[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66788-66790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27117]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1214]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On September 14, 2011, 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 76 FR 56724. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Rockland County, New 
York (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the following 
flooding sources: Demarest Kill, East Branch Hackensack River, Golf 
Course Brook, Hackensack River, Hudson River, Minisceongo Creek, 
Nauraushaun Brook, North Branch Pascack Brook, Pascack Brook, Sparkill 
Creek, West Branch Hackensack River, and West Branch Saddle River.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1214, 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

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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 76 FR 56724, in the September 14, 
2011, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Rockland County, New 
York (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the following flooding sources: 
Demarest Kill, East Branch Hackensack River, Golf Course Brook, 
Hackensack River, Minisceongo Creek, Nauraushaun Brook, North Branch 
Pascack Brook, Pascack Brook, Sparkill Creek, West Branch Hackensack 
River, and West Branch Saddle River. That table did not include the 
flooding source Hudson 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)  
                                       Location of referenced     Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)                 elevation**        ground [caret] Elevation    Communities affected
                                                                    in meters (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                  Rockland County, New York (All Jurisdictions)
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Demarest Kill.......................  At the West Branch               +95          +98  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Hackensack River
                                       confluence.
                                      At the upstream side of         +248         +247
                                       Little Tor Road.
East Branch Hackensack River........  At the upstream side of          +86          +88  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Old Mill Road.
                                      Approximately 600 feet          +150         +151
                                       downstream of Rockland
                                       Lake.
Golf Course Brook...................  At the upstream side of         +325         +326  Village of Montebello.
                                       Nottingham Drive.
                                      At the upstream side of         +491         +492
                                       Spook Rock Road.
Hackensack River....................  At the Town of                   +59          +58  Town of Clarkstown,
                                       Orangetown/Town of                                 Town of Orangetown.
                                       Clarkstown corporate
                                       limit.
                                      At the downstream side           +67          +66
                                       of Old Mill Road.
Hudson River........................  At the Village of Upper         None           +7  Village of Upper Nyack.
                                       Nyack/Village of Nyack
                                       corporate limit.
                                      At the Village of Upper         None           +7
                                       Nyack/Town of
                                       Clarkstown corporate
                                       limit.
Minisceongo Creek...................  At the upstream side of          +10          +11  Town of Haverstraw,
                                       the dam (near Gagan                                Village of Haverstraw,
                                       Road).                                             Village of West
                                                                                          Haverstraw.
                                      Approximately 1,000             None         +349
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Thiels Ivy Road.
Nauraushaun Brook...................  At the Hackensack River          +55          +57  Town of Clarkstown,
                                       confluence.                                        Town of Orangetown.
                                      Approximately 200 feet          +295         +297
                                       upstream of Smith Road.
North Branch Pascack Brook..........  At the Pascack Brook            +350         +351  Town of Ramapo, Town of
                                       confluence.                                        Clarkstown, Village of
                                                                                          New Hempstead, Village
                                                                                          of New Square, Village
                                                                                          of Spring Valley.
                                      Approximately 250 feet          +514         +513
                                       upstream of Greenridge
                                       Way.
Pascack Brook.......................  At the New Jersey state         +202         +207  Town of Ramapo, Town of
                                       boundary.                                          Clarkstown, Town of
                                                                                          Orangetown, Village of
                                                                                          Chestnut Ridge,
                                                                                          Village of Kaser,
                                                                                          Village of Spring
                                                                                          Valley.
                                      At the downstream side          +580         +578
                                       of Grosser Lane.
Sparkill Creek......................  Approximately 350 feet           +13          +14  Village of Piermont,
                                       downstream of Rock                                 Town of Orangetown.
                                       Road.
                                      At the upstream side of         +123         +124
                                       Erie Street.
West Branch Hackensack River........  At the upstream side of          +87          +88  Town of Clarkstown.
                                       Ridge Road.
                                      At the Town of Ramapo           +297         +290
                                       corporate limit.
West Branch Saddle River............  At the upstream side of         +324         +325  Town of Ramapo, Village
                                       the New Jersey state                               of Airmont.
                                       boundary.
                                      Approximately 280 feet          +533         +530
                                       upstream of Olympia
                                       Lane.
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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
 
Town of Clarkstown
Maps are available for inspection at the Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956.
 
Town of Haverstraw
Maps are available for inspection at the Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnerville, NY 10923.
 
Town of Orangetown
Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Orangetown Building Department, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg,
 NY 10962.
 
Town of Ramapo
Maps are available for inspection at the Ramapo Town Hall, 237 State Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901.
 
Village of Airmont
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 251 Cherry Lane, Airmont, NY 10982.
 
Village of Chestnut Ridge
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 277 Old Nyack Turnpike, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977.
 
Village of Haverstraw
Maps are available for inspection at the Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927.
 
Village of Kaser
Maps are available for inspection at the Kaser Village Hall, 15 Elyon Road, Monsey, NY 10952.
 
Village of Montebello
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 1 Montebello Road, Montebello, NY 10901.
 
Village of New Hempstead
Maps are available for inspection at the New Hempstead Village Hall, 108 Old Schoolhouse Road, New City, NY
 10956.
 
Village of New Square
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 766 North Main Street, New Square, NY 10977.
 
Village of Piermont
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 478 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968.
 
Village of Spring Valley
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 200 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977.
 
Village of Upper Nyack
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 328 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960.
 
Village of West Haverstraw
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 130 Samsondale Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY 10993.
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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.
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