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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 March 29, 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-1166, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@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

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Flood insurance
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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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:Start Printed Page 81958

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
Levy County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
Bronson North DitchAt Ifshie AvenueNone+55Town of Bronson, Unincorporated Areas of Levy County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of U.S. Route 27ANone+57
Bronson South DitchJust upstream of Lime Rock RoadNone+59Town of Bronson, Unincorporated Areas of Levy County.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of West Main StreetNone+60
Long PondAt Levy County Route 345None+27City of Chiefland, Unincorporated Areas of Levy County.
Just downstream of Northwest 60th StreetNone+28
* 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 Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Chiefland
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 214 East Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626.
Town of Bronson
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 650 Oak Street, Bronson, FL 32621.
Unincorporated Areas of Levy County
Maps are available for inspection at the Levy County Building Department, 9010 Northeast 79th Street, Bronson, FL 32621.
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Crooked CreekApproximately 0.88 mile downstream of Beaver LaneNone+628Township of Walker.
Approximately 0.70 mile downstream of Beaver LaneNone+633
Hares Valley CreekApproximately 800 feet downstream of Pennsylvania RailroadNone+586Township of Union.
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Pennsylvania RailroadNone+586
Hill Valley CreekApproximately 240 feet downstream of Norfolk Southern RailroadNone+555Township of Shirley.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Norfolk Southern RailroadNone+555
Juniata RiverApproximately 0.39 mile downstream of Bridge StreetNone+584Township of Union.
Approximately 1,670 feet downstream of Bridge StreetNone+584
Juniata RiverApproximately 0.75 mile downstream of North Jefferson StreetNone+569Township of Brady, Township of Shirley.
Approximately 0.53 mile downstream of North Jefferson StreetNone+569
Juniata RiverJust upstream of U.S. Route 22 (William Penn Highway)+612+613Township of Henderson, Township of Smithfield.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of U.S. Route 22 (William Penn Highway)+613+614
Juniata RiverApproximately 2 miles downstream of the confluence with Shaver CreekNone+671Township of Logan.
Approximately 140 feet downstream of the confluence with Shaver CreekNone+674
Juniata RiverApproximately 1.72 miles upstream of Bridge Street (Cypress Island Bridge)None+638Township of Porter.
Approximately 1.78 miles upstream of Bridge Street (Cypress Island Bridge)None+638
Little Juniata RiverApproximately 1,450 feet upstream of Norfolk Southern RailroadNone+847Borough of Birmingham.
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Approximately 0.52 mile upstream of Norfolk Southern RailroadNone+848
Little Juniata RiverApproximately 440 feet downstream of the Pemberton Road BridgeNone+797Township of Spruce Creek.
Approximately 300 feet downstream of Birmingham Pike (Railroad Bridge)None+813
Murray RunApproximately 280 feet downstream of Murray Run RoadNone+691Township of Henderson.
Approximately 170 feet downstream of Murray Run RoadNone+691
Standing Stone CreekApproximately 1.57 miles downstream of Stone Creek Ridge RoadNone+661Township of Oneida.
Approximately 1.55 miles downstream of Stone Creek Ridge RoadNone+661
Three Springs CreekApproximately 800 feet downstream of Hudson StreetNone+700Borough of Three Springs.
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Elliots Run RoadNone+713
Unnamed Tributary to Shoup RunApproximately 400 feet upstream of Broad Top Mountain RoadNone+1139Township of Carbon.
Approximately 520 feet upstream of Broad Top Mountain RoadNone+1142
* 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 Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Borough of Birmingham
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 2450 Tyrone Street, Birmingham, PA 16686.
Borough of Three Springs
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 8444 Hudson Street, Three Springs, PA 17264.
Township of Brady
Maps are available for inspection at the Brady Township Building, 11311 Beatty Road, Mill Creek, PA 17060.
Township of Carbon
Maps are available for inspection at the Carbon Township Building, 20188 Little Valley Road, Saxton, PA 16678.
Township of Henderson
Maps are available for inspection at the Henderson Township Building, 9024 Sugar Grove Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Township of Logan
Maps are available for inspection at the Logan Township Building, 7228 Diamond Valley, Alexandria, PA 16611.
