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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On November 24, 2008, 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 73 FR 70944. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Lyon County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the flooding sources Cumberland River (Lake Barkley) and Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake).

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before October 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1021, 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 73 FR 70944, in the November 24, 2008, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Lyon County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the flooding sources Cumberland River (Lake Barkley) and Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake). That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for those flooding sources. 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
Lyon County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
Cumberland River (Lake Barkley)At the Barkley DamNone+375City of Eddyville, City of Kuttawa, Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County.
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At the confluence with Hurricane Creek (southern county boundary)None+375
Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake)Approximately 500 feet downstream of the Barkley CanalNone+375Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County.
Approximately 3,200 feet upstream of the Duncan Creek confluenceNone+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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
ADDRESSES
City of Eddyville
Maps are available for inspection at 200 Commerce Street, Eddyville, KY 42038.
City of Kuttawa
Maps are available for inspection at 90 Beech Street, Kuttawa, KY 42055.
Unincorporated Areas of Lyon County
Maps are available for inspection at 500A West Dale Avenue, Eddyville, KY 42038.

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

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Dated: April 21, 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. 2011-18598 Filed 7-21-11; 8:45 am]

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