[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 51745-51747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20984]


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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-1145]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On October 7, 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 62061. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Cecil County, 
Maryland, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Back Creek, Big Elk Creek, Bohemia River, 
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Christina River, Dogwood Run, Gravelly 
Run, Hall Creek, Herring Creek, Laurel Run, Little Bohemia Creek, 
Little Elk Creek, Little Northeast Creek, Long Creek, Mill Creek, Mill 
Creek (Tributary to Little Elk Creek), Northeast Creek, Perch Creek, 
Plum Creek, Susquehanna River, Tributary 1 to Stone Run, Unnamed 
Tributary to Laurel Run, West Branch Christina River, and West Branch 
Laurel Run.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1145, 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.

Corrections

    In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 62061, in the October 7, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Cecil County, Maryland, 
and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the following flooding sources: Back 
Creek, Big Elk Creek, Bohemia River, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 
Christina Creek, Dogwood Run, Gravelly Run, Hall Creek, Herring Creek, 
Laurel Run, Little Bohemia Creek, Little Elk Creek, Little Northeast 
Creek, Long Creek, Mill Creek, Mill Creek (Tributary to Little Elk 
Creek), Northeast Creek, Perch Creek, Plum Creek, Susquehanna River, 
Tributary 1 to Stone Run, Unnamed Tributary to Laurel Run, West Branch 
Christina River, and West Branch Laurel Run.
    That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of 
referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or 
communities affected for the following flooding sources: Big Elk Creek, 
Christina Creek, Dogwood Run, Little Elk Creek, Little Northeast Creek, 
Mill Creek, Northeast Creek, Tributary 1 to Stone Run, and West Branch 
Christina River. It also did not include the flooding source Tributary 
2 to Stone Run, and the flooding source Christina River was erroneously 
referred to as Christina Creek. Additionally, the Town of Perryville 
has been added as a community affected by Mill Creek. 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
                                             Location of referenced    * Elevation  + Elevation     # Depth in feet above         meters (MSL)     Communities
           Flooding source(s)                     elevation **           in feet      in feet               ground           ---------------------   affected
                                                                          (NGVD)       (NAVD)                                 Effective  Modified
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                                       Cecil County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
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Back Creek..............................  Approximately 224 feet              None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           downstream of 2nd Street.                              Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 1,136 feet            None          +11
                                           upstream of Old Telegraph
                                           Road.
Big Elk Creek...........................  Approximately 0.68 mile             None          +11  Town of Elkton,
                                           downstream of West Pulaski                             Unincorporated Areas of
                                           Road.                                                  Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 1,140 feet            None          +81
                                           downstream of Elk Mills
                                           Road.
Bohemia River...........................  At Augustine Herman Highway         None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.

