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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 proposed rule 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 May 3, 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-1170, 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

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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 5770

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
Benton County, Arkansas, and Incorporated Areas
Blossom Way CreekAt the Osage/Turtle Creek confluence+1205+1204City of Rogers.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of 1st Street+1347+1346
Brush CreekApproximately 1,530 feet upstream of the Little Sugar Creek confluenceNone+1095City of Little Flock, City of Rogers, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of State Highway 94 NorthNone+1198
Brush Creek TributaryAt the Brush Creek confluenceNone+1114City of Little Flock.
Approximately 0.37 mile upstream of the Brush Creek confluenceNone+1131
Cross CreekApproximately 1,875 feet downstream of Willow Ridge WayNone+1249City of Rogers.
At the upstream side of Mills LaneNone+1313
Cross Creek Tributary 1At the Cross Creek confluenceNone+1267City of Rogers.
Approximately 1,625 feet upstream of West DriveNone+1307
Cross Creek Tributary 2At the Cross Creek Tributary 1 confluenceNone+1267City of Rogers.
Approximately 150 feet upstream of West DriveNone+1310
East Flint CreekAt the Flint Creek confluenceNone+1201Town of Springtown, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 1,830 feet upstream of Aubrey Long RoadNone+1211
East Tributary of Blossom Way CreekAt the Blossom Way Creek confluence+1281+1280City of Rogers.
Approximately 0.41 mile upstream of the Blossom Way Creek confluenceNone+1303
Flint CreekApproximately 0.45 mile downstream of the North Flint Creek and East Flint Creek confluenceNone+1193Town of Springtown, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
At the North Flint Creek and East Flint Creek confluenceNone+1201
Little Osage Creek (downstream reach)Approximately 0.71 mile downstream of Southwest Regional Airport BoulevardNone+1163City of Bentonville, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
At the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2 confluenceNone+1182
Little Osage Creek (upstream reach)Approximately 390 feet downstream of Brookside RoadNone+1219City of Bentonville, City of Centerton.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of the upstream crossing of West Fish Hatchery RoadNone+1258
Little Osage Creek Tributary 2Approximately 210 feet downstream of Southwest Opal RoadNone+1182City of Bentonville, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 0.5 mile downstream of Southwest I StreetNone+1268
Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1At the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2 confluenceNone+1205City of Bentonville, City of Centerton, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 1,510 feet upstream of Greenhouse RoadNone+1244
Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1.1At the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1 confluenceNone+1228City of Centerton.
Approximately 0.68 mile upstream of the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1 confluenceNone+1257
Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1.2At the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1 confluenceNone+1237City of Centerton, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 0.52 mile upstream of the Little Osage Creek Tributary 2.1 confluenceNone+1254
North Flint CreekAt the Flint Creek confluenceNone+1201Town of Springtown, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 0.55 mile upstream of the Flint Creek confluenceNone+1212
Osage Tributary 1At the Osage/Turtle Creek confluence+1196+1194City of Bentonville, City of Rogers.
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At the downstream side of Riviera Road+1256+1257
Osage Tributary 2At the Osage Tributary 1 confluence+1251+1256City of Bentonville, City of Rogers.
Approximately 1,450 feet upstream of I-540None+1283
Osage Tributary 3At the Osage Tributary 1 confluence+1268+1269City of Rogers.
Approximately 1,550 feet upstream of I-540None+1284
Osage Tributary 4At the Osage/Turtle Creek confluence+1190+1189City of Rogers, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 1,800 feet upstream of South Rainbow RoadNone+1270
Osage/Turtle CreekApproximately 0.47 mile downstream of Southgate RoadNone+1152City of Cave Springs, City of Rogers, Unincorporated Areas of Benton County.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of 5th Street+1347+1346
Superior Tributary to Osage/Turtle CreekAt the Osage/Turtle Creek confluence+1284+1288City of Rogers.
Approximately 50 feet downstream of Dixieland Road+1310+1309
Tributary 1 to Blossom Way CreekAt the Blossom Way Creek confluence+1289+1288City of Rogers.
At the downstream side of South 8th StreetNone+1331
Tributary 2 to Blossom Way CreekAt the Tributary 1 to Blossom Way Creek confluence+1302+1303City of Rogers.
Approximately 750 feet upstream of South 1st StreetNone+1333
Turtle Creek TributaryAt the Osage/Turtle Creek confluence+1277+1276City of Little Flock, City of Rogers.
Approximately 1,580 feet upstream of 2nd StreetNone+1352
Turtle Creek Tributary 1AAt the Turtle Creek Tributary confluenceNone+1324City of Rogers.
Approximately 1,050 feet upstream of West Easy StreetNone+1355
Unnamed Tributary to Puppy CreekApproximately 370 feet upstream of West Monroe AvenueNone+1273City of Lowell.
Approximately 300 feet upstream of Links DriveNone+1285
West Tributary to Blossom Way CreekAt the Blossom Way Creek confluence+1277+1276City of Rogers.
Approximately 0.49 mile upstream of the Blossom Way Creek confluenceNone+1303
* 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 Bentonville
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 117 West Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR 72712.
City of Cave Springs
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 134 North Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718.
City of Centerton
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 290 Main Street, Centerton, AR 72719.
City of Little Flock
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1500 Little Flock Drive, Rogers, AR 72756.
City of Lowell
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 216 North Lincoln Street, Lowell, AR 72745.
City of Rogers
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 301 West Chestnut Street, Rogers, AR 72756.
Town of Springtown
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 12055 Wasson Road, Springtown, AR 72734.
Unincorporated Areas of Benton County
Maps are available for inspection at the Benton County Administration Building, 215 East Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR 72712.
