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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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.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before October 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: 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-1196, 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: 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: 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

    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:

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                                                                  * Elevation in feet
                                                                 (NGVD) + Elevation in
                                                                 feet (NAVD) 
                                       Location of referenced     Depth in feet above
         Flooding source(s)                 elevation**        ground [caret] Elevation    Communities affected
                                                                    in meters (MSL)
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                Effective     Modified
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                                  Lake County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas
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Bull Creek (near Waukegan)..........  Approximately 0.41 mile         +606         +596  City of Waukegan,
                                       downstream of Sheridan                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       Road.                                              of Lake County,
                                                                                          Village of Beach Park.
                                      Approximately 475 feet          None         +681
                                       upstream of Lewis
                                       Avenue.
Bull Creek 27th Street Tributary....  Approximately 0.51 mile         None         +622  City of Zion, Village
                                       downstream of 33rd                                 of Beach Park.
                                       Street.
                                      Approximately 700 feet          None         +685
                                       upstream of Lewis
                                       Avenue. Bull Creek North Branch.............  Approximately 1,600             None         +613  City of Waukegan, City
                                       feet downstream of                                 of Zion, Village of
                                       Wadsworth Road.                                    Beach Park.
                                      Approximately 200 feet          None         +683
                                       upstream of Lewis
                                       Avenue.
Glen Flora Tributary................  Approximately 540 feet          None         +585  City of Waukegan.
                                       upstream of Pond Loop
                                       Road.
                                      Approximately 0.51 mile         None         +642
                                       upstream of Sheridan
                                       Road.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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 Waukegan
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 100 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085.
 
City of Zion
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099.
 
                                       Unincorporated Areas of Lake County
Maps are available for inspection at the Lake County Courthouse, 18 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085.
 
Village of Beach Park
Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL 60099.
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                                Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Flat River..........................  Approximately 2.0 miles         +154         +153  City of Bossier City,
                                       downstream of State                                Unincorporated Areas
                                       Route 527.                                         of Bossier Parish.
                                      Approximately 0.42 mile         +156         +155
                                       downstream of State
                                       Route 612 (Sligo Road).
Red Chute Bayou.....................  At Smith Road..........         +154         +153  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                          Bossier Parish.
Approximately 1,125 feet downstream   +156...................         +157
 of State Route 612 (Sligo Road).
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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 Bossier City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71171.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Bossier Parish
Maps are available for inspection at the Bossier Parish Courthouse, 204 Burt Boulevard, Benton, LA 71006.
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                                Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
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Brushy Bayou........................  At the downstream side          None          +80  City of Tallulah,
                                       of I-20.                                           Village of Richmond.
                                      At the upstream side of         None          +81
                                       I-20. Cypress Bayou.......................  Approximately 0.7 mile          None          +81  Village of Delta,
                                       downstream of I-20.                                Village of Mound.
                                      Approximately 428 feet          None          +85
                                       upstream of U.S. Route
                                       80.
Ditch L-7CC-1.......................  Approximately 682 feet          None          +77  City of Tallulah,
                                       upstream of the Lower                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Roundaway Bayou                                    of Madison Parish,
                                       confluence.                                        Village of Richmond.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +83
                                       of State Route 601.
Ditch L-7CC-2.......................  Approximately 440 feet           +77          +78  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       downstream of I-20.                                Madison Parish,
                                                                                          Village of Richmond.
                                      At the downstream side          None          +78
                                       of Burnside Road.
Mississippi River...................  Approximately 0.9 mile          None         +102  Village of Delta.
                                       downstream of I-20.
                                      Approximately 2.0 miles         None         +103
                                       upstream of I-20.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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 Tallulah
Maps are available for inspection at 204 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
 
                                     Unincorporated Areas of Madison Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 100 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
 
Village of Delta
Maps are available for inspection at 200 1st Street, Delta, LA 71233.
 
Village of Mound
Maps are available for inspection at 100 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, LA 71282.
 
