[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 55785-55787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22302]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little Schuylkill River, 
Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 10, 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 ``Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the following flooding 
sources: Little Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and 
West Branch Schuylkill River. That table contained inaccurate 
information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and 
modified elevation in feet, or communities affected for the flooding 
sources Schuylkill River, Little Schuylkill River and West Branch 
Schuylkill River. In addition, it did not include the flooding source 
Good Spring 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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  * 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)
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                Effective     Modified
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Good Spring Creek...................  Approximately 1,580             None         +810  Township of Frailey.
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Locust Street.

[[Page 55786]]

 
                                      Approximately 977 feet          None         +815
                                       upstream of Spruce
                                       Street.
Little Schuylkill River.............  Approximately 1,750             None         +548  Township of East
                                       feet downstream of the                             Brunswick.
                                       State Route 895 bridge.
                                      At the upstream side of         None         +560
                                       the railroad bridge.
Mahanoy Creek.......................  Approximately 0.71 mile         None         +781  Township of Butler.
                                       upstream of Rice Road.
                                      Approximately 560 feet          None         +811
                                       upstream of the
                                       railroad bridge.
Schuylkill River....................  Approximately 1,349             None         +594  Borough of
                                       feet upstream of Mount                             Mechanicsville,
                                       Carbon Arch Road.                                  Borough of Palo Alto.
                                      Approximately 100 feet          None         +631
                                       upstream of Coal
                                       Street.
Schuylkill River....................  An area bounded                 None         +722  City of Middleport.
                                       approximately 31 feet
                                       south of State Route
                                       209; approximately 618
                                       feet south of State
                                       Route 209; and
                                       approximately 639 feet
                                       southwest of State
                                       Route 209.
Schuylkill River....................  An area bounded                 None         +733  City of Middleport.
                                       approximately 475 feet
                                       northwest of State
                                       Route 209;
                                       approximately 472 feet
                                       northeast of State
                                       Highway 209; and
                                       approximately 367 feet
                                       south of State Route
                                       209.
Schuylkill River....................  Approximately 0.5 mile          None         +747  Township of Schuylkill.
                                       downstream of Franklin
                                       Street.
                                      Approximately 0.4 mile          None         +748
                                       downstream of Franklin
                                       Street.
West Branch Schuylkill River........  Approximately 1,582             None         +702  Township of Branch,
                                       feet upstream of East                              Township of New
                                       Sunbury Street.                                    Castle, Township of
                                                                                          Norwegian.
                                      Approximately 169 feet          None         +848
                                       upstream of the
                                       intersection of
                                       Greenbury Road and
                                       State Route 4002.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 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
Borough of Mechanicsville
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 1342 Pottsville Street, Mechanicsville, PA 17901.
 
Borough of Palo Alto
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 142 East Bacon Street, Palo Alto, PA 17901.
 
Township of Branch
Maps are available for inspection at the Branch Township Municipal Building, 25 Carnish Street, Pottsville, PA
 17901
 
Township of Butler
Maps are available for inspection at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 211 Broad Street, Ashland, PA
 17921.
 
Township of East Brunswick
Maps are available for inspection at the East Brunswick Township Municipal Building, 55 West Catawissa Street,
 New Ringgold, PA 17960.
 
Township of Frailey
Maps are available for inspection at the Frailey Township Municipal Building, 23 Maryland Street, Donaldson, PA
 17960.
 
Township of New Castle
Maps are available for inspection at the New Castle Township Municipal Building, 248-250 Broad Street, Saint
 Clair, PA 17970.
 
Township of Norwegian
Maps are available for inspection at the Norwegian Township Municipal Building, 506 Maple Avenue, Marlin, PA
 17951.
Township of Schuylkill
Maps are available for inspection at the Schuylkill Township Municipal Building, 15 West Washington Street,
 Shenandoah, PA 17976.
 
City of Middleport
Maps are available for inspection at the City Hall, 81 Washington Street, Middleport, PA 17953.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[[Page 55787]]

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: September 3, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-22302 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P