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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction

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ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On December 6, 2007, and on May 8, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register proposed rules that contained erroneous tables affecting Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas. This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of the information published at 72 FR 68769 and 73 FR 26060. The table provided in this notice represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Beal Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North Overflow, Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek—West Tributary, Council Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Fanno Creek, Glencoe Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Creek, Hall Creek—106th Tributary, Hall Creek South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb Creek, McKay Creek, North Fork Hall Creek, North Johnson Creek, North Johnson Creek—East Tributary, North Johnson Creek—North Tributary, Rock Creek North, Rock Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, Storey Creek—East Tributary, Storey Creek—Middle Tributary, Tualatin River, Tualatin River—Golf Overflow, Tualatin River—LaFollett Overflow, Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, Waible Creek, Waible Creek—North Tributary, Waible Creek—South Tributary, West Fork Dairy Creek, and Willow Creek.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before July 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket Nos. FEMA-B-7749 and FEMA-B-7775, 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 (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

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 (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

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.

Corrections

In the proposed rule published at 72 FR 68769, in the December 6, 2007, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas,” addressed the flooding sources Beal Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North Overflow, Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek—West Tributary, Council Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Glencoe Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Center Creek, Hall Creek, Hall Creek—106th Tributary, Hall Creek—South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb Creek, McKay Creek, North Johnson Creek, North Johnson Creek—East Tributary, North Johnson Creek—North Tributary, Rock Creek North, Rock Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, Storey Creek—East Tributary, Storey Creek—Middle Tributary, Tualatin River, Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, Waible Gulch, Waible Gulch—North Tributary, Waible Gulch—South Tributary, and Willow Creek. In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 26060, in the May 8, 2008, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the flooding sources Dairy Creek and West Fork Dairy Creek. Both tables 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 addition, they did not include the following flooding sources: Fanno Creek, Tualatin River—Golf Overflow, and Tualatin River—LaFollett Overflow. 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 for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas.

