[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14738-14740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05309]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1145]


Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On October 7, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a 
proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. On September 11, 2012, 
a correction to that original notice was published in the Federal 
Register. This notice provides corrections to that initial table and 
the correction notice, to be used in lieu of the information published 
at 75 FR 62061 and at 77 FR 55785. The table provided here represents 
the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and 
modified elevations, and communities affected for Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the 
following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little Schuylkill River, 
Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-
1145, 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.

Corrections

    In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 62061, in the October 7, 
2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. Corrections to that table were subsequently 
published at 77 FR 55785 in the September 11, 2012 issue of the Federal 
Register under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The corrected table, 
entitled ``Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, (All Jurisdictions)'' 
addressed the following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little 
Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch 
Schuylkill 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 flooding source Schuylkill 
River. In addition, several of the map repository addresses and the 
community name of the Borough of Middleport included in the notice were 
incorrect. In this notice, FEMA is publishing the accurate information, 
to address these prior errors. The information provided below should be 
used in lieu of that previously published.
    In proposed rule FR Doc. 12-22302, beginning on page 55785 in the 
issue of September 11, 2012, make the following correction. On pages 
55785 and 55786, correct the table to read as follows:

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                                                              * Elevation in feet (NGVD)
                                                              +Elevation in feet (NAVD)
                                                                Depth in feet
         Flooding source(s)          Location of referenced     above ground  [caret]      Communities affected
                                          elevation **        Elevation in meters (MSL)
                                                            -----------------------------
                                                                Effective      Modified
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                               Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
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Good Spring Creek..................  Approximately 1,580               None         +810  Township of Frailey.
                                      feet upstream of
                                      Locust Street.
                                     Approximately 977 feet            None         +815
                                      upstream of Spruce
                                      Street.
Little Schuylkill River............  Approximately 1,750               None         +548  Township of East
                                      feet downstream of                                   Brunswick.
                                      the State Route 895
                                      bridge.
                                     At the upstream side              None         +560
                                      of the railroad
                                      bridge.
Mahanoy Creek......................  Approximately 0.71                None         +781  Township of Butler.
                                      mile upstream of Rice
                                      Road.
                                     Approximately 560 feet            None         +811
                                      upstream of the
                                      railroad bridge.
Schuylkill River...................  Approximately 1,349               None         +594  Borough of
                                      feet upstream of                                     Mechanicsville,
                                      Mount Carbon Arch                                    Borough of Palo Alto.
                                      Road.
                                     Approximately 100 feet            None         +631
                                      upstream of Coal
                                      Street.

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Schuylkill River...................  An area bound by a                None         +722  Borough of
                                      point approximately                                  Middleporrt.
                                      31 feet south of
                                      State Route 209; a
                                      point approximately
                                      618 feet south of
                                      State Route 209; and
                                      a point approximately
                                      639 feet southwest of
                                      State Route 209.
Schuylkill River...................  An area bound by a                None         +733  Borough of Middleport.
                                      point approximately
                                      475 feet northwest of
                                      State Route 209; a
                                      point approximately
                                      472 feet northeast of
                                      State Route 209; and
                                      a point approximately
                                      367 feet south of
                                      State Route 209.
Schuylkill River...................  Approximately 0.5 mile            None         +747  Township of
                                      downstream of                                        Schuylkill.
                                      Franklin Street.
                                     Approximately 0.4 mile            None         +748
                                      downstream of
                                      Franklin Street.
West Branch Schuylkill River.......  Approximately 1,582               None         +702  Township of Branch,
                                      feet upstream of East                                Township of New
                                      Sunbury Street.                                      Castle, Township of
                                                                                           Norwegian.
                                     Approximately 169 feet            None         +848
                                      upstream of the
                                      intersection of
                                      Greenbury Road and
                                      State Route 4002.
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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 Mechanicsville
Maps are available for inspection at the Mechanicsville Borough Hall, 1342 Pottsville Street, Pottsville, PA
 17901.
 
Borough of Middleport
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 27 Washington Street, Middleport, PA 17953.
 
Borough of Palo Alto
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 142 East Bacon Street, Palo Alto, PA 17901.
 
Township of Branch
Maps are available for inspection at the Branch Township Municipal Building, 25 Carnish Street, Pottsville, PA
 17901.
 
Township of Butler
Maps are available for inspection at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 211 Broad Street, Ashland, PA
 17921.
 
Township of East Brunswick
Maps are available for inspection at the East Brunswick Township Municipal Building, 55 West Catawissa Street,
 New Ringgold, PA 17960.
 
Township of Frailey
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Frailey Township Municipal Building, 23 Maryland Street, Donaldson, PA
 17981.
 
Township of New Castle
Maps are available for inspection at the New Castle Township Municipal Building, 248-250 Broad Street, Saint
 Clair, PA 17970.
 
Township of Norwegian
Maps are available for inspection at the Norwegian Township Municipal Building, 506 Maple Avenue, Mar Lin, PA
 17951.
 
Township of Schuylkill
Maps are available for inspection at the Schuylkill Township Municipal Building, 675 Walnut Street, Mary-D, PA
 17952.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')


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Roy Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-05309 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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