[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 51743-51744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20985]


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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-1158]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On December 16, 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 78654. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for the City of Newport 
News, Virginia. Specifically, it addresses the flooding sources 
Newmarket Creek, Newmarket Creek Tributary, Stoney Run, Stoney Run-
Colony Pines Branch, and Stoney Run-Denbigh Branch.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1158, 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 78654, in the December 16, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``City of Newport News, 
Virgina'' addressed the flooding sources Newmarket Creek, Newmarket 
Creek Tributary, Stoney Run, Stoney Run-Colony Pines Branch, and Stoney 
Run-Denbigh Branch. 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 sources Stoney 
Run-Colony Pines Branch and Stoney Run-Denbigh Branch. 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 ground
                State                      City/town/county                  Source of flooding                                     Location **                           [caret] Elevation in
                                                                                                                                                                              meters (MSL)
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                                                                                                                                                                          Existing     Modified
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                                                                                 City of Newport News, Virginia
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Virginia.............................  City of Newport News....  Newmarket Creek..........................  Approximately 0.45 mile downstream of Hampton Roads Center         None          +18
                                                                                                             Parkway.
                                                                                                            Approximately 0.94 mile upstream of Hampton Roads Center           None          +21
                                                                                                             Parkway.
                                       City of Newport News....  Newmarket Creek..........................  Approximately 1,287 feet downstream of Harpersville Road..         None          +24
                                                                                                            Approximately 0.56 mile upstream of Harpersville Road.....         None          +26
                                       City of Newport News....  Newmarket Creek Tributary................  Approximately 765 feet downstream of Agusta Drive.........         None          +22
                                                                                                            Approximately 167 feet upstream of Agusta Drive...........         None          +22
                                       City of Newport News....  Stoney Run...............................  Approximately 0.8 mile downstream of Old Courthouse Way...           +7           +8
                                                                                                            Approximately 0.56 mile upstream of Woodside Lane.........         None          +47
                                       City of Newport News....  Stoney Run-Colony Pines Branch...........  Approximately 776 feet downstream of Richneck Road........         None          +27
                                                                                                            Approximately 1,450 feet upstream of Windsor Castle Drive.         None          +40

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                                       City of Newport News....  Stoney Run-Denbigh Branch................  Just downstream of Richneck Road..........................         None          +27
                                                                                                            Just downstream of McManus Boulevard......................         None          +33
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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
 
City of Newport News
 
Maps are available for inspection at The Department of Engineering, 2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.
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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. 2012-20985 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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