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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% 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 September 1, 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-1105, 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 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 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
Christian County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Sangamon RiverApproximately 1,350 feet downstream of 1725 East Road extendedNone+574Unincorporated Areas of Christian County.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of Meridan Road extendedNone+587
* 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
Unincorporated Areas of Christian County
Maps are available for inspection at the Christian County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Knox County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Cedar CreekApproximately 0.51 mile upstream of West Knox RoadNone+731City of Galesburg, Unincorporated Areas of Knox County.
Approximately 350 feet upstream of Farnham StreetNone+777
Spoon RiverApproximately 0.47 mile downstream of Knox County Highway 39None+537Unincorporated Areas of Knox County.
Approximately 0.39 mile upstream of Knox County Highway 39None+538
Tributary to Swegle CreekApproximately 1,200 feet upstream of Terwilliger Street extendedNone+539Unincorporated Areas of Knox County.
Approximately 1,260 feet upstream of Terwilliger Street extendedNone+539
* 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 Galesburg
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 55 West Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Unincorporated Areas of Knox County
Maps are available for inspection at the Knox County Courthouse, 200 South Cherry Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Piatt County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
North East TributaryApproximately 200 feet downstream of State StreetNone+652City of Monticello, Unincorporated Areas of Piatt County.
Approximately at the downstream side of State StreetNone+656
North Unnamed CreekApproximately 1,000 feet downstream of Front StreetNone+646City of Monticello, Unincorporated Areas of Piatt County.
Approximately 940 feet upstream of Market StreetNone+650
Sangamon RiverApproximately 2.52 miles downstream of the abandoned railroad bridge in the City of MonticelloNone+644City of Monticello, Unincorporated Areas of Piatt County.
Approximately at the downstream side of the railroadNone+649
Unnamed Tributary to Sangamon RiverAt the confluence with the Sangamon RiverNone+645City of Monticello, Unincorporated Areas of Piatt County.
Approximately 610 feet upstream of County Farm RoadNone+645
* 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.
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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 Monticello
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 210 North Hamilton Street, Monticello, IL 61856.
Unincorporated Areas of Piatt County
Maps are available for inspection at the Piatt County Courthouse, 101 West Washington Street, Monticello, IL 61856.
Franklin County, Kansas, and Incorporated Areas
Marias des Cygnes RiverAt South East StreetNone+882City of Rantoul
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Vermont RoadNone+882
* 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 Rantoul
Maps are available for inspection at 120 East Main Street, Rantoul, KS 66079.
Howell County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Burton BranchApproximately 2,200 feet upstream of Davis LaneNone+1022City of West Plains, Unincorporated Areas of Howell County.
Approximately 3,700 feet upstream of Davis LaneNone+1031
Drainage Ditch Number 1Approximately 315 feet upstream of the City of Willow Springs corporate limitsNone+1255Unincorporated Areas of Howell County.
Approximately 3,400 feet upstream of the City of Willow Springs corporate limitsNone+1279
Drainage Ditch Number 4Approximately 1,300 feet upstream of U.S. Route 60/63None+1197City of Willow Springs, Unincorporated Areas of Howell County.
Approximately 525 feet upstream of County Road 3280None+1225
Eleven Point RiverApproximately 1,500 feet downstream of the City of Willow Springs corporate limitsNone+1183City of Willow Springs, Unincorporated Areas of Howell County
Approximately 425 feet upstream of the City of Willow Springs corporate limitsNone+1289
Jam Up CreekApproximately at Country Road 3160None+1098Unincorporated Areas of Howell County
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Country Road 3890None+1099
Mustion CreekApproximately 330 feet downstream of the City of West Plains corporate limitsNone+997Unincorporated Areas of Howell County.
Approximately 160 feet downstream of the City of West Plains corporate limitsNone+998
South Fork Howell CreekJust upstream of Katherine StreetNone+1025Unincorporated Areas of Howell County.
Approximately 400 feet upstream of Katherine StreetNone+1027
* 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.
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ADDRESSES
City of West Plains
Maps are available for inspection at 1910 Holiday Lane, West Plains, MO 65775.
City of Willow Springs
Maps are available for inspection at 900 West Main Street, Willow Springs, MO 65793.
Unincorporated Areas of Knox County
Maps are available for inspection at 4 Courthouse, West Plains, MO 65775.
Johnson County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Clear ForkApproximately 550 feet downstream of County Road 751None+701City of Knob Noster, Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Approximately 1,750 feet upstream of U.S. Route 50None+724
Hughes BranchApproximately 550 feet downstream of County Road 75None+737Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of State Highway 132None+745
Approximately 200 feet upstream of State StreetNone+769
Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of State StreetNone+778
Tributary 2Approximately 50 feet downstream of State Highway 132None+749Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of State Highway 132None+750
* 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 Knob Noster
Maps are available for inspection at 218 North State Street, Knob Noster, MO 65336.
Unincorporated Areas of Johnson County
Maps are available for inspection at 122 Hout Street, Suite A, Warrensburg, MO 64093.
Lawrence County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Kelly Creek TributaryApproximately 300 feet upstream of the City of Monett corporate limitsNone+1370Unincorporated Areas of Lawrence County.
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of the City of Monett corporate limitsNone+1390
Tributary No 1Approximately 50 feet upstream of the confluence with Unnamed TributaryNone+1326Unincorporated Areas of Lawrence County.
Approximately 275 feet upstream of State Highway 37None+1333
Unnamed TributaryApproximately 200 feet upstream of the county boundaryNone+1290Unincorporated Areas of Lawrence County.
Approximately 40 feet downstream of the City of Monett corporate limitsNone+1335
Unnamed Tributary Number 1Approximately 200 feet downstream of Washington AvenueNone+1372City of Aurora.
Approximately 525 feet upstream of Union StreetNone+1406
Unnamed Tributary Number 2Approximately 600 feet upstream of South StreetNone+1359City of Aurora.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Prospect StreetNone+1402
Unnamed Tributary Number 3Approximately 250 feet upstream of the confluence with Unnamed Tributary Number 2None+1376City of Aurora.
At Tyler DriveNone+1390
Unnamed Tributary Number 4Approximately 215 feet upstream of Saint Louis StreetNone+1361City of Aurora.
Approximately 650 feet upstream of Lincoln AvenueNone+1381
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
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+ 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 Aurora
Maps are available for inspection at 2 West Pleasant Street, Aurora, MO 65605.
Unincorporated Areas of Lawrence County

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

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Dated: May 14, 2010.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-13268 Filed 6-2-10; 8:45 am]

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