Township of Oneida
Maps are available for inspection at the Oneida Township Building, 9775 Blair Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Township of Porter
Maps are available for inspection at the Porter Township Building, 7551 Bridge Street, Alexandria, PA 16611.
Township of Shirley
Maps are available for inspection at the Shirley Township Building, 15480 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg, PA 17260.
Township of Smithfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Smithfield Township Building, 202 South 13th Street, Suite. 3, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Township of Spruce Creek
Maps are available for inspection at the Spruce Creek Township Building, 4602 Eden Road, Tyrone, PA 16686.
Township of Union
Maps are available for inspection at the Union Township Building, 14129 Trough Creek Valley Pike, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Township of Walker
Maps are available for inspection at the Walker Township Building, 5568 Bouquet Street, McConnellstown, PA 16660.
Clark County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas
Burnt Bridge CreekJust upstream of I-205+193+192City of Vancouver, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
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Approximately 1,056 feet upstream of Northeast 152nd StreetNone+200
China DitchJust upstream of Northeast Ward RoadNone+252Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Northeast 144th StreetNone+275
Curtin CreekAt the confluence with Salmon Creek+174+172Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Anderson RoadNone+260
Dead LakeEntire shoreline within communityNone+191City of Camas, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Fifth Plain CreekAt the confluence with Lacamas CreekNone+208City of Vancouver, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Northeast Davis RoadNone+342
Gee CreekJust downstream of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad+29+27City of Ridgefield, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of I-5None+315
Lacamas CreekJust downstream of Northeast 3rd AvenueNone+35City of Camas, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of Northeast 3rd AvenueNone+163
Approximately 1 mile downstream of Northeast Goodwin RoadNone+191
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Northeast 217th AvenueNone+281
Lake LacamasEntire shoreline within communityNone+191City of Camas, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Mill CreekAt the confluence with Salmon Creek+138+137City of Battle Ground, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Just downstream of Northwest 20th AvenueNone+279
Packard CreekApproximately 375 feet downstream of Northwest 179th StreetNone+66Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 1,040 feet upstream of Northwest 11th AvenueNone+290
Padden CreekApproximately 460 feet downstream of Northeast 83rd StreetNone+214Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 160 feet upstream of Northeast 88th StreetNone+228
Round LakeEntire shoreline within communityNone+191City of Camas, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Salmon CreekAt the confluence with Weaver Creek+211+210City of Battle Ground, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Just upstream of Risto RoadNone+363
Spring Branch CreekAt the confluence with Lacamas Creek+200+198Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 1.25 miles upstream of the confluence with Lacamas Creek+202+200
Weaver CreekApproximately 320 feet upstream of Northeast 169th StreetNone+215City of Battle Ground, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of Northeast 152nd AvenueNone+345
Whipple CreekJust downstream of Northwest Krieger RoadNone+28Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Northeast 179th StreetNone+241
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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 Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Battle Ground
Maps are available for inspection at 109 Southwest 1st Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604.
City of Camas
Maps are available for inspection at 616 Northeast 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.
City of Ridgefield
Maps are available for inspection at 230 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
City of Vancouver
Maps are available for inspection at 210 East 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98668.
Unincorporated Areas of Clark County
Maps are available for inspection at 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98668.
