76 FR 46701 2011-19546. Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations  

  • Summary

    Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this proposed rule is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.

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    DATES: Back to Top

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

    ADDRESSES: Back to Top

    The corresponding preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the proposed BFEs for each community is available for inspection at the community's map repository. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1207, 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) 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 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.

    Comments on any aspect of the Flood Insurance Study and FIRM, other than the proposed BFEs, will be considered. A letter acknowledging receipt of any comments will not be sent.

    National Environmental Policy Act. This proposed rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not 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.

    Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, as amended.

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

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

    List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67 Back to Top

    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] Back to Top

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

    Authority: Back to Top

    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.

    § 67.4 [Amended]

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

    State City/town/county Source of flooding Location ** * Elevation in feet (NGVD)+ Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)
    Existing Modified
    City of Cadiz, Kentucky          
    Kentucky City of Cadiz Little River (backwater effects from Lake Barkley) From the Lake Barkley confluence to approximately 4.5 miles upstream of the Lake Barkley confluence None +375
    Kentucky City of Cadiz Little River Tributary 1 (backwater effects from Lake Barkley) From the Little River confluence to approximately 1,678 feet upstream of the Little River confluence None +375
    * 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.          
    ADDRESSES          
    City of Cadiz          
    Maps are available for inspection at 63 Main Street, Cadiz, KY 42211.          
    Unincorporated Areas of Caldwell Parish, Louisiana          
    Louisiana Unincorporated Areas of Caldwell Parish Hurricane Creek/Branch 2-3 Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +146
    Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +146
    Louisiana Unincorporated Areas of Caldwell Parish Hurricane Creek/Branch 3-1 Approximately 1,275 feet upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +168
    Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +168
    Louisiana Unincorporated Areas of Caldwell Parish Hurricane Creek/Branch 3-4 (Hanchey Tributary) Approximately 265 feet upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +156
    Approximately 0.87 mile upstream of the Hurricane Creek confluence None +156
    * 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.          
    ADDRESSES          
    Unincorporated Areas of Caldwell Parish          
    Maps are available for inspection at the Caldwell Parish Community Recreation Center, 911 Complex, 6563 U.S. Route 165, Columbia, LA 71418.          
    Town of Stuckey, South Carolina          
    South Carolina Town of Stuckey Indiantown Swamp At the upstream side of Mount Carmel Road None +31
    Approximately 0.56 mile upstream of Mount Carmel Road None +32
    * 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.          
    ADDRESSES          
    Town of Stuckey          
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Office, 11 Town Hall Road, Stuckey, SC 29554.          
    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
    Carroll County, New Hampshire (All Jurisdictions)        
    Bay Tributary 1 At the Moultonborough Bay confluence None +506 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 1.09 miles upstream of the Bay Tributary 1.1 divergence None +547  
    Bay Tributary 1.1 At the Moultonborough Bay confluence None +506 Town of Moultonborough.
    At the Bay Tributary 1 divergence None +515  
    Bearcamp River At the upstream side of Covered Bridge Road +428 +429 Town of Ossipee.
    Approximately 520 feet upstream of Covered Bridge Road +430 +431  
    Bearcamp River Approximately 2.06 miles upstream of State Route 113 (Tamworth Road) +567 +566 Town of Tamworth.
    Approximately 2.15 miles upstream of State Route 113 (Tamworth Road) +571 +570  
    Berry Pond/Berry Pond Tributary 1 Approximately 150 feet upstream of State Route 25 (Whittier Highway) None +568 Town of Moultonborough, Town of Sandwich.
    Approximately 2.6 miles upstream of State Route 25 (Whittier Highway) None +622  
    Berry Pond Diversion At the Red Hill River confluence None +536 Town of Moultonborough.
    At the Berry Pond divergence None +569  
    East Branch Saco River Approximately 160 feet upstream of U.S. Route 302B (State Route 16A) +565 +566 Town of Bartlett, Town of Jackson.
    Approximately 0.63 miles upstream of Town Hall Road +835 +836  
    Halfway Brook At the Moultonborough Bay confluence None +506 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 1.29 miles upstream of Ossipee Mountain Road None +1428  
