[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 7, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46994-46995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19223]


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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-1178]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On February 16, 2011, 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. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, 
location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, 
and communities affected for Bolivar County, Mississippi, and 
Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding 
sources: Jones Bayou, Mississippi River, and Porter Bayou.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before November 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1178, 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 
(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

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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.

Correction

    In the proposed rule published at 76 FR 8965 in the February 16, 
2011, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Bolivar County, 
Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the following flooding 
sources: Jones Bayou, Mississippi River, and Porter Bayou. That table 
contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced 
elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities 
affected for Jones Bayou. 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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                               Bolivar County, Mississippi, and Incorporated Areas
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Jones Bayou.........................  Approximately 0.5 mile          +134         +135  City of Cleveland,
                                       downstream of Tower                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       Road.                                              of Bolivar County.
                                      Approximately 1,146             +137         +138
                                       feet upstream of West
                                       Rosemary Road.
Mississippi River...................  Approximately 5.5 miles         None         +161  City of Rosedale.
                                       upstream of the
                                       Arkansas River
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 8.1 miles         None         +162
                                       upstream of the
                                       Arkansas River
                                       confluence.
Porter Bayou........................  Approximately 0.8 mile          None         +127  City of Shaw.
                                       downstream of State
                                       Route 448.
                                      Approximately 0.7 mile          None         +127
                                       downstream of State
                                       Route 448.
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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 Cleveland
Maps are available for inspection at the Public Works Department, 1089 Old Highway 61 North, Cleveland, MS
 38732.
 
City of Rosedale
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 304 Court Street, Rosedale, MS 38769.
 
City of Shaw
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 101 Faison Street, Shaw, MS 38773.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Bolivar County
Maps are available for inspection at the Bolivar County Administrator Office, 200 South Court Street, Cleveland,
 MS 38732.
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    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-19223 Filed 8-6-12; 8:45 am]
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