[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66785-66788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27116]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket Nos. FEMA-B-7759, 
FEMA-B-1138 and FEMA-B-1208]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On January 24, 2008, September 27, 2010, and August 3, 2011, 
FEMA published proposed rules in the Federal Register. The August 3, 
2011 proposed rule contained an erroneous table. This notice provides 
corrections to that table and combines all three notices to be used in 
lieu of the information published at 73 FR 4144, 75 FR 59192 and 76 FR 
46705. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, 
location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, 
and communities affected for Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, and 
Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding 
sources: Acadiana Coulee, Anselm Coulee, Bayou Carencro, Bayou Parc 
Perdue, Bayou Queue De Tortue, Beau Basin Coulee, Broadmoor Coulee, 
Coulee Des Poches, Coulee Fortune North, Coulee Fortune South, Coulee 
Ile Des Cannes, Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 1, Coulee Ile Des 
Cannes--Lateral 2, Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 3, Coulee Ile Des 
Cannes--Lateral 4, Coulee Lantier, Coulee LaSalle, Coulee Mine, Dan 
Dabaillion Coulee, Darby Coulee, Edith Coulee, Grand Avenue Coulee, 
Isaac Verot Coulee, Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 2, Isaac Verot Coulee--
Lateral 2A, Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 3, Jupiter Street Coulee, Manor 
Park Coulee, Point Brule Coulee, Vermillion River, Webb Coulee (Lower 
Reach), and West Coulee Mine.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before February 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket Nos. FEMA-B-
7759, FEMA-B-1138 and FEMA-B-1208, 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@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@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 76 FR 46705, in the August 3, 2011 
issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table entitled ``Lafayette Parish, 
Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the flooding sources 
Anselm Coulee, Coulee Des Poches, Coulee LaSalle, Coulee Mine, Isaac 
Verot Coulee, Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 2, Vermillion River, and Webb 
Coulee Lower Reach. The table contained inaccurate information as to 
the location of referenced elevation and effective and modified 
elevation in feet. In addition, it did not include several affected 
communities.
    In this notice, FEMA is publishing a table containing the accurate 
information, to address these errors. The information provided below 
should be used in lieu of the previously published notices for 
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas that are referenced 
in the summary.

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                                                                  * Elevation in feet
                                                                (NGVD)  + Elevation in
                                                                feet  (NAVD)  
                                       Location of referenced     Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)                 elevation **        ground  [and] Elevation    Communities affected
                                                                    in meters (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                               Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Acadiana Coulee.....................  At the Vermillion River          +15          +16  City of Lafayette,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 1,189              +27          +25  .......................
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Guidry Road.
Anselm Coulee.......................  At the upstream side of         None          +14  City of Youngsville,
                                       the Vermillion River                               Unincorporated Areas
                                       confluence.                                        of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +25  .......................
                                       of the Isaac Verot
                                       Coulee confluence.
Bayou Carencro......................  Approximately 1,135              +23          +22  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of Rue Carnot                             Lafayette Parish.
                                       Road.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +42  .......................
                                       of Billeaux Road.
Bayou Parc Perdue...................  Approximately 1.03              None          +17  City of Youngsville,
                                       miles downstream of                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       Chemin Agreable Road.                              of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the Isaac Verot              None          +25  .......................
                                       Coulee--Lateral 3
                                       confluence.
Bayou Queue De Tortue...............  Approximately 2.18              None          +17  Town of Duson,
                                       miles downstream of                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       State Route 35.                                    of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the intersection             None          +37  .......................
                                       with Whitmore Road.
Beau Basin Coulee...................  At the Vermillion River         None          +20  City of Carencro,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 881 feet           +40          +49  .......................
                                       upstream of I-49.
Broadmoor Coulee....................  At the Vermillion River         None          +16  City of Lafayette.
                                       confluence.
                                      At the intersection             None          +26  .......................
                                       with Ambassador
                                       Caffery Parkway.
Coulee Des Poches...................  At the Vermillion River          +17          +18  City of Broussard, City
                                       confluence.                                        of Lafayette,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 125 feet          None          +31  .......................
                                       upstream of the South
                                       Pacific Railroad.
Coulee Fortune North................  Approximately 400 feet           +18          +15  City of Broussard,
                                       downstream of Bayou                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       Tortue Road.                                       of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.76 mile          +30          +27  .......................
                                       upstream of South
                                       Morgan Street.
Coulee Fortune South................  Approximately 700 feet          None          +20  City of Broussard,
                                       downstream of U.S.                                 Unincorporated Areas
                                       Route 90 East.                                     of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.57 mile         None          +27  .......................
                                       upstream of Heart D
                                       Farm Road.
Coulee Ile Des Cannes...............  At the Vermilion River          None          +16  City of Lafayette, City
                                       confluence.                                        of Scott,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.53 mile         None          +39  .......................
                                       upstream of Cocodrill
                                       Road.
Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 1....  At the Coulee Ile Des           None          +19  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Cannes confluence.                                 Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.70 mile         None          +28  .......................
                                       upstream of South
                                       Fieldspan Road.
Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 2....  At the Coulee Ile Des            +25          +24  City of Lafayette, City
                                       Cannes confluence.                                 of Scott,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 1.27               +30          +29  .......................
                                       miles upstream of
                                       Ridge Road.
Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 3....  Approximately 0.94 mile          +29          +28  City of Lafayette, City
                                       upstream of Coulee Ile                             of Scott,
                                       Des Cannes confluence.                             Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 500 feet           +36          +35  .......................
                                       upstream of Mills Road.
Coulee Ile Des Cannes--Lateral 4....  At the Coulee Ile Des           None          +27  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Cannes confluence.                                 Lafayette Parish.

