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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 October 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-1196, 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:

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
Lake County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
Bull Creek (near Waukegan)Approximately 0.41 mile downstream of Sheridan Road+606+596City of Waukegan, Unincorporated Areas of Lake County, Village of Beach Park.
Approximately 475 feet upstream of Lewis AvenueNone+681
Bull Creek 27th Street TributaryApproximately 0.51 mile downstream of 33rd StreetNone+622City of Zion, Village of Beach Park.
Approximately 700 feet upstream of Lewis AvenueNone+685
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Bull Creek North BranchApproximately 1,600 feet downstream of Wadsworth RoadNone+613City of Waukegan, City of Zion, Village of Beach Park.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of Lewis AvenueNone+683
Glen Flora TributaryApproximately 540 feet upstream of Pond Loop RoadNone+585City of Waukegan.
Approximately 0.51 mile upstream of Sheridan RoadNone+642
* National Geodetic 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 Waukegan
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 100 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085.
City of Zion
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099.
Unincorporated Areas of Lake County
Maps are available for inspection at the Lake County Courthouse, 18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085.
Village of Beach Park
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL 60099.
Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Flat RiverApproximately 2.0 miles downstream of State Route 527+154+153City of Bossier City, Unincorporated Areas of Bossier Parish.
Approximately 0.42 mile downstream of State Route 612 (Sligo Road)+156+155
Red Chute BayouAt Smith Road+154+153Unincorporated Areas of Bossier Parish.
Approximately 1,125 feet downstream of State Route 612 (Sligo Road)+156+157
* 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 Bossier City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71171.
Unincorporated Areas of Bossier Parish
Maps are available for inspection at the Bossier Parish Courthouse, 204 Burt Boulevard, Benton, LA 71006.
Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Brushy BayouAt the downstream side of I-20None+80City of Tallulah, Village of Richmond.
At the upstream side of I-20None+81
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Cypress BayouApproximately 0.7 mile downstream of I-20None+81Village of Delta, Village of Mound.
Approximately 428 feet upstream of U.S. Route 80None+85
Ditch L-7CC-1Approximately 682 feet upstream of the Lower Roundaway Bayou confluenceNone+77City of Tallulah, Unincorporated Areas of Madison Parish, Village of Richmond.
At the downstream side of State Route 601None+83
Ditch L-7CC-2Approximately 440 feet downstream of I-20+77+78Unincorporated Areas of Madison Parish, Village of Richmond.
At the downstream side of Burnside RoadNone+78
Mississippi RiverApproximately 0.9 mile downstream of I-20None+102Village of Delta.
Approximately 2.0 miles upstream of I-20None+103
* 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 Tallulah
Maps are available for inspection at 204 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
Unincorporated Areas of Madison Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 100 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
Village of Delta
Maps are available for inspection at 200 1st Street, Delta, LA 71233.
Village of Mound
Maps are available for inspection at 100 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
Village of Richmond
Maps are available for inspection at 598 Wood Street, Richmond, LA 71282.
Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
Basketball PondEntire shorelineNone+5421City of Albuquerque.
Glenrio Storm Drain (Shallow ponding area at the intersection of Palisades Drive Northwest and Glenrio Drive Northwest)Entire shorelineNone+5095City of Albuquerque.
Glenrio Storm DrainApproximately 650 feet downstream of the intersection of Hanover Road Northwest and 54th Street NorthwestNone+5095City of Albuquerque.
At the intersection of 56th Street Northwest and Hanover Road NorthwestNone+5095
Kirtland Detention PondEntire shorelineNone+5359City of Albuquerque.
McKnight Storm DrainSheet flow area between Cyndi Court Northeast and Embudo Channel#1#3City of Albuquerque.
Shallow ponding area southeast of the intersection of Alameda Boulevard Northwest and the Albuquerque Main Line CanalEntire shoreline+5001+4997Unincorporated Areas of Bernalillo County.
Sheet Flow along Candelaria Avenue, NortheastSheet flow area along Candelaria Avenue, Northeast between Vermont Street Northeast and Louisiana Boulevard NortheastNone#1City of Albuquerque.
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Sheet Flow between San Mateo Boulevard Southeast and Gibson Boulevard SoutheastAt the intersection of San Mateo Boulevard Southeast and Kathryn Avenue, SoutheastNone#1City of Albuquerque.
