[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 10, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 21516-21521]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8603]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket Nos. FEMA-B-7749 and 
FEMA-B-7775]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On December 6, 2007, and on May 8, 2008, FEMA published in the 
Federal Register proposed rules that contained erroneous tables 
affecting Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas. This 
notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of the 
information published at 72 FR 68769 and 73 FR 26060. The table 
provided in this notice represents the flooding sources, location of 
referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and 
communities affected for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated 
Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Beal 
Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, 
Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek--North Overflow, Cedar 
Mill Creek--South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek--Upper North Overflow, 
Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek--West Tributary, Council 
Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Fanno 
Creek, Glencoe Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Creek, Hall 
Creek--106th Tributary, Hall Creek South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb 
Creek, McKay Creek, North Fork Hall Creek, North Johnson Creek, North 
Johnson Creek--East Tributary, North Johnson Creek--North Tributary, 
Rock Creek North, Rock Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, 
Storey Creek--East Tributary, Storey Creek--Middle Tributary, Tualatin 
River, Tualatin River--Golf Overflow, Tualatin River--LaFollett 
Overflow, Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, 
Waible Creek, Waible Creek--North Tributary, Waible Creek--South 
Tributary, West Fork Dairy Creek, and Willow Creek.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before July 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket Nos. FEMA-B-
7749 and FEMA-B-7775, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering

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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.

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.

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 72 FR 68769, in the December 6, 
2007, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Washington County, 
Oregon, and Incorporated Areas,'' addressed the flooding sources Beal 
Creek, Beaverton Creek, Bethany Creek, Bronson Creek, Butternut Creek, 
Cedar Creek, Cedar Mill Creek, Cedar Mill Creek--North Overflow, Cedar 
Mill Creek--South Overflow, Cedar Mill Creek--Upper North Overflow, 
Celebrity Creek, Chicken Creek, Chicken Creek--West Tributary, Council 
Creek, Dairy Creek, Dawson Creek, Deer Creek, Erickson Creek, Glencoe 
Swale, Golf Creek, Gordon Creek, Hall Center Creek, Hall Creek, Hall 
Creek--106th Tributary, Hall Creek--South Fork, Hedges Creek, Holcomb 
Creek, McKay Creek, North Johnson Creek, North Johnson Creek--East 
Tributary, North Johnson Creek--North Tributary, Rock Creek North, Rock 
Creek South, South Johnson Creek, Storey Creek, Storey Creek--East 
Tributary, Storey Creek--Middle Tributary, Tualatin River, Tualatin 
River Overflow to Nyberg Slough, Turner Creek, Waible Gulch, Waible 
Gulch--North Tributary, Waible Gulch--South Tributary, and Willow 
Creek. In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 26060, in the May 8, 
2008, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Washington County, 
Oregon, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the flooding sources Dairy 
Creek and West Fork Dairy Creek. Both tables 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, they did not include the following 
flooding sources: Fanno Creek, Tualatin River--Golf Overflow, and 
Tualatin River--LaFollett Overflow. 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 for Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated 
Areas.

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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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                                Washington County, Oregon, and Incorporated Areas
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Beal Creek..........................  Approximately 750 feet          None         +170  City of Forest Grove,
                                       upstream of State                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                       Highway 47.                                        of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 765 feet          None         +172
                                       upstream of Main
                                       Street.
Beaverton Creek.....................  At the upstream side of         +158         +160  City of Beaverton, City
                                       Southwest 197th Avenue.                            of Hillsboro,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 870 feet          None         +267
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Laurelwood Avenue.
Bethany Creek.......................  Approximately 0.21 mile         +173         +174  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Washington County.
                                       Northwest 185th Avenue.
                                      Approximately 0.58 mile         None         +188
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       West Union Road.
Bronson Creek.......................  Approximately 65 feet           +155         +158  City of Beaverton, City
                                       downstream of                                      of Hillsboro,
                                       Northwest Anzalone                                 Unincorporated Areas
                                       Drive.                                             of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 1.0 mile          +236         +238
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       West Union Road.
Butternut Creek.....................  Approximately 940 feet          +164         +165  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Washington County.
                                       Southwest 209th Avenue.
                                      Approximately 80 feet           +199         +200
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Farmington Road.

