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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On September 13, 2010, 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 75 FR 55515. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Mercer County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Baker Run, Little Shenango River, Munnell Run, Neshannock Creek, Otter Creek, Sawmill Run, Shenango River, and Wolf Creek.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before March 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1127, 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 75 FR 55515, in the September 13, 2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Mercer County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)” addressed the following flooding sources: Baker Run, Little Shenango River, Munnell Run, Neshannock Creek, Otter Creek, Sawmill Run, Shenango River, and Wolf Creek. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for the flooding source, the Shenango River. 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
Mercer County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Baker RunApproximately 55 feet upstream of Highland RoadNone+ 1114City of Sharon.
Approximately 30 feet downstream of Richmond DriveNone+ 1117
Little Shenango RiverApproximately 0.94 mile downstream of the confluence with Little Shenango River Tributary 1None+ 968Township of Sugar Grove.
Approximately 0.9 mile downstream of the confluence with Little Shenango River Tributary 1None+ 968
Munnell RunApproximately 0.31 mile upstream of Home StreetNone+ 1125Township of Findley.
Approximately 0.21 mile downstream of Franklin StreetNone+ 1131
Neshannock CreekApproximately 425 feet downstream of the intersection of Plantation Drive and Cypress LaneNone+ 1093Township of Findley.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of the intersection of Schaffer Road and Grove City RoadNone+ 1095
Otter CreekApproximately 0.28 mile upstream of the confluence with Munnell RunNone+ 1099Township of Findley.
Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of the confluence with Munnell RunNone+ 1099
Sawmill RunApproximately 0.35 mile upstream of the confluence with Sawmill Run Tributary 1None+ 1164Township of Sandy Lake.
Approximately 0.46 mile upstream of the confluence with Sawmill Run Tributary 1None+ 1165
Sawmill RunApproximately 0.23 mile downstream of Franklin Street (just below Maple Street)None+ 1167Borough of Stoneboro.
Approximately 305 feet upstream of Franklin StreetNone+ 1167
Shenango RiverApproximately 690 feet upstream of the confluence with Big Run No. 1None+ 930Borough of Greenville, Township of West Salem.
Approximately 295 feet upstream of the intersection of Clinton Street and Canal StreetNone+ 943
Shenango RiverApproximately 275 feet upstream of the confluence with Shenango River Tributary 3None+ 835Municipality of Hermitage.
Approximately 490 feet downstream of the confluence with Little Yankee RunNone+ 845
Just downstream of Clark StreetNone+ 856
Approximately 820 feet upstream of the confluence with Big Run No. 2None+ 859
Shenango RiverApproximately 2,400 feet upstream of I-80+ 832+ 833Township of Shenango.
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of I-80+ 832+ 833
Shenango RiverApproximately 645 feet downstream of Sieg Hill RoadNone+ 833Township of Wheatland.
Approximately 1,000 upstream of Sieg Hill RoadNone+ 834
Shenango RiverApproximately 0.34 mile upstream of the confluence with the Little Shenango RiverNone+ 949Township of West Salem.
Approximately 200 feet downstream of Porter RoadNone+ 951
Wolf CreekApproximately 0.21 mile upstream of the confluence with Barmore RunNone+ 1220Township of Pine.
Approximately 0.34 mile downstream of the intersection of Craig Street and Garden AvenueNone+ 1226
Approximately 0.2 mile downstream of the intersection of Craig Street and Garden AvenueNone+ 1226
Approximately 0.38 mile downstream of State Route 58 (Main Street)None+ 1226
Approximately 0.22 mile downstream of the confluence with Black RunNone+ 1245
Approximately 0.21 mile downstream of the confluence with Black RunNone+ 1245
* 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
Borough of Greenville
Maps are available for inspection at 125 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
Borough of Stoneboro
Maps are available for inspection at 59 Lake Street, Stoneboro, PA 16153.
City of Sharon
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146.
Municipality of Hermitage
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Township of Findley
Maps are available for inspection at the Findley Township Building, 369 McClelland Road, Mercer, PA 16137.
Township of Pine
Maps are available for inspection at the Pine Township Building, 545 Barkeyville Road, Grove City, PA 16127.
Township of Sandy Lake
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, 3271 South Main Street, Sandy Lake, PA 16145.
Township of Shenango
Maps are available for inspection at the Shenango Township Building, 3439 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159.
Township of Sugar Grove
Maps are available for inspection at 359 Groover Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Township of West Salem
Maps are available for inspection at the West Salem Township Building, 610 Vernan Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Township of Wheatland
Maps are available for inspection at the Wheatland Township Building, 739 Kilgore Road, Jackson Center, PA 16133.

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

Dated: November 8, 2012.

James A. Walke,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-29682 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am]

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