76 FR 1121 2011-132. 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 notice 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 April 7, 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-1170, 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:

    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
    Redwood County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas        
    Cottonwood River Approximately 0.93 mile downstream of U.S. Route 71 None +1,042 City of Sanborn, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County
    Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of County Road 57 None +1,105  
    Crow Creek Approximately 900 feet downstream of Minnesota Prairie Railroad None +840 City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
    Approximately 0.45 mile upstream of County Highway 1 None +1,009  
    Minnesota River Approximately 2.54 miles downstream of County Highway 11 +823 +825 City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
    Approximately 1.09 miles upstream of County Highway 7 +874 +877  
    Ramsey Creek At the Redwood River confluence None +884 City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
    Approximately 245 feet upstream of Kenwood Avenue None +1,016  
    Redwood River At the Minnesota River confluence +842 +843 City of Redwood Falls, City of Seaforth, City of Vesta, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
    Approximately 0.88 mile upstream of County Road 51 None +1,067  
    * 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 Redwood Falls        
    Maps are available for inspection at 333 South Washington Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.        
    City of Sanborn        
    Maps are available for inspection at 171 North Main Street, Sanborn, MN 56083.        
    City of Seaforth        
    Maps are available for inspection at 205 Oak Street, Seaforth, MN 56287.        
    City of Vesta        
    Maps are available for inspection at 150 Front Street West, Vesta, MN 56292.        
    Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County        
    Maps are available for inspection at 403 South Mill Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.        
    Clark County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas        
    Big Branch (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Honey Creek confluence to approximately 0.5 mile downstream of State Highway H None +497 Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
    Buck Run (overflow effects from Mississippi River) At the Lewis County boundary +496 +495 Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
    Approximately 0.6 mile downstream of Avenue of the Saints None +496  
    Doe Run (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Lewis County boundary to approximately 1,290 feet downstream of Avenue of the Saints None +496 Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
    Mississippi River Approximately 2.5 miles downstream of the Fox River confluence +496 +495 City of Alexandria, Unincorporated Areas of Clark County.
    At the Des Moines River confluence +500 +499  
    * 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 Alexandria        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Community Center, 109 Market Street, Alexandria, MO 63430.        
    Unincorporated Areas of Clark County        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Clark County Courthouse, 111 East Court Street, Suite 4, Kahoka, MO 63445.        
    Lewis County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas        
    Artesian Branch (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From approximately 1,000 feet downstream of the Artesian Branch Tributary 1 confluence to approximately 270 feet downstream of U.S. Route 61 None +493 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Artesian Branch Tributary 1 (backwater water effects from Mississippi River) From the Artesian Branch confluence to approximately 240 feet downstream of U.S. Route 61 None +493 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Doe Run (overflow effects from Mississippi River) Approximately 475 feet downstream of the Doe Run Tributary 4 confluence None +494 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of County Road 494 None +495  
    Doe Run Tributary 4 (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Doe Run confluence to approximately 360 feet downstream of U.S. Route 61 None +494 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Durgens Creek (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Mississippi River confluence to approximately 0.4 mile downstream of U.S. Route 61 None +488 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Mississippi River Approximately 3.0 miles downstream of the Durgens Creek confluence None +487 City of Canton, City of La Grange, Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    At the Clark County boundary None +495  
    Oyster Branch (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Mississippi River confluence to approximately 630 feet downstream of U.S. Route 61 Business None +489 Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    Wyaconda River (backwater effects from Mississippi River) From the Mississippi River confluence to approximately 410 feet upstream of U.S. Route 61 Business None +489 City of La Grange, Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County.
    * 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 Canton        
    Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 106 North 5th Street, Canton, MO 63435.        
    City of La Grange        
    Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 118 South Main Street, La Grange, MO 63448.        
    Unincorporated Areas of Lewis County        
    Maps are available for inspection at the Lewis County Courthouse, 100 East Lafayette Street, Monticello, MO 63457.        
    Madison County, Missouri, and Incorporated Areas        
    Tollar Branch Approximately 775 feet downstream of Marvin Avenue +738 +740 Village of Cobalt.
    Approximately 1,310 feet upstream of Mine LaMotte Street None +788  
    Village Creek At the upstream side of Catherine Mine Road +708 +707 City of Junction City.
    Approximately 550 feet upstream of Catherine Mine Road None +710  
    * 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 Junction City        
    Maps are available for inspection at 1 Court Square, Fredericktown, MO 63645.        
    Village of Cobalt        
    Maps are available for inspection at 1 Court Square, Fredericktown, MO 63645.        
    Taylor County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas        
    Elm Creek Just west of the intersection of Impact Drive and Clinton Street None +1,668 Town of Impact, Unincorporated Areas of Taylor County.
    Approximately 717 feet northeast of the intersection of Impact Drive and FM Road 2404 None +1,673  
    * 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 Impact        
    Maps are available for inspection at 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, TX 79602.        
    Unincorporated Areas of Taylor County        
    Maps are available for inspection at 400 Oak Street, Suite 107, Abilene, TX 79602.        
    Snohomish County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas        
    Haskel Slough Approximately 0.7 mile downstream of State Highway 203 None +56 Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of State Highway 203 None +67  
    North Fork Skykomish River Approximately 308 feet upstream of the South Fork Skykomish River confluence +465 +461 Town of Index, Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 2.7 miles upstream of 5th Street +675 +673  
    Riley Slough Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the Snoqualmie River confluence None +49 Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 2.2 miles upstream of State Highway 203 None +72  
    Skykomish River Approximately 4.6 miles downstream of Mann Road +91 +90 City of Gold Bar, City of Sultan, Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 216 feet downstream of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway +359 +351  
    Snohomish River Approximately 528 feet downstream of the Marshland Diversion Channel confluence (Storage Area #2) +27 +26 City of Monroe, City of Snohomish, Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 0.5 mile downstream of State Highway 9 (Storage Area #4) +28 +29  
    Sultan River At the upstream side of State Highway 2 +118 +117 City of Sultan, Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County.
    Approximately 3.2 miles upstream of State Highway 2 +180 +183  
    * 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 Gold Bar        
    Maps are available for inspection at 107 5th Street, Gold Bar, WA 98251.        
    City of Monroe        
    Maps are available for inspection at 806 West Main Street, Monroe, WA 98272.        
    City of Snohomish        
    Maps are available for inspection at 116 Union Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290.        
    City of Sultan        
    Maps are available for inspection at 319 Main Street, Sultan, WA 98294.        
    Town of Index        
    Maps are available for inspection at 511 Avenue A, Index, WA 98256.        
    Unincorporated Areas of Snohomish County        
    Maps are available for inspection at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.        

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

    Dated: December 27, 2010.

    Sandra K. Knight,

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

    [FR Doc. 2011-132 Filed 1-6-11; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 9110-12-P

Document Information

Published:
01/07/2011
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Proposed rule.
Document Number:
2011-132
Document Citation:
76 FR 1121
Dates:
Comments are to be submitted on or before April 7, 2011.
Pages:
1121-1126 (6 pages)
Topics:
Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
CFR: (1)
44 CFR 67.4