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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 Start Printed Page 61650participation 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 January 3, 2012.

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-1221, 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.Rodriguez3@fema.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.Rodriguez3@fema.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 Carbon County, Montana
MontanaUnincorporated Areas of Carbon CountyClarks Fork Yellowstone RiverApproximately 1.89 miles downstream of Twany TrailNone+3304
Approximately 770 feet downstream of the Rock Creek (Lower) confluenceNone+3405
* 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 Carbon County
Maps are available for inspection at 17 West 11th Street, Red Lodge, MT 59068.
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Unincorporated Areas of Mineral County, Nevada
NevadaUnincorporated Areas of Mineral CountyCottonwood CreekApproximately 1,400 feet north of the intersection of Marian Drive and U.S. Route 95None#1
NevadaUnincorporated Areas of Mineral CountyMina FanApproximately 1,584 feet southwest of the intersection of Cross Street and U.S. Route 95None#1
Approximately 1.8 miles southwest of the intersection of 1st Street and U.S. Route 95None#1
Approximately 2.0 miles southwest of the intersection of Cross Street and U.S. Route 95None#1
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the intersection of 1st Street and U.S. Route 95None#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
Unincorporated Areas of Mineral County
Maps are available for inspection at 105 South A Street, Suite 1, Hawthorne, NV 89415.
City of Lubbock, Texas
TexasCity of LubbockPlaya System E1At the intersection of Avenue T and 40th Street+3208+3206
At the intersection of Slide Road and 58th Street+3255+3256
* 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 Lubbock
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1625 13th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401.
City of McCleary, Washington
WashingtonCity of McClearyEast Fork Wildcat CreekApproximately 360 feet upstream of State Route 108None+245
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of the railroadNone+268
* 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.
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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 McCleary
* Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 100 South 3rd Street, McCleary, WA 98557.
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
Volusia County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas
B-19 CanalAt the Spruce Creek confluence+4+5City of Daytona Beach, City of Port Orange, Unincorporated Areas of Volusia County.
Approximately 375 feet upstream of Beville RoadNone+29
B-27 Canal NorthAt the LPGA Canal confluenceNone+5City of Holly Hill, Unincorporated Areas of Volusia County.
Approximately 75 feet upstream of Calle Grande StreetNone+5
B-27 Canal SouthAt the LPGA Canal confluenceNone+5City of Daytona Beach, City of Holly Hill.
Approximately 70 feet upstream of Kingston AvenueNone+6
Halifax CanalApproximately 700 feet upstream of Powers AvenueNone+6City of Port Orange.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of Jackson StreetNone+7
LPGA CanalAt the upstream side of Ridgewood AvenueNone+4City of Holly Hill.
Approximately 1,940 feet upstream of Center AvenueNone+7
Laurel CreekAt the upstream side of the railroadNone+6City of Ormond Beach.
Approximately 330 feet upstream of Laurel Oaks CircleNone+7
Nova Canal North Reach 1Approximately 775 feet downstream of LPGA BoulevardNone+7City of Holly Hill, Unincorporated Areas of Volusia County.
At the upstream side of Alabama AvenueNone+7
Nova Canal North Reach 2Approximately 1,660 feet downstream of 10th StreetNone+7City of Daytona Beach, City of Holly Hill.
Approximately 925 feet upstream of Orange AvenueNone+8
Nova Canal South Reach 1Approximately 125 feet downstream of Reed Canal RoadNone+7City of Daytona Beach, City of South Daytona.
At the Nova Canal North Reach 2 confluenceNone+8
Nova Canal South Reach 2Approximately 1,775 feet upstream of Nova RoadNone+7City of Port Orange, City of South Daytona.
At the Nova Canal South Reach 1 confluenceNone+7
Thompson CreekAt the upstream side of Industrial Drive+6+7City of Ormond Beach.
Approximately 575 feet upstream of Division AvenueNone+8
* 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 Daytona Beach
Maps are available for inspection at 950 Bellevue Avenue, Room 600, Daytona Beach, FL 32115.
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City of Holly Hill
Maps are available for inspection at 1065 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117.
City of Ormond Beach