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                                      Approximately 0.66 mile         None          +34  .......................
                                       upstream of D
                                       Arceneaux Road.
Coulee LaSalle......................  Approximately 0.3 mile          None          +24  City of Broussard, City
                                       downstream of Le                                   of Youngsville,
                                       Triomphe Parkway.                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.65 mile         None          +25  .......................
                                       upstream of Cane Brake
                                       Road.
Coulee Lantier......................  At the Vermillion River         None          +20  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 1,600             None          +21  .......................
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Magellan Road.
Coulee Mine.........................  At the Vermillion River          +16          +17  City of Lafayette, City
                                       confluence.                                        of Scott,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +46  .......................
                                       of Malapart Road.
Dan Dabaillion Coulee...............  At the Vermillion River          +17          +19  City of Carencro, City
                                       confluence.                                        of Lafayette.
                                      At the upstream side of         None          +49  .......................
                                       Guidry Lane.
Darby Coulee........................  At the Vermillion River         None          +14  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +19  .......................
                                       of State Route 339.
Edith Coulee........................  At the upstream side of         None          +15  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       State Route 92.                                    Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the upstream side of         None          +21  .......................
                                       East Broussard Road.
Grand Avenue Coulee.................  Approximately 0.42 mile          +23          +17  City of Lafayette.
                                       downstream of Johnston
                                       Street.
                                      At the upstream side of          +30          +29  .......................
                                       Crawford Street.
Isaac Verot Coulee..................  At the Vermillion River          +15          +16  City of Lafayette,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the upstream side of         None          +24  .......................
                                       the Anselm Coulee
                                       confluence.
Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 2.......  At the Isaac Verot              None          +24  City of Broussard, City
                                       Coulee confluence.                                 of Lafayette,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +36  .......................
                                       of State Highway 89.
Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 2A......  At the Isaac Verot              None          +28  City of Lafayette,
                                       Coulee--Lateral 2                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                       confluence.                                        of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 800 feet          None          +30  .......................
                                       upstream of Becky Lane.
Isaac Verot Coulee--Lateral 3.......  At the Isaac Verot              None          +25  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Coulee--Lateral 2                                  Lafayette Parish.
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          None          +28  .......................
                                       upstream of Bonin Road.
Jupiter Street Coulee...............  At the Webb Coulee               +30          +27  City of Lafayette,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      At the upstream side of          +40          +39  .......................
                                       the Southern Pacific
                                       Railroad.
Manor Park Coulee...................  At the Vermillion River          +18          +19  City of Lafayette,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.68 mile          +18          +19  .......................
                                       upstream of Parklane
                                       Road.
Point Brule Coulee..................  Approximately 0.82 mile          +22          +21  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of State                                Lafayette Parish.
                                       Route 1252.
                                      Approximately 0.57 mile          +22          +21  .......................
                                       upstream of State
                                       Route 1252.
Vermillion River....................  Approximately 600 feet           +14          +15  City of Lafayette,
                                       upstream of the Anselm                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       Coulee confluence.                                 of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 1.5 miles          +22          +21  .......................
                                       upstream of State
                                       Route 726.
Webb Coulee (Lower Reach)...........  Approximately 0.75 mile          +15          +16  City of Lafayette,
                                       upstream of the                                    Unincorporated Areas
                                       Vermillion River                                   of Lafayette Parish.
                                       confluence.
                                      At the Jupiter Street            +30          +27  .......................
                                       Coulee confluence.

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West Coulee Mine....................  At the Coulee Mine               +36          +35  City of Lafayette, City
                                       confluence.                                        of Scott,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Lafayette Parish.
                                      Approximately 1.29               +36          +37  .......................
                                       miles upstream of I-10.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[and] 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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency
 Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
City of Broussard
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 416 East Main Street, Broussard, LA 70518.
 
City of Carencro
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 210 East Saint Peter Street, Carencro, LA 70520.
 
City of Lafayette
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 705 West University Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70506.
 
City of Scott
Maps are available for inspection at 445 Lions Club Road, Scott, LA 70583.
 
City of Youngsville
Maps are available for inspection at 305 Iberia Street, Youngsville, LA 70592.
 
Town of Duson
Maps are available for inspection at Town Hall, 806 First Street, Duson, LA 70529.
 
                                    Unincorporated Areas of Lafayette Parish
 
Maps are available for inspection at Lafayette City Hall Annex, 220 West Willow Street, Building B, Lafayette,
 LA 70502.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-27116 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am]
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