Flood elevation determinations: Various States,

[Federal Register: November 1, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 211)]

[Proposed Rules]

[Page 64208-64211]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket No. FEMA-B-7470]

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, Mitigation Division.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs 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 BFEs 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 table below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs 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 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.

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. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601- 612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.

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 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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) +Elevation in feet State

    City/town/county Source of flooding

    Location

    (NAVD)

    Existing

    Modified

    Town of Hulett, Wyoming

    WY............ Town of Hulett...... Belle Fourche River. Approximately 2.0 None............. +3,738 miles downstream of State Highway 24 (at cross section A). .................... .................... Approximately 0.33 None............. +3,750 miles downstream of State Highway 24 (approximate cross section G). WY............ Town of Hulett...... Belle Fourche River. Approximately 0.31 None............. +3,753 miles upstream of State Highway 24 (approximate cross section J). .................... .................... Approximately 0.43 None............. +3,764 miles upstream of State Highway 24 South (at cross section T).

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground. + North American Vertical Datum. ADDRESSES Town of Hulett

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    Maps are available for inspection at the Town of Hulett, 123 Hill Street, Hulett, Wyoming. Send comments to the Honorable Shawn Tabke, Mayor, 123 Hill Street, Hulett, Wyoming 82720.

    *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) Depth in feet above Communities affected elevation

    ground

    Effective Modified

    Houston County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas

    Howard Branch....................... At confluence with

    +308

    +304 City of Warner. Sandy Run Creek. Approximately 690 feet

    +308

    +307 Robins, Houston County upstream of confluence

    (Unincorporated with Sandy Run Creek.

    Areas). Redding Branch...................... At confluence with

    +270

    +269 Houston County Sandy Run Creek.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 630 feet

    +270

    +269 ....................... upstream of confluence with Mossy Creek. Sandy Run Creek..................... Approximately 1,700

    +301

    +302 Houston County feet upstream of

    (Unincorporated Leisure Lake Dam.

    Areas). Approximately 11,950

    +309

    +310 ....................... feet upstream of confluence of Howard / Branch.

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground. + North American Vertical Datum.

    ADDRESSES

    Houston County (Unincorporated Areas) Maps are available for inspection at Houston County Building Inspections Department, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia.

    Send comments to Mr. Timothy E. Andrews, Building Official/Zoning Officer, Houston County Building Inspections Department, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088.

    City of Warner Robins

    Maps are available for inspection at the City of Warner Robins Engineering Department, 700 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, Georgia.

    Send comments to Mr. Walter Gray, III, City Engineer, 700 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, Georgia 31093.

    Sangamon County Illinois and Incorporated Areas

    Lake Springfield.................... From Spaulding Dam

    None

    +561 City of Springfield, south to Lindsey

    Sangamon County Bridge.

    (Unincorporated Areas).

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground. + North American Vertical Datum.

    ADDRESSES

    City of Springfield

    Maps are available for inspection at the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, 200 South 9th Street, Room 212, Springfield IL 62701.

    Send comments to The Honorable Tim Davlin, Mayor, City of Springfield, 300 Municipal Center East, Springfield, IL 62701.

    Unincorporated Areas of Sangamon County

    Maps are available for inspection at the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, 200 South 9th Street, Room 212, Springfield IL 62701.

    Send comments to The Honorable Andy Van Meter, County Board Chairman, 200 South Ninth, Springfield, IL 62701.

    Carroll County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas

    Ohio River.......................... Western County boundary

    None

    +465 Carroll County with Trimble County.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Eastern County boundary

    None

    +472 with Gallatin County.

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    Depth in feet above ground. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + National American Vertical Datum.

    ADDRESSES

    Carroll County Unincorporated Areas

    Maps are available for inspection at Carroll Emergency Operations Center, 829 Polk Street, Carrollton, Kentucky 41008.

    Send comments to Harold Tomlinson, Jr., Carroll County Judge/Executive, Carroll County Fiscal Court, 440 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Courthouse, Carrollton, Kentucky 41008.

    Franklin County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas

    Penitentiary Branch................. Approximately 660 feet

    None

    +493 Franklin County upstream of the

    (Unincorporated confluence with the

    Areas), City of Kentucky River.

    Franklin. Approximately 2,820

    None

    +493 feet upstream of U.S. Route 127.

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground. + North American Vertical Datum.