Maps are available for inspection at 22 South Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
City of Port Orange
Maps are available for inspection at 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32129.
City of South Daytona
Maps are available for inspection at 1672 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona, FL 32119.
Unincorporated Areas of Volusia County
Maps are available for inspection at 123 West Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720.
Webster County, Iowa, and Incorporated Areas
Des Moines RiverApproximately 1.6 miles downstream of U.S. Route 20None+987City of Fort Dodge, Unincorporated Areas of Webster County.
Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of East Hawkeye AvenueNone+1008
Lizard CreekAt the Des Moines River confluence+992+995City of Fort Dodge, Unincorporated Areas of Webster County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Phinney Park Drive+1000+999
Soldier CreekAt the Des Moines River confluenceNone+993City of Fort Dodge, Unincorporated Areas of Webster County.
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of Soldier Creek DriveNone+1098
* 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 Fort Dodge
Maps are available for inspection at 819 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.
Unincorporated Areas of Webster County
Maps are available for inspection at the Webster County Courthouse, 701 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.
St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Joseph BranchApproximately 0.70 mile upstream of Kendrick RoadNone+189Unincorporated Areas of St. Helena Parish.
Approximately 0.90 mile upstream of Kendrick RoadNone+189
Ward Line CanalApproximately 790 feet upstream of Sitman RoadNone+185Town of Greensburg.
Approximately 1,480 feet upstream of Sitman RoadNone+187
* 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 Greensburg
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 14560 Louisiana Highway 37, Greensburg, LA 70441
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Unincorporated Areas of St. Helena Parish
Maps are available for inspection at the St. Helena Parish Police Jury Administration Building, 17911 Louisiana Highway 43, Greensburg, LA 70441.
Oceana County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within communityNone+585Township of Benona, Township of Claybanks.
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within communityNone+584Township of Golden.
Pentwater LakeEntire shorelineNone+584Township of Weare.
* 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
Township of Benona
Maps are available for inspection at the Benona Township Hall, 7169 West Baker Road, Shelby, MI 49455.
Township of Claybanks
Maps are available for inspection at the Claybanks Township Hall, 7577 West Cleveland Road, New Era, MI 49446.
Township of Golden
Maps are available for inspection at the Golden Township Hall, 5527 West Fox Road, Mears, MI 49436.
Township of Weare
Maps are available for inspection at the Weare Township Hall, 5846 North Oceana Drive, Hart, MI 49420.
Fort Bend County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Brazos RiverApproximately 2.16 miles downstream of FM 2759+62+61Town of Thompsons.
Approximately 2.75 miles upstream of the Alcorn Bayou confluenceNone+71
Oyster CreekApproximately 1.1 miles downstream of FM 1464None+81Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 25.
Approximately 150 feet downstream of FM 1464None+81
* 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
Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 25
Maps are available for inspection at 8522 Katy Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77024.
Town of Thompsons
Maps are available for inspection at 520 Thompson Oil Field Road, Thompsons, TX 77481.
Montgomery County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
Arnold BranchApproximately 1.4 miles downstream of FM 1488None+219Town of Magnolia.
Approximately 1,475 feet upstream of FM 1488None+246
Peach CreekApproximately 1,375 feet downstream of Roman Forest BoulevardNone+85Town of Roman Forest.
Approximately 425 feet upstream of Roman Forest BoulevardNone+86
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
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⁁ 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 Magnolia
Maps are available for inspection at 510 Magnolia Boulevard, Magnolia, TX 77356.
Town of Roman Forest
Maps are available for inspection at 2430 Roman Forest Boulevard, New Caney, TX 77357.

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

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Dated: September 13, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-25611 Filed 10-4-11; 8:45 am]

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