Preston County, West Virginia, and Incorporated Areas
Back RunAt the confluence with Deckers CreekNone+1698Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1,670 feet upstream of the confluence with Deckers CreekNone+1702
Barnes RunAt the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1702Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 450 feet upstream of State Route 26None+2075
Barnes Run Tributary 2At the confluence with Barnes RunNone+1750Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of the confluence with Barnes RunNone+1976
Big Sandy CreekApproximately 310 feet downstream of the confluence of Glade RunNone+1507Town of Brandonville, Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of County Highway 4/2None+1550
Big Sandy Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Big Sandy CreekNone+1530Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of County Highway 8None+1791
Bull RunApproximately 580 feet upstream of the confluence with Cheat RiverNone+923Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 420 feet upstream of County Highway 21None+1419
Bull Run Tributary 1At the confluence with Bull RunNone+1325Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of County Highway 21/2None+1743
Cheat RiverApproximately 1.9 miles downstream of the Albright Power Plant DamNone+1198Town of Rowlesburg, Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
At the Tucker County boundaryNone+1483
Cherry RunApproximately 250 feet downstream of the confluence of Barnes RunNone+1699Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of County Highway 5/2None+2272
Cherry Run Tributary 1At the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1969Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1,560 feet downstream of County Highway 5None+2069
Cherry Run Tributary 2At the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1972Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
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Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Cherry Run Tributary 2ANone+2099
Cherry Run Tributary 2AAt the confluence with Cherry Run Tributary 2None+2045Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Cherry Run Tributary 2None+2091
Cherry Run Tributary 3At the confluence with Cherry RunNone+2017Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of the confluence with Cherry RunNone+2236
Deckers CreekAt the downstream Monongalia County boundaryNone+1488Town of Masontown, Town of Rowlesburg, Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
At the upstream Monongalia County boundaryNone+1861
Deckers Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Deckers CreekNone+1709Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of Zinn Chapel RoadNone+1741
Dillan CreekAt the confluence with Deckers CreekNone+1701Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Dillan Creek RoadNone+1749
Dillan Creek Tributary 1At the confluence with Dillan CreekNone+1701Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of County Highway 7/4None+1831
Dillan Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Dillan CreekNone+1701Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of the confluence with Dillan CreekNone+1919
Glade RunAt the confluence with Big Sandy CreekNone+1508Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of County Highway 6None+1814
Glade Run EastAt the confluence with Big Sandy CreekNone+1531Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 960 feet upstream of County Highway 26/63None+2202
Glade Run Tributary 1At the confluence with Glade RunNone+1655Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of County Highway 6/1None+1716
Glade Run Tributary 2At the confluence with Glade RunNone+1667Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of County Highway 6/1None+1834
Hog RunAt the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1838Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Hog Run Tributary 3None+2062
Hog Run Tributary 1At the confluence with Hog RunNone+2019Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1,830 feet upstream of State Route 26None+2077
Hog Run Tributary 2At the confluence with Hog RunNone+2036Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1,820 feet upstream of State Route 26None+2061
Hog Run Tributary 3At the confluence with Hog RunNone+2040Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1,190 feet upstream of State Route 26None+2082
Kanes CreekAt the confluence with Deckers CreekNone+1701Town of Reedsville, Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of County Highway 56None+1781
Little Sandy CreekAt the confluence with Big Sandy CreekNone+1537Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
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Approximately 0.44 mile upstream of County Highway 8None+1544
Little Wolf CreekAt the confluence with Wolf CreekNone+1460Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of County Highway 110None+1596
Maple RunApproximately 570 feet upstream of the confluence with Youghiogheny RiverNone+2425Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of County Highway 116/2None+2645
Middle RunAt the confluence with Bull RunNone+1329Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of the confluence with Bull RunNone+1724
Mill RunAt the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1864Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.6 miles upstream of the confluence with Mill Run Tributary 2None+2387
Mill Run Tributary 1At the confluence with Mill RunNone+1971Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the confluence with Mill RunNone+2177
Mill Run Tributary 2At the confluence with Mill RunNone+2054Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 640 feet upstream of County Highway 112None+2246
Piney RunAt the confluence with Cherry RunNone+1843Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of County Highway 5None+1869
Saltlick CreekAt the confluence with the Cheat River+1389+1399Town of Rowlesburg, Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of F RoadNone+2000
Spruce RunAt the confluence with Saltlick CreekNone+1580Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of County Highway 86None+1796
Swamp RunAt the confluence with Dillan CreekNone+1701Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Herring RoadNone+1745
Wolf CreekAt the confluence with the Cheat RiverNone+1449Unincorporated Areas of Preston County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of County Highway 110None+1542
* 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 Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
Town of Brandonville
Maps are available for inspection at the Brandonville Town Hall, 37 Poplar Street, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525.
Town of Masontown
Maps are available for inspection at Main Pharmacy, 160 Main Street, Masontown, WV 26542.
Town of Reedsville
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 207 South Robert Stone Way, Reedsville, WV 26547.
Town of Rowlesburg
Maps are available for inspection at the Community Building, 44 Poplar Street, Rowlesburg, WV 26425.
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Unincorporated Areas of Preston County
Maps are available for inspection at the Preston County Office of Emergency Management, 1031/2 West Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.

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

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Dated: December 10, 2010.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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