[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 56724-56729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23413]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1214]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual-chance) 
Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the 
communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this proposed 
rule is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed 
regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream 
and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs 
are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is 
required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in 
order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National 
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once 
finalized, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate 
appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the 
contents in those buildings.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map 
(FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is available for 
inspection at the community's map repository. The respective addresses 
are listed in the table below.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1214, 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) proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs 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 BFEs and modified BFEs, 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

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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.
    Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other 
than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging 
receipt of any comments will not be sent.
    National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is 
categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, 
Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not 
been prepared.
    Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are 
not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-
612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
    Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This 
proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria 
of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended.
    Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This proposed rule involves no 
policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
    Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This proposed rule 
meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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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                                                                                                                                                                           * Elevation in feet
                                                                                                                                                                         (NGVD)  + Elevation in
                                                                                                                                                                         feet  (NAVD)  
                                                                                                                                                                           Depth in feet above
                State                      City/town/county                  Source of flooding                                     Location **                              ground  [caret]
                                                                                                                                                                           Elevation in meters
                                                                                                                                                                                  (MSL)
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                                                                                                                                                                          Existing     Modified
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                                                                         Unincorporated Areas of Cascade County, Montana
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Montana..............................  Unincorporated Areas of   Missouri River (near Mid Canon)..........  Approximately 200 feet upstream of I-15 (westbound).......         None        +3433
                                        Cascade County.
                                                                                                            Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of I-15 (eastbound)......         None        +3440
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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 Cascade County
Maps are available for inspection at 415 3rd Street Northwest, Great Falls, MT 59403.
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                                                                        Unincorporated Areas of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma.............................  Unincorporated Areas of   Clear Boggy Creek........................  At the downstream side of Cradduck Road...................         None         +865
                                        Pontotoc County.
                                                                                                            Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Cradduck Road..........         None         +876
Oklahoma.............................  Unincorporated Areas of   Town Branch..............................  Approximately 400 feet upstream of South Saint Memphis             +853         +852
                                        Pontotoc County.                                                     Road.
                                                                                                            Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of South Saint Memphis           +855         +856
                                                                                                             Road.
Oklahoma.............................  Unincorporated Areas of   Tributary 1..............................  At the downstream side of U.S. Route 3....................         None         +824
                                        Pontotoc County.
                                                                                                            Approximately 1,975 feet upstream of County Road East 1570         None         +845
Oklahoma.............................  Unincorporated Areas of   Tributary 2..............................  Approximately 600 feet upstream of the Tributary 1                 None         +831
                                        Pontotoc County.                                                     confluence.

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                                                                                                            Approximately 1,175 feet upstream of County Road East 1570         None         +853
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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 Pontotoc County
Maps are available for inspection at 120 West 13th Street, Ada, OK 74821.
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                                                                  * Elevation in feet
                                                                (NGVD)  + Elevation in
                                                                feet  (NAVD)  
                                                                  Depth in feet above
         Flooding Source(s)            Location of Referenced       ground  [caret]        Communities Affected
                                            Elevation **          Elevation in meters
                                                                         (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                               George County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
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Black Creek.........................  Approximately 1.7 miles         None          +39  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of State                                George County.
                                       Route 57.
                                      Approximately 1.2 miles         None          +43
                                       upstream of State
                                       Route 57.
Chickasawhay River..................  At the Leaf River               None          +59  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        George County.
                                      Approximately 3.8 miles         None          +61
                                       upstream of the Leaf
                                       River confluence.
Depot Creek.........................  Approximately 1.0 mile          None         +141  City of Lucedale,
                                       downstream of Beaver                               Unincorporated Areas
                                       Dam Road.                                          of George County.
                                      Approximately 1,140             None         +189
                                       feet upstream of Depot
                                       Road.
Indian Creek........................  Approximately 0.5 mile          None          +38  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Grain                                George County.
                                       Elevator Road.
                                      Approximately 0.6 mile          None          +56
                                       upstream of Grain
                                       Elevator Road.
Leaf River..........................  At the Chickasawhay             None          +59  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       River confluence.                                  George County.
                                      Approximately 3.1 miles         None          +60
                                       upstream of the
                                       Chickasawhay River
                                       confluence.
Pascagoula River....................  Approximately 1.2 miles         None          +40  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the Plum                               George County.
                                       Bluff Cutoff
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,690             None          +59
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Merrill Salem Road.
Red Creek...........................  Approximately 1.8 miles         None          +37  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Red                                  George County.
                                       Creek Road.
                                      Approximately 2.9 miles         None          +46
                                       upstream of Red Creek
                                       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.
 

