[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57066-57068]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22897]


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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-1095]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On May 21, 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 28511. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Muhlenberg County, 
Kentucky and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Brier Creek (backwater effects from Green 
River), Caney Creek, Caney Creek Tributary 27.1 (backwater effects from 
Caney Creek), Caney Creek Tributary 31 (backwater effects from Caney 
Creek), Canfield Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Cypress 
Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Cypress Creek Tributary 1 
(backwater effects from Green River), Green River, Irwin Creek 
(backwater effects from Green River), Isaacs Creek (backwater effects 
from Green River), Jacobs Creek (backwater effects from Green River), 
Jacobs Creek Tributary 7 (backwater effects from Green River), Little 
Cypress Creek, Little Cypress Creek Tributary 16 (backwater effects 
from Little Cypress Creek), Little Cypress Creek Tributary 8 (backwater 
effects from Little Cypress Creek), Log Creek (backwater effects from 
Green River), Mud River (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy 
Fork (backwater effects from Green River), Nelson Creek (backwater 
effects from Green River), Opossum Run (backwater effects from Sandlick 
Creek), Plum Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Plum Creek 
Tributary 5 (backwater effects from Green River), Pond Creek (backwater 
effects from Green River), Pond Creek (backwater effects from Sandlick 
Creek), Pond Creek Tributary 29 (backwater effects from Green River), 
Pond Creek Tributary 30 (backwater effects from Green River), Pond 
River (backwater effects from Green River) and Sandlick Creek Tributary 
2 (backwater effects from Sandlick Creek).

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1095, 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 28511, in the May 21, 2010, 
issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Muhlenberg County, 
Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the following flooding 
sources: Brier Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Caney Creek, 
Caney Creek Tributary 27.1 (backwater effects from Caney Creek), Caney 
Creek Tributary 31 (backwater effects from Caney Creek), Canfield 
Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Cypress Creek (backwater 
effects from Green River), Cypress Creek Tributary 1 (backwater effects 
from Green River), Green River, Irwin Creek (backwater effects from 
Green River), Isaacs Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Jacobs 
Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Jacobs Creek Tributary 7 
(backwater effects from Green River), Little Cypress Creek, Little 
Cypress Creek Tributary 16 (backwater effects from Little Cypress 
Creek), Little Cypress Creek Tributary 8 (backwater effects from Little 
Cypress Creek), Log Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Mud 
River (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Fork (backwater 
effects from Green River), Nelson Creek (backwater effects from Green 
River), Opossum Run (backwater effects from Sandlick Creek), Plum Creek 
(backwater effects from Green River), Plum Creek Tributary 5 (backwater 
effects from Green River), Pond Creek (backwater effects from Green 
River), Pond Creek (backwater effects from Sandlick Creek), Pond Creek 
Tributary 29 (backwater effects from Green River), Pond Creek Tributary 
30 (backwater effects from Green River),

