[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 50667-50668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20648]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1104]


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 29246. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Erie County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
flooding sources Fourmile Creek and Lake Erie.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1104, 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 
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 29246, 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 ``Erie County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the flooding sources 
Fourmile Creek and Lake Erie. That table contained inaccurate 
information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and 
modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for Lake Erie. 
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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                                  Erie County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdiction)
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Fourmile Creek......................  Approximately 735 feet          None         +577  Township of
                                       downstream of Access                               Harborcreek, Township
                                       Road.                                              of Lawrence Park.
                                      Approximately 745 feet          None         +688
                                       downstream of Buffalo
                                       Road.
                                      Approximately 485 feet          None         +693
                                       downstream of Buffalo
                                       Road.
                                      Approximately 400 feet          None         +770
                                       upstream of Mindi
                                       Court.
Lake Erie...........................  Entire coastline in the         None         +577  Borough of Lake City,
                                       Commonwealth of                                    Township of Girard,
                                       Pennsylvania.                                      Township of
                                                                                          Harborcreek, Township
                                                                                          of North East.
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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
Borough of Lake City
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 2350 Main Street, Lake City, PA 16423.
 
Township of Girard
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 10140 West Ridge Road, Girard, PA 16417.
 
Township of Harborcreek
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.
 
Township of Lawrence Park
Maps are available for inspection at the Lawrence Park Township Office, 4230 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, PA 16511.
 
Township of North East
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Main Office, 1300 West Main Road, North East, PA 16428.
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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.
[FR Doc. 2012-20648 Filed 8-21-12; 8:45 am]
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