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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 Start Printed Page 23942proposed 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 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 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:

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 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 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 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
ArizonaGila CountyBloody Tanks WashJust upstream of Mine RoadNone*3,310
Just upstream of New StreetNone*3,357
Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of Southern Pacific Railroad Crossing*3,402*3,398
Coyote WashAt confluence with Russell GulchNone*3,445
Approximately 2,400 feet upstream of Russell RoadNone*3,643
Ice House CanyonAt Pubblo Ruins RoadNone*3,600
Just upstream of Pinal View RoadNone*3,670
At confluence of Kellner CanyonNone*3,781
Kellner CanyonAt confluence with Ice House CanyonNone*3,781
Approximately 250 feet upstream of Kellner Canyon RoadNone*3,855
McMillen WashJust downstream of 7th StreetNone*3,580
Pina Creek (at Globe)Approximately 2,400 feet downstream of U.S. 60/70None*3,417
Just upstream of Pickson DriveNone*3,633
Approximately 3,400 feet upstream of Six Shooter Canyon RoadNone*3,809
Roberts WashAt confluence with Russell GulchNone*3,348
Approximately 300 feet upstream of Roberts RoadNone*3,429
Russell GulchApproximately 800 feet downstream of U.S. Route 60/70None*3,304
Confluence of Coyote WashNone*3,444
Approximately 5,000 feet upstream of the confluence of Coyote WashNone*3,563
Watertank WashAt confluence with Russell GulchNone*3,352
Just upstream of Landfill LaneNone*3,432
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Approximately 5,400 feet upstream of Landfill LaneNone*3,681
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Gila County Courthouse, 1400 East Ash Street, and at the Library Office First Floor Planning and Zoning Counter, Globe, Arizona 85501.
Send comments to The Honorable Cruz Salas, Chairman of the Gila County Board of Supervisors, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, Arizona 85501.
ArizonaMiami (Town), Gila CountyBloody Tanks WashApproximately 850 feet upstream of Southern Pacific Railroad Crossing3,402*3,381
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Live Oak Street*3,380*3,398
Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of Southern Pacific Railroad Crossing*3,444*3,444
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Miami Town Hall, 500 Sullivan Street, and at the Memorial Library 1052 Adonis Avenue, Miami, Arizona 85539.
Send comments to The Honorable Cruz Salas, Chairman of the Gila County Board of Supervisors, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, Arizona 85501.
ArizonaGlobe (City), Gila CountyIce House CanyonAt confluence with Pinal Creek (at Globe)None*3,578
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Public Ruins RoadNone*3,602
McMillen WashAt confluence with Pinal Creek (at Globe)None*3,539
Just upstream of U.S. Route 60/70None*3,625
Just downstream of W. Mesquite StreetNone*3,768
Pinal Creek (at Globe)Approximately 200 feet upstream of Ruiz Canyon Road*3,539*3,539
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of the confluence of Ice House CanyonNone*3,592
Russell GulchJust downstream of Hospital DriveNone*3,324
At confluence of Roberts WashNone*3,347
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the confluence of Watertank WashNone*3,363
Watertank WashApproximately 4,000 feet upstream of Landfill LaneNone*3,602
Approximately 4,500 feet upstream of Landfill LaneNone*3,630
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the City of Globe City Hall, 150 North Pine Street, and at the Public Library, 339 South Broad Street, Globe, Arizona 85501.
Send comments to The Honorable Stanley Gibson, Mayor of the City of Globe, 150 North Pine Street, Globe, Arizona 85501.
ArizonaLa Paz CountyCentennial WashApproximately 3,100 feet downstream from the confluence of Tributary A Wenden*1,837*1,837
Approximately 3,700 feet upstream of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad*1,882*1,884
Tributary B at WendenApproximately 1,800 feet upstream of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad*1,865*1,865
Approximately 7,800 feet upstream of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailroadNone*1,910
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Community Development Department, 1112 Joshua Avenue # 202, Parker, Arizona 85344.
Send comments to The Honorable Clifford Edey, Chairperson, La Paz County Board of Supervisors, 1108 Joshua Avenue, Parker, Arizona 85344.