    Halfway Brook Tributary 1 At the Halfway Brook confluence None +529 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 0.88 miles upstream of the Halfway Brook confluence None +541  
    Moultonborough Bay Entire shoreline None +506 Town of Moultonborough.
    Ossipee Lake Entire shoreline None +414 Town of Effingham.
    Pequawket Pond Entire shoreline within community None +464 Town of Albany.
    Province Lake Entire shoreline None +480 Town of Effingham.
    Red Hill River At the Moultonborough Bay confluence None +506 Town of Moultonborough, Town of Sandwich.
    Approximately 1.70 miles upstream of School House Road None +587  
    Red Hill River Tributary 1 At the Red Hill River confluence None +536 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 0.80 miles upstream of Sheridan Road None +878  
    Red Hill River At the Red Hill River confluence None +536 Town of Moultonborough.
    Tributary 1 Diversion At the Red Hill River Tributary 1 divergence None +600  
    Rocky Branch Approximately 70 feet upstream of U.S. Route 302 (Crawford Notch Road) +573 +574 Town of Bartlett.
    Approximately 520 feet upstream of U.S. Route 302 (Crawford Notch Road) +575 +576  
    Rocky Branch Approximately 0.47 miles upstream of U.S. Route 302 (Crawford Notch Road) +607 +608 Town of Bartlett.
    Approximately 0.90 miles upstream of U.S. Route 302 (Crawford Notch Road) +655 +656  
    Saco River Approximately 1,970 feet upstream of Maine Central Railroad None +756 Town of Hart's Location.
    Approximately 0.85 miles upstream of Maine Central Railroad None +772  
    Shannon Brook At the Moultonborough Bay confluence None +506 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 1.07 miles upstream of State Route 171 (Old Mountain Road) None +1202  
    Shannon Brook Tributary 1 At the Shannon Brook confluence None +550 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 400 feet upstream of State Route 109 (Governor Wentworth Highway) None +588  
    Squam Lake Entire shoreline None +565 Town of Moultonborough, Town of Sandwich.
    Weed Brook At the Berry Pond confluence None +569 Town of Moultonborough, Town of Sandwich.
    Approximately 650 feet upstream of State Route 25 (Whittier Highway) None +701  
    Weed Brook Diversion At the Weed Brook Tributary 1 confluence None +569 Town of Moultonborough.
    At the Weed Brook divergence None +585  
    Weed Brook Tributary 1 At the Weed Brook confluence None +600 Town of Moultonborough.
    Approximately 1,700 feet upstream of Bodge Hill Road None +785  
    Wildcat Brook Approximately 1,560 feet downstream of Meloon Road +1116 +1115 Town of Jackson.
    Approximately 120 feet downstream of Meloon Road +1177 +1176  
    * 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.        
    ADDRESSES        
    Town of Albany        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 1972-A State Route 16, Albany, NH 03818.        
    Town of Bartlett        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Bartlett Town Hall, 56 Town Hall Road, Intervale, NH 03845.        
    Town of Effingham        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 68 School Street, Effingham, NH 03882.        
    Town of Hart's Location        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 979 U.S. Route 302, Hart's Location, NH 03812.        
    Town of Jackson        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 54 Main Street, Jackson, NH 03846.        
    Town of Moultonborough        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 6 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH 03254.        
    Town of Ossipee        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Ossipee Town Hall, 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.        
    Town of Sandwich        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Sandwich Town Hall, 8 Maple Street, Center Sandwich, NH 03227.        
    Town of Tamworth        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 84 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886.        
    Juniata County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)        
    Susquehanna River At the downstream Northumberland County boundary +405 +403 Township of Susquehanna.
    At the West Mahantango Creek confluence +408 +405  
    Tuscarora Creek Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Groninger Valley Road None +445 Township of Spruce Hill.
    Approximately 3.1 miles upstream of Groninger Valley Road None +461  
    West Mahantango Creek At the Susquehanna River confluence +408 +405 Township of Susquehanna.
    Approximately 60 feet downstream of Old Trail Road +408 +407  
    * 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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.        
    ADDRESSES        
    Township of Spruce Hill        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Spruce Hill Township Secretary's Office, 727 Half Moon Road, Port Royal, PA 17082.        
    Township of Susquehanna        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Susquehanna Township Hall, 358 Fairground Road, Liverpool, PA 17045.        

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

    Dated: July 22, 2011.

    Sandra K. Knight,

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

    [FR Doc. 2011-19546 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.
Document Number:
2011-19546
Document Citation:
76 FR 46701
Dates:
Comments are to be submitted on or before November 1, 2011.
Pages:
46701-46705 (5 pages)
Topics:
Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
CFR: (1)
44 CFR 67.4