[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 198 (Friday, October 11, 2002)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63358-63359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25960]


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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-D-7542]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the 
proposed base (1% annual chance) flood elevations and proposed base 
flood elevation modifications for the communities listed below. The 
base flood elevations are the basis for the floodplain management 
measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show 
evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain 
qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program 
(NFIP).

DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second 
publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation 
in each community.

ADDRESSES: The proposed base flood elevations for each community are 
available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer 
of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the following 
table.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, 
Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) matt.miller@fema.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA or Agency) proposes to make determinations of base flood 
elevations and modified base flood elevations 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 base flood and modified base flood elevations, 
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 are also used to calculate the 
appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 
these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these 
buildings.

National Environmental Policy Act

    This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements 
of 44 CFR Part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact 
assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 
certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified base flood 
elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 
42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community 
eligibility in the NFIP. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis 
has not been prepared.

Regulatory Classification

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the 
criteria of Section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 
1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

Executive Order 12612, Federalism

    This proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 
1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform

    This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Section 
2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

    Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.
    Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 67--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for Part 67 continues to read as follows:

    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.


Sec.  67.4  [Amended]

    2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  67.4 are 
proposed to be amended as follows:

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                                                                                                                                                                          Depth in feet
                                                                                                                                                                             above ground. *
                                                                                                                                                                        Elevation in feet (NGVD)
                State                      City/town/county                  Source of flooding                                      Location                             [sbull] Elevation in
                                                                                                                                                                              feet  (NAVD)
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                                                                                                                                                                          Existing     Modified
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Connecticut..........................  Newtown (Town),           Pond Brook...............................  Approximately 850 feet downstream of Currituck Road.......         None         *331
                                        Fairfield County.

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                                                                                                            Approximately 440 feet upstream of U.S. Route 6...........         None         *403
 
   Maps available for inspection at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut.
 
  Send comments to Mr. Robert Rosenthal, Town of Newtown First Selectman, 45 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470.
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Maine................................  Newry (Town), Oxford      Sunday River.............................  At downstream corporate limits............................         None         *648
                                        County.
                                                                                                            At upstream corporate limits..............................         None         *845
 
                                                                 Barkers Brook............................  At the confluence with Sunday River.......................         None         *651
                                                                                                            A point approximately 240 feet upstream of Broadway Drive.         None       *1,112
 
   Maps available for inspection at the Newry Town Hall, 422 Bear River Road, Newry Maine.
  Send comments to Mr. Stephen Wight, Chairman of the Town of Newry Board of Selectmen, 422 Bear River Road, Newry, Maine 04261.
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New Jersey...........................  Estell Manor (City),      Tuckahoe River...........................  Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Cumberland Avenue......         None          *56
                                        Atlantic County.
                                                                                                            At State Route 49.........................................         None          *22
                                                                 Great Egg Harbor.........................  At the confluence of Great Egg Harbor River and South              None           *9
                                                                                                             River.
 
   Maps available for inspection at the Estell Manor City Municipal Building, 148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, New Jersey.
 
  Send commments to The Honorable Gary Buck, Mayor of the City of Estell Manor, P.O. Box 102, 148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, New Jersey 08319.
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Tennessee............................  Rockwood (City), Roane    North Fork Black Creek...................  Approximately 300 feet downstream of South Front Avenue...         *875         *872
                                        County.
                                                                                                            Approximately 200 feet upstream of South Lenoir Avenue....         *885         *882
                                                                 East Fork Black Creek....................  At the upstream side of West Wheeler Street...............         *879         *880
                                                                                                            Approximately 380 feet upstream of North Front Avenue.....         *915         *912
                                                                 Black Creek Side.........................  At the confluence with Black Creek........................         *868         *866
                                                                 Channel..................................  At the divergence from North Fork Black Creek.............         *875         *872
                                                                 Black Creek..............................  Approximately 1,580 feet upstream of U.S. Route 70........         *858         *854
                                                                                                            Approximately 220 feet upstream of West Rockwood Street...          877         *878
                                                                 Middle Fork Black Creek..................  Approximatley 140 feet downstream of North Chamberlain             *879         *878
                                                                                                             Avenue.
 
                                                                                                            Approximately 2,420 feet upstream of Strang Street........         None         *924
 
   Maps available for inspection at the City Hall Building, 110 North Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854.
  Send comments to The Honorable Mike Miller, Mayor of the City of Rockwood, 110 North Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood 
Insurance'')

    Dated: September 30, 2002.
Anthony S. Lowe,
Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-25960 Filed 10-10-02; 8:45 am]
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