ArizonaNavajo CountyMexican Lake OutletApproximately 800 feet downstream of Abandoned RailroadNone*5,934
Approximately 1,250 feet upstream of Abandoned RailroadNone*5,979
Mexican LakeAt Mexican LakeNone*5,979
White Mountain LakeAt White Mountain LakeNone*5,979
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Rocky ArroyoApproximately 1,000 feet downstream of Silver Creek DriveNone*5,980
Approximately 3,900 feet upstream of Silver Creek DriveNone*6,084
Lower Silver CreekApproximately 5,140 feet downstream of unnamed Road*5,642*5,638
Approximately 150 feet downstream of the confluence With Show Low Creek*5,661*5,659
Upper Silver CreekApproximately 2,050 feet downstream of Silver Lake BoulevardNone*5,980
Approximately 450 feet downstream of Bourdon Rande RoadNone*6,107
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Flood Control Division, County Governmental Complex, 100 East Carter Drive, Holbrook, Arizona 86025.
Send comments to The Honorable Percy Deal, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 668, Holbrook, Arizona 86025.
ArizonaTaylor (Town)Lower Silver CreekApproximately 3,700 feet upstream of Willow Lane*5,627*5,625
Navajo CountyApproximately 23,100 feet upstream of Willow Lane*5,647*5,644
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 425 West Bull Duck Road, Taylor, Arizona 85939.
Send comments to The Honorable Floyd Fuentes, Mayor of the Town of Taylor, P.O. Box 158, Taylor, Arizona 85939.
CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyLos Berros CreekApproximately 750 feet downstream of El Conpo Road*103*103
Approximately 4,000 feet downstream of State Route 101NoneNone
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of State Route 101NoneNone
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department, County Government Center, Room 207, 976 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93408.
Send comments to The Honorable Michael Ryan, Chairperson of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, County Government Center, Room 370, San Luis Obispo, California 93408.
CaliforniaSanta Barbara CountyAtasicadero CreekApproximately 4,400 feet downstream of Patterson AvenueNone*14
Approximately 2,850 feet upstream of Arroyo Road*83*83
Maria Ygnacia CreekAt confluence with Atascadero CreekNone*27
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of San Marcos RoadNone*158
East Fork Maria Ygnacia CreekAt the confluence with Maria Ygnacia CreekNone*154
Approximately 1,450 feet upstream of a private bridgeNone*250
San Antonio CreekAt the confluence with Maria Ygnacia CreekNone*68
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Cathedral Oaks RoadNone*165
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Flood Control District Office, 123 Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.
Send comments to The Honorable Naomi Schwartz, Chairperson of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.
ColoradoErie (Town), Boulder and Weld CountiesCoal CreekAt confluence of Boulder Cotton No. 1 Ditch*5,043+5,046
At Tri- County Airport*5,080+5,083
Depth in feet above ground
Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Erie Town Hall, 645 Holbrook Street, Erie, Colorado 80516.
Send comments to The Honorable Barbara Connor, Mayor, Town of Erie, P.O. Box 750, Erie, Colorado 80516.
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Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevationElevation in feet *(NGVD) Elevation in feet +(NAVD)Communities affected
EffectiveModified
Aurora County, and Incorporated Areas
Skunk CreekApproximately 200 feet downstream of the 1st Street BridgeNone+1,510Fresno County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Plankinton
At State StreetNone+1,524
Approximately 150 feet downstream of Interstate 90None+1,529
Northwest DrainageAt Main StreetNone+1,517City of Plankinton
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Kimball Street BridgeNone+1,522
# Depth in feet above ground
ADDRESSES
Aurora County (Unincorporated Areas):
Maps are available for inspection at 401 North Main Street, Plankinton, South Dakota 57368.
Send comments to The Honorable Delayne Perrson, Chairperson of the Aurora County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 513, Plankinton, South Dakota 57368.
City of Plankinton:
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 125 North Main Street, Plankinton, South Dakota 57368.
Send comments to the Honorable Leroy Greenwold, Mayor of the City of Plankinton, P.O. Box 517, Plankinton, South Dakota 57368.
Hughes County, and Incorporated Areas
Missouri RiverApproximately 8 miles downstream from the confluence with Hilgers GulchNone+1,425Hughes County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Pierre
Approximately 3 miles upstream of the confluence with Whisky GulchNone+1,431
# Depth in feet above ground
ADDRESSES
Hughes County (Unincorporated Areas):
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 222 East Dakota Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501.
Send comments to the Honorable Roger Inman, Chairman of the Hughes County Board of Commissioners, 104 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501
City of Pierre:
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 222 East Dakota Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501.
