Federal Register: May 1, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 85)
DOCID: fr01my08-20 FR Doc E8-9271
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
CFR Citation: 44 CFR Part 67
Docket ID: [Docket No. FEMA-B-7736 & D-7820]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before June 2, 2008.
On September 26, 2007, 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 72 FR 54624. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for the Town of Franklin and the Unincorporated Areas of Macon County, North Carolina. Specifically, it addresses flooding sources ``Cartoogechaye Creek,'' ``Jones Creek,'' ``Poplar Cove Creek,'' ``Rabbit Creek,'' and ``Rocky Branch.''
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction,
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annualchance) 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 72 FR 54624, in the September 26, 2007 issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled ``Macon County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas,'' addressed flooding sources ``Cartoogechaye Creek,'' ``Jones Creek,'' ``Poplar Cove Creek,'' ``Rabbit Creek,'' and ``Rocky Branch.'' 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 of correction, FEMA is publishing a new table to
address these errors. The table below should be used in lieu of that previously published.
+Elevation in feet Location of referenced (NAVD) Flooding source(s) elevation** Communities affected Effective Modified Macon County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas Cartoogechaye Creek................ The confluence with Little None +2,024 Macon County Tennessee River. (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Franklin. At the confluence of Jones None +2,178 Creek and Poplar Cove Creek.
Jones Creek........................ At the confluence with None +2,178 Macon County Poplar Cove Creek and (Unincorporated Cartoogechaye Creek. Areas). At the confluence of None +2,232 Allison Creek.
Poplar Cove Creek.................. At the confluence with None +2,178 Macon County Cartoogechaye Creek and (Unincorporated Jones Creek. Areas). Approximately 380 feet None +2,264 upstream of Smith Hill Road (State Road 1306). Rabbit Creek....................... The confluence with Little None +2,000 Macon County Tennessee River. (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Franklin. At the confluence of None +2,220 Corbin Creek and Berry Creek.
Rocky Branch....................... The confluence with Little None +1,977 Macon County Tennessee River. (Unincorporated Areas). Approximately 0.7 mile None +1,996 upstream of Nettie
Riverbend Road (State Road 1337).
Maps available for inspection at the Franklin Town Hall, 188 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina. Send comments to The Honorable Joe Collins, Mayor of the Town of Franklin, 188 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734.
Macon County (Unincorporated Areas) Maps available for inspection at the Macon County Planning Department, Human Services Building, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina.
Send comments to Mr. Jack Horton, Macon County Manager, Courthouse Annex, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734.
Dated: April 18, 2008.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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