Unincorporated Areas).
Atlantic Ocean (Santee River)At confluence of South Santee RiverNone*9Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 8.1 miles upstream of confluence of South Santee RiverNone*8
Atlantic Ocean (Clouter Creek)At the confluence of Cooper River and Clouter Creek*14*16Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 500 feet east of Cooper River Levee along Mark Clark Expressway (I-526)None*12
Wando RiverApproximately 1,000 feet northeast of intersection of Bluffview Lane and Cainboy Village RoadNone*11Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 650 feet southeast of intersection of Ashmont Drive and Jamesbury Road*11*9
Beresford CreekApproximately 1,000 feet south of intersection of Legrand Boulevard and Clements Ferry Road*10*12Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.871 mile southeast of intersection of Greenan Court and Clemens Ferry Road*11*14
Atlantic Ocean (Goose Creek)Approximately 1,000 feet north of intersection of Yeamanshall Road and North Rhett AvenueNone*11City of Hanahan, City of Goose Creek.
Approximately 4,500 feet south of intersection of Wilkinson Way and Torpedo RoadNone*13
Atlantic Ocean (Cooper River)Approximately 1 mile east of intersection of Missile Haul Road and Bushy Park RoadNone*13City of Goose Creek.
Approximately 1,000 feet south of intersection of Wilkinson Way and Red Bank RoadNone*12
Back RiverAt confluence of Cooper RiverNone*13City of Goose Creek.
Approximately 1 mile downstream of confluence of Chicken CreekNone*7
Foster CreekAt confluence with Back RiverNone*7City of Goose Creek.
Approximately 0.5 mile downstream of Pearl StreetNone*11
ADDRESSES
Berkeley County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Berkeley County Office Building, 223 North Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Jim Rozier, Berkeley County Supervisor, 223 North Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461-2331.
City of Goose Creek
Maps available for inspection at the Goose Creek City Hall, 519 North Goose Boulevard, Goose Creek, South Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Michael J. Heitzler, Mayor of the City of Goose Creek, P.O. Drawer 1768, South Carolina 29445.
City of Hanahan
Maps available for inspection at the Hanahan City Administration Building, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, South Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Dennis Pieper, City of Hanahan Manager, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road, South Carolina 29406-2744.
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TENNESSEE
Carter County (Unincorporated Areas)
Doe River  Approximately 1,150 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 19E Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of Julian RoadNone None*2,496 *2,663Carter County (Unincorporated Areas).
Doe River Overland Flow  Approximately 175 feet upstream of the confluence with Doe River At divergence with Doe River*2,569 *2,587*2,568 *2,585Carter County (Unincorporated Areas).
Buck Creek  At confluence with Shell Creek Approximately 1,775 feet upstream of Buck Creek RoadNone None*2,642 *2,692Carter County (Unincorporated Areas).
Hampton Creek  At confluence with Doe River Approximately 2 miles upstream of confluence with Doe River*2,598 None*2,597 *2,825Carter County (Unincorporated Areas).
Shell Creek  At confluence with Doe River Approximately 140 feet upstream of Ellis Hollow Road*2,577 None*2,576 *2,780Carter County (Unincorporated Areas).
ADDRESSES
Carter County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Carter County Courthouse, 801 Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Send comments to Mr. Truman Clark, Carter County Executive, Carter County Courthouse, 801 Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643.
VIRGINIA
Shenandoah County and Incorporated Areas
North Fork Shenandoah River  At the downstream county boundary Approximately 4,000 feet upstream of State Route 953None None*517 *952Shenandoah County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Strasburg, Town of Mount Jackson, Town of New Market.
Spring Hollow  At the confluence with North Fork Shenandoah River Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of State Route 763None None*676 *930Shenandoah County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Woodstock.
Stony Creek  At the confluence with North Fork Shenandoah River Approximately 400 feet downstream of State Route 760None *780*781 *781Shenandoah County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Edinburg.
ADDRESSES
Shenandoah County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Shenandoah County Planning and Zoning Department, 600 North Main Street, Suite 107, Woodstock, Virginia.
Send comments to Mr. Vincent Poling, Shenandoah County Administrator, 600 North Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.
Town of Edinburg
Maps available for inspection at the Edinburg Town Office, 101 Town Hall Avenue, Edinburg, Virginia.
Send comments to The Honorable Daniel J. Harshman, Mayor of the Town of Edinburg, P.O. Box 85, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.
Town of Mount Jackson
Maps available for inspection at the Mount Jackson Town Hall, 5945 Main Street, Mount Jackson, Virginia.
Send comments to The Honorable Joseph Williams, Mayor of the Town of Mount Jackson, P.O. Box 487, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.
Town of New Market
Maps available for inspection at the New Market Town Office, 9418 John Sevier Road, New Market, Virginia.
Send comments to The Honorable Ripley Click, Mayor of the Town of New Market, 217 Shenvalee Drive, New Market, Virginia 22844.
Town of Strasburg
Maps available for inspection at the Strasburg Town Office, 174 East King Street, Strasburg, Virginia.
Send comments to The Honorable Richard Orndorff, Jr., Mayor of the Town of Strasburg, P.O. Box 351, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.
Town of Toms Brook
Maps available for inspection at the Toms Brook Town Office, 3356 South Main Street, Toms Brook, Virginia.
Send comments to The Honorable Philip Fauber, Mayor of the Town of Toms Brook, Town Hall, P.O. Box 162, 3356 South Main Street, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.
Town of Woodstock
Maps available for inspection at the Woodstock Municipal Building, 135 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia.
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Send comments to The Honorable William C. Moyers, Mayor of the Town of Woodstock, Municipal Building, 135 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: September 30, 2002.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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