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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Proposed rule; correction.


On November 5, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 73 FR 65816 through 65817. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for St. Joseph County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions).

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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)

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% 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 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.


In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 65816 through 65817, in the November 5, 2008 issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “St. Joseph County, Michigan and Incorporated Areas” addressed flooding sources countywide. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, or communities affected for these flooding sources. In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information, to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published notice.

Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*** Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)Communities affected
St. Joseph County, Michigan, and Incorporated Areas
Adams LakeEntire shoreline of Adams LakeNone+843Township of Leonidas.
Clear LakeEntire shoreline of Clear LakeNone+876Township of Fabius.
Corey LakeEntire shoreline of Corey LakeNone+877Township of Fabius.
Fishers LakeEntire shoreline of Fishers LakeNone+815Township of Park.
Flowerfield CreekApproximately 0.8 mile downstream of M 216 (Marcellus Road)None+817Township of Flowerfield.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Main Street on the St. Joseph County/Kalamazoo County borderNone+842
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Kaiser LakeEntire shoreline of Kaiser LakeNone+877Township of Fabius.
Lake TempleneEntire shoreline of Lake TempleneNone+831Township of Sherman.
Long LakeEntire shoreline of Long LakeNone+892Township of Fabius.
Mud LakeEntire shoreline of Mud LakeNone+877Township of Fabius.
Pleasant LakeEntire shoreline of Pleasant LakeNone+853Township of Fabius.
Spring CreekAt confluence with Flowerfield CreekNone+821Township of Flowerfield, Township of Park.
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Quake Road on the St. Joseph County/Kalamazoo County borderNone+844
St. Joseph RiverApproximately 0.7 mile downstream of Wakeman RoadNone+829Township of Mendon.
Approximately 350 feet downstream of Wakeman roadNone+829
Unnamed pondEntire shoreline of Unnamed pondNone+815Township of Park.
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Dated: January 27, 2009.

Michael K. Buckley,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-6704 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]