DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
44 CFR Part 67
[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1104]
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
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 minimum requirements. 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.
In the proposed rule published at 75 FR 29246, in the May 25, 2010, issue of theFederal Register, FEMA published a table under the authority of 44 CFR 67.4. The table, entitled “Erie County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)” addressed the flooding sources Fourmile Creek and Lake Erie. That table contained inaccurate information as to the location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation in feet, and/or communities affected for Lake Erie. 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.
Location of referenced elevation **
* Elevation in feet(NGVD)
+ Elevation in feet
# Depth in feet above ground
⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL)
Erie County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdiction)
Approximately 735 feet downstream of Access Road
Township of Harborcreek, Township of Lawrence Park.
Approximately 745 feet downstream of Buffalo Road
Approximately 485 feet downstream of Buffalo Road
Approximately 400 feet upstream of Mindi Court
Entire coastline in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Borough of Lake City, Township of Girard, Township of Harborcreek, Township of North East.
* 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.