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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 to 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 August 23, 2010.

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-1104, 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.

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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.

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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 Start Printed Page 29247management 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 also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in those 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.

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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 ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)Communities affected
EffectiveModified
Canyon County, Idaho, and Incorporated Areas
Renshaw CanalJust upstream of Union Pacific RailroadNone+2346City of Greenleaf.
Just upstream of State Highway 19None+2352
* 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 Greenleaf
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 20523 North Whittier Drive, Greenleaf, ID 83626.
Adams County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Cedar CreekAt the confluence with the Mississippi River+486+487City of Quincy, Unincorporated Areas of Adams County.
Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of U.S. Route 24+486+487
Curtis CreekAt the confluence with the Mississippi River+485+486Unincorporated Areas of Adams County.
Approximately 150 feet upstream of State Route 57+485+486
Mill CreekAt the confluence with the Mississippi River+480+481Unincorporated Areas of Adams County.
Approximately 1,850 feet upstream of State Route 57+480+481
Mississippi RiverApproximately 2.9 miles upstream of U.S. Route 36 (River Mile 312.4)+477+479City of Quincy, Unincorporated Areas of Adams County.
Approximately 4.1 miles upstream of Lock and Dam No. 20 (River Mile 347.4)+495+494
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
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** 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 Quincy
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 730 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301.
Unincorporated Areas of Adams County
Maps are available for inspection at the Adams County Highway Department, 101 North 54th Street, Quincy, IL 62305.
Grundy County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Claypool DitchApproximately at Carbon Hill RoadNone+546Village of Carbon Hill.
Approximately 0.38 mile upstream of Carbon Hill RoadNone+546
Des Plaines RiverApproximately 1.75 mile upstream of the upstream side of the Dresden Island Lock and Dam+509+510Unincorporated Areas of Grundy County, Village of Channahon.
Approximately 0.1 mile upstream of Will Road extended+511+510
East Fork Mazon RiverApproximately 1,275 feet downstream of Rice StreetNone+581Village of East Brooklyn.
Approximately at Rice StreetNone+582
Gooseberry CreekApproximately 750 feet upstream of Old Mazon Road+613+612Unincorporated Areas of Grundy County, Village of Dwight.
Approximately 425 feet upstream of U.S. Route 66None+620
Illinois RiverApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of the railroad+496+497City of Morris, Unincorporated Areas of Grundy County, Village of Channahon, Village of Seneca.
Just downstream of the Dresden Island Lock and Dam+505+507
* 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 Morris
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 320 Wauponsee Street, Morris, IL 60450.
Unincorporated Areas of Grundy County
Maps are available for inspection at the Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450.
Village of Carbon Hill
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 695 North Holcomb Street, Carbon Hill, IL 60416.
Village of Channahon
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 24555 South Navajo Drive, Channahon, IL 60410.
Village of Dwight
Maps are available for inspection at the Dwight Public Services Complex, 209 South Prairie Avenue, Dwight, IL 60420.
Village of East Brooklyn
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 170 Monroe Street, East Brooklyn, IL 60474.
Village of Seneca
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 340 North Cash, Seneca, IL 61360.
La Salle County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Bailey CreekApproximately 0.52 mile downstream of Pontiac StreetNone+638Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County, Village of Tonica.
Approximately 100 feet downstream of I-39None+651
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Bailey Creek Unnamed TributaryApproximately at the confluence with Bailey CreekNone+646Village of Tonica.
Approximately 225 feet upstream of IL-251None+652
Clark RunApproximately at the confluence with the Illinois River+466+467Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County, Village of North Utica.
Approximately 525 feet downstream of the Illinois and Michigan Canal+466+467
Fox RiverApproximately at the confluence with the Illinois River+472+474City of Ottawa, Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County.
