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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On December 28, 2007, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 72 FR 73732. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Racine County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Bartlett Branch, Chicory Creek, East/West Canal, Fonk's Tributary, Kilbourn Road Ditch, Lamparek Creek, Nelson Creek, North Cape Lateral, Pike River, Root River, Sorenson Creek, Union Grove Industrial Tributary, Unnamed Tributary No. 18 to Kilbourn Road Ditch, Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River Canal, Unnamed Tributary No. 37 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary No. 38 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary No. 39 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary to Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River Canal, and Waxdale Creek.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before July 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-7755, 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) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 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 minimum requirements. 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.

Correction

In the proposed rule published at 72 FR 73732, in the December 28, 2007, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Racine County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the following flooding sources: Bartlett Branch, Chicory Creek, East/West Canal, Fonk's Tributary, Kilbourn Road Ditch, Lamparek Creek, Nelson Creek, North Cape Lateral, Pike River, Root River, Sorenson Creek, Union Grove Industrial Tributary, Unnamed Tributary No. 18 to Kilbourn Road Ditch, Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River Canal, Unnamed Tributary No. 37 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary No. 38 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary No. 39 to Des Plaines River, Unnamed Tributary to Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River Canal, and Waxdale Creek. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for the following flooding sources: Bartlett Branch, Chicory Creek, Kilbourn Road Ditch, Lamparek Creek, Nelson Creek, Pike River, Sorenson Creek, Unnamed Tributary No. 18 to Kilbourn Road Ditch, and Waxdale Creek. In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information, to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published.

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
Racine County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas
Bartlett BranchAt the Pike River confluence+682+686Village of Mount Pleasant.
Approximately 70 feet downstream of County Highway CNone+693
Chicory CreekApproximately 570 feet upstream of the Pike River confluence+669+668Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Sturtevant.
At the downstream side of 105th Street+723+722
East/West CanalAt the North Cape Lateral confluenceNone+788Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 40 feet downstream of U.S. Route 45None+788
Fonk's TributaryApproximately 200 feet upstream of the Union Grove Industrial Tributary confluenceNone+746Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
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Approximately 4,880 feet upstream of the Union Grove Industrial Tributary confluenceNone+781
Kilbourn Road DitchAt County Line Road+729+726Village of Mount Pleasant.
Approximately 2,400 feet downstream of I-94None+734
Lamparek CreekAt the Pike River confluence+661+660Village of Mount Pleasant.
At the downstream side of 105th Street+714+713
Nelson CreekAt County Line RoadNone+619Village of Mount Pleasant.
At the downstream side of Garden DriveNone+642
North Cape LateralApproximately 30 feet upstream of Britton RoadNone+774Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 2,350 feet upstream of the East/West Canal confluenceNone+789
Pike RiverAt County Line Road+657+658City of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant.
Approximately 80 feet downstream of Spring StreetNone+688
Root RiverAt mouth at Lake Michigan+583+584City of Racine.
Approximately 825 feet upstream of Memorial Drive+586+587
Sorenson CreekAt County Line Road+614+617Village of Mount Pleasant, City of Racine.
Approximately 75 feet downstream of Meachem RoadNone+654
Union Grove Industrial TributaryAt County Line Road+738+743Unincorporated Areas of Racine County, Village of Union Grove.
Approximately 30 feet downstream of Durand Avenue (State Highway 11)None+771
Unnamed Tributary No. 18 to Kilbourn Road DitchApproximately 1,110 feet downstream of I-94+732+733Unincorporated Areas of Racine County, Village of Mount Pleasant.
At the upstream side of I-94None+742
Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River CanalApproximately 30 feet upstream of Raymond Avenue+704+705Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 3,300 feet downstream of 65th DriveNone+751
Unnamed Tributary No. 37 to Des Plaines RiverApproximately 2,675 feet downstream of 69th Street+713+712Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 70 feet downstream of 69th StreetNone+730
Unnamed Tributary No. 38 to Des Plaines RiverAt the confluence with the Des Plaines RiverNone+710Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 2,750 feet upstream of Durand Avenue (State Highway 11)None+762
Unnamed Tributary No. 39 to Des Plaines RiverAt the confluence with the Des Plaines RiverNone+710Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 170 feet downstream of County Line RoadNone+746
Unnamed Tributary to Unnamed Tributary No. 2 to West Branch Root River CanalApproximately 250 feet upstream of 65th DriveNone+720Unincorporated Areas of Racine County.
Approximately 125 feet downstream of Colony AvenueNone+746
Waxdale CreekAt the Pike River confluence+670+671Village of Mount Pleasant, Village of Sturtevant.
Approximately 70 feet downstream of West Road+736+735
* 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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Racine
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin 53403.
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Unincorporated Areas of Racine County
Maps are available for inspection at the Racine County Planning and Development Department, 14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177.
Village of Mount Pleasant
Maps are available for inspection at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 6126 Durand Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin 53406.
Village of Sturtevant
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177.
Village of Union Grove
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 925 15th Avenue, Union Grove, Wisconsin 53182.

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

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Dated: April 8, 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. 2011-9343 Filed 4-15-11; 8:45 am]

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