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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 (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt Start Printed Page 63868or 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 BFEs 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, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) matt.miller@fema.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs 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 BFEs and modified BFEs, 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 BFEs 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, § 67.4

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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
CaliforniaColusa CountyElk CreekAt confluence with Salt CreekNone*138
Approximately 1,250 feet downstream of Reddington RoadNone*156
Salt CreekJust upstream of Interstate 5 southboundNone*125
Approximately 1,250 feet upstream of Hillgate RoadNone*172
Stone Corral CreekRight overbank overflow at landing strip in NW corner of Section 34, Township 17N, Range 3WNone*87
Approximately 350 feet upstream of Cemetery RoadNone*102
Stone Corral Creek, Right OverbankRight overbank overflow at landing strip in NW corner of Section 34, Township 17N, Range 3WNone*87
Approximately 350 feet upstream of Cemetery RoadNone*102
Stone Corral Creek, Left OverbankApproximately 2,200 feet downstream of Interstate 99None*90
Approximately 350 feet of Cemetery RoadNone*102
Salt Creek, Right OverbankApproximately 300 feet west of the intersection of Bailey Road and Southern Pacific RailroadNone*128
Approximately 2,500 feet southwest of intersection of Hillgate Road and Almond AvenueNone#1
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Salt Creek, Left OverbankApproximately 1,700 feet north of confluence of Salt Creek and Elk CreekNone#1
Approximately 1,700 feet west of intersection of Hillgate Road and Almond AvenueNone#1
Local PondingApproximately 1,000 feet southwest of Maxwell Sites Road and Interstate 5None#1
Approximately 1,500 feet northwest of Maxwell Sites Road and Interstate 5None*87
Approximately 1,700 feet west of intersection of E Street and Venice BoulevardNone*89
Approximately 1,100 feet east of confluence of Salt Creek and Spring CreekNone*90
Just upstream of intersection of Maxwell Sites Road and Southern Pacific RailroadNone*88
At intersection of Finks Road and Cemetery RoadNone#2
Approximately 1,000 feet northeast of Hillgate Road and Interstate 5None#1
Approximately 1,200 feet southwest of Hillgate Road and Interstate 5None#1
Approximately 2,300 feet east of Hillgate Road and Southern Pacific RailroadNone#1
Approximately 1,200 feet east of Hillgate Road and Southern Pacific RailroadNone#2
Approximately 1,500 feet west of Hillgate Road and Southern Pacific RailroadNone#1
Maps are available for inspection at the Colusa County Courthouse Office of County Clerk, 547 Market Street, or the Coulsa County Department of Public Works, 1215 Market Street, Colusa, California 95932.
Send comments to Mr. John Wrysinski, Interim Director, Colusa County, Department of Public Works, 1215 Market Street, Colusa, California 95932.
CaliforniaTehama CountyReeds CreekApproximately 250 feet upstream of Paskenta RoadNone*285
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of confluence of Pine CreekNone*309
Maps are available for inspection at the Tehama County Building Department, 444 Oak Street, Red Bluff, California 96080.
Send comments to The Honorable Rick Robinson, Chief Administrator, Tehama County, P.O. Box 927, Red Bluff, California 96080.
North DakotaLangdon (City), Cavalier CountyMulberry CreekApproximately 250 feet downstream of Highway 5None+1,597
Confluence of 5th Street CouleeNone+1,600
Just downstream of Highway 1None+1,608
ND Highway 1 DitchApproximately 450 feet upstream of Simplot CrossingNone+1,609
Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of Highway 5None+1,612
Diversion ChannelApproximately 300 feet downstream of 10th StreetNone+1,610
Approximately 700 feet upstream of 10th StreetNone+1,612
5th Street CouleeConfluence with Mulberry CreekNone+1,600
Just downstream of 12th AvenueNone+1,605
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of 18th StreetNone+1,609
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 324 Eighth Avenue, Langdon, North Dakota 58249.
Send comments to The Honorable Don Haugen, Mayor, City Hall, 324 Eighth Avenue, Langdon, North Dakota 58249.
