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 BFEs 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:
William R. Blanton, Jr., CFM, Acting Section Chief, Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151. Start Printed Page 45498End 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 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 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:
|Flooding source(s)||Location of referenced elevation||*Elevation in feet (NGVD)||Communities affected|
|Buffalo Creek||Just upstream of Elmhurst Road||*654||*653||Village of Wheeling.|
|Just downstream of Aptakisic Road||*668||*667|
|Wheeling Drainage Ditch||Just downstream of Wolf Road||*642||*641||Cook County(Unincorporated Areas),Village of Wheeling.|
|Approximately 400 feet downstream of Elmhurst Road||*653||*652|
|William Rogers Memorial Diversion Channel||Approximately 300 feet upstream of the confluence with Des Plaines River||*None||*644|
|At divergence from Wheeling Drainage Ditch||*650||*646|
|Cook County, Illinois (Unincorporated Areas)|
|Maps are available for inspection at Cook County Building and Zoning Department, 69 West Washington, Suite 2830, Chicago, Illinois.|
|Send comments to: Mr. John H. Stroger, Jr., President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, 118 North Clark Street, Room 537, Chicago, Illinois 60602.|
|Village of Wheeling, Cook County, Illinois|
|Maps are available for inspection at Wheeling Village Hall, Engineer's Office, 255 West Dundee Road, Wheeling, Illinois.|
|Send comments to: Mr. Greg Klatecki, Village President, 225 West Dundee Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090.|
|* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)
Dated: July 24, 2006.
David I. Maurstad,
Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E6-12908 Filed 8-8-06; 8:45 am]
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