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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On May 25, 2010 and October 6, 2011, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of the information previously published. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Iron County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Coal Creek, Coal Creek Overflow, Coal Creek to Fiddlers Split, Cross Hollow, Greens Lake, North Airport Canal, Old Quichapa Creek Lower, Old Quichapa Creek Upper, Parowan Creek, Quichapa Channel, Quichapa West, Red Creek, Shurtz Creek, Shurtz Creek Shallow, Squaw Creek and Water Canyon.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before March 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1100 and FEMA-B-1222, 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@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@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.

Correction

In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 29238 and 76 FR 62006, in the May 25, 2010 and October 6, 2011, issues of the Federal Register, respectively, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The tables, entitled “Iron County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the following flooding sources: Coal Creek, Coal Creek Overflow, Coal Creek to Fiddlers Split, Cross Hollow, Greens Lake, North Airport Canal, Old Quichapa Creek Lower, Old Quichapa Creek Upper, Parowan Creek, Quichapa Channel, Quichapa West, Red Creek, Shurtz Creek, Shurtz Creek Shallow, Squaw Creek and Water Canyon. The tables contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for that flooding source. In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate information, to address these errors. The information provided below should be used in lieu of that previously published in both tables.

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
Iron County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas
Coal CreekApproximately 0.8 mile downstream of West 6600 NorthNone+5542City of Cedar City, Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 680 feet upstream of the Squaw Creek confluenceNone+5889
Coal Creek OverflowApproximately 1,750 feet downstream of West 3200 NorthNone+5502Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 480 feet downstream of Bulldog RoadNone+5656
Coal Creek to Fiddlers SplitApproximately 370 feet upstream of Midvalley RoadNone+5500City of Cedar City, Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 925 feet upstream of West 3000 NorthNone+5554
Cross HollowApproximately 250 feet downstream of Cross Hollow RoadNone+5750City of Cedar City.
At the upstream side of I-15None+6000
Greens LakeAt the upstream side of I-15None+6000City of Cedar City, Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 0.66 miles upstream of Fir StreetNone+6046
North Airport CanalApproximately 175 feet upstream of North Bauer Road WestNone+5593City of Cedar City.
Approximately 125 feet downstream of Airport RoadNone+5611
Old Quichapa Creek LowerApproximately 0.6 mile downstream of South 6100 WestNone+5462Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
At the Old Quichapa Creek Upper confluenceNone+5494
Old Quichapa Creek UpperAt the Old Quichapa Creek Lower confluenceNone+5494Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 750 feet upstream of 400 SouthNone+5521
Parowan CreekAt the upstream side of I-15None+5806City of Parowan.
Approximately 1.41 miles upstream of Old Highway 91None+6237
Quichapa ChannelApproximately 0.53 mile downstream of 800 SouthNone+5458City of Cedar City, Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
At the downstream side of I-15+5683+5682
Quichapa WestApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of South 6400 WestNone+5466Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 740 feet downstream of 5300 WestNone+5493
Red CreekApproximately 0.36 mile downstream of Center StreetNone+5900Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 40 feet upstream of Red Creek RoadNone+6061
Shurtz CreekAt the Old Quichapa Creek Lower confluenceNone+5472City of Cedar City, Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 485 feet downstream of Triple RoadNone+5772
Shurtz Creek ShallowApproximately 1,800 feet downstream of 6100 WestNone+5462Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 75 feet downstream of I-15None+5693
Squaw CreekAt the Coal Creek confluenceNone+5876City of Cedar City.
Approximately 0.71 mile upstream of 200 South StreetNone+6085
Water CanyonApproximately 60 feet downstream of 100 West StreetNone+5850Unincorporated Areas of Iron County.
Approximately 0.34 mile upstream of Main StreetNone+5918
* 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 Cedar City
Maps are available for inspection at 10 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720.
City of Parowan
Maps are available for inspection at 5 South Main, Parowan, UT 84761.
Unincorporated Areas of Iron County
Maps are available for inspection at the Iron County Engineering Department, 82 North 100 East , Suite 104, Cedar City, UT 84720.

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

Dated: September 3, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-29953 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]

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