South DakotaSpearfish (City), Lawrence CountyFalse Bottom CreekApproximately 700 feet downstream of westbound lane of Interstate 90*3,920*3,919
Just upstream of eastbound lane of Interstate 90*3,936*3,935
Approximately 390 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 14 (Alternate Route)*3,944*3,945
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Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, South Dakota 57783.
Send comments to The Honorable Jerry Krambeck, Mayor, City of Spearfish, City Hall, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, South Dakota 57783.
South DakotaMinnehaha CountySkunk CreekApproximately 4,400 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 16*1,429*1,431
Just upstream of County Route 139*1,442*1,444
Approximately 150 feet upstream of County Route 142*1,448*1,448
Maps are available for inspection at the County Administration Building, 415 North Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106.
Send comments to The Honorable Robert Kolbe, Chairperson, Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 415 North Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106.
WyomingLincoln CountySalt RiverApproximately 2,500 feet downstream of McCox RoadNone*5,623
Just upstream of secondary Highway 239None*5,775
Approximately 9,000 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 89None*5,987
Maps are available for inspection at the Emergency Management Office, 520 Topaz Street, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101.
Send comments to The Honorable Kathleen Davison, Chairperson, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101.
Flooding Source(s)Location of referenced elevationElevation in feet *(NGVD) Elevation in feet + (NAVD)Communities affected
EffectiveModified
OKLAHOMA
Kingfisher County, and Incorporated Areas
Cimarron RiverApproximately 9,000 feet downstream of confluence with Campbell CreekNone*969Kingfisher County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 750 feet downstream of County Road NS282None*1,044
Approximately 2,800 feet upstream of County Road EW60None*1,120
Kingfisher CreekAt confluence with Cimarron RiverNone*1,018Kingfisher County (Uninc. Areas) and City of Kingfisher.
Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of 13th Street*1,048*1,047
Little Turkey CreekApproximately 1,000 feet upstream of County Road EW68None*1,063Kingfisher County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 3,200 feet upstream of State Highway 81None*1,116
Turkey Creek (Main Channel)Approximately 60 feet upstream of County Road EW715*1,039*1,038Kingfisher County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 4,500 feet upstream of US Highway 51None*1,093
Turkey Creek Split FlowApproximately 2,400 feet downstream of US Route 81*1,029*1,028Kingfisher County (Uninc. Areas) and Town of Dover.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of County Road EW71*1,038*1,043
ADDRESSES
Kingfisher County (Unincorporated. Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at Kingfisher County Floodplain Administrator's Office, County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, Room 5, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750.
Send comments to The Honorable Jim Shimanek, Chairman, Kingfisher County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, Room 9, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750.
City of Kingfisher
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 301 North Main Street, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750.
Send comments to The Honorable Richard Reynolds, Mayor, City of Kingfisher, City Hall, 301 North Main Street, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750.
Town of Dover
Maps are available for inspection at Town Hall, 101 North Chisholm, Dover, Oklahoma 73734.
Send comments to The Honorable Lee McNulty, Mayor, Town of Dover, P.O. Box 195, Dover, OK 73734.
NEW MEXICO
Quay County, and Incorporated Areas
Arroyo 1Confluence with Tucumcari LakeNone+4,016Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Just downstream Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailroadNone+4,040
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Arroyo 1AConfluence with Arroyo 1None+4,033Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 245 feet upstream of Quay Road ALNone+4,080
Arroyo 2Confluence with Lake TucumcariNone+4,016Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 4,100 feet upstream of confluence with Lake TucumcariNone+4,043
Arroyo 3Confluence with Lake TucumcariNone+4,016Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 1,750 feet upstream of US Highway 54*4,079+4,079
Arroyo 4Confluence with Lake Tucumcari*4,013+4,016Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Just downstream New Mexico Highway 18None+4,139
Arroyo 4DConfluence with Arroyo 4None+4,036Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 650 feet upstream of US Interstate 40None+4,063
Arroyo 4 OverflowConfluence with Tucumcari LakeNone+4,016Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Just downstream of Tucumcari BoulevardNone+4,033
Confluence with Tucumcari LakeNone+4,016
Approximately 420 feet downstream of Laughlin AvenueNone+4,023
Arroyo 4F (Rankin Draw)Just upstream of Tucumcari BoulevardNone+4,034Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 180 feet upstream of South Monroe StreetNone+4,089
Arroyo 5Approximately 2,300 feet downstream of Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailroadNone+4,057Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 2,650 feet upstream of the confluence of Arroyo 5None+4,159
Arroyo 5BConfluence with Arroyo 5None+4,124Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 1,910 feet upstream of the confluence with Arroyo 5None+4,150
Arroyo 6Approximately 2,850 feet downstream of Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailroadNone+4,068Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 4,100 feet upstream of Eastbound Interstate 40None+4,185
Arroyo 6AConfluence with Arroyo 6*4,094+4,096Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 2,500 feet upstream of I-40 Ramp ANone+4,169
Arroyo 7 (Bluewater Creek)Approximately 2,600 feet downstream of confluence of Arroyo 7ANone+4,061Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 4,500 feet upstream of confluence with Arroyo 7B*4,107*4,109
Arroyo 7BAt confluence with Arroyo 7*4,089+4.091Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
Approximately 3,500 feet upstream of confluence of Arroyo 7CNone+4,131
Arroyo 7CAt confluence with Arroyo 7B*4,106+4,108Quay County (Uninc. Areas), City of Tucumcari.
At Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailroadNone+4,155
San Jon CreekApproximately 1,000 feet upstream of sewage disposal areaNone+4,021Village of San Jon, Quay County (Uninc. Areas).
Approximately 450 feet downstream of Fourth StreetNone+4,034
ADDRESSES
Quay County (Unincorporated. Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at Quay County Clerks Office, 300 South 3rd Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401.
Send comments to The Honorable Paula Chacon, County Manager, Quay County, P.O. Box 1246, Tucumari, New Mexico 88401.
City of Tucumcari
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 512 South 8th Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401.
Send comments to The Honorable Calvin Litchfield, Mayor, City of Tucumcari, P.O. Box 1188, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401.
Village of San Jon
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 507 Elm Avenue, San Jon, New Mexico 88434.
Send comments to The Honorable Joe Clark, Mayor, Village of San Jon, P.O. Box 37, San Jon, New Mexico 88434.
WASHINGTON
Whatcom County, and Incorporated Areas
Strait of Georgia at Point RobertsAt Point Roberts MarinaNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas).
South Edwards Drive along southern shoreNone*11(Uninc. Areas).
Birch Bay Northwest ShoreAt intersection of Seahome Road and Searshore CourtNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas).
At Cottonwood BeachNone*9
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Along shoreline near intersection of Halda Road and Nitinat RoadNone*14
Strait of Georgia at Sandy PointAt marinaNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas) and LummiIndian Reservation.
Along eastern Shore DriveNone*9
Along western shorelineNone*14
Strait of Georgia at Village PointAlong West Shore DriveNone*9Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas).
Along southern shorelineNone*10
Lummi BayApproximately 600 feet from intersection of East Turtle Lane and Shore DriveNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc Areas).
Along shoreline near intersection of Lummi Park Road and Lane Split RoadNone*10
Bellingham Bay at Hermosa BeachEast of Lummi Shore RoadNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas) and LummiIndian Reservation.
Lummi Bay at Gooseberry PointAt intersection of Lummi View Drive and Haxton WayNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas) and LummiIndian Reservation.
Approximately 300 feet west of intersection of Lummi View Drive and Haxton WayNone*9
Bellingham Bay at Eliza IslandIn the south-facing valley of Eliza IslandNone*8Whatcom County (Uninc. Areas).
At the southern shore of Eliza IslandNone*10
At the western shore of Eliza IslandNone*10
ADDRESSES
Whatcom County (Unincorporated. Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at the Watcom County Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering, 284 West Kellogg Street, Suite C, Bellingham, Washington 98226.
Send comments to The Honorable Pete Kremen, Whatcom County Executive, 285 West Kellogg Street, Bellingham, Washington 98226.
Lummi Indian Reservation
Maps are available for inspection at the Lummi Indian Business Council Planning Department, 2828 Kwina Road, Bellingham, Washington 98226.
Send comments to The Honorable Darrell Frye, Chairman, Lummi Indian Business Council, Tribal Office, 2616 Kwina Road, Bellingham, Washington 98226.
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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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[FR Doc. 02-26217 Filed 10-15-02; 8:45 am]

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