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                                          Approximately 860 feet              None          +11
                                           upstream of Old Telegraph
                                           Road.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal...........  Approximately 0.92 mile             None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of Augustine                                  Cecil County.
                                           Herman Highway.
                                          Approximately 1.96 miles            None          +11
                                           upstream of Augustine
                                           Herman Highway.
Christina River.........................  At the New Castle County            +159         +160  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           boundary.                                              Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 100 feet              +267         +268
                                           downstream of the Chester
                                           County boundary.
Dogwood Run.............................  At the Little Elk Creek              +21          +22  Town of Elkton,
                                           confluence.                                            Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 60 feet                +30          +27
                                           downstream of Blue Ball
                                           Road.
Gravelly Run............................  At the Little Elk Creek             None          +50  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           confluence.                                            Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 246 feet              None          +57
                                           downstream of Blue Ball
                                           Road.
Hall Creek..............................  At Glebe Road..............         None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 0.86 mile             None          +11
                                           upstream of Mill Lane.
Herring Creek...........................  Approximately 2.74 miles            None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           downstream of Augustine                                Cecil County.
                                           Herman Highway.
                                          Approximately 1,609 feet            None          +11
                                           downstream of Augustine
                                           Herman Highway.
Laurel Run..............................  At the Little Elk Creek             None          +40  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           confluence.                                            Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 1,500 feet            None          +59
                                           downstream of the West
                                           Branch Laurel Run
                                           confluence.
Little Bohemia Creek....................  At the Bohemia Creek                None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           confluence.                                            Cecil County.
                                          At Bohemia Church Road.....         None          +11
Little Elk Creek........................  Approximately 631 feet               +11          +14  Town of Elkton,
                                           downstream of West Pulaski                             Unincorporated Areas of
                                           Highway.                                               Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 1,220 feet             +15          +16
                                           downstream of Elkton Road.
Little Elk Creek........................  Approximately 425 feet              None          +39  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           downstream of the Laurel                               Cecil County.
                                           Run confluence.
                                          Approximately 910 feet              None          +58
                                           downstream of Heron Lane.
Little Northeast Creek..................  Approximately 210 feet               +37          +38  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of Pulaski                                    Cecil County.
                                           Highway.
                                          Approximately 757 feet               +76          +74
                                           downstream of Chessie
                                           System Railroad.
Long Creek..............................  At Boat Yard Road..........         None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          At Woods Road..............         None          +11
Mill Creek..............................  Approximately 1,095 feet             +11          +12  Town of Perryville,
                                           downstream of Access Road.                             Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 260 feet              +283         +284
                                           downstream of Principio
                                           Road.
Mill Creek (Tributary to Little Elk       Approximately 1,624 feet            None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
 Creek).                                   downstream of Old Elk Neck                             Cecil County.
                                           Road.
                                          Approximately 1,939 feet            None          +11
                                           upstream of Old Elk Neck
                                           Road.
Northeast Creek.........................  Approximately 542 feet               +11          +12  Town of North East,
                                           downstream of Main Street.                             Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          Approximately 125 feet               +71          +72
                                           downstream of Chessie
                                           System Railroad.
Perch Creek.............................  Approximately 0.49 mile             None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           downstream of Augustine                                Cecil County.
                                           Herman Highway.
                                          At Augustine Herman Highway         None          +11
Plum Creek..............................  Approximately 1.32 miles            None          +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           downstream of Old Field                                Cecil County.
                                           Point Road.
                                          Approximately 1,154 feet            None          +11
                                           upstream of Old Elk Neck
                                           Road.
Susquehanna River.......................  Approximately 1.75 miles             +11          +12  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of I[dash]95.                                 Cecil County.
                                          At U.S. Route 1............          +37          +38
Tributary 1 to Stone Run................  At the Stone Run confluence         +274         +271  Town of Rising Sun,
                                                                                                  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.

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                                          Approximately 460 feet              None         +359
                                           downstream of Pierce Road.
Tributary 2 to Stone Run................  At the Stone Run confluence         +274         +271  Town of Rising Sun,
                                                                                                  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                                  Cecil County.
                                          At the upstream side of             +310         +312
                                           Harrington Drive.
Unnamed Tributary to Laurel Run.........  Approximately 230 feet              None          +41  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of the Laurel Run                             Cecil County.
                                           confluence.
                                          Approximately 1,400 feet            None          +52
                                           upstream of the Laurel Run
                                           confluence.
West Branch Christina River.............  Approximately 600 feet              +107         +108  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of the Newcastle                              Cecil County.
                                           County boundary.
                                          Approximately 250 feet              +195         +193
                                           upstream of Jackson Hall
                                           School Road.
West Branch Laurel Run..................  Approximately 494 feet              None          +64  Unincorporated Areas of
                                           upstream of the Laurel Run                             Cecil County.
                                           confluence.
                                          Approximately 93 feet               None          +74
                                           upstream of Marley Road.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
[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 Elkton
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 100 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921.
 
Town of North East
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 106 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901.
 
Town of Perryville
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 515 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903.
 
Town of Rising Sun
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 1 East Main Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
 
                                            Unincorporated Areas of Cecil County
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Cecil County Office of Planning and Zoning, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite 2300,
 Elkton, MD 21921.
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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. 2012-20984 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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