76 FR 46715 2011-19545. Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations  

  • Summary

    On May 25, 2010, 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 75 FR 29290. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Cabin Branch, Franklin Branch, Hall Creek, Little Patuxent River, Marley Creek, Midway Branch, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Sawmill Creek, and Severn Run.

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    DATES: Back to Top

    Comments are to be submitted on or before November 1, 2011.

    ADDRESSES: Back to Top

    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1101, 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 (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

    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 (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

    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 29290, in the May 25, 2010, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas” addressed the following flooding sources: Cabin Branch, Franklin Branch, Little Patuxent River, Marley Creek, Midway Branch, Patapsco River, Patuxent River, Sawmill Creek, and Severn Run. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for those flooding sources. In addition, it did not include the flooding source Hall Creek. 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.

    Flooding source(s) Location of referenced elevation** * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL) Communities affected
    Effective Modified
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas        
    Cabin Branch Approximately 122 feet downstream of Chessie System +8 +7 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 325 feet upstream of Andover Road +115 +118  
    Franklin Branch At the Midway Branch confluence None +127 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 780 feet upstream of Clark Road None +214  
    Hall Creek At the most downstream Calvert County boundary +43 +40 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    At the most upstream Calvert County boundary +54 +52  
    Little Patuxent River Approximately 600 feet upstream of the Patuxent River confluence +43 +46 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 1,456 feet upstream of Brock Bridge Road +130 +132  
    Marley Creek Approximately 485 feet upstream of Arundel Expressway +8 +7 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 165 feet upstream of Elevation Road +28 +26  
    Midway Branch At the Little Patuxent River confluence +76 +85 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 0.58 mile upstream of Clark Road None +211  
    Patapsco River Approximately 0.77 mile downstream of the Harbor Tunnel Thruway +9 +12 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 200 feet upstream of I-195 +25 +26  
    Patuxent River Approximately 0.56 mile downstream of Southern Maryland Boulevard +9 +8 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 0.57 mile upstream of Laurel Fort Meade Road +139 +140  
    Sawmill Creek At the upstream side of Crain Highway +8 +10 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 400 feet upstream of Washington Baltimore and Annapolis Road None +105  
    Severn Run Approximately 0.43 mile downstream of Veterans Highway +6 +7 Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County.
    Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Telegraph Road +97 +98    
    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum.        
    + North American Vertical Datum.        
    # Depth in feet above ground.        
    ⁁ 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, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.        
    ADDRESSES        
    Unincorporated Areas of Anne Arundel County        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Anne Arundel County Permit Application Center, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.        

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

    Dated: July 24, 2011.

    Sandra K. Knight,

    Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    [FR Doc. 2011-19545 Filed 8-2-11; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 9110-12-P

Document Information

Comments Received:
0 Comments
Published:
08/03/2011
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Proposed rule; correction.
Document Number:
2011-19545
Document Citation:
76 FR 46715
Dates:
Comments are to be submitted on or before November 1, 2011.
Pages:
46715-46716 (2 pages)
CFR: (1)
44 CFR 67