[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 218 (Friday, November 9, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67325-67327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27367]


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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-1229]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On November 14, 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 70397. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Sauk County, 
Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Baraboo River, Devil's Lake Tributary 
(backwater effects from Baraboo River), Hay Creek (backwater effects 
from Baraboo River), Little Baraboo River (backwater effects from 
Baraboo River), Narrows Creek

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(backwater effect from Baraboo River), Plum Creek (backwater effects 
from Baraboo River), and Seeley Creek (backwater effects from Baraboo 
River).

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1229, 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 70397, in the November 14, 
2011, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Sauk County, Wisconsin, 
and Incorporated Areas'' addressed the flooding sources: Baraboo River, 
Devil's Lake Tributary (backwater effects from Baraboo River), Hay 
Creek (backwater effects from Baraboo River), Little Baraboo River 
(backwater effects from Baraboo River), Narrows Creek (backwater effect 
from Baraboo River), Plum Creek (backwater effects from Baraboo River), 
and Seeley Creek (backwater effects from Baraboo River). That table 
contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced 
elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities 
affected for the Baraboo River. 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)  Depth in feet  above
         Flooding source(s)            Location of referenced       ground  [caret]        Communities affected
                                            elevation **          Elevation in meters
                                                                         (MSL)
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                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                  Sauk County, Wisconsin and Incorporated Areas
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Baraboo River.......................  At the Columbia County          +802         +804  City of Baraboo, City
                                       boundary.                                          of Reedsburg,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Sauk County,
                                                                                          Village of La Valle,
                                                                                          Village of North
                                                                                          Freedom, Village of
                                                                                          Rock Springs, Village
                                                                                          of West Baraboo
                                      At the Juneau County            +910         +912
                                       boundary.
Devil's Lake Tributary (backwater     At the Baraboo River            +819         +820  City of Baraboo
 effects from Baraboo River).          confluence.
                                      Approximately 780 feet          +819         +820
                                       downstream of Old Lake
                                       Road.
Hay Creek (backwater effects from     Approximately 75 feet           +881         +882  City of Reedsburg,
 Baraboo River).                       downstream of County                               Unincorporated Areas
                                       Highway V.                                         of Sauk County
                                      Approximately 1,860             +881         +882
                                       feet upstream of
                                       County Highway V.
Little Baraboo River (backwater       At the Baraboo River            +892         +895  Unincorpo rated Areas
 effects from Baraboo River).          confluence.                                        of Sauk County,
                                                                                          Village of La Valle
                                      Approximately 70 feet           +892         +895
                                       downstream of State
                                       Highway 58.
Narrows Creek (backwater effects      At the Baraboo River            +870         +872  Unincorporated Areas of
 from Baraboo River).                  confluence.                                        Sauk County, Village
                                                                                          of Rock Springs
                                      At the downstream side          +870         +872
                                       of State Highway 154.
Plum Creek (backwater effects from    At the Baraboo River            +909         +912  Unincorpo rated Areas
 Baraboo River).                       confluence.                                        of Sauk County
                                      Approximately 0.78 mile         +911         +912
                                       upstream of the
                                       Baraboo River
                                       confluence.

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Seeley Creek (backwater effects from  At the Baraboo River            +864         +865  Unincorporated Areas of
 Baraboo River).                       confluence.                                        Sauk County
                                      Approximately 1,450             +864         +865
                                       feet downstream of
                                       Freedom 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation
 Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
City of Baraboo
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 135 4th Street, Baraboo, WI 53913.
 
City of Reedsburg
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 134 South Locust Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959.
 
Unincorporated Areas of Sauk County
Maps are available for inspection at West Square Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913.
 
Village of La Valle
Maps are available for inspection at Village Hall, 103 West Main Street, La Valle, WI 53941.
 
Village of North Freedom
Maps are available for inspection at Village Hall, 103 North Maple Street, North Freedom, WI 53951.
 
Village of Rock Springs
Maps are available for inspection at Village Hall, 101 1st Street, Rock Springs, WI 53961.
 
Village of West Baraboo
Maps are available for inspection at Village Hall, 500 Cedar Street, Baraboo, WI 53913.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-27367 Filed 11-8-12; 8:45 am]
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