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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 17, 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 Start Printed Page 8979respective addresses are listed in the table below.

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1175, 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:

StateCity/town/countySource of floodingLocation *** Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)
ExistingModified
Unincorporated Areas of Yolo County, California
CaliforniaUnincorporated Areas of Yolo CountyCache Creek Settling BasinAt the upstream side of the Cache Creek Settling Basin LeveeNone+40
Approximately 1.4 miles downstream of County Road 94B+9594
* 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
Unincorporated Areas of Yolo County
Maps are available for inspection at the Yolo County Department of Planning and Public Works, 292 West Beamer Street, Woodland, CA 95695.
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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
LaGrange County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Basin LakeEntire shorelineNone+902Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Big Long LakeEntire shorelineNone+957Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Big Turkey LakeEntire shoreline within communityNone+932Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Cedar LakeEntire shorelineNone+974Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Dallas LakeEntire shorelineNone+901Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Fish LakeEntire shorelineNone+940Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Goose PondEntire shorelineNone+953Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Hackenburg LakeEntire shorelineNone+901Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Lake of the WoodsEntire shoreline within communityNone+953Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Little Turkey LakeEntire shorelineNone+930Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Martin LakeEntire shorelineNone+902Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
McClish LakeEntire shoreline within communityNone+953Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Messick LakeEntire shorelineNone+901Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
North Twin LakeEntire shorelineNone+846Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Olin LakeEntire shorelineNone+902Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Oliver LakeEntire shorelineNone+902Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Pigeon LakeEntire shorelineNone+848Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Pretty LakeEntire shorelineNone+967Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Royer LakeEntire shorelineNone+940Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Smith HoleEntire shorelineNone+902Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
South Twin LakeEntire shorelineNone+846Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Spectacle LakesEntire shorelineNone+953Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Westler LakeEntire shorelineNone+901Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County.
Witmer LakeEntire shorelineNone+901Town of Wolcottville, Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange 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 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 Wolcottville
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 104 Race Street, Wolcottville, IN 46795.
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Unincorporated Areas of LaGrange County
Maps are available for inspection at the LaGrange County Annex Building, 114 West Michigan Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.
Chariton County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Batts Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Doxies Creek confluence to approximately 550 feet upstream of Batts Creek Road+633+631Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Brush Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Salt Creek confluence to approximately 675 feet downstream of Utz Road+650+648Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Chariton River (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 1.3 miles upstream of State Highway VV to approximately 225 feet downstream of U.S. Route 24+641+637Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Doxies Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 300 feet downstream of Doxie Avenue to the Howard County boundary+633+631Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Grand River (backwater effects from Missouri River)At the Missouri River confluence+646+645City of Brunswick, Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
At the downstream side of ATSF Railroad Bridge+649+651
Grand River Tributary (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 1,450 feet downstream of Grand River Road to approximately 150 feet upstream of Grand River Road+651+649Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Little Chariton River (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 0.65 mile downstream of French Road to the downstream side of Chapel Hill Road+634+632Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Missouri RiverAt the Howard County boundary+628+626City of Brunswick, Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County, Village of Dalton.
At the Carroll County boundary+646+645
Mussel Fork (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Chariton River confluence to approximately 375 feet downstream of Jackson Street+641+637City of Keytesville, Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Palmer Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Lake Creek confluence to approximately 1,375 feet upstream of Lewis Clark Road+645+644Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Puzzle Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Chariton River confluence to the upstream side of State Highway KK+641+637Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Salt Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 1.0 mile downstream of Ohio Road to approximately 825 feet downstream of State Highway M+650+649Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Young Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From approximately 1,950 feet downstream of Rockford Hills Avenue to approximately 1,550 feet upstream of Rockford Hills Avenue+639+636Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County.
Young Creek Tributary 7 (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Young Creek confluence to approximately 1,250 feet upstream of Asbury RoadNone+636Unincorporated Areas of Chariton 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 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 Brunswick
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 115 West Broadway Street, Brunswick, MO 65236.
City of Keytesville
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 404 West Bridge Street, Keytesville, MO 65261.
Unincorporated Areas of Chariton County
Maps are available for inspection at the Chariton County Courthouse, 306 South Cherry Street, Keytesville, MO 65261.
Village of Dalton
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Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 109 North Sycamore Street, Dalton, MO 65246.