Village of Richmond
Maps are available for inspection at 598 Wood Street, Richmond, LA 71282.
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                              Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
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Basketball Pond.....................  Entire shoreline.......         None        +5421  City of Albuquerque.
Glenrio Storm Drain (Shallow ponding  Entire shoreline.......         None        +5095  City of Albuquerque.
 area at the intersection of
 Palisades Drive Northwest and
 Glenrio Drive Northwest).
Glenrio Storm Drain.................  Approximately 650 feet          None        +5095  City of Albuquerque.
                                       downstream of the
                                       intersection of
                                       Hanover Road Northwest
                                       and 54th Street
                                       Northwest.
                                      At the intersection of          None        +5095
                                       56th Street Northwest
                                       and Hanover Road
                                       Northwest.
Kirtland Detention Pond.............  Entire shoreline.......         None        +5359  City of Albuquerque.
McKnight Storm Drain................  Sheet flow area between   1   3  City of Albuquerque.
                                       Cyndi Court Northeast
                                       and Embudo Channel.
Shallow ponding area southeast of     Entire shoreline.......        +5001        +4997  Unincorporated Areas of
 the intersection of Alameda                                                              Bernalillo County.
 Boulevard Northwest and the
 Albuquerque Main Line Canal.
Sheet Flow along Candelaria Avenue,   Sheet flow area along           None   1  City of Albuquerque.
 Northeast.                            Candelaria Avenue,
                                       Northeast between
                                       Vermont Street
                                       Northeast and
                                       Louisiana Boulevard
                                       Northeast. Sheet Flow between San Mateo          At the intersection of          None   1  City of Albuquerque.
 Boulevard Southeast and Gibson        San Mateo Boulevard
 Boulevard Southeast.                  Southeast and Kathryn
                                       Avenue, Southeast.
                                      At the intersection of          None   1
                                       Gibson Boulevard
                                       Southeast and Cardenas
                                       Drive Southeast.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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 Albuquerque
Maps are available for inspection at the Planning Department, Development and Building Services Division, 600
 2nd Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87103.
 
