[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 237 (Monday, December 10, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 73394-73396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29682]


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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-1127]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On September 13, 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 55515. The table provided here represents the 
flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Mercer County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Baker Run, Little Shenango River, Munnell 
Run, Neshannock Creek, Otter Creek, Sawmill Run, Shenango River, and 
Wolf Creek.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before March 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1127, 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.

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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 55515, in the September 13, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Mercer County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)'' addressed the following flooding 
sources: Baker Run, Little Shenango River, Munnell Run, Neshannock 
Creek, Otter Creek, Sawmill Run, Shenango River, and Wolf Creek. That 
table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced 
elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities 
affected for the flooding source, the Shenango River. 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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                                 Mercer County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Baker Run...........................  Approximately 55 feet           None       + 1114  City of Sharon.
                                       upstream of Highland
                                       Road.
                                      Approximately 30 feet           None       + 1117
                                       downstream of Richmond
                                       Drive.
Little Shenango River...............  Approximately 0.94 mile         None        + 968  Township of Sugar
                                       downstream of the                                  Grove.
                                       confluence with Little
                                       Shenango River
                                       Tributary 1.
                                      Approximately 0.9 mile          None        + 968
                                       downstream of the
                                       confluence with Little
                                       Shenango River
                                       Tributary 1.
Munnell Run.........................  Approximately 0.31 mile         None       + 1125  Township of Findley.
                                       upstream of Home
                                       Street.
                                      Approximately 0.21 mile         None       + 1131
                                       downstream of Franklin
                                       Street.
Neshannock Creek....................  Approximately 425 feet          None       + 1093  Township of Findley.
                                       downstream of the
                                       intersection of
                                       Plantation Drive and
                                       Cypress Lane.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          None       + 1095
                                       upstream of the
                                       intersection of
                                       Schaffer Road and
                                       Grove City Road.
Otter Creek.........................  Approximately 0.28 mile         None       + 1099  Township of Findley.
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Munnell Run.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          None       + 1099
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Munnell Run.
Sawmill Run.........................  Approximately 0.35 mile         None       + 1164  Township of Sandy Lake.
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Sawmill Run Tributary
                                       1.
                                      Approximately 0.46 mile         None       + 1165
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Sawmill Run Tributary
                                       1.
Sawmill Run.........................  Approximately 0.23 mile         None       + 1167  Borough of Stoneboro.
                                       downstream of Franklin
                                       Street (just below
                                       Maple Street).
                                      Approximately 305 feet          None       + 1167
                                       upstream of Franklin
                                       Street.
Shenango River......................  Approximately 690 feet          None        + 930  Borough of Greenville,
                                       upstream of the                                    Township of West
                                       confluence with Big                                Salem.
                                       Run No. 1.
                                      Approximately 295 feet          None        + 943
                                       upstream of the
                                       intersection of
                                       Clinton Street and
                                       Canal Street.
Shenango River......................  Approximately 275 feet          None        + 835  Municipality of
                                       upstream of the                                    Hermitage.
                                       confluence with
                                       Shenango River
                                       Tributary 3.
                                      Approximately 490 feet          None        + 845
                                       downstream of the
                                       confluence with Little
                                       Yankee Run.
                                      Just downstream of              None        + 856
                                       Clark Street.
                                      Approximately 820 feet          None        + 859
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with Big
                                       Run No. 2.
Shenango River......................  Approximately 2,400            + 832        + 833  Township of Shenango.
                                       feet upstream of I-80.
                                      Approximately 1.1 miles        + 832        + 833
                                       upstream of I-80.
Shenango River......................  Approximately 645 feet          None        + 833  Township of Wheatland.
                                       downstream of Sieg
                                       Hill Road.
                                      Approximately 1,000             None        + 834
                                       upstream of Sieg Hill
                                       Road.

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Shenango River......................  Approximately 0.34 mile         None        + 949  Township of West Salem.
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with the
                                       Little Shenango River.
                                      Approximately 200 feet          None        + 951
                                       downstream of Porter
                                       Road.
Wolf Creek..........................  Approximately 0.21 mile         None       + 1220  Township of Pine.
                                       upstream of the
                                       confluence with
                                       Barmore Run.
                                      Approximately 0.34 mile         None       + 1226
                                       downstream of the
                                       intersection of Craig
                                       Street and Garden
                                       Avenue.
                                      Approximately 0.2 mile          None       + 1226
                                       downstream of the
                                       intersection of Craig
                                       Street and Garden
                                       Avenue.
                                      Approximately 0.38 mile         None       + 1226
                                       downstream of State
                                       Route 58 (Main Street).
                                      Approximately 0.22 mile         None       + 1245
                                       downstream of the
                                       confluence with Black
                                       Run.
                                      Approximately 0.21 mile         None       + 1245
                                       downstream of the
                                       confluence with Black
                                       Run.
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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
 
Borough of Greenville
Maps are available for inspection at 125 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
Borough of Stoneboro
Maps are available for inspection at 59 Lake Street, Stoneboro, PA 16153.
City of Sharon
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 155 West Connelly Boulevard, Sharon, PA 16146.
Municipality of Hermitage
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Township of Findley
Maps are available for inspection at the Findley Township Building, 369 McClelland Road, Mercer, PA 16137.
Township of Pine
Maps are available for inspection at the Pine Township Building, 545 Barkeyville Road, Grove City, PA 16127.
Township of Sandy Lake
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, 3271 South Main Street, Sandy Lake, PA 16145.
Township of Shenango
Maps are available for inspection at the Shenango Township Building, 3439 Hubbard-West Middlesex Road, West
 Middlesex, PA 16159.
Township of Sugar Grove
Maps are available for inspection at 359 Groover Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Township of West Salem
Maps are available for inspection at the West Salem Township Building, 610 Vernan Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Township of Wheatland
Maps are available for inspection at the Wheatland Township Building, 739 Kilgore Road, Jackson Center, PA
 16133.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: November 8, 2012.
James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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