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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 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:

Michael M. Grimm, Acting Chief, Hazard Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (email) mike.grimm@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
MISSISSIPPI
Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Eutacutachee CreekApproximately 250 feet from the confluence of Pelahatchie CreekNone•333Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 760 feet upstream of International Paper RoadNone•387
Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•360Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 7,070 feet upstream of the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•383
Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•372Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 4,763 feet upstream of the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•380
Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 3At the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•360Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Rankin RoadNone•387
Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 4At the confluence with Eutacutachee CreekNone•355Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Gulde-Shiloh RoadNone•390
Prairie Branch Tributary 1At the confluence with Prairie Branch Canal•280•279Town of Flowood
Approximately 800 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 475None•284
Pelahatchie Bay Unnamed TributaryAt Pearl River Valley Water Supply District corporate limitsNone•307Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 510 feet upstream of Pearl River Valley Water Supply District corporate limitsNone•307
Pearl River Tributary 2At upstream side of Old U.S. Highway 49•271•270City of Richland
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Old U.S. Highway 49•271•270
Woodrun CreekApproximately 175 feet downstream of Interstate Route 20None•337City of Brandon, City of Pearl
Approximately 125 feet upstream of Mississippi Salvage RoadNone•360
Terrapin Skin CreekApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of North Deer Ridge•372•371Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Brandon
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of North Deer RidgeNone•395
Hog CreekApproximately 650 feet upstream of State Route 475•283•282Town of Flowood
Approximately 200 feet upstream of State Highway 468•284•285
Richland CreekApproximately 1.4 miles upstream of State Highway 471•343•344Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Brandon
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of U.S. Highway 80None•373
Pelahatchie Creek Tributary 1Just upstream of State Route 43•352•351Town of Pelahatchie
Approximately 375 feet upstream of Ragan RoadNone•370
Pearl River Tributary 3Approximately 3,000 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 25•283•282Town of Flowood
Approximately 150 feet upstream of Flowood Drive•283•282
Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Rankin County Building, 211 East Government, Brandon, Mississippi.
Send comments to Mr. Ken Martin, President of the Rankin County Board of Supervisors, 211 East Government, Brandon, Mississippi 39042.
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City of Brandon
Maps available for inspection at the Brandon City Hall, 201 North College Street, Brandon, Mississippi.
Send comments to The Honorable Truitt M. Grubbs, Mayor of the City of Brandon, P.O. Box 1539, Brandon, Mississippi 39043.
Town of Flowood
Maps available for inspection at the Flowood Town Hall, 2101 Airport Road, Flowood, Mississippi.
Send comments to The Honorable Gary Rhoads, Mayor of the Town of Flowood, P.O. Box 320069, Flowood, Mississippi 39232.
City of Pearl
Maps available for inspection at the Pearl City Hall, 2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi.
Send comments to The Honorable Jimmy Foster, Mayor of the City of Pearl, P.O. Box 5948, Pearl, Mississippi 39288-5948.
Town of Pelahatchie
Maps available for inspection at the Pelahatchie City Hall, 705 Second Street, Pelahatchie, Mississippi.
Send comments to The Honorable Knox Ross, Jr., Mayor of the Town of Pelahatchie, P.O. Box 229, Pelahatchie, Mississippi 39145.
City of Richland
Maps available for inspection at the Richland City Hall, 380 Scarborough Street, Richland, Mississippi.
Send comments to The Honorable Shirley Hall, Mayor of the City of Richland, P.O. Box 180609, Richland, Mississippi 39218.
