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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 Start Printed Page 54632Act, 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 groundCommunities affected
EffectiveModified
Adams County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Borum RunAt confluence with St. Marys River+789+791Unincorporated Areas of Adams County, City of Decatur.
Approximately 5,125 feet upstream of High Street+789+791
Holthouse DitchAt confluence with St. Marys River+785+787Unincorporated Areas of Adams County, City of Decatur.
Approximately 4,700 feet upstream of Washington Street+786+787
Kohne Drain No. 1At confluence with Holthouse Ditch+785+787Unincorporated Areas of Adams County, City of Decatur.
Approximately 1,350 feet upstream of Meibers Street+786+787
Koos DitchAt confluence with St. Mary's River+788+789Unincorporated Areas of Adams County, City of Decatur.
Approximately 1,550 upstream of Piqua Road+788+789
St. Marys RiverApproximately 14,750 feet downstream of County Road 350 West+776+778Unincorporated Areas of Adams County, City of Decatur.
Approximately 16,650 feet upstream of State Road 101None+794
Yellow CreekAt the confluence with the St. Marys River+789+791Unincorporated Areas of Adams County.
Approximately 1,750 feet upstream of Norfolk and Western Railway+790+791
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
City of Decatur
Maps are available for inspection at 225 West Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733.
Send comments to The Honorable Fred R. Isch, Mayor, 225 West Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733.
Unincorporated Areas of Adams County
Maps are available for inspection at 313 W. Jefferson St., Suite 338, Decatur, IN 46733.
Send comments to Mr. Doug Bauman, Adams County Commissioner, 313 W. Jefferson St., Suite 200, Decatur, IN 46733.
Tarrant County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Big Bear CreekApproximately 1270ft downstream of the intersection at Highway 183+528+527City of Fort Worth, City of Euless, City of Grand Prairie, City of Grapevine, City of Keller, City of South Lake, Town of Colleyville, Unincorporated Areas of Tarrant County.
Approximately 93ft downstream of the intersection with Bear Creek Pkwy.+759+758
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Hogpen BranchApproximately 83 feet upstream from intersection with Country Club Road+584+582City of Mansfield.
Approximately 100 feet downstream from intersection with Highway 157+620+621
Johnson CreekIntersection with Avenue K+470+467City of Grand Prairie.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of intersection with Highway 360+510+511
Nichols BranchIntersection with Newt Patterson Road+601+599City of Mansfield.
Approximately 560 feet downstream of intersection with Columbria DriveNone+620
Plantation East CreekUpstream of Llano Avenue approximately 290 feet+652+651City of Benbrook.
Approximately 288 feet upstream of Circle S Road+686+685
Plantation West Creek, Stream MSC-1AIntersection with Twilight Drive W+673+671City of Benbrook, City of Fort Worth.
Approximately 705 feet from intersection with Dawn Drive+690+692
Pond BranchApproximately 95 feet downstream of intersection with Depot Street+586+587City of Mansfield.
Approximately 37 feet downstream of East Kimball Street+602+600
Stream JC-1Approximately 300 feet downstream of West Tarrant Road intersection+500+502City of Grand Prairie.
Intersection with Duncan Perry Road+505+503
Timber CreekApproximately 700 feet upstream of confluence with Clear Fork of the Trinity River+617+618City of Benbrook.
Approximately 700 feet downstream of the intersection with McKinley Street+693+692
Walnut Creek 3Approximately 4850 feet downstream from intersection with Highway 360+548+546City of Mansfield.
Approximately 80 feet downstream from the intersection of 287+587+588
Watson BranchConfluence with Walnut Creek 3+578+580City of Mansfield.
Intersection with Highway 157None+641
Willow BendThe intersection with Willow Bend Creek at Meadowside Drive+634+640City of Benbrook.
Approximately 70 feet downstream of intersection with Williams Road+706+707
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
City of Benbrook
Maps are available for inspection at 911 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX 76126.
Send comments to The Honorable Jerry Dittrick, Mayor, 911 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX 76126.
City of Euless
Maps are available for inspection at 201 N Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039.
Send comments to The Honorable Mary Saleh, Mayor, 201 N Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039.
City of Fort Worth
Maps are available for inspection at 1000 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Send comments to The Honorable Mike Moncrief, Mayor, 1000 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.
