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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 December 20, 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-1218, 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 Washington County, Alabama
AlabamaUnincorporated Areas of Washington CountyTombigbee RiverApproximately 1,056 feet downstream of the railroadNone+35
Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of the railroadNone+36
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* 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 Washington County
Maps are available for inspection at 45 Court Street, Chatom, AL 36518.
City of DeCordova, Texas
TexasCity of DeCordovaBrazos RiverApproximately 100 feet downstream of the Lusk Branch confluenceNone+695
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of the Lusk Branch confluenceNone+695
* 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 DeCordova
Maps are available for inspection at 5301 Country Club Drive, Granbury, TX 76049.
Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*** Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in feet (LTD)Communities affected
EffectiveModified
Hawaii County, Hawaii
Kamuela StreamAt the Lower Lanimaumau Stream confluence⁁2701⁁2703Hawaii County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Kinohou StreetNone⁁2770
Lower Lanimaumau StreamApproximately 1.9 miles downstream of the Kamuela Stream confluenceNone⁁2619Hawaii County.
Approximately 790 feet upstream of Mamalahoa Highway⁁2861⁁2863
Pacific OceanEasternmost corner of the Island of Hawaii (in a clockwise direction); Lowest elevation located at approximately 1.2 miles southwest of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Pu'U Pohaku RoadNone⁁4Hawaii County.
Northeast corner of the Island of Hawaii (in a clockwise direction); Highest elevation located at approximately 1.8 miles southeast of the intersection of Hawaii Belt Mamalahoa Highway and Ohai RoadNone⁁57
Palai StreamAt the upstream side of Kinoole StreetNone⁁197Hawaii County.
At the upstream side of Keone StreetNone⁁417
Palai Stream AAt the Palai Stream confluenceNone⁁388Hawaii County.
Approximately 105 feet upstream of Haihai StreetNone⁁500
Shallow FloodingApproximately 2.8 miles northeast of the intersection of Ka'Ulu Street and 'Ahinahina PlaceNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1,025 feet west of the intersection of Waikoloa Beach Drive and Naupaka Kai PlaceNone#2Hawaii County.
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Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.6 miles northwest of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Otec RoadNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.4 miles northwest of the intersection of Pao'O Street and A'U Lepe StreetNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.7 miles northwest of the intersection of Pao'O Street and A'U Lepe StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.9 miles northwest of the intersection of Pao'O Street and A'U Lepe StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 2.5 miles northwest of the intersection of Pao'O Street and A'U Lepe StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 2.5 miles southwest of the intersection of Prince Kuhio Boulevard and Lanikai DriveNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 0.4 mile southwest of the intersection of Aoao Avenue and Akahi AvenueNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingAt the intersection of Kai Avenue and Elima AvenueNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.9 miles southwest of the intersection of Hawaii Belt Mamalahoa Highway and Kaohe RoadNone#2Hawaii County/
Shallow FloodingApproximately 3.5 miles northeast of the intersection of Ka'Ulu Street and 'Ahinahina PlaceNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1,625 feet northwest of the intersection of South Kaniku Drive and Konane StreetNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 3.1 miles northwest of the intersection of Pao'O Street and A'U Lepe StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 2.0 miles southwest of the intersection of Hawaii Belt Mamalahoa Highway and Ke Ala O Keawe Road⁁10#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 370 feet southwest of the intersection of Nohoana Place and Nohoana StreetNone#3Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 500 feet southeast of the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and Waikelehua PlaceNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 150 feet south of the intersection of West Kawailani Street and Launa StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 3.6 miles southwest of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Pu'U Pohaku RoadNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1,260 feet south of the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and Cheesebro LaneNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 2.2 miles southwest of the intersection of Palena'Aina Place and Nana Uka PlaceNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.3 miles southwest of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Pu`U Pohaku RoadNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 3.5 miles southwest of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Pu`U Pohaku RoadNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 715 feet southwest of the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and Kipahele StreetNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 990 feet northwest of the intersection of Kahilu Road and Mana RoadNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 8.3 miles southwest of the intersection of Chain of Craters Road and Hilina Pali RoadNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1,730 feet northwest of the intersection of South Kaniku Drive and Mauna Lani Point DriveNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 300 feet northwest of the intersection of Ainaola Drive and Ainalako RoadNone#1Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 730 feet southwest of the intersection of Haihai Street and Ho'Omalu StreetNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 250 feet southwest of the intersection of Haihai Street and Kaiao StreetNone#3Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 470 feet southwest of the intersection of Keone Street and Palakiko StreetNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 1.4 miles northeast of the intersection of Paku'I Street and Nehe StreetNone#2Hawaii County.
Shallow FloodingApproximately 0.5 mile west of the intersection of Kakapa Place and Lae Kikaua Mauka PlaceNone#1Hawaii County.
Unnamed Stream No. 1Approximately 1,050 feet downstream of `Ainahua Alanui RoadNone⁁2800Hawaii County.