NORTH CAROLINA
Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Beaverdam CreekAt the confluence with Juniper CreekNone•246Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of Nashville Church RoadNone•263
Big BranchAt the confluence with Bridge CreekNone•155City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Interstate 74None•214
Big Muddy CreekAt the confluence with the Lumber RiverNone•266Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the County boundaryNone•311
Bridge CreekAt the confluence with Leith CreekNone•146City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,640 feet upstream of Andrew Jackson Highway/Interstate 74—BusinessNone•229
Crawford BranchAt the confluence with Gum Swamp CreekNone•242Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of Crawford Lake RoadNone•271
Crooked CreekApproximately 700 feet downstream of the State boundaryNone•225Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet downstream of County Line RoadNone•243
Gum Swamp CreekAt Pea Bridge RoadNone•149City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Sneads Grove RoadNone•329
Gum Swamp Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Richmond Mill Lake/Gum Swamp CreekNone•210Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Gillis RoadNone•223
Joes CreekAt the confluence with Gum Swamp CreekNone•178Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of CSX TransportationNone•258
Joes Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Joes CreekNone•219Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet downstream of Scotland County Line RoadNone•261
Jordan CreekAt the confluence with Juniper CreekNone•192Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 950 feet downstream of Timmons RoadNone•300
Juniper CreekAt the confluence with Shoe Heel CreekNone•179Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of Nashville Church RoadNone•259
Juniper Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Juniper CreekNone•180Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 750 feet upstream of Lee LaneNone•221
Leith CreekAt the County boundaryNone•136Town of East Laurinburg, City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of Old Wire RoadNone•248
Leith Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Leith CreekNone•137Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
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Approximately 50 feet downstream of Pea Bridge RoadNone•157
Leith Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Leith CreekNone•175Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 325 feet downstream of Andrew Jackson Highway/Interstate 74—BusinessNone•189
Little CreekAt the confluence with Leith Creek•180•186City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 125 feet downstream of Aberdeen Road/Interstate 501-15None•233
Little Juniper CreekAt the confluence with Juniper CreekNone•197Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 280 feet upstream of Aberdeen Road/Interstates 01-15None•256
Little Juniper Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Little Juniper CreekNone•227Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Aberdeen Road/Interstate 501-15None•264
Little Shoe Heel CreekAt the confluence with Shoe Heel CreekNone•213Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of North Turnpike RoadNone•331
Little Shoe Heel Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Little Shoe Heel CreekNone•223Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 150 feet downstream of Arch McLean RoadNone•257
Lower Beaverdam CreekAt the confluence with Gum Swamp CreekNone•180Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,900 feet upstream of Old Wire RoadNone•215
Lumber RiverApproximately 3.0 miles upstream of McGirts Bridge RoadNone•205Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Wagram
At the County boundaryNone•268
Shoe Heel CreekApproximately 700 feet downstream of Old Maxton RoadNone•164Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.6 miles upstream of Jane Shaw RoadNone•268
Steer BranchAt the confluence with Leith CreekNone•144Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 50 feet downstream of CSX TransportationNone•169
Towers ForkAt the confluence with Big Muddy CreekNone•302Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of the confluence with Big Muddy CreekNone•319
Upper Beaverdam CreekAt the confluence with Richmond Mill Lake/Gum Swamp CreekNone•210Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Marston RoadNone•225
Water CreekAt the confluence with Gum Swamp CreekNone•153Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of Fox CrossingsNone•178
Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Scotland County Governmental Annexation Building, 231 East Cronly Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Scott T. Sauer, Scotland County Manager, P.O. Box 489, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
Town of East Laurinburg
Maps available for inspection at the East Laurinburg Municipal Building, 28 Fourth Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Douglas R. Miller, Mayor of the Town of East Laurinburg, P.O. Box 1106, 11 Third Street, East Laurinburg, North Carolina 28353.
City of Laurinburg
Maps available for inspection at the Laurinburg City Hall, 305 West Church Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Ann B. Slaughter, Mayor of the City of Laurinburg, P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352.
Town of Wagram
Maps available for inspection at the Wagram Town Offices, 24341 Riverton Road, Wagram, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Milton W. Farmer, Mayor of the Town of Wagram, P.O. Box 118, Wagram, North Carolina 28396.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: December 31, 2002.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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