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Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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).

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, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 Start Printed Page 10467the 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. An environmental impact assessment has not 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 proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform

This proposed 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 table 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) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above groundCommunities affected
EffectiveModified
Del Norte County, California and Incorporated Areas
Middle Fork Smith RiverAt the Confluence with Smith RiverNone+360Del Norte County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.8 miles Upstream of Horace Gasquet Memorial BridgeNone+432
Smith River (Gasquet Reach)—North Fork Smith RiverApproximately 300 feet Upstream of Mary Adams Memorial Road/US Highway 99None+304Del Norte County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 4000 feet Upstream of Confluence With Middle Fork Smith RiverNone+379
Smith River (Hiouchi Reach)Approximately 2000 feet Upstream of U.S. Highway 101None+47Del Norte County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 100 feet Downstream of South Fork RoadNone+152
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
Del Norte County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 981 H Street, Suite 110, Crescent City, CA 95531.
Send comments to The Honorable David Finigan, Chairperson, 981 H Street, Suite 200, Crescent City, CA 95531.
Hopkins County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas
Clear CreekApproximately 1450 feet downstream of KY 2171None+399City of Earlington, Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 140 feet upstream of West Thompson AvenueNone+418
Clear Creek TributaryConfluence with Clear CreekNone+405City of Earlington.
Approximately 50 feet downstream of Loch Mary ReservoirNone+422
Elk CreekConfluence with Pond RiverNone+387Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 8600 feet downstream of Brown RoadNone+387
Approximately 750 feet downstream of Island Ford RoadNone+406
Approximately 320 feet downstream of Fowler RoadNone+412
Tributary 10.5Approximately 100 feet upstream of confluence with Elk Creek Tributary 5.1None+403City of Madisonville, Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 450 feet upstream of Island Park DriveNone+425
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Tributary 4Confluence with Elk CreekNone+412City of Madisonville, Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 120 feet downstream of Stagecoach RoadNone+439
Tributary 5.1Approximately 1660 feet downstream of McGrew LaneNone+400City of Madisonville, Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 170 feet upstream of Edward T. Breathitt ParkwayNone+426
Otter CreekConfluence with Pond RiverNone+387Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 5300 feet upstream of Vandetta Road*386+387
Pleasant RunApproximately 580 feet downstream of North Hopkinsville StreetNone+406City of Nortonville.
Approximately 1550 feet upstream of Seaboard System RailroadNone+411
Pond RiverConfluence with Otter CreekNone+387Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 14,570 feet upstream of Anton RoadNone+387
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Earlington
Maps are available for inspection at 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Send comments to The Honorable Michael Seiber, Mayor, City of Earlington, 103 West Main Street, Earlington, KY 42410.
City of Madisonville
Maps are available for inspection at 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Send comments to The Honorable William Cox, Jr., Mayor, City of Madisonville, 37 East Center Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
City of Nortonville
Maps are available for inspection at 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Send comments to The Honorable James Noel, Mayor, City of Nortonville, 199 South Main Street, Nortonville, KY 42442.
Hopkins County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Send comments to The Honorable Donald Carroll, Judge Executive, Hopkins County, Hopkins County Government Building, P.O. Box 523, Madisonville, KY 42431.
Webb County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
Chacon CreekConfluence with Rio Grande*387+394City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2000 feet downstream from confluence with Casa Blanca LakeNone+453
Tributary 1Confluence with Chacon Creek*387+394City of Laredo.
Approximately 250 feet upstream from intersection with Chestnut*429+422
Tributary 2Confluence with Chacon Creek*396+394City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1500 feet downstream from Loop 20None+398
Tributary 3Confluence with Chacon CreekNone+436City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2500 feet upstream from the intersection with Highway 59None+444
Deer CreekConfluence with Rio GrandeNone+411City of Laredo.
Intersection with Logistic RoadNone+476
Dellwood Tributary (Previously Las Manadas Creek Tributary 1)Confluence with Las Manadas Creek*402+410City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2000 feet upstream from intersection with FM 3464None+486
