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Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

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 Start Printed Page 22654the 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:

Mary Jean Pajak, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2831.

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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 Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate 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
NORTH CAROLINA
Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Lateral 7 CreekAt the confluence with Bryant SwampNone•105Town of Bladenboro, Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of Poplar StreetNone•114
Barefoot SwampAt the confluence with Crawley SwampNone•104Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Highway 41None116
Big Foot MarshAt the confluence with Brown Marsh SwampNone•71Town of Clarkton, Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 100 feet downstream of Business 701None•78
Black SwampAt the Bladen-Robeson County boundaryNone•108Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of Highway 131None•123
Brown Marsh SwampApproximately 1,500 feet upstream of Red Hill RoadNone•70Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Highway 701None•86
Bryant SwampAt the Bladen-Robeson County boundaryNone•92Town of Bladenboro, Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of Highway 211 BypassNone•107
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Crawley SwampAt the Bladen-Robeson County boundaryNone•100Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.0 mile downstream from State Route 410None•108
Crooked BayAt the Bladen-Robeson County boundaryNone•109Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,200 feet downstream from Tar-heel Ferry RoadNone•113
Doubles BranchApproximately 200 feet downstream of Burney Ford RoadNone•81Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of Burney Ford RoadNone•89
Elkton MarshAt the confluence with Brown Marsh SwampNone•87Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 600 feet downstream of Burney Ford RoadNone•100
Horsepen BranchApproximately 1,500 feet downstream from the confluence of Spring BranchNone•87Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Highway 410None•100
Middle SwampAt the confluence with Elkton MarshNone•78Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Porterville School RoadNone•96
Rattlesnake CreekAt the confluence of Spring BranchNone•91Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Bladen-Columbus County boundaryNone•96
Reedy CreekAt the confluence with Black SwampNone•118Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of Highway 87None•140
Slender BranchAt the confluence with Horsepen BranchNone•93Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of the confluence with Horsepen BranchNone•100
Spring BranchAt the confluence with Horsepen BranchNone•89Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 4,700 feet upstream of State Route 242None•104
Wateree CreekAt the confluence of Bryant SwampNone•101
Approximately 200 feet upstream of 211 BypassNone•115Town of Bladenboro, Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Big SwampApproximately 1.8 miles upstream of the confluence of Bryant SwampNone•99Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the confluence with Big Marsh SwampNone•122
Galberry SwampAt the confluence with Big Marsh SwampNone•122Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Bladen-Cumberland County boundaryNone•135
Lumber RiverAt the Bladen-Robeson-Columbus County boundaryNone•89Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of the confluence of Bryant Swamp and Big SwampNone•99
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Bladen County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Bladen County Courthouse, 106 East Broad Street, Room 107, Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Gregory Martin, Bladen County Manager, P.O. Box 1048, 106 East Broad Street, Room 105, Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337.
Town of Bladenboro
Maps available for inspection at the Bladenboro Town Hall, 305 South Main Street, Bladenboro, North Carolina.
Send comments to the Honorable Livingston Lewis, Mayor of the Town of Bladenboro, P.O. Box 455, 3055 South Main Street, Bladenboro, North Carolina 28320.
Town of Clarkton
Maps available for inspection at the Clarkton Town Hall, 81 North Elm Street, Clarkton, North Carolina.
Send comments to the Honorable Robert C. Clark, Mayor of the Town of Clarkton, P.O. Box 307, 81 North Elm Street, Clarkton, North Carolina 28433.
