[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 25, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12830-12831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6701]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1016]

 Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.


SUMMARY: On November 5, 2008, 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 73 FR 65811. The table provided here represents the 
flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and 
modified elevation, and communities affected for Kankakee County, 
Illinois and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses flooding 
source South Branch Rock Creek.

Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 
(202) 646-3151 or (e-mail) bill.blanton@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 the minimum that are 
required. 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 are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance 
premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made 
final, and for the contents in these buildings.


    In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 65811, in the November 5, 
2008 issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the 
authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Kankakee County, 
Illinois and Incorporated Areas'' addressed flooding source South 
Branch Rock Creek. That table contained inaccurate information as to 
the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation 
in feet, or communities affected for these flooding sources. In this 
notice, 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) 
         Flooding source(s)            Location of referenced     Depth in feet above      Communities affected
                                            elevation**                 ground
                                                                Effective     Modified
                                Kankakee County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas
                                       * * * * *                      None         +665  Kankakee County
South Branch Rock Creek.............  Upstream side of South   ...........  ...........  .......................
                                       Locust Street.
                                      Approximately 2,600             None         +665  .......................
                                       feet downstream of
                                       Sycamore Street.

    Dated: January 22, 2009.
Michael K. Buckley,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
 [FR Doc. E9-6701 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]