Las Manadas CreekConfluence with Rio Grande*402+408City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
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Approximately 1750 feet upstream from intersection with Loop 20None+552
Tributary 1Confluence with Las Manadas Creek*403+412City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 200 feet upstream from Springfield DriveNone+468
Tributary 1AConfluence with Las Manadas Creek Tributary 1None+430City of Laredo.
Approximately 1200 feet upstream from Dover/StratfordNone+464
Tributary 2 (Formerly Las Manadas Creek Tributary 3)Confluence with Las Manadas Creek*411+418City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 5050 feet upstream from intersection with FM 3464None+489
Tributary 2AConfluence with Las Manadas Creek Tributary 2None+447City of Laredo.
Approximately 3225 feet upstream from confluence with Las Manadas Creek Tributary 2None+459
Rio GrandeApproximately 1750 feet upstream from intersection with Riverhill RoadNone+391City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Confluence with Deer CreekNone+411
Tex-Mex Railroad TributaryConfluence with Chacon Creek*402+400City of Laredo, Webb County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1250 feet upstream from intersection with Tex-Mex RailroadNone+423
Zacate CreekApproximately 250 feet downstream from the intersection with Mexican Railroad*395+396City of Laredo.
Confluence with Rio Grande*388+399
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Laredo
Maps are available for inspection at 1120 San Bernardo, Laredo, TX 78042.
Send comments to The Honorable Raul G. Salinas, Mayor, City of Laredo, 1110 Houson Street, Laredo, TX 78040.
Webb County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 1110 Washington Street, Suite 302, Laredo, TX 78040.
Send comments to The Honorable Danny Valdez, County Judge, 1000 Houston, 3rd Flood, Webb County Courthouse, Laredo, TX 78040.
Clark County, Washington and Incorporated Areas
Burnt Bridge CreekJust upstream of Interstate 205*189+192Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1200 feet upstream of NE 152nd Avenue*196+200City of Vancouver.
China DitchJust upstream of NE Ward RoadNone+252Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2200 feet upstream of NE 144th StreetNone+275
Curtin Creek (Glenwood Creek)At confluence with Salmon CreekNone+172Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Just upstream of Anderson RoadNone+260
Dead LakeNear NE Everett Street/WA State Hwy 500None+191Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Near NE Lake RoadNone+191
Fifth Plain CreekUpstream side of NE 4th Plain BoulevardNone+215Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
About 0.7 mile above NE Davis RoadNone+342City of Vancouver.
Gee CreekAbout 0.14 mile upstream of Main Street, at N Main Avenue in Ridgefield*25+27Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Interstate 5None+315Town of Ridgefield.
Lacamas CreekAt confluence with Washougal RiverNone+35Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Just downstream of NE Goodwin RoadNone+193City of Camas.
Lacamas LakeAt SE Everett Road/WA State Hwy 500None+191Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
At NE 232nd Avenue/NE Leadbetter RoadNone+191
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Mill CreekAt confluence with Salmon CreekNone+137Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Just downstream of NW 20th AvenueNone+279City of Battle Ground.
Weaver CreekAt confluence with Salmon CreekNone+210Clark County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 400 feet west of NE 167th AvenueNone+345City of Battle Ground.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Battle Ground
Maps are available for inspection at 109 Southwest First Street, Suite 127, Battle Ground, WA 98604-2818.
Send comments to The Honorable John Idsinga, Mayor, City of Battle Ground, 109 Southwest First Street, Suite 220, Battle Ground, WA 98604.
City of Camas
Maps are available for inspection at 616 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.
Send comments to The Honorable Paul Dennis, Mayor, City of Camas, 616 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.
City of Vancouver
Maps are available for inspection at c/o Chad Eiken, 313 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98665.
Send comments to The Honorable Royce Pollard, Mayor, City of Vancouver, 210 East 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98668.
Town of Ridgefield
Maps are available for inspection at 127 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Send comments to The Honorable Gladys Doriot, Mayor, City of Ridgefield, P.O. Box 608, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Clark County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 1300 Franklin Street, Third Floor, Vancouver, WA 98666-8810.
Send comments to The Honorable Bill Barron, County Administrator, Clark County, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

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

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Dated: March 1, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-4153 Filed 3-7-07; 8:45 am]

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