[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 74142-74144]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29953]


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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-1100 and 
FEMA-B-1222]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On May 25, 2010 and October 6, 2011, FEMA published in the 
Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. 
This notice provides corrections to those tables, to be used in lieu of 
the information previously published. The table provided here 
represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, 
effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Iron 
County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Coal Creek, Coal Creek Overflow, Coal Creek 
to Fiddlers Split, Cross Hollow, Greens Lake, North Airport Canal, Old 
Quichapa Creek Lower, Old Quichapa Creek Upper, Parowan Creek, Quichapa 
Channel, Quichapa West, Red Creek, Shurtz Creek, Shurtz Creek Shallow, 
Squaw Creek and Water Canyon.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before March 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1100 and FEMA-B-1222, 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 at 75 FR 29238 and 76 FR 62006, in 
the May 25, 2010 and October 6, 2011, issues of the Federal Register, 
respectively, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 
67.4. The tables, entitled ``Iron County, Utah, and Incorporated 
Areas'' addressed the following flooding sources: Coal Creek, Coal 
Creek Overflow, Coal Creek to Fiddlers Split, Cross Hollow, Greens 
Lake, North Airport Canal, Old Quichapa Creek Lower, Old Quichapa Creek 
Upper, Parowan Creek, Quichapa Channel, Quichapa West, Red Creek,

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Shurtz Creek, Shurtz Creek Shallow, Squaw Creek and Water Canyon. The 
tables contained inaccurate information as to the location of 
referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or 
communities affected for that flooding source. 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 
that previously published in both tables.

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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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                                    Iron County, Utah, and Incorporated Areas
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Coal Creek..........................  Approximately 0.8 mile          None        +5542  City of Cedar City,
                                       downstream of West                                 Unincorporated Areas
                                       6600 North.                                        of Iron County.
                                      Approximately 680 feet          None        +5889
                                       upstream of the Squaw
                                       Creek confluence.
Coal Creek Overflow.................  Approximately 1,750             None        +5502  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       feet downstream of                                 Iron County.
                                       West 3200 North.
                                      Approximately 480 feet          None        +5656
                                       downstream of Bulldog
                                       Road.
Coal Creek to Fiddlers Split........  Approximately 370 feet          None        +5500  City of Cedar City,
                                       upstream of Midvalley                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Road.                                              of Iron County.
                                      Approximately 925 feet          None        +5554
                                       upstream of West 3000
                                       North.
Cross Hollow........................  Approximately 250 feet          None        +5750  City of Cedar City.
                                       downstream of Cross
                                       Hollow Road.
                                      At the upstream side of         None        +6000
                                       I-15.
Greens Lake.........................  At the upstream side of         None        +6000  City of Cedar City,
                                       I-15.                                              Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Iron County.
                                      Approximately 0.66              None        +6046
                                       miles upstream of Fir
                                       Street.
North Airport Canal.................  Approximately 175 feet          None        +5593  City of Cedar City.
                                       upstream of North
                                       Bauer Road West.
                                      Approximately 125 feet          None        +5611
                                       downstream of Airport
                                       Road.
Old Quichapa Creek Lower............  Approximately 0.6 mile          None        +5462  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of South                                Iron County.
                                       6100 West.
                                      At the Old Quichapa             None        +5494
                                       Creek Upper confluence.
Old Quichapa Creek Upper............  At the Old Quichapa             None        +5494  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       Creek Lower confluence.                            Iron County.
                                      Approximately 750 feet          None        +5521
                                       upstream of 400 South.
Parowan Creek.......................  At the upstream side of         None        +5806  City of Parowan.
                                       I-15.
                                      Approximately 1.41              None        +6237
                                       miles upstream of Old
                                       Highway 91.
Quichapa Channel....................  Approximately 0.53 mile         None        +5458  City of Cedar City,
                                       downstream of 800                                  Unincorporated Areas
                                       South.                                             of Iron County.
                                      At the downstream side         +5683        +5682
                                       of I-15.
Quichapa West.......................  Approximately 0.4 mile          None        +5466  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of South                                Iron County.
                                       6400 West.
                                      Approximately 740 feet          None        +5493
                                       downstream of 5300
                                       West.
Red Creek...........................  Approximately 0.36 mile         None        +5900  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of Center                               Iron County.
                                       Street.
                                      Approximately 40 feet           None        +6061
                                       upstream of Red Creek
                                       Road.
Shurtz Creek........................  At the Old Quichapa             None        +5472  City of Cedar City,
                                       Creek Lower confluence.                            Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Iron County.
                                      Approximately 485 feet          None        +5772
                                       downstream of Triple
                                       Road.
Shurtz Creek Shallow................  Approximately 1,800             None        +5462  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       feet downstream of                                 Iron County.
                                       6100 West.
                                      Approximately 75 feet           None        +5693
                                       downstream of I-15.
Squaw Creek.........................  At the Coal Creek               None        +5876  City of Cedar City.
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 0.71 mile         None        +6085
                                       upstream of 200 South
                                       Street.
Water Canyon........................  Approximately 60 feet           None        +5850  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of 100 West                             Iron County.
                                       Street.
                                      Approximately 0.34 mile         None        +5918
                                       upstream of Main
                                       Street.
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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.

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** 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 Cedar City
Maps are available for inspection at 10 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720.
 
City of Parowan
Maps are available for inspection at 5 South Main, Parowan, UT 84761.
                                       Unincorporated Areas of Iron County
Maps are available for inspection at the Iron County Engineering Department, 82 North 100 East , Suite 104,
 Cedar City, UT 84720.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: September 3, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-29953 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
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