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Cedar Creek.........................  Approximately 0.4 mile          +144         +145  City of Sherwood,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest Edy Road.                                of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 560 feet          None         +176
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Sunset Boulevard.
Cedar Mill Creek....................  Approximately 0.6 mile          +172         +171  City of Beaverton,
                                       downstream of Portland                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       & Western Railroad.                                of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 90 feet           None         +300
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       113th Avenue.
Cedar Mill Creek--North Overflow....  At the Cedar Mill Creek         None         +207  City of Beaverton,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          None         +213
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       131st Avenue.
Cedar Mill Creek--South Overflow....  At the Cedar Mill Creek         None         +195  City of Beaverton,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +205
                                       Southwest Evergreen
                                       Street.
Cedar Mill Creek--Upper North         At the Cedar Mill Creek-        None         +212  City of Beaverton,
 Overflow.                             North Overflow                                     Unincorporated Areas
                                       confluence.                                        of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 550 feet          None         +214
                                       upstream of the Cedar
                                       Mill Creek--North
                                       Overflow confluence.
Celebrity Creek.....................  At the Butternut Creek          None         +176  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Washington County.
                                      Approximately 65 feet           None         +212
                                       downstream of
                                       Southwest Farmington
                                       Road.
Chicken Creek.......................  Approximately 0.8 mile          None         +135  City of Sherwood,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest Roy Rogers                               of Washington County.
                                       Road.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +157
                                       Southwest Edy Road.
Chicken Creek--West Tributary.......  At the upstream side of         None         +151  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Southwest Elwert Road.                             Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          None         +156
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Elwert Road.
Council Creek.......................  Approximately 0.25 mile         +155         +156  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Washington County.
                                       Northwest Hobbs Road.
                                      Approximately 0.39 mile         +167         +166
                                       downstream of Beal
                                       Road.
Dairy Creek.........................  At the Tualatin River           +151         +152  City of Hillsboro,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 125 feet          +158         +159
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Susbauer Road.
Dawson Creek........................  Approximately 317 feet          +150         +151  City of Hillsboro,
                                       upstream of Northwest                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Brookwood Avenue.                                  of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          None         +184
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Shute Road.
Deer Creek..........................  Approximately 475 feet          None         +176  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Washington County.
                                       Northwest Kahneeta
                                       drive.
                                      Approximately 90 feet           None         +202
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       174th Avenue.
Erickson Creek......................  Approximately 211 feet          +174         +175  City of Beaverton.
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       144th Avenue.
                                      Approximately 322 feet          +202         +203
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       10th Street.
Fanno Creek.........................  At the Tualatin River           +129         +131  City of Durham, City of
                                       confluence.                                        Tigard.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          +130         +131
                                       downstream of
                                       Southwest Durham Road.
Glencoe Swale.......................  Approximately 980 feet          +154         +156  City of Hillsboro,
                                       upstream of the McKay                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Creek confluence.                                  of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None         +201
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Sewell Road.

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Golf Creek..........................  Approximately 390 feet          None         +198  City of Beaverton,
                                       upstream of the Hall                               Unincorporated Areas
                                       Creek confluence.                                  of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 625 feet          None         +223
                                       upstream of 97th
                                       Avenue.
Gordon Creek........................  Approximately 275 feet          None         +146  City of Hillsboro,
                                       upstream of Southwest                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       River Road.                                        of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.25 mile         None         +196
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       229th Avenue.
Hall Creek..........................  Approximately 175 feet          +179         +181  City of Beaverton,
                                       downstream of the                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                       North Fork Hall Creek                              of Washington County.
                                       confluence.
                                      At the downstream side          None         +256
                                       of Southwest 87th
                                       Avenue.
Hall Creek--106th Tributary.........  At the Hall Creek               None         +191  City of Beaverton,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 600 feet          None         +245
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       106th Avenue.
Hall Creek South Fork...............  Approximately 750 feet          None         +213  City of Beaverton,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest 96th Avenue.                             of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 150 feet          None         +260
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       86th Avenue.
Hedges Creek........................  At the downstream side          None         +129  City of Tualatin,
                                       of Southwest Boones                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       Ferry Road.                                        of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.75 mile         None         +142
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Teton Avenue.
Holcomb Creek.......................  Approximately 500 feet          None         +178  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the Rock                               Washington County.
                                       Creek North confluence.
                                      Approximately 0.15 mile         None         +211
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Plastics Drive.
McKay Creek.........................  At the Dairy Creek              +154         +156  City of Hillsboro,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      At the upstream side of         +175         +174
                                       Northwest Union Road.
North Fork Hall Creek...............  At the Hall Creek               +179         +181  City of Beaverton,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          +181         +183
                                       upstream of Center
                                       Street.
North Johnson Creek.................  At the Cedar Mill Creek         +188         +187  City of Beaverton,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          None         +307
                                       upstream of the North
                                       Johnson Creek--East
                                       Tributary confluence.
North Johnson Creek--East Tributary.  At the North Johnson            None         +249  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Creek confluence.                                  Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          None         +327
                                       upstream of the North
                                       Johnson Creek
                                       confluence.
North Johnson Creek--North Tributary  Approximately 0.24 mile         None         +212  City of Beaverton,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Northwest 114th Avenue.                            of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.22 mile         None         +343
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       112th Avenue.
Rock Creek North....................  Approximately 0.47 mile         +172         +174  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of                                      Washington County.
                                       Northwest Union Road.
                                      Approximately 0.75 mile         None         +247
                                       upstream of Old
                                       Cornelius Pass Road.
Rock Creek South....................  Approximately 750 feet          +133         +134  City of Sherwood,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest Pacific                                  of Washington County.
                                       Highway.
                                      Approximately 0.32 mile         +140         +139
                                       upstream of Portland &
                                       Western Railroad.
South Johnson Creek.................  Approximately 800 feet          +199         +205  City of Beaverton,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest Hart Road.                               of Washington County.