Approximately 0.87 mile upstream of U.S. Route 6/Norris Drive+473+474
Goose CreekApproximately at the confluence with the Fox River+472+474City of Ottawa, Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Champlain Street+473+474
Illinois RiverApproximately 0.51 mile downstream of the confluence with Cedar Creek+466+463City of La Salle, City of Marseilles, City of Oglesby, City of Ottawa, City of Peru, Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County, Village of Naplate, Village of North Utica, Village of Seneca.
Approximately 1.1 mile upstream of IL-170+497+498
Mendota CreekApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of 1st StreetNone+724City of Mendota, Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County.
Approximately 0.55 mile upstream of Lakewood Plaza Drive+766+767
Rat RunApproximately at the confluence with the Illinois River+493+495Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County, Village of Seneca.
Approximately 125 feet downstream of IL-170+494+495
* 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 La Salle
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 745 2nd Street, La Salle, IL 61301.
City of Marseilles
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 209 Lincoln Street, Marseilles, IL 61341.
City of Mendota
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 800 Washington Street, Mendota, IL 61342.
City of Oglesby
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 110 East Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348.
City of Ottawa
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL 61350.
City of Peru
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1727 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354.
Unincorporated Areas of La Salle County
Maps are available for inspection at the La Salle County Courthouse, Etna Road Complex, 707 East Etna Road, Ottawa, IL 61350.
Village of Naplate
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 2000 West Ottawa Avenue, Naplate, IL 61350.
Village of North Utica
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 801 South Clark Street, North Utica, IL 61373.
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Village of Seneca
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 340 North Cash Street, Seneca, IL 61360.
Village of Tonica
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 308 Uncas Street, Tonica, IL 61370.
Marion County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
CEI Branch of Town CreekApproximately 650 feet upstream of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois DamNone+530Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of Old Yards RoadNone+530
Crooked CreekApproximately 1,650 feet downstream of West Green Street extendedNone+464Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately at the upstream side of Breway Hill RoadNone+468
Folks CreekApproximately at the downstream side of Kell StreetNone+515Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately at the upstream side of Blair StreetNone+531
Fulton BranchApproximately at the upstream side of the railroadNone+490City of Centralia.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of U.S. Route 51 (Southbound Lane)None+492
Fulton Branch TributaryApproximately at the upstream side of Wabash AvenueNone+499City of Centralia.
Approximately at the downstream side of U.S. Route 51None+512
Raccoon CreekApproximately 0.85 mile downstream of Green Street RoadNone+468Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately at the downstream side of the Raccoon Lake DamNone+468
Raccoon LakeApproximately at the upstream side of the Raccoon Lake DamNone+480Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately 1.27 mile downstream of IL-161None+480
Town CreekApproximately at the downstream side of Kell StreetNone+502Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately 1,600 feet downstream of Tonti RoadNone+550
Tributary No. 1Approximately at the upstream side of Franklin StreetNone+530Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately 570 feet upstream of Franklin StreetNone+530
Tributary No. 2Approximately 1,200 feet downstream of Lake Street extendedNone+525Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately at the downstream side of West Blair StreetNone+542
Unnamed Tributary AApproximately 420 feet upstream of Green Street Road+471+468City of Centralia, Unincorporated Areas of Marion County.
Approximately 90 feet downstream of Club House Road+471+468
* 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 Centralia
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 222 South Poplar Street, Centralia, IL 62801.
Unincorporated Areas of Marion County
Maps are available for inspection at the Marion County Courthouse, 100 Broadway Avenue, Salem, IL 62881.
Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and Incorporated Areas
Big Blue River TributaryApproximately 100 feet upstream of the confluence with the Big Blue RiverNone+1,010Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
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Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Junietta RoadNone+1,058
