Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, Mitigation Division.
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 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, FEMA, 500 C Start Printed Page 9761Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
FEMA 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 base flood elevations 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 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. 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.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:
|State||City/town/county||Source of flooding||Location||#Depth in feet above ground *Elevation in feet (NGVD) •Elevation in feet (NAVD)|
|California||Rohnert Park (City), Sonoma County||Laguna de Santa Rosa Creek||At downstream side of Redwood Highway South (US Route 101)||*95||*94|
|Approximately 0.80 mile upstream of Redwood Highway South||*105||*94|
|Maps available for inspection at the Rohnert Park City Public Works Department, 6750 Commerce Boulevard, Rohnert Park, California.|
|Send comments to Mr. Steve Donley, Rohnert Park City Manager, 6750 Commerce Boulevard, Rohnert Park, California 94928.|
|California||Tulare County (Unincorporated Areas)||Sheet Flow west of Sand Creek||Approximately 0.47 mile downstream of Avenue 440||#2||#1|
|Approximately 0.56 mile upstream of Avenue 440||#2||#1|
|Maps available for inspection at Tulare County Resource Management Agency, 5961 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, California.|
|Send comments to Mr. Brian Haddix, Tulare County Administrative Officer, 2800 West Burrel Avenue, Visalia, California 93291.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)
Dated: February 3, 2006.
David I. Maurstad,
Acting Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E6-2691 Filed 2-24-06; 8:45 am]
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