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                                      Approximately 160 feet          None         +219
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Hart Road.
Storey Creek........................  Approximately 200 feet          None         +164  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the Waible                             Washington County.
                                       Creek confluence.
                                      Approximately 0.80 mile         None         +197
                                       upstream of the Storey
                                       Creek--Middle
                                       Tributary confluence.
Storey Creek--East Tributary........  At the Storey Creek             None         +173  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.35 mile         None         +188
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Sunset Highway.
Storey Creek--Middle Tributary......  Approximately 870 feet          None         +180  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the Storey                             Washington County.
                                       Creek confluence.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +196
                                       Northwest West Union
                                       Road.
Tualatin River......................  Approximately 490 feet          +125         +126  City of Durham, City of
                                       downstream of the                                  King City, City of
                                       Tualatin River                                     Tigard, City of
                                       Overflow to Nyberg                                 Tualatin,
                                       Slough confluence.                                 Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          +134         +135
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Roy Rogers Road.
Tualatin River......................  Approximately 1.6 miles         +154         +153  City of Cornelius, City
                                       downstream of                                      of Hillsboro,
                                       Southwest Golf Course                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Road.                                              of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          +167         +168
                                       downstream of the
                                       Gales Creek confluence.
Tualatin River--Golf Overflow.......  Approximately 150 feet          +155         +156  City of Forest Grove,
                                       downstream of                                      Unincorporated Areas
                                       Southwest Golf Course                              of Washington County.
                                       Road.
                                      Approximately 1.0 mile          +160         +162
                                       upstream of Southwest
                                       Golf Course Road.
Tualatin River--LaFollett Overflow..  Approximately 0.3 mile          +156         +157  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of Southwest                              Washington County.
                                       Golf Course Road.
                                      At the downstream side          +157         +160
                                       of Southwest LaFollett
                                       Road.
Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg     At the Tualatin River           +125         +126  City of Tualatin.
 Slough.                               confluence.
                                      Approximately 300 feet          +127         +129
                                       downstream of the
                                       divergence from the
                                       Tualatin River.
Turner Creek........................  Approximately 450 feet          None         +147  City of Hillsboro.
                                       downstream of
                                       Southeast 32nd Avenue.
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile          None         +168
                                       upstream of East Main
                                       Street.
Waible Creek........................  Approximately 0.25 mile         None         +160  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of the McKay                              Washington County.
                                       Creek confluence.
                                      Approximately 0.25 mile         None         +196
                                       upstream of the Waible
                                       Creek--North Tributary
                                       confluence.
Waible Creek--North Tributary.......  At the Waible Creek             None         +192  City of Hillsboro,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +207
                                       Northwest West Union
                                       Road.
Waible Creek--South Tributary.......  At the Waible Creek             None         +179  City of Hillsboro,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Washington County.
                                      Approximately 90 feet           None         +211
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Jacobson Road.
West Fork Dairy Creek...............  Approximately 0.8 mile          None         +195  City of Banks.
                                       upstream of Northwest
                                       Wilson River Highway.
                                      Approximately 0.72 mile         None         +196
                                       downstream of
                                       Northwest Banks Road.
Willow Creek........................  Approximately 400 feet          +161         +162  City of Beaverton, City
                                       upstream of the                                    of Hillsboro,
                                       Beaverton Creek                                    Unincorporated Areas
                                       confluence.                                        of Washington County.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +239
                                       Northwest 141st Place.
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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.
 

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** 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 Banks
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 100 South Main Street, Banks, OR 97106.
 
City of Beaverton
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Community Development Department, 4755 Southwest Griffith Drive,
 Beaverton, OR 97005.
 
City of Cornelius
Maps are available for inspection at the Development and Operations Building, Planning Department, 1300 South
 Kodiak Circle, Cornelius, OR 97113.
 
City of Durham
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17160 Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road, Durham, OR 97224.
 
City of Forest Grove
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR
 97116.
 
City of Hillsboro
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.
 
City of King City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 15300 Southwest 116th Avenue, King City, OR 97224.
 
City of Tigard
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Planning Department, 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR
 97223.
 
City of Tualatin
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Building and Planning Department, 18880 Southwest Martinazzi
 Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062.
 
City of Sherwood
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, Engineering Department, 22560 Southwest Pine Street, Sherwood,
 OR 97140.
 
                                    Unincorporated Areas of Washington County
Maps are available for inspection at the Washington County Public Services Building, Land Use and Transportation
 Department, 155 North 1st Avenue, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: March 29, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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