Skip to Content

Proposed Rule

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from Regulations.gov provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 47160

AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% 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 December 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is 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-1071, to Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

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.

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.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

End List of Subjects

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

Start Part

PART 67—[AMENDED]

1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows:

Start Authority

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.

End Authority
[Amended]

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 ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)Communities affected
EffectiveModified
Pickens County, Alabama, and Incorporated Areas
Big DitchApproximately 1,317 feet upstream of the confluence with Tributary 1None+163Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County.
Approximately 1.1 mile upstream of the confluence with Tributary 1None+174
Little Bear CreekApproximately 0.8 miles downstream of U.S. Highway 82None+235Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County.
Approximately 1 mile upstream of First AvenueNone+262
Long CreekApproximately 845 feet upstream of First AvenueNone+254Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County.
Start Printed Page 47161
Approximately 1,123 feet upstream of First AvenueNone+255
Lubbub CreekApproximately 0.9 miles downstream of U.S. Highway 82None+220Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County.
Approximately 1,292 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 82None+227
Stream 2Approximately 1,375 feet downstream of the confluence with Stream 3None+196Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County.
Approximately 1,300 feet downstream of the confluence with Stream 3None+196
Tombigbee RiverApproximately 1.4 miles downstream of the confluence with Beaver CreekNone+144City of Memphis.
Approximately 0.9 miles downstream of the confluence with Beaver CreekNone+144
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Memphis
Maps are available for inspection at 128 Memphis Circle, Aliceville, AL 35442.
Unincorporated Areas of Pickens County
Maps are available for inspection at Judicial Center, 20 Phoenix Avenue, Room 102, Carrollton, AL 35447.
Holmes County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
Bay BranchApproximately 1,922 feet upstream of the confluence with West Pittman CreekNone+80Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with West Pittman CreekNone+80
Blue CreekJust downstream of Valee RoadNone+74Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of Jack Johnson RoadNone+88
Camp BranchApproximately 670 feet downstream of Bonifay Chipley RoadNone+87Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County, City of Bonifay.
Approximately 364 feet upstream of N. Waukesha StreetNone+122
Camp Branch Tributary 1Approximately 1,216 feet downstream of Joe White RoadNone+87Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County, City of Bonifay.
Approximately 1,047 feet upstream of Industrial DriveNone+124
Caney BranchApproximately 1,725 feet upstream of the confluence with Wrights CreekNone+68Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 0.9 miles upstream of the confluence with Wrights CreekNone+68
Cow BranchApproximately 1,232 feet downstream of Ammons RoadNone+70Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County, Town of Ponce De Leon.
Approximately 0.4 miles upstream of Grant RoadNone+92
Cow Branch Tributary 1At the confluence with Cow BranchNone+82Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County, Town of Ponce De Leon.
Approximately 0.7 miles upstream of Grant RoadNone+153
Hathaway Mill CreekJust downstream of Hathaway Mill RoadNone+63Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 0.4 miles upstream of Hathaway Mill RoadNone+63
Start Printed Page 47162
Merrill BranchAt the confluence with Bay BranchNone+80Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 0.8 miles upstream of the confluence with Bay BranchNone+80
Mill CreekApproximately 1,492 feet downstream of Jack Brown DriveNone+59Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County, Town of Ponce De Leon.
Approximately 735 feet downstream of Jack Brown DriveNone+76
Old CreekJust downstream of R.M. Ward RoadNone+59Town of Westville.
Approximately 0.6 miles upstream of R.M Ward RoadNone+59
Parrot CreekJust upstream of Rum RoadNone+88Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
At the confluence with Hand BranchNone+88
Sandy CreekApproximately 200 feet downstream of County Highway 81ANone+84Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of County Highway 183ANone+102
Unnamed Tributary to Bay BranchAt the confluence with Bay BranchNone+80Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 0.8 miles upstream of the confluence with Bay BranchNone+80
West Pittman CreekJust downstream of County Highway 179ANone+80Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 1,454 feet upstream of County Highway 179ANone+80
Wrights CreekJust downstream of Adolph Whitaker RoadNone+88Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County.
Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of Bush RoadNone+148
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Bonifay
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 301 J. Harvey Ethridge Street, Bonifay, FL 32425.
Town of Ponce De Leon
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 1580 Highway 90, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455.
Town of Westville
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 2523 North Pine Street, Westville, FL 32464.
Unincorporated Areas of Holmes County
Maps are available for inspection at the Chamber of Commerce, 106 East Byrd Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425.
Johnson County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Big Mine Fork (Backwater effects from Paintsville Lake)From confluence with Paintsville Lake to approximately 1 mile upstream of confluence with Paintsville LakeNone+730Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Colvin Branch (Backwater effects from Paintsville Lake)From confluence with Paintsville Lake to approximately 1,700 feet upstream of confluence with Paintsville LakeNone+730Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Left Fork Blaine CreekJust downstream of confluence with Keaton ForkNone+690Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Approximately 150 feet upstream of KY-469None+691
Little Mine Fork (Backwater effects from Paintsville Lake)From confluence with Big Mine Fork to approximately 1,100 feet upstream of confluence with Big Mine ForkNone+730Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Start Printed Page 47163
Little Paint Creek (Backwater effects from Paintsville Lake)From confluence with Paintsville Lake to approximately 1.3 miles upstream of confluence with Paintsville LakeNone+730Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Paintsville LakeEntire shoreline of Paintsville LakeNone+730Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County
Maps are available for inspection at 908 3rd Street, Paintsville, KY 41240.
Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Cowpen CreekJust downstream of Graybow Road+175+174Unincorporated Areas of Beauregard Parish.
Approximately 0.9 miles upstream of Sunset Lane+197+196
Hickory Branch CreekApproximately 0.7 miles downstream of Mays Street+161+160Unincorporated Areas of Beauregard Parish, City of Deridder.
Approximately 1300 feet upstream of Park Road+174+173
Palmetto CreekJust upstream of Highway 171+132+131Unincorporated Areas of Beauregard Parish, City of Deridder.
Just downstream of Highway 190+181+180
Unnamed Tributary of Cowpen CreekAt the confluence with Cowpen Creek+193+192Unincorporated Areas of Beauregard Parish.
Approximately 0.4 miles upstream of Country Lane+193+192
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
* 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Deridder
Maps are available for inspection at 200 South Jefferson Street, Deridder, LA 70634.
Unincorporated Areas of Beauregard Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 201 West 2nd Street, Deridder, LA 70634.
Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and Incorporated Areas
Clear Boggy CreekApproximately 990 feet downstream of Highway 377None+817Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County, City of Ada.
Approximately 400 feet downstream of Stonecipher BoulevardNone+819
Little Sandy CreekApproximately 900 feet downstream of North 3570 RoadNone+916Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County, City of Ada.
Approximately 528 feet upstream of Constant Avenue+982+984
Start Printed Page 47164
Town BranchApproximately 1,500 feet downstream of North 3700 RoadNone+822Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County, Town of Allen.
Approximately 1,550 feet upstream of East B StreetNone+852
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
** 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 Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Ada
Maps are available for inspection at 231 South Townsend Street, Ada, OK 78420.
Town of Allen
Maps are available for inspection at 109 North Memphis Street, Allen, OK 78425.
Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County
Maps are available for inspection at 120 West 13th Street, Ada, OK 74821.

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

Start Signature

Edward L. Connor,

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

End Signature End Part End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. E9-22106 Filed 9-14-09; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9110-12-P