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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Proposed rule; correction.


This document corrects the table to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 9, 2008. This correction clarifies the table representing the flooding source(s), location of referenced elevation, the effective and modified elevation in feet and the communities affected for Madison County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas; specifically, for flooding source “Reunion Lake #1,” than was previously published.

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William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 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 BFEs 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.


In proposed rule FR Doc. E8-29068, beginning on page 74669 in the issue of December 9, 2008, make the following corrections, in the table published under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. On page 74669, in § 67.4, in the table with center heading Madison County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas, the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, the effective and modified elevation in feet and the communities affected for flooding source “Reunion Lake #1”, needs to be corrected to read as follows:

Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*** Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above groundCommunities affected
Madison County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
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Reunion Lake #1Reunion Lake #1None+ 327Unincorporated Areas of Madison County.
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Dated: December 22, 2008.

Michael K. Buckley,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-31279 Filed 1-2-09; 8:45 am]