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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

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).

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 table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William Blanton, Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 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. Start Printed Page 35234These 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. 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 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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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:

Guadalupe County, Texas and Incorporated Areas

Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above groundCommunities affected
EffectiveModified
Cibolo CreekAt intersection of IH 35 and Cibolo Creek*751+755Guadalupe County Uninc. Areas), City of Schertz.
At intersection of Lookout Road and Cibolo Creek*757+763
Cibolo Creek Tributary No. 13At confluence with East Branch Dietz Creek and Cibolo Creek Tributary No. 13None+728Guadalupe County Uninc. Areas), City of Cibolo.
Approximately 2,500 feet upstream of the confluence with East Branch Dietz Creek and Cibolo Creek Tributary No. 13None+776
Dietz CreekApproximately 1,000 feet downstream of the confluence with Cibolo Tributary 11 and Dietz CreekNone+692Guadalupe County Uninc. Areas), City of Cibolo, City of Schertz.
Approxiamtely 2,700 feet upstream of the confluence with Cibolo Tributary 16 and Dietz CreekNone+766
East Branch Dietz CreekApproximately 1,000 feet downstream of the intersection with Borgfield Road and Turncreek AvenueNone+693Guadalupe County Uninc. Areas), City of Cibolo, City of Schertz.
Approximately 1,100 feet NE of the intersection of Old Weiderstein Road and Cibolo Valley DriveNone+844
Geronimo CreekApproximately 3,100 feet downstream of the confluence with Geronimo Creek and Geronimo Tributary 2*457+464Guadalupe County Uninc. Areas), City of Seguin.
Approximately 2,000 feet downstream of the confluence with Geronimo Creek and Geronimo Creek Tributary 2*460+464
Guadalupe RiverAt confluence with Geronimo Creek and Guadalupe River*458+464Guadalupe County (Uninc. Areas), City of Seguin.
Approximately 250 feet downstream of East County Line Road*587+598
Town CreekApproximately 350 feet downstream of Dean Road and Town CreekNone+784Guadalupe County (Uninc. Areas), City of Cibolo.
Approximately 1,300 feet upstream of Dean Road and Town CreekNone+814
Town Creek Tributary 1At confluence with Town Creek and Town Creek Tributary 1*697+708Guadalupe County (Uninc. Areas), City of Cibolo.
At Intersection of FM 1103 Road and Brite Road*711+712
Walnut BranchAt confluence with Walnut Branch and Guadalupe RiverNone+492Guadalupe County (Uninc. Areas).
Appoxiamtely 1,500 feet upstream of McQueeny DamNone+548
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ADDRESSES:
Unincorporated Areas of Guadalupe County
Maps are available for inspection at Maintenance Building, 415 East Donegan Street, Seguin, TX 78155.
Send comments to the Honorable Donald Schraub, County Judge, Guadalupe County, County Courthouse, Seguin TX 78155.
City of Cibolo
Maps are available for inspection at 109 South Main Street, Cibolo, TX 78108.
Send comments to the Honorable Johnny Sutton, Mayor, City of Cibolo, P.O. Box 826, Cibolo, TX 78108.
City of Schertz
Maps are available for inspection at Public Works Building, 10 Commercial Place, TX 78154.
Send comments to the Honorable Hal Baldwin, Mayor, City of Schertz, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, TX 78154.
City of Seguin
Maps are available for inspection at 210 East Gonzales, Seguin, TX 78155.
Send comments to the Honorable Betty Ann Maties, Mayor, City of Seguin, P.O. Box 581, Seguin, TX 78155.
 #Depth in feet above ground.
 *National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
 +National American Vertical Datum.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: June 8, 2006.

Michael K. Buckley,

Deputy Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E6-9518 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]

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