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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 Directorate, 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 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. 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 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) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground.Communities affected
EffectiveModified
Warren County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
Clear CreekAt Tiffintown RoadNone+144(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 6490 feet upstream of Tiffintown RoadNone+150
Tributary 1At Tiffintown RoadNone+144(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1825 feet upstream of Tiffintown RoadNone+145
Crouches CreekApproximately 840 feet downstream of confluence with Crouches Creek Tributary 2None+155(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2730 feet upstream of confluence with Crouches Creek Tributary 2None+164
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Tributary 2At confluence with Crouches CreekNone+159(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
At Freetown RoadNone+165
Tributary 3At confluence with Crouches CreekNone+159(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2970 feet upstream of confluence with Crouches CreekNone+166
Glass BayouAt Fort Hill DriveNone+123City of Vicksburg.
At Evergreen DriveNone+208
Muddy CreekAt Tucker RoadNone+148(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 4565 feet upstream of Tucker RoadNone+150
Tributary 1At confluence with Muddy CreekNone+148(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2970 feet upstream of confluence with Muddy CreekNone+176
Paces BayouAt U.S. Highway 61None+96City of Vicksburg.
Approximately 3530 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 61None+108(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Tributary 1At Redbone RoadNone+121City of Vicksburg.
Approximately 1390 feet upstream of Redbone RoadNone+123
Tributary 3At Redbone RoadNone+115City of Vicksburg.
Approximately 2040 feet upstream of Redbone RoadNone+118(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Silver CreekApproximately 1500 feet downstream of confluence with Silver Creek Tributary 2None+162(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 8615 feet upstream of confluence with Silver Creek Tributary 3None+259
Tributary 2Approximately 745 feet upstream of confluence with Silver CreekNone+181(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 4890 feet upstream of confluence with Silver CreekNone+217
Tributary 3Approximately 1070 feet upstream of confluence with Silver CreekNone+191(Warren County Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 4975 feet upstream of confluence with Silver CreekNone+228
Stouts BayouAt Interstate 20None+122City of Vicksburg.
At Spring StreetNone+197
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
City of Vicksburg
Maps are available for inspection at 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Send comments to The Honorable Laurence E. Leyens, Mayor, City of Vicksburg, 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Warren County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 913 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
Send comments to Mr. Carl Flanders, Chairman, Warren County Board of Supervisors, 913 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
Grand County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas
Pack CreekAt the confluence with Mill Creek*4022+4030Grand County (Unincorporated Areas)
160 feet upstream of Mill Creek DriveNone+4199City of Moab
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
City of Moab
Maps are available for inspection at 217 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532.
Send comments to The Honorable Dave Sakirson, Moab City Mayor, 217 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532.
Grand County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at Grand County Courthouse, Moab, UT 84532.
Send comments to Joette Langianese, Chair, Grand County Council, 125 East Center Street, Moab, UT 84532.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: June 18, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E7-12697 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]

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