Flood elevation determinations: Various States,

 
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[Federal Register: January 13, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 8)]

[Proposed Rules]

[Page 1581-1585]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-D-7550]

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed base (1% annual chance) flood elevations and proposed base flood elevation modifications for the communities listed below. The base flood elevations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation in each community.

ADDRESSES: The proposed base flood elevations for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the following table.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael M. Grimm, Acting Chief, Hazard Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (email) mike.grimm@fema.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA or Agency) proposes to make determinations of base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations for each community listed below, 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 base flood and modified base flood elevations, 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.

National Environmental Policy Act

This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR Part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. As a result, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared.

Regulatory Classification

This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of Section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

Executive Order 12612, Federalism

This proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform

This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

Administrative practice and procedure, flood insurance, reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 67--[AMENDED]

  1. The authority citation for Part 67 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376.

    Sec. 67.4 [Amended]

  2. The tables published under the authority of Sec. 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows:

    Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD) Source of flooding

    Location

    [sbull]Elevation in Communities affected feet (NAVD)

    Existing Modified

    MISSISSIPPI Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)

    Eutacutachee Creek................. Approximately 250 feet from

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County the confluence of

    33 (Unincorporated Areas) Pelahatchie Creek. Approximately 760 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of International

    87 Paper Road. Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 1..... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County Eutacutachee Creek.

    60 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 7,070 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of the confluence

    83 with Eutacutachee Creek. Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 2..... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County Eutacutachee Creek.

    72 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 4,763 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of the confluence

    80 with Eutacutachee Creek. Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 3..... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County Eutacutachee Creek.

    60 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 0.7 mile

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Rankin Road.

    87 Eutacutachee Creek Tributary 4..... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County Eutacutachee Creek.

    55 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 100 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Gulde-Shiloh

    90 Road. Prairie Branch Tributary 1......... At the confluence with

    [sbull]280 [sbull]2 Town of Flowood Prairie Branch Canal.

    79 Approximately 800 feet

    None [sbull]2 ....................... upstream of U.S. Highway

    84 475. Pelahatchie Bay Unnamed Tributary.. At Pearl River Valley Water

    None [sbull]3 Rankin County Supply District corporate

    07 (Unincorporated Areas) limits. Approximately 510 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Pearl River

    07 Valley Water Supply District corporate limits. Pearl River Tributary 2............ At upstream side of Old [sbull]271 [sbull]2 City of Richland U.S. Highway 49.

    70 Approximately 0.4 mile

    [sbull]271 [sbull]2 upstream of Old U.S.

    70 Highway 49. Woodrun Creek...................... Approximately 175 feet

    None [sbull]3 City of Brandon, City downstream of Interstate

    37 of Pearl Route 20. Approximately 125 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Mississippi

    60 Salvage Road. Terrapin Skin Creek................ Approximately 0.5 mile

    [sbull]372 [sbull]3 Rankin County downstream of North Deer

    71 (Unincorporated Ridge.

    Areas), City of Brandon Approximately 0.7 mile

    None [sbull]3 upstream of North Deer

    95 Ridge. Hog Creek.......................... Approximately 650 feet

    [sbull]283 [sbull]2 Town of Flowood upstream of State Route

    82 475. Approximately 200 feet

    [sbull]284 [sbull]2 upstream of State Highway

    85 468. Richland Creek..................... Approximately 1.4 miles [sbull]343 [sbull]3 Rankin County upstream of State Highway

    44 (Unincorporated 471.

    Areas), City of Brandon Approximately 1.1 miles

    None [sbull]3 ....................... upstream of U.S. Highway

    73 80. Pelahatchie Creek Tributary 1...... Just upstream of State

    [sbull]352 [sbull]3 Town of Pelahatchie Route 43.

    51 Approximately 375 feet

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Ragan Road.

    70 Pearl River Tributary 3............ Approximately 3,000 feet [sbull]283 [sbull]2 Town of Flowood downstream of U.S. Highway

    82 25. Approximately 150 feet

    [sbull]283 [sbull]2 upstream of Flowood Drive.