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Pond River (backwater effects from Green River) and Sandlick Creek 
Tributary 2 (backwater effects from Sandlick Creek). That table 
contained inaccurate information as to the communities affected for the 
flooding source the Green 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
         Flooding source(s)              Location of referenced      feet  above ground    Communities affected
                                               elevation**          [caret] Elevation in
                                                                        meters  (MSL)
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                                                                    Effective   Modified
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                               Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas
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Brier Creek (backwater effects from   From the confluence with           None       +389  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         Pond River to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1,390 feet downstream of
                                       Phillips Town Road.
Caney Creek.........................  Approximately 0.5 mile             None       +413  City of Greenville,
                                       upstream of North Main                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Street.                                             of Muhlenberg County.
                                      At the Caney Creek Tributary       None       +423
                                       27 confluence.
Caney Creek Tributary 27.1            From the Caney Creek               None       +424  City of Greenville,
 (backwater effects from Caney         confluence to approximately                         Unincorporated Areas
 Creek).                               0.7 mile upstream of the                            of Muhlenberg County.
                                       Caney Creek confluence.
Caney Creek Tributary 31 (backwater   From the Caney Creek               None       +413  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Caney Creek).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       0.6 mile upstream of the
                                       Caney Creek confluence.
Canfield Branch (backwater effects    From the Mud River                 None       +404  Unincorporated Areas
 from Green River).                    confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       340 feet upstream of Forest
                                       Oak Church Road.
Cypress Creek (backwater effects      From approximately 0.6 mile        None       +393  Unincorporated Areas
 from Green River).                    downstream of KY-175 to                             of Muhlenberg County.
                                       approximately 0.7 mile
                                       upstream of KY-81.
Cypress Creek Tributary 1 (backwater  From the Cypress Creek             None       +393  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Green River).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       0.8 mile upstream of
                                       Coffman Schoolhouse Road.
Green River.........................  At the confluence with Mud         +394       +393  City of South
                                       River.                                              Carrollton,
                                                                                           Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                           of Muhlenberg County.
                                      Approximately 2.6 miles            +403       +404
                                       upstream of CSX Railroad.
Irwin Creek (backwater effects from   From the Isaacs Creek              None       +389  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       2,000 feet upstream of the
                                       Isaacs Creek confluence.
Isaacs Creek (backwater effects from  From the Green River               None       +389  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1,035 feet upstream of the
                                       Irwin Creek confluence.
Jacobs Creek (backwater effects from  From the Green River               None       +402  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       2.0 miles upstream of
                                       Riverside Road.
Jacobs Creek Tributary 7 (backwater   From the Jacobs Creek              None       +402  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Green River).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       370 feet upstream of
                                       Riverside Road.
Little Cypress Creek................  Approximately 190 feet             None       +405  Unincorporated Areas
                                       upstream of West Whitmer                            of Muhlenberg County,
                                       Street.                                             City of Central City.
                                      Just upstream of Front             None       +408
                                       Street.
Little Cypress Creek Tributary 16     From the Little Cypress            None       +405  City of Central City,
 (backwater effects from Little        Creek confluence to                                 Unincorporated Areas
 Cypress Creek).                       approximately 2,507 feet                            of Muhlenberg County.
                                       upstream of the Little
                                       Cypress Creek confluence.
Little Cypress Creek Tributary 8      From the Little Cypress            None       +422  Unincorporated Areas
 (backwater effects from Little        Creek confluence to                                 of Muhlenberg County.
 Cypress Creek).                       approximately 1,100 feet
                                       upstream of the Little
                                       Cypress Creek confluence.
Log Creek (backwater effects from     From the Pond River                None       +389  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       3,900 feet upstream of
                                       Millport Sacramento Road.
Mud River (backwater effects from     From the Green River               None       +404  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       535 feet upstream of the
                                       Canfield Branch confluence.
Muddy Fork (backwater effects from    From the Cypress Creek             None       +393  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       0.8 mile upstream of the
                                       Cypress Creek confluence.
Nelson Creek (backwater effects from  From the Green River               None       +398  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       0.4 mile upstream of Green
                                       River Haul Road.
Opossum Run (backwater effects from   From the Sandlick Creek            None       +430  Unincorporated Areas
 Sandlick Creek).                      confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1,175 feet upstream of
                                       Opossum Lane.
Plum Creek (backwater effects from    From the Pond Creek                None       +401  City of Drakesboro,
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         Unincorporated Areas
                                       300 feet downstream of the                          of Muhlenberg County.
                                       Plum Creek Tributary 4
                                       confluence.
Plum Creek Tributary 5 (backwater     From the Plum Creek                None       +401  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Green River).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       0.65 mile upstream of the
                                       Plum Creek confluence.

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Pond Creek (backwater effects from    From the Green River               None       +401  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1,280 feet upstream of I-
                                       431.
Pond Creek (backwater effects from    From the Sandlick Creek            +422       +421  Unincorporated Areas
 Sandlick Creek).                      confluence to just                                  of Muhlenberg County.
                                       downstream of Johnson Road.
Pond Creek Tributary 29 (Backwater    From the Pond Creek                None       +401  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Green River).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1,000 feet upstream of KY-
                                       2107.
Pond Creek Tributary 30 (backwater    From the Pond Creek                None       +401  Unincorporated Areas
 effects from Green River).            confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1.4 miles upstream of the
                                       Pond Creek confluence.
Pond River (backwater effects from    From the Green River               None       +389  Unincorporated Areas
 Green River).                         confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
                                       1.0 mile upstream of KY-70.
Sandlick Creek Tributary 2            From the Sandlick Creek            None       +449  Unincorporated Areas
 (backwater effects from Sandlick      confluence to approximately                         of Muhlenberg County.
 Creek).                               1,600 feet upstream of the
                                       Sandlick Creek confluence.
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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
City of Central City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 214 North 1st Street, Central City, KY 42330.
City of Drakesboro
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 212 West Mose Rager Boulevard, Drakesboro, KY 42337.
City of Greenville
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 118 Court Street, Greenville, KY 42345.
City of South Carrollton
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 10515 U.S. Route 431, South Carrollton, KY 42374.
                                    Unincorporated Areas of Muhlenberg County
Maps are available for inspection at the Muhlenberg County Judicial Building, 136 South Main Street, Greenville,
 KY 42345.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: August 23, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-22897 Filed 9-14-12; 8:45 am]
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