Taney County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Beaver Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 685 feet upstream of the White River confluence+692+698Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Bee Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 1,700 feet upstream of the White River confluenceNone+698Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Bull Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the White River confluenceNone+716Town of Rockaway Beach, Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Bull Shoals LakeEntire shorelineNone+724Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Cooper Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 685 feet upstream of the White River confluenceNone+724City of Branson, Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Silver Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the White River confluence+695+698Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
Swan Creek (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 1,290 feet upstream of Strawberry Road+694+698City of Forsyth, Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
White RiverAt the downstream side of Powersite Dam+695+698City of Forsyth, Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
At the White County, Arkansas boundaryNone+698
White River Tributary 16 (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the White River confluence+692+698Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
White River Tributary 24 (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 430 feet downstream of Frisco Hills Road+693+698Unincorporated Areas of Taney County.
White River Tributary 30 (backwater effects from White River)From the White River confluence to approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the White River confluence+693+698City of Forsyth, Unincorporated Areas of Taney 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 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 Branson
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 110 West Maddux Street, Suite 210, Branson, MO 65616.
City of Forsyth
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 15405 U.S. Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Town of Rockaway Beach
Maps are available for inspection at Town Hall, 2764 State Highway 176, Rockaway Beach, MO 65740.
Unincorporated Areas of Taney County
Maps are available for inspection at the Taney County Courthouse, 132 David Street, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania all Jurisdictions
Blair Mill RunAt the Pennypack Creek confluence+212+211Borough of Hatboro, Township of Horsham, Township of Upper Moreland.
At the downstream side of County Line Road+259+261
Blair Mill Run TributaryAt the upstream side of West Monument Avenue+227+228Borough of Hatboro.
At the downstream side of East County Line Road+247+252
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Huntingdon Valley CreekApproximately 800 feet downstream of Red Lion Road+119+120Borough of Bryn Athyn, Township of Lower Moreland.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Byberry Road+264+267
Meadow BrookAt the Pennypack Creek confluence+115+118Township of Abington, Township of Lower Moreland.
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the most upstream State Highway 2017 crossingNone+287
Pennypack CreekApproximately 1,200 feet downstream of Moredon Road+99+100Borough of Bryn Athyn, Borough of Hatboro, Township of Abington, Township of Horsham, Township of Lower Moreland, Township of Upper Dublin, Township of Upper Moreland.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Mann RoadNone+359
Pennypack Creek BranchApproximately 400 feet downstream of Witmer Road+299+298Township of Horsham.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Witmer RoadNone+362
Pennypack Creek Tributary No. 1At the Pennypack Creek confluence+198+204Borough of Hatboro, Township of Horsham, Township of Upper Moreland.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Dresher RoadNone+341
Pine RunAt the upstream side of State Highway 309+171+176Township of Upper Dublin.
Approximately 800 feet upstream of Dreshertown Road+231+239
Rapp RunAt the Pine Run confluence+177+183Township of Upper Dublin.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the most upstream Lexington Drive crossing+351+355
Sandy RunApproximately 300 feet downstream of Bethlehem PikeNone+160Township of Abington, Township of Springfield, Township of Upper Dublin, Township of Whitemarsh.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of Roberta AvenueNone+339
Sandy Run Tributary No. 1Approximately 150 feet upstream of Johnston Avenue+237+238Township of Abington.
Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of Johnston AvenueNone+258
Sandy Run Tributary No. 1a (downstream)Approximately 250 feet upstream of Fernwood Avenue+238+239Township of Abington.
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of Fernwood AvenueNone+244
Sandy Run Tributary No. 1a (upstream)Approximately 600 feet downstream of Miriam AvenueNone+277Township of Abington.
Approximately 550 feet upstream of Miriam AvenueNone+296
Southampton CreekAt the Pennypack Creek confluence+176+177Borough of Bryn Athyn, Township of Lower Moreland, Township of Upper Moreland.
At the downstream side of County Line Road+184+187
Tributary No. 2 to Pine RunAt the Pine Run confluenceNone+202Township of Upper Dublin.
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of the Pine Run confluenceNone+232
War Memorial CreekAt the Pennypack Creek confluence+189+190Township of Upper Moreland.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Mineral Avenue+265+267
* 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
Borough of Bryn Athyn
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 2835 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.
Borough of Hatboro
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 414 South York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040.
Township of Abington
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, Engineer's Office, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.
Township of Horsham
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Municipal Building, 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044.
Township of Lower Moreland
Maps are available for inspection at the Lower Moreland Township Municipal Building, 640 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
Township of Springfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Springfield Township Administration Building, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA 19038.
Township of Upper Dublin
Maps are available for inspection at the Upper Dublin Township Building, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034.
Township of Upper Moreland
Maps are available for inspection at the Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090.
Township of Whitemarsh
Maps are available for inspection at the Whitemarsh Township Administrative Building, 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hills, PA 19444.

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

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Dated: February 1, 2011.

Edward L. Connor,

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

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