[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 3, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46715-46716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19545]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2010-0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1101]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On May 25, 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 29290. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Cabin Branch, Franklin Branch, Hall Creek, 
Little Patuxent River, Marley Creek, Midway Branch, Patapsco River, 
Patuxent River, Sawmill Creek, and Severn Run.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before November 1, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1101, 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 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 29290, in the May 25, 2010, 
issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the following flooding 
sources: Cabin Branch, Franklin Branch, Little Patuxent River, Marley 
Creek, Midway Branch, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Sawmill Creek, 
and Severn Run. That table contained inaccurate information as to the 
location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in 
feet, and/or communities affected for those flooding sources. In 
addition, it did not include the flooding source Hall Creek. 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) 
                                       Location of referenced     Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)                 elevation**        ground [caret] Elevation    Communities affected
                                                                    in meters (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                              Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Cabin Branch........................  Approximately 122 feet            +8           +7  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Chessie                              Anne Arundel County.
                                       System.
                                      Approximately 325 feet          +115         +118
                                       upstream of Andover
                                       Road.
Franklin Branch.....................  At the Midway Branch            None         +127  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Anne Arundel County.

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                                      Approximately 780 feet          None         +214
                                       upstream of Clark Road.
Hall Creek..........................  At the most downstream           +43          +40  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Calvert County                                     Anne Arundel County.
                                       boundary.
                                      At the most upstream             +54          +52
                                       Calvert County
                                       boundary.
Little Patuxent River...............  Approximately 600 feet           +43          +46  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the                                    Anne Arundel County.
                                       Patuxent River
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,456             +130         +132
                                       feet upstream of Brock
                                       Bridge Road.
Marley Creek........................  Approximately 485 feet            +8           +7  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of Arundel                                Anne Arundel County.
                                       Expressway.
                                      Approximately 165 feet           +28          +26
                                       upstream of Elevation
                                       Road.
Midway Branch.......................  At the Little Patuxent           +76          +85  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       River confluence.                                  Anne Arundel County.
                                      Approximately 0.58 mile         None         +211
                                       upstream of Clark Road.
Patapsco River......................  Approximately 0.77 mile           +9          +12  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of the                                  Anne Arundel County.
                                       Harbor Tunnel Thruway.
                                      Approximately 200 feet           +25          +26
                                       upstream of I-195.
Patuxent River......................  Approximately 0.56 mile           +9           +8  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Southern                             Anne Arundel County.
                                       Maryland Boulevard.
                                      Approximately 0.57 mile         +139         +140
                                       upstream of Laurel
                                       Fort Meade Road.
Sawmill Creek.......................  At the upstream side of           +8          +10  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Crain Highway.                                     Anne Arundel County.
                                      Approximately 400 feet          None         +105
                                       upstream of Washington
                                       Baltimore and
                                       Annapolis Road.
Severn Run..........................  Approximately 0.43 mile           +6           +7  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Veterans                             Anne Arundel County.
                                       Highway.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of    +97....................          +98
 Telegraph Road.
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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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency
 Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
                                   Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County
Maps are available for inspection at the Anne Arundel County Permit Application Center, 2664 Riva Road,
 Annapolis, MD 21401.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')


    Dated: July 24, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-19545 Filed 8-2-11; 8:45 am]
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