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
Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas
Beal CreekApproximately 750 feet upstream of State Highway 47None+170City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 765 feet upstream of Main StreetNone+172
Beaverton CreekAt the upstream side of Southwest 197th Avenue+158+160City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 870 feet upstream of Southwest Laurelwood AvenueNone+267
Bethany CreekApproximately 0.21 mile downstream of Northwest 185th Avenue+173+174Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.58 mile upstream of Northwest West Union RoadNone+188
Bronson CreekApproximately 65 feet downstream of Northwest Anzalone Drive+155+158City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Northwest West Union Road+236+238
Butternut CreekApproximately 940 feet downstream of Southwest 209th Avenue+164+165Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 80 feet upstream of Southwest Farmington Road+199+200
Cedar CreekApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of Southwest Edy Road+144+145City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 560 feet upstream of Southwest Sunset BoulevardNone+176
Cedar Mill CreekApproximately 0.6 mile downstream of Portland & Western Railroad+172+171City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 113th AvenueNone+300
Cedar Mill Creek—North OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluenceNone+207City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 250 feet upstream of Southwest 131st AvenueNone+213
Cedar Mill Creek—South OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluenceNone+195City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Southwest Evergreen StreetNone+205
Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek-North Overflow confluenceNone+212City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 550 feet upstream of the Cedar Mill Creek—North Overflow confluenceNone+214
Celebrity CreekAt the Butternut Creek confluenceNone+176Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 65 feet downstream of Southwest Farmington RoadNone+212
Chicken CreekApproximately 0.8 mile downstream of Southwest Roy Rogers RoadNone+135City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Southwest Edy RoadNone+157
Chicken Creek—West TributaryAt the upstream side of Southwest Elwert RoadNone+151Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Elwert RoadNone+156
Council CreekApproximately 0.25 mile downstream of Northwest Hobbs Road+155+156Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.39 mile downstream of Beal Road+167+166
Dairy CreekAt the Tualatin River confluence+151+152City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 125 feet upstream of Northwest Susbauer Road+158+159
Dawson CreekApproximately 317 feet upstream of Northwest Brookwood Avenue+150+151City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Northwest Shute RoadNone+184
Deer CreekApproximately 475 feet downstream of Northwest Kahneeta driveNone+176Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 174th AvenueNone+202
Erickson CreekApproximately 211 feet upstream of Southwest 144th Avenue+174+175City of Beaverton.
Approximately 322 feet upstream of Southwest 10th Street+202+203
Fanno CreekAt the Tualatin River confluence+129+131City of Durham, City of Tigard.
Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of Southwest Durham Road+130+131
Glencoe SwaleApproximately 980 feet upstream of the McKay Creek confluence+154+156City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Northwest Sewell RoadNone+201
Golf CreekApproximately 390 feet upstream of the Hall Creek confluenceNone+198City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 625 feet upstream of 97th AvenueNone+223
Gordon CreekApproximately 275 feet upstream of Southwest River RoadNone+146City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of Southwest 229th AvenueNone+196
Hall CreekApproximately 175 feet downstream of the North Fork Hall Creek confluence+179+181City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the downstream side of Southwest 87th AvenueNone+256
Hall Creek—106th TributaryAt the Hall Creek confluenceNone+191City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 600 feet upstream of Southwest 106th AvenueNone+245
Hall Creek South ForkApproximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest 96th AvenueNone+213City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 150 feet upstream of Southwest 86th AvenueNone+260
Hedges CreekAt the downstream side of Southwest Boones Ferry RoadNone+129City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Southwest Teton AvenueNone+142
Holcomb CreekApproximately 500 feet upstream of the Rock Creek North confluenceNone+178Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.15 mile upstream of Northwest Plastics DriveNone+211
McKay CreekAt the Dairy Creek confluence+154+156City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest Union Road+175+174
North Fork Hall CreekAt the Hall Creek confluence+179+181City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Center Street+181+183
North Johnson CreekAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluence+188+187City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the North Johnson Creek—East Tributary confluenceNone+307
North Johnson Creek—East TributaryAt the North Johnson Creek confluenceNone+249Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of the North Johnson Creek confluenceNone+327
North Johnson Creek—North TributaryApproximately 0.24 mile downstream of Northwest 114th AvenueNone+212City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.22 mile upstream of Northwest 112th AvenueNone+343
Rock Creek NorthApproximately 0.47 mile downstream of Northwest Union Road+172+174Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Old Cornelius Pass RoadNone+247
Rock Creek SouthApproximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest Pacific Highway+133+134City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.32 mile upstream of Portland & Western Railroad+140+139
South Johnson CreekApproximately 800 feet downstream of Southwest Hart Road+199+205City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 160 feet upstream of Southwest Hart RoadNone+219
Storey CreekApproximately 200 feet upstream of the Waible Creek confluenceNone+164Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.80 mile upstream of the Storey Creek—Middle Tributary confluenceNone+197
Storey Creek—East TributaryAt the Storey Creek confluenceNone+173Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.35 mile upstream of Northwest Sunset HighwayNone+188
Storey Creek—Middle TributaryApproximately 870 feet upstream of the Storey Creek confluenceNone+180Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest West Union RoadNone+196
Tualatin RiverApproximately 490 feet downstream of the Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough confluence+125+126City of Durham, City of King City, City of Tigard, City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Roy Rogers Road+134+135
Tualatin RiverApproximately 1.6 miles downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road+154+153City of Cornelius, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of the Gales Creek confluence+167+168
Tualatin River—Golf OverflowApproximately 150 feet downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road+155+156City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road+160+162
Tualatin River—LaFollett OverflowApproximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road+156+157Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the downstream side of Southwest LaFollett Road+157+160
Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg SloughAt the Tualatin River confluence+125+126City of Tualatin.
Approximately 300 feet downstream of the divergence from the Tualatin River+127+129
Turner CreekApproximately 450 feet downstream of Southeast 32nd AvenueNone+147City of Hillsboro.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of East Main StreetNone+168
Waible CreekApproximately 0.25 mile upstream of the McKay Creek confluenceNone+160Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of the Waible Creek—North Tributary confluenceNone+196
Waible Creek—North TributaryAt the Waible Creek confluenceNone+192City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest West Union RoadNone+207
Waible Creek—South TributaryAt the Waible Creek confluenceNone+179City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest Jacobson RoadNone+211
West Fork Dairy CreekApproximately 0.8 mile upstream of Northwest Wilson River HighwayNone+195City of Banks.
Approximately 0.72 mile downstream of Northwest Banks RoadNone+196
Willow CreekApproximately 400 feet upstream of the Beaverton Creek confluence+161+162City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
At the upstream side of Northwest 141st PlaceNone+239
* 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 Banks
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 100 South Main Street, Banks, OR 97106.
City of Beaverton
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Community Development Department, 4755 Southwest Griffith Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005.
City of Cornelius
Maps are available for inspection at the Development and Operations Building, Planning Department, 1300 South Kodiak Circle, Cornelius, OR 97113.
City of Durham
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17160 Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road, Durham, OR 97224.
City of Forest Grove
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
City of Hillsboro
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.
City of King City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 15300 Southwest 116th Avenue, King City, OR 97224.
City of Tigard
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR 97223.
City of Tualatin
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Building and Planning Department, 18880 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062.
City of Sherwood
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Engineering Department, 22560 Southwest Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140.
Unincorporated Areas of Washington County
Maps are available for inspection at the Washington County Public Services Building, Land Use and Transportation Department, 155 North 1st Avenue, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

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

Dated: March 29, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-8603 Filed 4-9-12; 8:45 am]

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