College CreekApproximately 0.9 mile downstream of Palmer StreetNone+937City of St. Marys, Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
Approximately 50 feet downstream of Mt. Calvary RoadNone+1,001
College Creek Left OverflowApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of Our Ladys CircleNone+954Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
At Our Ladys CircleNone+959
College Creek Lower Left OverflowApproximately 1.1 mile upstream of the confluence with the Kansas RiverNone+941City of St. Marys, Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
At Bertrand StreetNone+959
College Creek Right OverflowApproximately 600 feet upstream of the confluence with College CreekNone+941Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
Approximately 425 feet upstream of 1st StreetNone+962
Elbo CreekApproximately 1,600 feet upstream of the confluence with the Big Blue RiverNone+1,010Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of the confluence with School CreekNone+1,064
Elbo Creek TributaryAt the confluence with Elbo CreekNone+1,042Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
Approximately 950 feet upstream of Junietta RoadNone+1,068
School CreekAt the confluence with Elbo CreekNone+1,061Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County.
Approximately 0.5 mile feet upstream of the confluence with Elbo CreekNone+1,075
* 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 St. Marys
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 200 South 7th Street, St. Marys, KS 66536.
Unincorporated Areas of Pottawatomie County
Maps are available for inspection at the Pottawatomie County Courthouse, Zoning Office, 207 North First, Westmoreland, KS 66549.
Gratiot County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Pine River Lower ReachAt Chessman RoadNone+724Township of Pine River.
Approximately 0.65 mile upstream of Chessman RoadNone+724
Pine River Upper ReachApproximately 0.77 mile upstream of the State Street DamNone+735Township of Arcada.
Approximately 0.96 mile upstream of the State Street DamNone+735
* 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
Township of Arcada
Maps are available for inspection at the Arcada Township Hall, 3200 West Tyler Road, Alma, MI 48801.
Township of Pine River
Maps are available for inspection at the Pine River Township Hall, 1495 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, MI 48880.
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Erie County, Pennsylvania, (All Jurisdictions)
Fourmile CreekApproximately 735 feet downstream of Access RoadNone+577Township of Harborcreek, Township of Lawrence Park.
Approximately 745 feet downstream of Buffalo RoadNone+688
Approximately 485 feet downstream of Buffalo RoadNone+693
Approximately 400 feet upstream of Mindi CourtNone+770
Lake ErieEntire coastline in the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaNone+577Township of Girard, Township of Harborcreek, Township of North East.
* 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
Township of Girard
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 10140 West Ridge Road, Girard, PA 16417.
Township of Harborcreek
Maps are available for inspection at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.
Township of Lawrence Park
Maps are available for inspection at the Lawrence Park Township Office, 4230 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, PA 16511.
Township of North East
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Main Office, 1300 West Main Road, North East, PA 16428.
Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Appomattox RiverApproximately 1.65 mile downstream of Ferndale Road (State Route 600)None+55Unincorporated Areas of Dinwiddie County.
Approximately 1.28 mile upstream of the Vepco DamNone+131
* 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 Dinwiddie County
Maps are available for inspection at the Dinwiddie County Government Center, Planning Department, 14016 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841.
Fremont County, Wyoming, and Incorporated Areas
Big (Middle) Popo Agie RiverApproximately 80 feet upstream of the confluence with the North Popo Agie RiverNone+5,239City of Lander, Unincorporated Areas of Fremont County.
Approximately 6,030 feet upstream of Field Station RoadNone+5,978
Dickinson CreekApproximately 240 feet downstream of Fremont StreetNone+5,398City of Lander, Unincorporated Areas of Fremont County.
Approximately 3,360 feet upstream of Fremont StreetNone+5,438
Fremont Street SplitApproximately 160 feet downstream of 3rd StreetNone+5,389City of Lander.
Approximately 380 feet upstream of 4th StreetNone+5,402
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
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# 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 Lander
Maps are available for inspection at 240 Lincoln Street, Lander, WY 82520.
Unincorporated Areas of Fremont County
Maps are available for inspection at 450 North 2nd Street, Room 360, Lander, WY 82520.

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

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Dated: May 11, 2010.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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