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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before February 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the community's map repository. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1021, to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151, or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151 or (e-mail) bill.blanton@dhs.gov.

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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.

Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging receipt of any comments will not be sent.

Administrative Procedure Act Statement. This matter is not a Start Printed Page 70945rulemaking governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553. FEMA publishes flood elevation determinations for notice and comment; however, they are governed by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and do not fall under the APA.

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.

Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended.

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
Garland County, Arkansas, and Incorporated Areas
Molly CreekWeston Road+410+409City of Hot Springs.
Approximately 450 feet upstream of Albert Pike Road/US 270+541+544
Molly Creek Tributary 1Stover Road (Formerly Marie St.)+486+484City of Hot Springs.
Molly Springs Road+508+506
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Hot Springs
Maps are available for inspection at Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.
White County, Arkansas, and Incorporated Areas
Deener CreekElla StreetNone+237Unincorporated Areas of White County.
Approximately 1994 feet upstream from Ella Street.None+240
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of White County
Maps are available for inspection at 119 West Arch Avenue, Searcy, AR 72143.
Barrow County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas
Apalachee RiverApproximately 5,345 feet upstream of Loganville HighwayNone+820Unincorporated Areas of Barrow County, City of Auburn.
Approximately 1,140 feet upstream of CSX RailroadNone+905
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Cedar CreekApproximately 1,220 feet downstream of Miles Patrick RoadNone+820Unincorporated Areas of Barrow County, City of Winder.
Approximately 470 feet downstream of Miles Patrick RoadNone+822
Tributary No. 1At the confluence with Cedar CreekNone+822Unincorporated Areas of Barrow County, City of Winder.
Approximately 50 feet downstream of Sims RoadNone+840
Winder ReservoirEntire ShorelineNone+850Unincorporated Areas of Barrow County.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Auburn
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1369 Fourth Avenue, Auburn, GA 30011.
City of Winder
Maps are available for inspection at Inspections Department, 23 North Jackson Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Unincorporated Areas of Barrow County
Maps are available for inspection at Annex Building, 223 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Franklin County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Big Ditch TributaryFrom approximately 2,630 feet upstream of the confluence with Middle Fork Big Muddy RiverNone+382Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County, City of West Frankfort.
To approximately 790 feet downstream of County Highway 37/Logan StreetNone+388
Ewing CreekFrom approximately 5,000 feet upstream of the confluence with Middle Fork Big Muddy RiverNone+385Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County, City of West Frankfort.
To approximately 2,500 feet upstream of County Highway 5/Deering RoadNone+393
Pond CreekFrom Interstate 57None+394Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County, City of West Frankfort.
To approximately 2,250 feet upstream of Old Johnston City RoadNone+398
Rend LakeFrom the Rend Lake DamNone+415Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County.
To approximately 5,650 feet west of the intersection of North County Line Road and Conservation LaneNone+415
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of West Frankfort
Maps are available for inspection at West Frankfort City Hall, 110 N. Jefferson Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896.
Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County
Maps are available for inspection at Franklin County Highway Department, 13034 Oddfellow Lane, Benton, IL 62812.
Lyon County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Cumberland River (Lake Barkley)At Barkley DamNone+375Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County.
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At confluence with Hurricane Creek (Southern county boundary)None+375
Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake)Approximately 500 feet downstream Barkley CanalNone+375Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County.
Approximately 3200 feet upstream Duncan CreekNone+375
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County
Maps are available for inspection at 500A W. Dale Ave., Eddyville, KY 42038.
Menifee County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Licking River (Cave Run Lake)At confluence with Buck CreekNone+765City of Frenchburg.
At confluence with North Fork Licking RiverNone+765
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Frenchburg
Maps are available for inspection at 157 Old Campus Road, Frenchburg, KY 40322.
Curry County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
Northeast DrainApproximately 645 feet upstream from Schepps Blvd+4222+4225City of Clovis.
Approximately from the intersection of Merlene Blvd+4234+4236
Northeast DrainApproximately 5,276 feet downstream from Humphry RoadNone+4216Unincorporated Areas of Curry County.
At the confluence of West Second Street DrainNone+4217
Thomas Ditch 1At the intersection of Brady AvenueNone+4262Unincorporated Areas of Curry County.
At the intersection of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe RailroadNone+4280
West Second Street DrainAt the confluence of Northeast DrainNone+4217Unincorporated Areas of Curry County.
