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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 February 7, 2011.

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-1155, to Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) roy.e.wright@dhs.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) roy.e.wright@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
Gilmer County, Georgia, and Incorporated Areas
Cartecay RiverApproximately 0.24 mile upstream of the confluence with Owltown Creek+1291+1290Unincorporated Areas of Gilmer County.
Approximately 1.12 miles upstream of Holt Bridge RoadNone+1519
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* 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Gilmer County
Maps are available for inspection at the Gilmer County Courthouse, 1 Broad Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.
La Porte County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within communityNone+585City of Michiana Shores, Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County.
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within community+587+585Town of Long Beach.
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within community+584+585City of Michigan City.
Otter CreekAt the confluence with Trail CreekNone+592Town of Pottawattamie Park.
Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of Karwick RoadNone+598
Trail CreekAt the confluence with Lake Michigan+584+585City of Michigan City.
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of E Street+584+585
Trail CreekApproximately 1,100 feet upstream of Liberty Trail RoadNone+591Town of Pottawattamie Park.
At the confluence with Otter CreekNone+592
White DitchApproximately 160 feet downstream of Michiana DriveNone+604City of Michiana Shores, City of Michigan City, Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County.
Approximately 1,840 feet upstream of Oakdale DriveNone+607
* 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Michiana Shores
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 601 El Portal South Drive, Michiana Shores, IN 46360.
City of Michigan City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, IN 46360.
Town of Long Beach
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 2400 Oriole Trail, Long Beach, IN 46360.
Town of Pottawattamie Park
Maps are available for inspection at the La Porte County Government Complex, 809 State Street, Suite 503A, La Porte, IN 46350.
Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County
Maps are available for inspection at the La Porte County Government Complex, 809 State Street, Suite 503A, La Porte, IN 46350.
Butte County, South Dakota, and Incorporated Areas
Belle Fourche RiverJust upstream of U.S. Route 212+3012+3008City of Belle Fourche, Unincorporated Areas of Butte County.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Fairground Road+3017+3019
Hay CreekApproximately 500 feet downstream of U.S. Route 85+3041+3042City of Belle Fourche, Unincorporated Areas of Butte County.
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Approximately 0.9 mile downstream of Black Angus LaneNone+3089
Redwater RiverApproximately 1,200 feet downstream of U.S. Route 212 Business+3018+3016City of Belle Fourche, Unincorporated Areas of Butte County.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of U.S. Route 212 Business+3024+3023
Willow CreekApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of Snoma StreetNone+3022City of Belle Fourche, Unincorporated Areas of Butte County.
Approximately 1,650 feet downstream of West Wood RoadNone+3183
* 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Belle Fourche
Maps are available for inspection at 511 6th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717.
Unincorporated Areas of Butte County
Maps are available for inspection at 830 6th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717.
Custer County, South Dakota, and Incorporated Areas
Battle CreekApproximately 1.6 miles downstream of Chicago and Northwest RailroadNone+3262Town of Hermosa, Unincorporated Areas of Custer County.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of Paradise Road+3390+3388
Ferguson Split Flow—Battle CreekApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of Fairgrounds PlaceNone+3260Town of Hermosa, Unincorporated Areas of Custer County.
Approximately 130 feet upstream of Donna Street+3290+3292
Grace Coolidge CreekApproximately 180 feet downstream of the divergence from Battle Creek+3345+3341Unincorporated Areas of Custer County.
Approximately 3.1 miles upstream of State Highway 36None+3473
Railroad Spill Flow—Battle CreekJust upstream of the confluence with Battle CreekNone+3290Town of Hermosa, Unincorporated Areas of Custer County.
Just downstream of the divergence from Battle CreekNone+3294
South Bank Split Flow—Battle CreekApproximately 1,200 feet upstream of the confluence with Battle CreekNone+3310Unincorporated Areas of Custer County.
Approximately 870 feet upstream of Yellow Oak RoadNone+3325
* 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Town of Hermosa
Maps are available for inspection at 420 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730.
Unincorporated Areas of Custer County
Maps are available for inspection at 420 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730.
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Forest County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas
Metonga LakeEntire Shoreline within communityNone+1599Unincorporated Areas of Forest County.
Peshtigo LakeEntire Shoreline within communityNone+1591Unincorporated Areas of Forest County.
Roberts LakeEntire Shoreline within communityNone+1594Unincorporated Areas of Forest 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Unincorporated Areas of Forest County
Maps are available for inspection at 200 East Madison Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520.
La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas
Black RiverApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of the confluence with Davis CreekNone+694Unincorporated Areas of La Crosse County.
Approximately 3.36 miles upstream of the confluence with Hardies CreekNone+706
Ebner Coulee Main ChannelApproximately 1,584 feet downstream of 29th StreetNone+659City of La Crosse, Unincorporated Areas of La Crosse County.
Approximately 1,584 feet upstream of 29th StreetNone+697
Ebner Coulee Southeast BankApproximately 52.8 feet upstream of 29th StreetNone+665City of La Crosse.
Approximately 528 feet upstream of 29th StreetNone+673
* 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 Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of La Crosse
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.
Unincorporated Areas of La Crosse County
Maps are available for inspection at 400 4th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601.

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

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Dated: October 29, 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. 2010-28225 Filed 11-8-10; 8:45 am]

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