[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 218 (Friday, November 9, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67324-67325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27365]


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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-1233]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On November 29, 2011 FEMA published in the Federal Register a 
proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This document provides 
corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information 
published at 76 FR 73537. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Sullivan County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
flooding sources Big Run, Little Loyalsock Creek, Loyalsock Creek, and 
Muncy Creek.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before February 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1233, 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 76 FR 73537, in the November 29, 
2011, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Sullivan County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the flooding sources Big 
Run, Little Loyalsock Creek, Loyalsock Creek, and Muncy Creek. That 
table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced 
elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities 
affected for Loyalsock Creek. In this document, 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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                                Sullivan County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Big Run.............................  At the Muncy Creek              +968         +965  Township of Davidson.
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,600             None        +1153
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Fairman Road.
Little Loyalsock Creek..............  Approximately 1,150             None        +1432  Borough of Dushore.
                                       feet downstream of the
                                       Marsh Run confluence.
                                      Approximately 540 feet          None        +1458
                                       upstream of Main
                                       Street.
Loyalsock Creek.....................  Approximately 2.6 miles         +789         +780  Borough of Forksville,
                                       downstream of the                                  Township of Elkland,
                                       Ogdonia Creek                                      Township of Forks,
                                       confluence.                                        Township of
                                                                                          Hillsgrove.
                                      At the Little Loyalsock         None        +1004
                                       Creek confluence.
Muncy Creek.........................  At the Muncy Creek              +787         +783  Township of Davidson,
                                       Tributary 1 confluence.                            Township of
                                                                                          Shrewsbury.
                                      Approximately 0.76 mile         +991         +988
                                       upstream of Pecks Road.
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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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency
 Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Borough of Dushore
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 216 Julia Street, Dushore, PA 18614.
Borough of Forksville
Maps are available for inspection at Sullivan County Planning and Community Development, 245 Muncy Street, Suite
 110, Laporte, PA 18626.
 
Township of Davidson
Maps are available for inspection at the Davidson Township Municipal Building, 20 Michelle Road, Muncy Valley,
 PA 17758.
 
Township of Elkland
Maps are available for inspection at the Elkland Township Municipal Office Building, 909 Kobbe Road, Forksville,
 PA 18616.
 
Township of Forks
Maps are available for inspection at the Forks Township Hall, 627 Molyneux Hill Road, Dushore, PA 18614.
 
Township of Hillsgrove
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Hall, 2232 Route 87, Hillsgrove, PA 18619.
 
Township of Shrewsbury
Maps are available for inspection at the Shrewsbury Township Building, 1793 Edkin Hill Road, Muncy Valley, PA
 17758.
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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. 2012-27365 Filed 11-8-12; 8:45 am]
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