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 newspaper 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. Start Printed Page 40837
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 67End List of Subjects
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:
|Source of flooding and location of referenced elevation||Elevation in feet (NAVD) 1 existing/modified||Communities affected|
|West Nishnabotna River:|
|At U.S. Highway 6||None—1,077||City of Council Bluffs. City of Oakland.|
|Approximately 4,850 feet upstream of Honeysuckle Road/County Highway G42||None—1,088||Pottawattamie County.|
|Approximately 5,785 feet downstream of Interstate 29||None—980||Pottawattamie County.|
|Approximately 1,760 feet downstream of Interstate 29||None—983|
|Intersection of E. South Omaha Bridge and 192nd Street||None—#1||Pottawattamie County.|
|Intersection of Basswood Road and 192nd Street||None—#1|
|Approximately 5,250 feet upstream of Interstate 480||None—985||City of Carter Lake.|
|Approximately 8,925 feet upstream of Interstate 480||None—985|
|City of Council Bluffs|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Community Development Office, 403 Willow Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Thomas P. Hanafan, Mayor, City of Council Bluffs, 209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503.|
|City of Oakland|
|Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 101 North Main Street, Oakland, Iowa.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Gayle Perkins, Mayor, City of Oakland, 906 Oakland Avenue, Oakland, Iowa 51560.|
|Pottawattamie County (Unincorporated Areas)|
|Maps are available for inspection at the County Courthouse, 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.|
|Send comments to Chairman Melvyn Houser, 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.|
|City of Carter Lake|
|Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 950 Locust Street, Carter Lake, Iowa.|
|Send comments to The Honorable Emil Hausner, Mayor, City of Carter Lake, 950 Locust Street, Carter Lake, Iowa 51510.|
|1 North American Vertical Datum.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)
Dated: June 29, 2004.
David I. Maurstad
Acting Director, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.
[FR Doc. 04-15295 Filed 7-6-04; 8:45 am]
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