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Approximately 260 feet upstream of Mamalahoa HighwayNone⁁2913
Unnamed Stream No. 3At the Unnamed Stream No. 1 confluenceNone⁁2836Hawaii County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Mamalahoa HighwayNone⁁2954
Upper Lanimaumau StreamAt the Unnamed Stream No. 1 confluenceNone⁁2839Hawaii County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Mamalahoa Highway⁁3212⁁3248
Waiakea Stream (upstream)Approximately 475 feet upstream of Kawailani Street⁁471⁁472Hawaii County.
Approximately 1,620 feet upstream of Kupulau Road⁁628⁁629
Waiakea Stream/Waiakea Flood Control Channel (downstream)Approximately 460 feet upstream of Mohouli Street⁁53⁁54Hawaii County.
Approximately 380 feet downstream of Komohana Street⁁304⁁306
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Elevation in feet (LTD).
** 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
Hawaii County
Maps are available for inspection at the Hawaii County Department of Public Works, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7, Hilo, HI 96720.
Cole County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas
Boggs CreekAt the upstream side of Missouri Pacific Railroad+555+558City of Jefferson City, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 475 feet upstream of U.S. Route 50None+633
Boggs Creek Tributary 1At the Boggs Creek confluence+555+559City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 1,150 feet upstream of McCarty StreetNone+573
Dickerson CreekApproximately 1,600 feet downstream of Henwick LaneNone+600City of St. Martins, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 1,400 feet upstream of the U.S. Route 50 West exit ramp+723+725
Dickerson Creek Tributary 1At the Dickerson Creek confluence+647+648City of St. Martins, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 0.47 mile upstream of U.S. Route 50B WestNone+669
Dickerson Creek Tributary 2At the confluence with Dickerson Creek+700+697City of Jefferson City, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 170 feet upstream of Turnberry DriveNone+738
East Branch Wears CreekAt the Wears Creek confluence+561+557City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 80 feet upstream of Mesa AvenueNone+606
Frog Hollow TributaryAt the Wears Creek confluence+615+614City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 115 feet upstream of Sardonyx Drive+644+640
Grays CreekApproximately 0.75 mile upstream of the Missouri River confluence+561+560City of Jefferson City, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 285 feet downstream of Missouri Pacific RailroadNone+567
Grays Creek Tributary 4At Scott Station LaneNone+580City of Jefferson City, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 950 feet upstream of Catalina DriveNone+685
Grays Creek Tributary 5At the Grays Creek confluenceNone+561Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 0.57 mile upstream of Schumate Chapel RoadNone+578
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Grays Creek Tributary 6At the Grays Creek confluence+562+561City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 800 feet downstream of Belair Drive+565+564
Meadows Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Missouri River confluence to approximately 1,200 feet upstream of State Route 179+566+568Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Meadows Creek Tributary 2 (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Meadows Creek confluence to approximately 650 feet upstream of State Route 179+566+568Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Missouri RiverAt the Osage County boundary+548+551City of Jefferson City, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
At the Moniteau County boundary+573+574
Moniteau Creek Tributary 1 (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Moniteau Creek confluence to approximately 0.63 mile upstream of State Route 179+572+573Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Moniteau Creek Tributary 2 (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Moniteau Creek confluence to approximately 0.58 mile upstream of State Route 179+568+570Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Moreau River (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Missouri River confluence to approximately 750 feet downstream of Missouri Pacific Railroad+552+553City of Jefferson City.
Moreau River Tributary 6At the upstream side of Green Meadow Drive+568+571City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 600 feet downstream of Tanner Bridge RoadNone+611
Mud Creek West (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Missouri River confluence to approximately 0.61 mile upstream of the Missouri River confluence+568+569Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
North Branch Wears CreekAt the Wears Creek confluence+561+557City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 650 feet upstream of Jaycee DriveNone+622
Osage River (backwater effects from Missouri River)At the Osage County boundary+548+551City of Taos, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 9.3 miles upstream of U.S. Route 50+550+551
Osage River Tributary 47 (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Osage River confluence to approximately 1,600 feet upstream of Big Meadows Road+548+551Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Rising CreekAt the Missouri River confluence+550+552City of Jefferson City, City of Taos, Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Approximately 2,000 feet upstream of the U.S. Route 50 East exit rampNone+561
Rising Creek Tributary 4At the Rising Creek confluence+551+552City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 250 feet downstream of Stertzer Road+551+557
Rock Creek North (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Missouri River confluence to approximately 0.70 mile upstream of State Route 179+567+569Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Sanford Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Osage River confluence to approximately 1,200 feet upstream of U.S. Route 50 East+548+551Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
Wears CreekAt the Missouri River confluence+556+557City of Jefferson City.
Approximately 0.44 mile upstream of Edgewood DriveNone+683
Workman Creek (backwater effects from Missouri River)From the Missouri River confluence to approximately 0.47 mile upstream of State Route 179+564+566Unincorporated Areas of Cole County.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Elevation in feet (LTD).
** 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 Jefferson City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 320 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
City of St. Martins
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 6909 A Business 50 West, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
City of Taos
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Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 4909 Countryside Park, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Unincorporated Areas of Cole County
Maps are available for inspection at the Cole County Courthouse, 301 East High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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

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Dated: September 9, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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