[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 50665-50667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20644]


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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-1127]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On September 13, 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 55515. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Venango County, 
Pennsylvania. Specifically, it addresses the flooding sources Allegheny 
River, East Sandy Creek, and Sugar Creek.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before November 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1127, 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 the community must change any

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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 75 FR 55515, in the September 13, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Venango County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the flooding sources 
Allegheny River, East Sandy Creek, and Sugar Creek. That table 
contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced 
elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities 
affected for the flooding source Allegheny 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]        Communities affected
                                            elevation **          Elevation in meters
                                                                         (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                Venango County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Allegheny River.....................  Approximately 860 feet          None         +880  Borough of Emlenton,
                                       upstream of I[dash]80.                             Township of Clinton,
                                                                                          Township of Richland,
                                                                                          Township of Rockland,
                                                                                          Township of
                                                                                          Scrubgrass, Township
                                                                                          of Victory.
                                      At the confluence of            None         +949
                                       Sandy Creek.
East Sandy Creek....................  Approximately 460 feet          None         +961  Township of Rockland.
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with the
                                       Allegheny River.
                                      Approximately 1,000             None         +961
                                       feet upstream of the
                                       confluence with the
                                       Allegheny River.
Sugar Creek.........................  Approximately 0.79 mile         None        +1201  Township of Plum.
                                       downstream of
                                       Bradleytown Road.
                                      Approximately 0.78 mile         None        +1201
                                       downstream of
                                       Bradleytown 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation
 Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
Borough of Emlenton
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 511 Hill Street, Emlenton, PA 16373.
 
Township of Clinton
Maps are available for inspection at the Clinton Township Building, 123 Donaldson Road, Kennerdell, PA 16374.
 
Township of Plum
Maps are available for inspection at the Plum Township Building, 2360 Sunville Road, Cooperstown, PA 16317.
 
Township of Richland
Maps are available for inspection at the Richland Township Building, 1740 Rockland Nickleville Road, Emlenton,
 PA 16373.
 
Township of Rockland
Maps are available for inspection at the Rockland Township Building, 1115 Rockland Township Road, Kennerdell, PA
 16374.
 
Township of Scrubgras
Maps are available for inspection at the Scrubgrass Township Office, 4976 Emlenton-Clintonville Road, Emlenton,
 PA 16373.
 
Township of Victory
Maps are available for inspection at the Victory Township Municipal Building, 2794 Old Route 8, Polk, PA 16342.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: August 8, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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