City of Grand Prairie
Maps are available for inspection at 317 College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75053.
Send comments to The Honorable Charles England, Mayor, 317 W. College, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.
City of Grapevine
Maps are available for inspection at 413 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Send comments to The Honorable William D Tate, Mayor, P.O. Box 95104, Grapevine, TX 76099.
City of Keller
Maps are available for inspection at 158 South Main, Keller, TX 76248.
Send comments to The Honorable Pat McGrail, Mayor, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244.
City of Mansfield
Maps are available for inspection at 1305 East Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063.
Send comments to The Honorable Mel Newman, Mayor, 1200 E Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063.
City of South Lake
Maps are available for inspection at 667 North Carroll Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092.
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Send comments to The Honorable Andy Wambsganss, Mayor, 1400 Main St, Southlake, TX 76092.
Town of Colleyville
Maps are available for inspection at 401 Oak Valley Rd., Colleyville, TX 76034.
Send comments to The Honorable David Kelly, Mayor, 100 Main Street, Colleyville, TX 76034.
Unincorporated Areas of Tarrant County
Maps are available for inspection at 100 E Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX 76196.
Send comments to The Honorable B. Glen Whitley, County Judge, 100 E Weatherford St, Suite 501, Fort Worth, TX 76196.
District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
Anacostia RiverApproximately at Anacostia Railroad Bridge+11+13District of Columbia.
At approximately 200 feet upstream of New York Avenue+15+17
Barnaby RunApproximately at the confluence with Oxon RunNone+21District of Columbia.
At approximately 1200 feet upstream of South Capital and Southern Avenue+49+53
Broad BranchAt approximately 2560 feet upstream of Ridge Road+101+102District of Columbia.
At approximately 760 feet upstream of 27th Street+180+187
Creek Along Normanstone DriveAt approximately 230 feet downstream of the Rock Creek Drive+41+40District of Columbia.
At approximately 190 feet upstream of Normanstone Drive+149+150
East Creek AAt approximately 2250 feet downstream of Dalecarlia Parkway+164+165District of Columbia.
At approximately 675 feet downstream of Dalecarlia Parkway+168+169
East Creek BApproximately at the Glenbrook Road+239+240District of Columbia.
At approximately 760 feet upstream of Driveway Bridge #4+314+308
Fenwick BranchApproximately at the confluence with Rock Creek+174+176District of Columbia.
At approximately 3620 feet upstream of the confluence with Tributary of Fenwick Branch+234+232
Fort Dupont CreekApproximately 500 feet downstream of Minnesota Avenue Bridge+24+23District of Columbia.
At approximately 40 feet downstream of Minnesota Avenue Bridge+28+29
Melvin Hazen BranchApproximately 1000 feet upstream from Connecticut Avenue, NW+209+208District of Columbia.
At approximately 125 feet downstream of Reno Road+245+244
Oxon RunAt approximately 320 feet upstream of the confluence with Barnaby Run+22+23District of Columbia.
At approximately 6160 feet upstream of Wheeler Road+102+103
Pinehurst RunApproximately at the confluence with Rock CreekNone+165District of Columbia.
At approximately 3100 feet upstream of Oregon Avenue+251+255
Pope BranchAt approximately 80 feet upstream of Minnesota Avenue+32+45District of Columbia.
Approximately 4630 feet upstream of Minnesota Avenue+152+159
Potomac RiverAt approximately 500 feet downstream of Route 95+10+9District of Columbia.
At approximately 2200 feet upstream of Chain Bridge Road+42+41
Rock CreekApproximately at the confluence with Potomac River+15+16District of Columbia.
Approximately at the confluence with Fenwick Branch+174+176
Tributary to Fenwick BranchApproximately at the confluence with Fenwick Creek+189+191District of Columbia.
At approximately 2500 feet upstream of the confluence with Fenwick Branch+232+231
Watts BranchApproximately at the confluence with Anacostia River+13+15District of Columbia.
Approximately at Southern Avenue+93+96
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
District of Columbia
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Maps are available for inspection at 51 N Street, NE., Suite 5020, Washington, DC 20002.
Send comments to Mr. Timothy Karikari, P.E., CPESC, NFIP Coordinator, 51 N Street, NE., 5th Floor, Room 5021, Washington, DC 20002.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: September 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. E7-18951 Filed 9-25-07; 8:45 am]

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