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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

On May 25, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that included modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) for the locations along Black Bayou Lake, Canal L-11, East Branch Oliver Road Canal, Oliver Road Canal, and West Prong Youngs Bayou in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. FEMA is no longer proposing these flood elevation determination changes along Black Bayou Lake, Canal L-11, East Branch Oliver Road Canal, Oliver Road Canal, and West Prong Youngs Bayou as identified in the above-referenced rulemaking publication.

DATES:

Comments are to be submitted on or before September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1089, 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.

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FEMA publishes proposed determinations of 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 29219, in the May 25, 2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table on page 29229 under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas,” addressed several flooding sources, including Black Bayou Lake, Canal L-11, East Branch Oliver Road Canal, Oliver Road Canal, and West Prong Youngs Bayou. The proposed rule listed modified BFEs for Black Bayou Lake, Canal L-11, East Branch Oliver Road Canal, Oliver Road Canal, and West Prong Youngs Bayou between specific upstream and downstream locations listed in the table. FEMA is no longer proposing these flood elevation determination changes along Black Bayou Lake, Canal L-11, East Branch Oliver Road Canal, Oliver Road Canal, and West Prong Youngs Bayou as identified in the above-referenced rulemaking publication.

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

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Dated: July 11, 2014.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-18086 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]

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