NORTH CAROLINA
Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Bear SwampApproximately 500 feet upstream of the confluence with Little Fishing Creek•160•161Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 3.4 miles upstream of Airlie RoadNone•214
Beaverdam SwampAt the confluence with Marsh Swamp•81•82Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of I-95None•132
Beaverdam Swamp TributaryAt the confluence with Beaverdam SwampNone•106Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of Beaverdam RoadNone•120
Beech SwampAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•62Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Enfield
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence of Beech Swamp Tributary 1None•77
Beech Swamp Tributary 1At the confluence with Beech SwampNone•74Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Thirteen Bridges RoadNone•103
Beech Swamp Tributary 2At the confluence with Beech Swamp Tributary 1None•77Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Loop RoadNone•93
Beech Swamp Tributary 3Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Beech Swamp•80•81Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Enfield
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of the confluence with Beech SwampNone•97
Bens CreekAt the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•186Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•188
Breeches SwampAt the confluence with Jacket SwampNone•95Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Ringwood RoadNone•107
Burnt Coat SwampApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of Justice Branch Road•80•81Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Enfield
Approximately 2.0 miles upstream of the confluence of Jacket SwampNone•102
Butterwood CreekAt the confluence with Bear SwampNone•176Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of Cold Mine School RoadNone•267
Deep Creek (Downstream)At the Halifax-Edgecombe County boundaryNone•61Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Scotland Neck
Approximately 0.5 mile downstream of U.S. Highway 258None•76
Deep Creek (Upstream)Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of confluence with Deep Creek TributaryNone•86Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.3 miles upstream of Highway 125/903None•101
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Deep Creek TributaryAt confluence with Deep CreekNone•86Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of Thirteen Bridges RoadNone•106
Deep Creek Tributary 5At the confluence with Deep CreekNone•62Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Hobgood
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Deep Creek Tributary 6None•77
Deep Creek Tributary 6At the confluence with Deep Creek Tributary 5None• 76Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Deep Creek Tributary 5None•79
Deep Creek Tributary 7At the confluence with Deep CreekNone•67Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of the confluence with Deep CreekNone•77
Fishing Creek (Upstream)Approximately 50 feet downstream of Ward RoadNone•129Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•165
Fishing Creek (Downstream)At the Halifax-Edgecombe County boundaryNone•60Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 200 feet downstream of 301None•95
Fishing Creek Tributary 4At the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•80Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Thirteen Bridges RoadNone•101
Fishing Creek Tributary 5At the confluence of Fishing CreekNone•90Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Enfield
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of South Dennis StreetNone•102
Jacket SwampAt the confluence with Burnt Coat SwampNone•90Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of I-95None•115
Little Fishing CreekApproximately 0.3 mile upstream of confluence with Bear SwampNone•161Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•186
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•165Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of confluence of Little Fishing Creek Tributary 3None•227
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Little Fishing Creek Tributary 1None•200Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•240
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 3At the confluence with Little Fishing Creek Tributary 1None•216Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 400 feet upstream of Highway 561None•238
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 4At the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•175Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•188
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 5At the confluence with Little Fishing Creek Tributary 4None•175Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence of Little Fishing Creek Tributary 4None•192
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 6At the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•178Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•205
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 7At the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•181Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Spruills Bridge RoadNone•200
Marsh SwampAt the downstream side of Aurelian Springs RoadNone•129Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Aurelian Springs RoadNone•130
Marsh Swamp Tributary 1Approximately 0.2 mile upstream of the confluence with Marsh SwampNone•85Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
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Approximately 0.2 mile downstream of Justice Branch RoadNone•99
Marsh Swamp Tributary 2Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of the confluence with Marsh SwampNone•92Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 3.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Marsh SwampNone•96
Porter CreekAt the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•166Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•226
Reedy CreekAt the confluence with Little Fishing CreekNone•180Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the Halifax-Warren County boundaryNone•180
Rocky SwampApproximately 800 feet downstream of Highway 481•108•109Halifax County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Sledge RoadNone•194
Halifax County Unincorporated Areas
Maps available for inspection at the Halifax County Planning Office, Public Works Building, Room 102, 26 North King Street, Halifax, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Matthew Delk, Halifax County Manager, P.O. Box 38, Halifax, North Carolina 27839.
