[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 140 (Thursday, July 21, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43637-43639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18351]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1038]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On March 25, 2009, 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 74 FR 12799. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Monroe County, 
Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Bailey Branch (backwater effects from 
Cumberland River), Butler Branch (backwater effects from Cumberland 
River), Cumberland River, McFarland Creek (backwater effects from 
Cumberland River), Meredith Creek (backwater effects from Cumberland 
River), Meshack Creek (backwater effects from Cumberland River), Murphy 
Branch (backwater effects from Cumberland River), and Ward Branch 
(backwater effects from Cumberland River).

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before October 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1038, 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 (e-
mail) luis.rodriguez1@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 (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@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

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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 74 FR 12799 in the March 25, 
2009, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Monroe County, 
Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the flooding source 
Cumberland River. That table 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 
addition, it did not include the following flooding sources: Bailey 
Branch (backwater effects from Cumberland River), Butler Branch 
(backwater effects from Cumberland River), McFarland Creek (backwater 
effects from Cumberland River), Meredith Creek (backwater effects from 
Cumberland River), Meshack Creek (backwater effects from Cumberland 
River), Murphy Branch (backwater effects from Cumberland River), and 
Ward Branch (backwater effects from Cumberland River). 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.

 
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                                                                  *Elevation in feet
                                                                 (NGVD) +Elevation in
                                                                  feet (NAVD) Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)            Location of referenced   ground [caret]Elevation    Communities affected
                                            elevation**            in meters  (MSL)
 
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                 Monroe County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
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Bailey Branch (backwater effects      From the Cumberland             None         +526  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 950 feet
                                       upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Butler Branch (backwater effects      From the Cumberland             None         +534  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 0.6 mile
                                       upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Cumberland River....................  Approximately 5,200             None         +518  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       feet downstream of the                             Monroe County.
                                       McFarland Creek
                                       confluence.
                                      At the Glasscock Creek          None         +536
                                       confluence.
McFarland Creek (backwater effects    From the Cumberland             None         +519  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 0.5 mile
                                       upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Meredith Creek (backwater effects     From the Cumberland             None         +524  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 0.7 mile
                                       upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Meshack Creek (backwater effects      From the Cumberland             None         +531  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 1,700
                                       feet upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Murphy Branch (backwater effects      From the Cumberland             None         +522  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Cumberland River).               River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 0.5 mile
                                       upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
Ward Branch (backwater effects from   From the Cumberland             None         +528  Unincorporated Areas of
 Cumberland River).                    River confluence to                                Monroe County.
                                       approximately 1,450
                                       feet upstream of the
                                       Cumberland River
                                       confluence.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Monroe County
Maps are available for inspection at the Monroe County Courthouse, 200 North Main Street, Tompkinsville, KY
 42167.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: April 8, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-18351 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
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