Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
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 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).
The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a Start Printed Page 17621newspaper of local circulation in each community.
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 table below.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Doug Bellomo, P.E., Hazard Identification Section, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below for the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified elevations have been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.
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 rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are required to maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67
- Administrative practice and procedure, flood insurance, reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:Start Part
1. The authority citation for Part 67 continues to read as follows:
2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows:
|State||City/town/county||Source of flooding||Location||Range of BFEs Elevation in feet *(NGVD)|
|AR||Beebe (City) White County||Cypress Bayou||Just upstream of the Union Pacific Railroad||None||*220|
|Approximately 0.85 mile upstream of the Union Pacific Railroad||None||*220|
|Red Cut Slough Tributary||Approximately 0.48 mile downstream of U.S. Highway 67||None||*224|
|At West Mississippi Street||None||*235|
|Red Cut Slough Tributary A||Approximately 1,450 feet downstream of the Union Pacific Railroad||None||*220|
|Approximately 140 feet upstream of California Street||None||*229|
|Red Cut Slough Tributary No. 2||Approximately 0.41 mile upstream of the confluence with Red Cut Slough||None||*220|
|Approximately 1.40 miles upstream of the confluence with Red Cut Slough||None||*230|
|Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 321 North Elm Street, Beebe, Arkansas.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Donald Ward, Mayor, City of Beebe, 321 North Elm Street, Beebe, Arkansas 72012.|
|OK||Tuttle (Town) Grady County||Coal Creek—Lower Reach||Approximately 200 feet upstream of the confluence with the Canadian River||None||*1,197|
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|Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of North Sarah Road||None||*1,235|
|Coal Creek Tributary—Lower Reach||At the confluence with Coal Creek—Lower Reach||None||*1,221|
|Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluence with Coal Creek—Lower Reach||None||*1,232|
|Worley Creek—Lower Reach||Approximately 1,530 feet downstream of East Silver City Ridge Road||None||*1,204|
|Approximately 140 feet upstream of State Highway 37||None||*1,243|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 301 West Main Street, Tuttle, Oklahoma.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Elberta Jones, Mayor, Town of Tuttle, Town Hall, 301 West Main Street, Tuttle, Oklahoma 73089.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)
Dated: March 24, 2004.
Anthony S. Lowe,
Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.
[FR Doc. 04-7595 Filed 4-2-04; 8:45 am]
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