    82

    Rankin County (Unincorporated Areas)

    Maps available for inspection at the Rankin County Building, 211 East Government, Brandon, Mississippi.

    Send comments to Mr. Ken Martin, President of the Rankin County Board of Supervisors, 211 East Government, Brandon, Mississippi 39042.

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    City of Brandon

    Maps available for inspection at the Brandon City Hall, 201 North College Street, Brandon, Mississippi.

    Send comments to The Honorable Truitt M. Grubbs, Mayor of the City of Brandon, P.O. Box 1539, Brandon, Mississippi 39043.

    Town of Flowood

    Maps available for inspection at the Flowood Town Hall, 2101 Airport Road, Flowood, Mississippi.

    Send comments to The Honorable Gary Rhoads, Mayor of the Town of Flowood, P.O. Box 320069, Flowood, Mississippi 39232.

    City of Pearl

    Maps available for inspection at the Pearl City Hall, 2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi.

    Send comments to The Honorable Jimmy Foster, Mayor of the City of Pearl, P.O. Box 5948, Pearl, Mississippi 39288- 5948.

    Town of Pelahatchie

    Maps available for inspection at the Pelahatchie City Hall, 705 Second Street, Pelahatchie, Mississippi.

    Send comments to The Honorable Knox Ross, Jr., Mayor of the Town of Pelahatchie, P.O. Box 229, Pelahatchie, Mississippi 39145.

    City of Richland

    Maps available for inspection at the Richland City Hall, 380 Scarborough Street, Richland, Mississippi.

    Send comments to The Honorable Shirley Hall, Mayor of the City of Richland, P.O. Box 180609, Richland, Mississippi 39218.

    NORTH CAROLINA Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)

    Beaverdam Creek.................... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Juniper Creek.

    46 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.5 miles

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Nashville

    63 Church Road. Big Branch......................... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 City of Laurinburg, Bridge Creek.

    55 Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 0.5 mile

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Interstate 74.

    14 Big Muddy Creek.................... At the confluence with the

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Lumber River.

    66 (Unincorporated Areas) At the County boundary.....

    None [sbull]3 11 Bridge Creek....................... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 City of Laurinburg, Leith Creek.

    46 Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1,640 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Andrew Jackson

    29 Highway/Interstate 74-- Business. Crawford Branch.................... At the confluence with Gum

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Swamp Creek.

    42 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.3 miles

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Crawford Lake

    71 Road. Crooked Creek...................... Approximately 700 feet

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County downstream of the State

    25 (Unincorporated Areas) boundary. Approximately 100 feet

    None [sbull]2 downstream of County Line

    43 Road. Gum Swamp Creek.................... At Pea Bridge Road.........

    None [sbull]1 City of Laurinburg, 49 Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 0.5 mile

    None [sbull]3 upstream of Sneads Grove

    29 Road. Gum Swamp Creek Tributary.......... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Richmond Mill Lake/Gum

    10 (Unincorporated Areas) Swamp Creek. Approximately 0.7 mile

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Gillis Road.

    23 Joes Creek......................... At the confluence with Gum

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Swamp Creek.

    78 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1,000 feet

    None [sbull]2 downstream of CSX

    58 Transportation. Joes Creek Tributary............... At the confluence with Joes

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Creek.

    19 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 100 feet

    None [sbull]2 downstream of Scotland

    61 County Line Road. Jordan Creek....................... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Juniper Creek.

    92 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 950 feet

    None [sbull]3 downstream of Timmons Road.

    00 Juniper Creek...................... At the confluence with Shoe

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Heel Creek.

    79 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.8 miles

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Nashville

    59 Church Road. Juniper Creek Tributary 1.......... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Juniper Creek.

    80 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 750 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Lee Lane.

    21 Leith Creek........................ At the County boundary.....

    None [sbull]1 Town of East 36 Laurinburg, City of Laurinburg, Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1,500 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Old Wire Road.

