Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations


On November 5, 2008, 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 73 FR 65811. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for Kankakee County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses flooding source South Branch Rock Creek.

For further information contact:

William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151 or (e-mail)

Supplementary information:

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 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.


In the proposed rule published at 73 FR 65811, in the November 5, 2008 issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Kankakee County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas” addressed flooding source South Branch Rock Creek. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, or communities affected for these flooding sources. 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 Communities affected
Kankakee County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas
***** None +665 Kankakee County (Unincorporated Areas).
South Branch Rock Creek Upstream side of South Locust Street
Approximately 2,600 feet downstream of Sycamore Street None +665
Dated: January 22, 2009. Michael K. Buckley,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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