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White County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Griffith LakeEntire shoreline within communityNone+391City of Carmi.
Little Wabash RiverApproximately 0.7 mile upstream of County Highway 23+376+377City of Carmi, Unincorporated Areas of White County.
At County Road 1200 East (Lowe Road)+379+381
Old Channel Wabash RiverApproximately 0.82 mile downstream of Mulberry Street extendedNone+386City of Grayville.
Approximately 250 feet downstream of North Street extendedNone+386
Unnamed Ponding AreaEntire area of ponding north of the abandoned railroadNone+398City of Carmi, Unincorporated Areas of White County.
Unnamed Tributary to Little Wabash RiverAt the upstream side of College Boulevard+377+379City of Carmi, Unincorporated Areas of White County.
At the downstream side of the abandoned railroad (approximately 1.94 miles upstream of the Little Wabash River confluence)None+394
Unnamed Tributary to Little Wabash River, West BranchAt the Unnamed Tributary to Little Wabash River confluenceNone+380City of Carmi, Unincorporated Areas of White County.
At the downstream side of Fairground RoadNone+383
Wabash RiverApproximately 0.51 mile downstream of County Road 1100 North (Emma Street) extendedNone+374Village of Maunie.
Approximately 480 feet upstream of County Road 1100 North (Emma Street) extendedNone+375
* 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 Carmi
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Carmi, IL 62821.
City of Grayville
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 122 South Court Street, Grayville, IL 62844.
Unincorporated Areas of White County
Maps are available for inspection at the White County Courthouse, 301 East Main Street, Carmi, IL 62821.
Village of Maunie
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 328 Sheridan Street, Maunie, IL 62861
Missouri RiverAt the Atchison County boundaryNone+797City of Elwood, City of Wathena, City of White Cloud, Iowa Tribe of Kansas And Nebraska, Unincorporated Areas of Doniphan County.
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of Main StreetNone+858
Peters CreekAt the Missouri River confluence+811+813Unincorporated Areas of Doniphan County, City of Wathena.
At the upstream side of Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad+812+813
* 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 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 Elwood
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 207 North 6th Street, Elwood, KS 66024.
City of Wathena
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 206 Saint Joseph Street, Wathena, KS 66090.
City of White Cloud
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 2017 Main Street, White Cloud, KS 66094.
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Maps are available for inspection at 3345 B Thrasher Road, White Cloud, KS 66094.
Unincorporated Areas of Doniphan County
Maps are available for inspection at 120 East Chesnut Street, Doniphan County Courthouse, Troy, KS 66087.
Blair County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Bells Gap RunAt the downstream side of Becker RoadNone+1044Borough of Bellwood.
At the upstream side of Becker RoadNone+1067
Blair Gap RunApproximately 0.59 mile upstream of Mill RoadNone+1136Township of Allegheny.
Approximately 0.69 mile upstream of Mill RoadNone+1141
Blair Gap RunApproximately 975 feet upstream of the railroadNone+1019Township of Allegheny.
Approximately 890 feet downstream of 2nd AvenueNone+1022
Brush RunAt the upstream side of 17th StreetNone+1096Township of Logan.
Approximately 149 feet upstream of 17th StreetNone+1098
Burgoon RunApproximately 405 feet upstream of Oak AvenueNone+1132Township of Logan.
Approximately 585 feet upstream of Oak AvenueNone+1135
Cabbage CreekApproximately 745 feet upstream of Main Street+1223+1222Township of Taylor.
Approximately 975 feet upstream of Main Street+1224+1223
Clover CreekApproximately 130 feet upstream of Private Drive+1075+1072Township of Huston, Township of Woodbury.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Private Drive+1075+1074
Frankstown Branch Juniata RiverApproximately 1,855 feet downstream of State Route 36 (Woodbury Pike)+998+995Township of Freedom.
Approximately 1,050 feet downstream of State Route 36 (Woodbury Pike)+999+998
Halter CreekApproximately 709 feet downstream of Mountain Street+1143+1144Borough of Roaring Spring.
Approximately 479 feet downstream of Mountain Street+1144+1146
Laurel RunApproximately 1,025 feet upstream of Clite's RoadNone+1016Township of Snyder.
Approximately 1,045 feet upstream of Clite's RoadNone+1017
Little Juniata RiverApproximately 1,415 feet downstream of the Homer Gap Run confluenceNone+1081Township of Logan.
Approximately 1,205 feet downstream of the Homer Gap Run confluenceNone+1081
Mill RunAt the downstream side of 58th Street+1051+1052City of Altoona.
Poplar RunApproximately 550 feet upstream of Poplar Run RoadNone+1234Township of Freedom.
Approximately 780 feet upstream of Poplar Run RoadNone+1239
* 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 Bellwood
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 400 North 1st Street, Bellwood, PA 16617.
Borough of Roaring Spring
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA 16673.
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City of Altoona
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1301 12th Street, Suite 300, Altoona, PA 16601.
Township of Allegheny
Maps are available for inspection at the Allegheny Township Building, 3131 Colonial Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635.
Township of Freedom
Maps are available for inspection at the Freedom Township Building, 131 Municipal Street, East Freedom, PA 16637.
Township of Huston
Maps are available for inspection at the Huston Township Office, 1538 Sportsman Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662.
Township of Logan
Maps are available for inspection at the Logan Township Building, 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, PA 16602.
Township of Snyder
Maps are available for inspection at the Snyder Township Building, 108 Baughman Hollow Road, Tyrone, PA 16686.
Township of Taylor
Maps are available for inspection at the Taylor Township Municipal Building, 1002 Route 36, Roaring Spring, PA 16673.
Township of Woodbury
Maps are available for inspection at the Woodbury Township Building, 6385 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693.

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

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Dated: January 24, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-2281 Filed 2-1-11; 8:45 am]

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