Unincorporated Areas of Bernalillo County
Maps are available for inspection at the Bernalillo County Public Works Division, 2400 Broadway Southeast,
 Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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                               Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and Incorporated Areas
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Arroyo Barranca.....................  Approximately 100 feet          None        +7022  City of Santa Fe.
                                       upstream of the Arroyo
                                       Mascaras confluence.
                                      Approximately 100 feet          None        +7338
                                       upstream of Camino Del
                                       Norte.
Arroyo De La Paz....................  At the Arroyo De Los            None        +6722  City of Santa Fe.
                                       Antores confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,000             None        +6802
                                       feet upstream of Rodeo
                                       Road.
Arroyo De La Piedra.................  Approximately 300 feet         +7099        +7103  City of Santa Fe.
                                       downstream of
                                       Vallecita Drive.
                                      Approximately 1,400             None        +7435
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Barranca Drive.
Arroyo De Los Amigos................  Approximately 100 feet          None        +6852  City of Santa Fe.
                                       upstream of the Arroyo
                                       De Los Chamisos
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,400             None        +7016
                                       feet upstream of Saint
                                       Michaels Drive.
Arroyo De Los Antores...............  Approximately 200 feet          None        +6701  City of Santa Fe.
                                       upstream of the Arroyo
                                       De Los Chamisos
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 600 feet          None        +6738
                                       upstream of Zia Road.
Arroyo De Los Antores Ponding Area..  Entire shoreline.......         None        +6750  City of Santa Fe.
Arroyo De Los Antores Sheet Flow....  Sheet flow areas along          None   1  City of Santa Fe.
                                       the Arroyo De Los
                                       Antores (Lowest Flood
                                       Depth).
                                      Sheet flow areas along          None   2
                                       the Arroyo De Los
                                       Antores (Highest Flood
                                       Depth).
Arroyo En Medio.....................  Approximately 500 feet          None        +6754  City of Santa Fe,
                                       upstream of the Arroyo                             Unincorporated Areas
                                       De Los Chamisos                                    of Santa Fe County.
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 1,200             None        +7510
                                       feet upstream of
                                       Cloudstone Drive.
Arroyo Hondo........................  At the Arroyo De Los            None        +6098  City of Santa Fe,
                                       Chamisos confluence.                               Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 70 feet           None        +7428
                                       upstream of County
                                       Road 67F.
Arroyo Hondo Split Flow.............  Approximately 0.7 mile          None        +6400  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       upstream of Rancho                                 Santa Fe County.
                                       Viejo Boulevard.
                                      Approximately 1.8 miles         None        +6483
                                       upstream of Arroyo
                                       Viejo Road.
Arroyo Ranchito.....................  Approximately 150 feet          None        +7043  City of Santa Fe.
                                       upstream of the Arroyo
                                       De La Piedra
                                       confluence.
                                      Approximately 600 feet          None        +7320
                                       upstream of Camino
                                       Encantado.
Arroyo Saiz.........................  At the upstream side of         None        +7191  City of Santa Fe.
                                       Avenida Primera.
                                      Approximately 0.6 mile          None        +7339
                                       upstream of Avenida
                                       Primera. Big Tesuque Creek...................  At the Rio Tesuque              None        +6930  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 1.0 mile          None        +7234
                                       upstream of County
                                       Road 72A.
Canada Ancha........................  Approximately 0.4 mile         +7193        +7194  City of Santa Fe,
                                       upstream of the Santa                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Fe River confluence.                               of Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 0.3 mile          None        +7780
                                       upstream of La Entrada.
East Arroyo De La Piedra............  At the Arroyo De La             None        +7199  City of Santa Fe.
                                       Piedra confluence.
                                      Approximately 0.7 mile          None        +7585
                                       upstream of Calle
                                       Conejo.
Little Tesuque Creek................  At the Rio Tesuque              None        +6930  Unincorporated Areas of
                                       confluence.                                        Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 100 feet          None        +7140
                                       upstream of Bishops
                                       Lodge Road.
Northeast Arroyo De Los Pinos.......  Approximately 80 feet           None        +6828  City of Santa Fe.
                                       upstream of 6th Street.
                                      Approximately 1,100             None        +6955
                                       feet upstream of Luisa
                                       Street.
Rio Tesuque.........................  Approximately 0.5 mile          None        +6693  Pueblo of Tesuque,
                                       downstream of Tesuque                              Unincorporated Areas
                                       Village Road.                                      of Santa Fe County.
                                      At the Big Tesuque              None        +6930
                                       Creek and Little
                                       Tesuque Creek
                                       confluence.
Santa Cruz River....................  Approximately 1,000            +5671        +5670  City of Espanola, Santa
                                       feet downstream of                                 Clara Indian
                                       State Route 106.                                   Reservation,
                                                                                          Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 0.5 mile         +5701        +5702
                                       upstream of State
                                       Route 106.
Unnamed Stream 31...................  At the Rio Tesuque              None        +6741  City of Santa Fe,
                                       confluence.                                        Unincorporated Areas
                                                                                          of Santa Fe County.
                                      Approximately 500 feet          None        +7105
                                       upstream of Sangre De
                                       Cristo Drive.
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* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] 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 Espanola
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 405 North Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532.
 
City of Santa Fe
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
 
Pueblo of Tesuque
Maps are available for inspection at the Pueblo of Tesuque Governor's Office, TP 804 Building 4, Santa Fe, NM
 87506.
 
Santa Clara Indian Reservation
Maps are available for inspection at the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Governor's Office, 1 Kee Street,
 Espanola, NM 87532.
 
Unincorporated Areas of Santa Fe County
Maps are available for inspection at the Santa Fe County Building, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: June 15, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-16640 Filed 7-1-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P  

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