At the intersection of Gibson Boulevard Southeast and Cardenas Drive SoutheastNone#1
* 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 Albuquerque
Maps are available for inspection at the Planning Department, Development and Building Services Division, 600 2nd Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87103.
Unincorporated Areas of Bernalillo County
Maps are available for inspection at the Bernalillo County Public Works Division, 2400 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
Arroyo BarrancaApproximately 100 feet upstream of the Arroyo Mascaras confluenceNone+7022City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Camino Del NorteNone+7338
Arroyo De La PazAt the Arroyo De Los Antores confluenceNone+6722City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of Rodeo RoadNone+6802
Arroyo De La PiedraApproximately 300 feet downstream of Vallecita Drive+7099+7103City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of Barranca DriveNone+7435
Arroyo De Los AmigosApproximately 100 feet upstream of the Arroyo De Los Chamisos confluenceNone+6852City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of Saint Michaels DriveNone+7016
Arroyo De Los AntoresApproximately 200 feet upstream of the Arroyo De Los Chamisos confluenceNone+6701City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of Zia RoadNone+6738
Arroyo De Los Antores Ponding AreaEntire shorelineNone+6750City of Santa Fe.
Arroyo De Los Antores Sheet FlowSheet flow areas along the Arroyo De Los Antores (Lowest Flood Depth)None#1City of Santa Fe.
Sheet flow areas along the Arroyo De Los Antores (Highest Flood Depth)None#2
Arroyo En MedioApproximately 500 feet upstream of the Arroyo De Los Chamisos confluenceNone+6754City of Santa Fe, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Cloudstone DriveNone+7510
Arroyo HondoAt the Arroyo De Los Chamisos confluenceNone+6098City of Santa Fe, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 70 feet upstream of County Road 67FNone+7428
Arroyo Hondo Split FlowApproximately 0.7 mile upstream of Rancho Viejo BoulevardNone+6400Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of Arroyo Viejo RoadNone+6483
Arroyo RanchitoApproximately 150 feet upstream of the Arroyo De La Piedra confluenceNone+7043City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of Camino EncantadoNone+7320
Arroyo SaizAt the upstream side of Avenida PrimeraNone+7191City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of Avenida PrimeraNone+7339
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Big Tesuque CreekAt the Rio Tesuque confluenceNone+6930Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of County Road 72ANone+7234
Canada AnchaApproximately 0.4 mile upstream of the Santa Fe River confluence+7193+7194City of Santa Fe, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of La EntradaNone+7780
East Arroyo De La PiedraAt the Arroyo De La Piedra confluenceNone+7199City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Calle ConejoNone+7585
Little Tesuque CreekAt the Rio Tesuque confluenceNone+6930Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Bishops Lodge RoadNone+7140
Northeast Arroyo De Los PinosApproximately 80 feet upstream of 6th StreetNone+6828City of Santa Fe.
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of Luisa StreetNone+6955
Rio TesuqueApproximately 0.5 mile downstream of Tesuque Village RoadNone+6693Pueblo of Tesuque, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
At the Big Tesuque Creek and Little Tesuque Creek confluenceNone+6930
Santa Cruz RiverApproximately 1,000 feet downstream of State Route 106+5671+5670City of Espanola, Santa Clara Indian Reservation, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of State Route 106+5701+5702
Unnamed Stream 31At the Rio Tesuque confluenceNone+6741City of Santa Fe, Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County.
Approximately 500 feet upstream of Sangre De Cristo DriveNone+7105
* 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 Espanola
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 405 North Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532.
City of Santa Fe
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
Pueblo of Tesuque
Maps are available for inspection at the Pueblo of Tesuque Governor's Office, TP 804 Building 4, Santa Fe, NM 87506.
Santa Clara Indian Reservation
Maps are available for inspection at the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Governor's Office, 1 Kee Street, Espanola, NM 87532.
Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County
Maps are available for inspection at the Santa Fe County Building, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

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

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Dated: June 15, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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