    48 Leith Creek Tributary 1............ At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Leith Creek.

    37 (Unincorporated Areas)

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    Approximately 50 feet

    None [sbull]1 downstream of Pea Bridge

    57 Road. Leith Creek Tributary 2............ At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Leith Creek.

    75 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 325 feet

    None [sbull]1 downstream of Andrew

    89 Jackson Highway/Interstate 74--Business. Little Creek....................... At the confluence with

    [sbull]180 [sbull]1 City of Laurinburg, Leith Creek.

    86 Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 125 feet

    None [sbull]2 downstream of Aberdeen

    33 Road/Interstate 501-15. Little Juniper Creek............... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Juniper Creek.

    97 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 280 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Aberdeen Road/

    56 Interstates 01-15. Little Juniper Creek Tributary..... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Little Juniper Creek.

    27 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 0.7 mile

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Aberdeen Road/

    64 Interstate 501-15. Little Shoe Heel Creek............. At the confluence with Shoe

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Heel Creek.

    13 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.7 miles

    None [sbull]3 upstream of North Turnpike

    31 Road. Little Shoe Heel Creek Tributary... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Little Shoe Heel Creek.

    23 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 150 feet

    None [sbull]2 downstream of Arch McLean

    57 Road. Lower Beaverdam Creek.............. At the confluence with Gum

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Swamp Creek.

    80 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1,900 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Old Wire Road.

    15 Lumber River....................... Approximately 3.0 miles

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County upstream of McGirts Bridge

    05 (Unincorporated Road.

    Areas), Town of Wagram At the County boundary.....

    None [sbull]2 68 Shoe Heel Creek.................... Approximately 700 feet

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County downstream of Old Maxton

    64 (Unincorporated Areas) Road. Approximately 1.6 miles

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Jane Shaw Road.

    68 Steer Branch....................... At the confluence with

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Leith Creek.

    44 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 50 feet

    None [sbull]1 downstream of CSX

    69 Transportation. Towers Fork........................ At the confluence with Big

    None [sbull]3 Scotland County Muddy Creek.

    02 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.3 miles

    None [sbull]3 upstream of the confluence

    19 with Big Muddy Creek. Upper Beaverdam Creek.............. At the confluence with

    None [sbull]2 Scotland County Richmond Mill Lake/Gum

    10 (Unincorporated Areas) Swamp Creek. Approximately 800 feet

    None [sbull]2 upstream of Marston Road.

    25 Water Creek........................ At the confluence with Gum

    None [sbull]1 Scotland County Swamp Creek.

    53 (Unincorporated Areas) Approximately 1.4 miles

    None [sbull]1 upstream of Fox Crossings.

    78

    Scotland County (Unincorporated Areas)

    Maps available for inspection at the Scotland County Governmental Annexation Building, 231 East Cronly Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

    Send comments to Mr. Scott T. Sauer, Scotland County Manager, P.O. Box 489, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

    Town of East Laurinburg

    Maps available for inspection at the East Laurinburg Municipal Building, 28 Fourth Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

    Send comments to The Honorable Douglas R. Miller, Mayor of the Town of East Laurinburg, P.O. Box 1106, 11 Third Street, East Laurinburg, North Carolina 28353.

    City of Laurinburg

    Maps available for inspection at the Laurinburg City Hall, 305 West Church Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

    Send comments to The Honorable Ann B. Slaughter, Mayor of the City of Laurinburg, P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352.

    Town of Wagram

    Maps available for inspection at the Wagram Town Offices, 24341 Riverton Road, Wagram, North Carolina.

    Send comments to The Honorable Milton W. Farmer, Mayor of the Town of Wagram, P.O. Box 118, Wagram, North Carolina 28396.

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    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood Insurance.'')

    Dated: December 31, 2002. Anthony S. Lowe, Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

    [FR Doc. 03-610 Filed 1-10-03; 8:45 am]

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