Send comments to the Honorable Dennis Eisnach, Mayor of the City of Pierre, P.O. Box 1253, Pierre, South Dakota 57501.
Stanley County, and Incorporated Areas
Missouri RiverApproximately 8 miles downstream from the confluence with the Bad RiverNone+1,425Stanley County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Fort Pierre
Approximately 4 miles upstream of the confluence with the Bad RiverNone+1,431
# Depth in feet above ground
ADDRESSES
Stanley County (Unincorporated Areas):
Maps are available for inspection at 8 East Second Avenue, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532.
Send comments to the Honorable Robert Wilcox, Chairman of the Stanley County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 595, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532.
City of Fort Pierre:
Maps are available for inspection at 8 East Second Avenue, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532.
Send comments to the Honorable Sam Tidball, Mayor of the City of Fort Pierre, P.O. Box 700, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532.
King County, and Incorporated Areas
Issaquah CreekApproximately 1,700 feet downstream of Southeast 56th Street*46*45King County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Issaquah
Approximately 3,200 feet upstream of Sycamore Drive*141*140
East Fork Issaquah CreekAt confluence with Issaquah Creek*73*75City of Issaquah
Just downstream of Interstate Highway 90None*153
Gilman BoulevardApproximately 640 feet downstream of 10th Avenue NorthwestNone*56City of Issaquah
Overflow Issaquah CreekApproximately 1,000 feet upstream of 7th Avenue NorthwestNone*64
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# Depth in feet above ground
ADDRESSES
King County (Unincorporated Areas):
Maps are available for inspection at the Water and Land Department Flood Hazard Division, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington 98104-3855.
Send comments to the Honorable Ron Sims, King County Executive, 516 Third Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, Washington 98104.
City of Issaquah:
Maps are available for inspection at the City Hall Department of Public Works, 1775 12th Avenue N.W., Issaquah, Washington 98027.
Send comments to the Honorable Ava Frisinger, Mayor of the City of Issaquah, 130 East Sunset Way, Issaquah, Washington 98027
Natrona County, and Incorporated Areas
Casper CreekApproximately 300 feet upstream from the confluence with North Platte River*5,116*5,116Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Mills
Approximately 4 miles upstream of State Highway 26 (West Chase Road)*5,198*5,199
Eastdale CreekApproximately 1,250 feet downstream of East Yellowstone HighwayNone*5,103Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Casper
Approximately 100 feet downstream of Wyoming BoulevardNone*5,482
East Branch Eastdale CreekAt the confluence with Eastdale CreekNone*5,292Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas)
Just downstream of Wyoming BoulevardNone*5,480
Elkhorn CreekAt the confluence with the North Platte RiverNone*5,077Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Evansville, City of Casper
Approximately 4,500 feet upstream of Interstate 25None*5,184
Approximately 6,500 feet upstream of Spring Creek Branch RoadNone*5,972
Garden CreekApproximately 100 feet upstream of Garden Creek Road*5,619*5,619Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas)
Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of Garden Creek RoadNone*6,313
Garden Creek, West BranchAt the confluence with Garden CreekNone*5,684
Approximately 2,300 feet upstream of Garden Creek RoadNone*6,634Natrona County (Unincorporated Areas)
North Platte RiverApproximately 800 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 20 and 26None*5,116
Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of Wyoming BoulevardNone*5,120Town of Mills
# Depth in feet above ground
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Natrona County:
Maps are available for inspection at the Natrona County Annex, 120 West First Street, Suite 200, Casper, Wyoming 82601.
Send comments to the Honorable John Campbell, Chairman of the Natrona County Board of Supervisors, 200 North Center, Casper, Wyoming, 82601.
Town of Evansville:
Maps are available for inspection at the Evansville Town Hall, 235 Curtis Street, Evansville, Wyoming 82636.
Send comments to the Honorable Barney Humphrey, Mayor of the Town of Evansville, P.O. Box 158, Evansville, Wyoming 82636.
City of Casper:
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 200 North David Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601.
Send comments to the Honorable Barbara A. Peryam, Mayor of the City of Casper, 200 North David Street, Room 201, Casper, Wyoming 82601.
Town of Mills:
Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Mills Town Hall, 704 4th Street, Mills, Wyoming 82601.
Send comments to the Honorable Robert Goff, Mayor of the Town of Mills, P.O. Box 789, Mills, Wyoming 82644.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: April 30, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-11104 Filed 5-5-03; 8:45 am]

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