    ADDRESSES

    Franklin County Unincorporated Areas Maps are available for inspection at 313 West Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

    Send comments to Teresa Barton, Franklin County Judge/Executive, 313 West Main Street, County Courthouse, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

    City of Franklin

    Maps are available for inspection at 315 West Second Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602.

    Send comments to William I. May, Jr., Mayor, City of Frankfort , 315 West Second Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602.

    Hardin County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas

    Buffalo Creek....................... Approximately 750 feet

    None

    +708 City of Elizabethtown, upstream of Poplar

    Hardin County Street.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 2,065

    None

    +812 ....................... feet downstream of Bluegrass Road. Hawkins Steel Tributary............. Approximately 130 feet

    None

    +745 City of Elizabethtown, downstream of Steel

    Hardin County Drive.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 615 feet

    None

    +763 ....................... upstream of Hodgenville Road. Park Lane Tributary................. From the confluence

    *697

    +702 City of Elizabethtown, with Freeman Creek.

    Hardin County (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 60 feet

    *731

    +737 ....................... downstream of Meadow Lane. Pear Orchard Tributary.............. Approximately 545 feet

    *715

    +716 City of Elizabethtown, downstream of Village

    Hardin County Drive.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 80 feet

    *793

    +789 ....................... upstream of Pear Orchard Road.

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground.

    ADDRESSES

    Hardin County (Unincorporated Areas)

    Maps are available for inspection at 14 Public Square, 3rd Floor, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701.

    Send comments to Harry Berry, County Judge/Executive, 100 Public Square 3rd Floor, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701.

    City of Elizabethtown

    Maps are available for inspection at 200 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701.

    Send comments to David Willmoth, Mayor, 411 West Lincoln Trail Blvd., Elizabethtown, Kentucky 40160.

    Santa Fe County, New Mexico and Incorporated Areas

    Admin Arroyo........................ At the confluence of

    None

    +6291 Santa Fe County Admin Arroyo and Rio

    (Unincorporated Tesuque.

    Areas). Approximately 4000 feet

    None

    +6509 upstream of the intersection of Admin Arroyo and Highway 84.

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    Arroyo Saiz......................... Confluence of Arroyo

    +7034

    +7033 City of Santa Fe, Santa Saiz and Santa Fe

    Fe County River.

    (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 4600 feet

    +7180

    +7171 ....................... upstream from confluence with Santa Fe River. Arroyo Seco......................... Approximately 2500 feet

    None

    +5640 Santa Fe County upstream of the

    (Unincorporated intersection of

    Areas). Highway 399 (106) and Jara Lane. Intersection of Arroyo

    None

    +5723 ....................... Seco and Highway 84/ 285. Batchelor Draw...................... Intersection of

    None

    +6622 Santa Fe County Batchelor Draw and

    (Unincorporated Abajo Drive.

    Areas). Intersection of

    None

    +6693 ....................... Batchelor Draw and Quiet Valley Loop. Pojoaque River...................... Approximately 2300 feet

    None

    +5543 Santa Fe County upstream from

    (Unincorporated confluence with Rio

    Areas). Grande. Confluence of the

    None

    +5774 ....................... Pojoaque River and Pojoaque Creek. Rio Tesuque......................... At the confluence of

    None

    +5783 Santa Fe County Rio Tesuque and

    (Unincorporated Pojoaque Creek.

    Areas). Downstream face of

    None

    +5811 ....................... intersection of Rio Tesuque and Highway 502. Santa Fe River...................... Approximately 2000 feet

    None

    +6261 City of Santa Fe, Santa downstream from the

    Fe County intersection of Sante

    (Unincorporated Fe River and Paseo

    Areas). Real. Approximately 300 feet

    None

    +7290 ....................... upstream from intersection of Santa Fe River and Cerro Gordo Road.

    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Depth in feet above ground. + North American Vertical Datum.

    ADDRESSES City of Santa Fe

    Maps are available for inspection at 200 Lincoln Ave., P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

    Send comments to The Honorable David Coss, Mayor, 200 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501.

    Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County

    Maps are available for inspection at Santa Fe County Courthouse, 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87504.

    Send comments to Mr. Gerald Gonzales, County Manager, P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

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

    Dated: October 5, 2006. David I. Maurstad, Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

    [FR Doc. E6-18326 Filed 10-31-06; 8:45 am]

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