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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 Lucedale
Maps are available for inspection at the City Clerk's Office, 5126 Main Street, Lucedale, MS 39452.
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of George County
Maps are available for inspection at the George County Courthouse, 355 Cox Street, Lucedale, MS 39452.
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                                  Rockland County, New York (All Jurisdictions)
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Demarest Kill.......................  At the West Branch               +95          +98  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Hackensack River
                                       confluence.
                                      At the upstream side of         +248         +247
                                       Little Tor Road.
East Branch Hackensack River........  At the upstream side of          +86          +88  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Old Mill Road.
                                      Approximately 600 feet          +150         +151
                                       downstream of Rockland
                                       Lake.
Golf Course Brook...................  At the upstream side of         +325         +326  Village of Montebello.
                                       Nottingham Drive.
                                      At the upstream side of         +491         +492
                                       Spook Rock Road.
Hackensack River....................  At the Town of                   +59          +58  Town of Clarkstown,
                                       Orangetown/Town of                                 Town of Orangetown.
                                       Clarkstown corporate
                                       limit.
                                      At the downstream side           +67          +66
                                       of Old Mill Road.
Minisceongo Creek...................  At the upstream side of          +10          +11  Town of Haverstraw,
                                       the dam (near Gagan                                Village of Haverstraw,
                                       Road).                                             Village of West
                                                                                          Haverstraw.
                                      Approximately 1,000             None         +349
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Thiels Ivy Road.
Nauraushaun Brook...................  At the Hackensack River          +55          +57  Town of Clarkstown,
                                       confluence.                                        Town of Orangetown.
                                      Approximately 200 feet          +295         +297
                                       upstream of Smith Road.
North Branch Pascack Brook..........  At the Pascack Brook            +350         +351  Town of Ramapo, Town of
                                       confluence.                                        Clarkstown, Village of
                                                                                          New Hempstead, Village
                                                                                          of New Square, Village
                                                                                          of Spring Valley.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          +514         +513
                                       upstream of Greenridge
                                       Way.
Pascack Brook.......................  At the New Jersey state         +202         +207  Town of Ramapo, Town of
                                       boundary.                                          Clarkstown, Town of
                                                                                          Orangetown, Village of
                                                                                          Chestnut Ridge,
                                                                                          Village of Kaser,
                                                                                          Village of Spring
                                                                                          Valley.
                                      At the downstream side          +580         +578
                                       of Grosser Lane.
Sparkill Creek......................  Approximately 350 feet           +13          +14  Village of Piermont,
                                       downstream of Rock                                 Town of Orangetown.
                                       Road.
                                      At the upstream side of         +123         +124
                                       Erie Street.
West Branch Hackensack River........  At the upstream side of          +87          +88  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Ridge Road.
                                      At the Town of Ramapo           +297         +290
                                       corporate limit.
West Branch Saddle River............  At the upstream side of         +324         +325  Town of Ramapo, Village
                                       the New Jersey state                               of Airmont.
                                       boundary.
                                      Approximately 280 feet          +533         +530
                                       upstream of Olympia
                                       Lane.
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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
Town of Clarkstown
Maps are available for inspection at the Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956.
 
Town of Haverstraw

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Maps are available for inspection at the Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosemand Road, Garnerville, NY 10923.
 
Town of Orangetown
Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Orangetown Building Department, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg,
 NY 10962.
 
Town of Ramapo
Maps are available for inspection at the Ramapo Town Hall, 237 State Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901.
 
Village of Airmont
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 251 Cherry Lane, Airmont, NY 10982.
 
Village of Chestnut Ridge
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 277 Old Nyack Turnpike, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977.
 
Village of Haverstraw
Maps are available for inspection at the Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927.
 
Village of Kaser
Maps are available for inspection at the Kaser Village Hall, 15 Elyon Road, Monsey, NY 10952.
 
Village of Montebello
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 1 Montebello Road, Montebello, NY 10901.
 
Village of New Hempstead
Maps are available for inspection at the New Hempstead Village Hall, 108 Old Schoolhouse Road, New City, NY
 10956.
 
Village of New Square
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 766 North Main Street, New Square, NY 10977.
 
Village of Piermont
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 478 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968.
 
Village of Spring Valley
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 200 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977.
 
Village of West Haverstraw
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 130 Samsondale Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY 10993.
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                                Vernon County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas
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Mississippi River...................  Approximately 185 feet          +635         +633  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the                                    Vernon County, Village
                                       Crawford County                                    of De Soto, Village of
                                       boundary.                                          Genoa, Village of
                                                                                          Stoddard.
                                      Approximately 2.75              +639         +638
                                       miles downstream of
                                       the La Crosse County
                                       boundary.
West Branch Baraboo River...........  Approximately 272 feet          +941         +932  City of Hillsboro,
                                       downstream of the West                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       Branch Baraboo River                               of Vernon County.
                                       Split Flow 2
                                       confluence.
                                      At Sebranek Lane.......         +967         +966
West Branch Baraboo River Split Flow  Approximately 704 feet          None         +931  City of Hillsboro,
 2.                                    downstream of the West                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       Branch Baraboo River                               of Vernon County.
                                       confluence.
                                      At the West Branch              None         +932
                                       Baraboo 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
City of Hillsboro
Maps are available for inspection at 123 Mechanic Street, Hillsboro, WI 54634.
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Vernon County
Maps are available for inspection at 400 Courthouse Square, Viroqua, WI 54665.
 
Village of De Soto
Maps are available for inspection at 115 South Houghton Street, De Soto, WI 54624.
 
Village of Genoa
Maps are available for inspection at 111 Main Street, Genoa, WI 54632.
 

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Village of Stoddard
Maps are available for inspection at 180 North Main Street, Stoddard, WI 54658.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: August 30, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-23413 Filed 9-13-11; 8:45 am]
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