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Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

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).

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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 R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, 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. 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. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.

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:

StateCity/town/countySource of floodingLocation# Depth in feet aboveground. + Elevation in feet (NGVD) *Elevation in feet (NAVD)
ExistingModified
City of Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois
IllinoisHamilton (City) (Hancock County)Chaney Creek Tributary 1Approximately 190 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone*532
Approximately 1,155 feet upstream of Park DriveNone*605
Chaney Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Chaney Creek Tributary 1None*580
Approximately 20 feet upstream of Hillcrest DriveNone*616
Railroad Creek Tributary 1Approximately 215 feet upstream of the confluence with Railroad CreekNone*558
Approximately 30 feet upstream of Walnut StreetNone*612
Railroad Creek Tributary 2Approximately 345 feet upstream of the confluence with Railroad CreekNone*588
Approximately 435 feet upstream of Broadway StreetNone*645
Railroad Creek Tributary 3Approximately 200 feet upstream of the confluence with Railroad CreekNone*575
Approximately 60 feet upstream of South 19th StreetNone*635
Spring CreekApproximately 460 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone*561
Approximately 1,975 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone*611
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum
# Depth in feet above ground
+ North American Vertical Datum
ADDRESSES
Maps are available for inspection at the Community Map Repository, City of Hamilton, City Hall, 1010 Broadway, Hamilton, Illinois.
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Send comments to The Honorable Steve Woodruff, Mayor, City of Hamilton, City Hall,1010 Broadway, Hamilton, Illinois 62341-1535.
Unincorporated Areas of Hancock County, Illinois
IllinoisHancock County (Unincorporated Areas)Chaney Creek Tributary 1Approximately 70 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone+529
Approximately 370 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone+536
Railroad Creek Tributary 3Approximately 2,970 feet upstream of the confluence with Railroad CreekNone+636
Approximately 3,170 feet upstream of the confluence with Railroad CreekNone+636
Spring CreekApproximately 70 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone+536
Approximately 460 feet upstream of the confluence with Chaney CreekNone+561
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum
# Depth in feet above ground
+ North American Vertical Datum
ADDRESSES
Maps are available for inspection at the Community Map Repository, Hancock County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Carthage, Illinois.
Send comments to The Honorable David Walker, Board Chairman, Hancock County, 235 North Washington, Carthage, Illinois 62321.

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

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Dated: October 4, 2006.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-17256 Filed 10-16-06; 8:45 am]

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