Approximately 268 feet upstream from Norris RoadNone+4232
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Clovis
Maps are available for inspection at 321 Connelly, Clovis, NM 88101.
Unincorporated Areas of Curry County
Maps are available for inspection at 321 Connelly, Clovis, NM 88102.
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Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
Baylor Canyon ArroyoAt the upstream face of U.S. Highway 70 BridgeNone+4604Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
Approximately 3,375 feet upstream of confluence with Baylor Canyon Arroyo Tributary 1None+4797
Baylor Canyon Arroyo Tributary 1At confluence with Baylor Canyon ArroyoNone+4713Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
Approximately 3,800 feet above confluence with Baylor Canyon ArroyoNone+4823
Baylor Canyon Arroyo Tributary 2At confluence with Baylor Canyon ArroyoNone+4668Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
Approximately 6,850 feet upstream of confluence with Baylor Canyon ArroyoNone+4806
Flow Path 1At upstream face of Sand Hill Dam (Chandler Tank)None+4317City of Las Cruces.
At intersection of Main St. and Sand Hill Arroyo (Flowpath 1)None+4462
Flow Path 12At Interstate 10 Southbound frontage road (Las Alturas)+3965+3966Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County, City of Las Cruces.
Approximately 7,470 feet upstream of Tellbrook RoadNone+4189
Flow Path 3Approximately 4932 feet downstream from the confluence of North Tributary 2 and Flow Path 3+4186+4188City of Las Cruces.
Approximately 200 feet downstream from the Alameda DamNone+4252
North Branch Gardner ArroyoApproximately 675 feet upstream of intersection of McNutt Road and Alvarez RoadNone+3781Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
Approximately 3,875 feet upstream of intersection of McNutt Road and Alvarez RoadNone+3835
North Vado ArroyoAt confluence with Unnamed DrainageNone+3826Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
At downstream face of Interstate 10 BridgeNone+3900
South Branch of Gardner ArroyoApproximately 580 feet upstream of McNutt Road and Alvarez RoadNone+3784Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
Approximately 5,190 feet upstream of intersection of McNutt Road and Alvarez RoadNone+3831
South Vado ArroyoAt confluence with Unnamed DrainageNone+3822Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County.
At downstream face of Interstate 10 BridgeNone+3871
Stream BilboAt Bilbo Pond Spillway at Mesilla Hills RoadNone+3895Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County, Town of Mesilla.
At Lake Maureen SpillwayNone+4144
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Las Cruces
Maps are available for inspection at 200 North Church St., Las Cruces, NM 88001.
Town of Mesilla
Maps are available for inspection at Calle de Parian, P.O. Box 10, Mesilla, NM 88046.
Unincorporated Areas of Dona Ana County
Maps are available for inspection at 251 West Amador, Room 100B, Las Cruces, NM 88001.
Carter County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas
Hickory CreekApproximately 3528 feet downstream of the confluence of Hickory Creek Tributary A and Hickory CreekNone+792Unincorporated Areas of Carter County.
Approximately at the crosspoint of Breezewood Road and Hickory CreekNone+795
Sand Creek Tributary BApproximately 3045 feet downstream from the Carter 1 DamNone+791Unincorporated Areas of Carter County.
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Approximately at the intersection of Sand Creek Tributary B and Refinery Road. Approximately 3410 feet upstream from the Carter 1 DamNone+826
Wolf CreekApproximately 3315 feet upstream from the confluence of Wolf Creek and Cottonwood CreekNone+830Unincorporated Areas of Carter County.
Approximately 1045 feet from the confluence of Wolf Creek Tributary 2 and Wolf CreekNone+852
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Carter County
Maps are available for inspection at 20 B Street, SW., #102, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Muskogee County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas
Arkansas RiverApproximately 1371 feet downstream of State Highway 104None+553Muskogee County.
Approximately 1625 feet upstream of State Highway 104None+554
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Muskogee County
Maps are available for inspection at Muskogee County Courthouse, 4517 Dennison Street, Muskogee, OK 74402.
Waupaca County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas
Little Wolf River/Big Falls Pond0.33 mile downstream of bridge at County Highway G+880+879Village of Big Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Waupaca County.
1.1 miles upstream of bridge at County Highway G+909+910
Waupaca River/Weyau- wega Lake2.65 miles upstream of confluence with Wolf River+757+756City of Waupaca, City of Weyauwega, Unincorporated Areas of Waupaca County
390 feet upstream of bridge at Anderson RoadNone+893
Wolf RiverSouthern Waupaca County boundaryNone+753Village of Fremont, Unincorporated Areas of Waupaca County.
3.58 miles downstream of bridge at County Highway X+757+756
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed.
Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Waupaca
Maps are available for inspection at 111 South Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981.
City of Weyauwega
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Maps are available for inspection at 109 East Main Street, Weyauwega, WI 54983.
Unincorporated Areas of Waupaca County
Maps are available for inspection at 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI 54981.
Village of Big Falls
Maps are available for inspection at 220 Main Street, Big Falls, WI 54926.
Village of Fremont
Maps are available for inspection at 317 Wolf River Drive, Fremont, WI 54940.

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

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Dated: November 14, 2008.

Michael K. Buckley,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E8-27811 Filed 11-21-08; 8:45 am]

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