Town of Enfield
Maps available for inspection at the Enfield Town Hall, 105 Northwest Railroad Street, Enfield, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Edward Jones, Mayor of the Town of Enfield, P.O. Box 699, Enfield, North Carolina 27823.
Town of Hobgood
Maps available for inspection at the Hobgood Town Hall, 207 West Commerce Street, Hobgood, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Tim Purvis, Mayor of the Town of Hobgood, P.O. Box 217, Hobgood, North Carolina 27843.
Town of Scotland Neck
Maps available for inspection at the Scotland Neck Town Hall, 1310 Main Street, Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
Send comments to The Honorable Robert Partin, Mayor of the Town of Scotland Neck, P.O. Box 537, Scotland Neck, North Carolina 27874.
NORTH CAROLINA
Unincorporated Areas of Warren County
Bens CreekAt the downstream county boundaryNone•187Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 850 feet upstream of Skinner RoadNone•265
Big BranchAt the confluence with Little Fishing Creek and Walkers Creek.None•240Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of the confluence with Little Fishing Creek and Walkers CreekNone•250
Bobs BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•176Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•180
Bridle CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•238•Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 3.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•304
Buffalo BranchAt the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•254Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•284
Buffalo CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•192Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of Davis Bugg RoadNone•216
Cabin BranchAt the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•223Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of confluence with Shocco CreekNone•242
Dowtins CreekAt the confluence with Walkers CreekNone•241Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of the confluence with Walkers CreekNone•261
Fishing CreekAt the downstream county boundaryNone•165Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the upstream county boundaryNone•345
Gum Pond BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•200Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
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Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•208
Gunters CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•181Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 150 feet downstream of Tutelo RoadNone•198
Hogpen BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•176Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•190
Horse CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•251Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•253
Horsepen BranchAt the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•242Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•258
Lees BranchAt the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•284Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 630 feet upstream of Pinnel RoadNone•324
Little Fishing CreekApproximately 300 feet downstream of the confluence of Bens CreekNone•185Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence of Big Branch and Walkers CreekNone•240
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 2At the downstream county boundaryNone•241Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of the county boundaryNone•246
Little Fishing Creek Tributary 4At the downstream county boundaryNone•190Warren County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 930 feet upstream of Long School RoadNone•244
Little Shocco CreekAt the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•206Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.2 miles upstream of Rod Alston RoadNone258
Long BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•192Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Otis Clark RoadNone•217
Maple BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•168Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Maple RoadNone•206
Matthews CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•291Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of Manson Axtell RoadNone•335
Mill BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•207Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Gum Pond RoadNone•213
Owens CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•268Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.3 miles upstream of Ridgeway RoadNone•358
Phoebes CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•264Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 400 feet downstream of Martin Luther King BoulevardNone•310
Porter CreekAt the county boundaryNone•228Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of the county boundaryNone•232
Possumquarter CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•234Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.0 miles upstream of Baltimore Church RoadNone•258
Reedy BranchAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•187Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
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Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•196
Reedy CreekApproximately 100 feet upstream of the county boundaryNone•179Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Airport RoadNone•367
Richneck CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•234Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 150 feet downstream of Limer Town RoadNone•277
Richneck Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Richneck CreekNone•249Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Richneck CreekNone•283
Sandy CreekAt the downstream county boundaryNone•280Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
At the upstream county boundaryNone•298
Shocco CreekAt the confluence with Fishing CreekNone•210Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 2.7 miles upstream of Shepard RoadNone•232
Shocco Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•210Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of the confluence with Shocco CreekNone•232
Walkers CreekAt the confluence with Little Fishing Creek and Big BranchNone•240Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Airport RoadNone•278
Walkers Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Walkers CreekNone•251Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence with Walkers CreekNone•267
Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Warren County Planning and Zoning Office, 720 West Ridgeway Street, Warrenton, North Carolina.
Send comments to Ms. Loria Williams, Warren County Manager, 105 South Front Street, Warrenton, North Carolina 27589.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: April 23, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-10489 Filed 4-28-03; 8:45 am]

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