[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6745-6748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02071]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002]


Final Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified 
BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and 
modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that 
each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being 
already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for 
participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) 
showing

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BFEs and modified BFEs for each community. This date may be obtained by 
contacting the office where the maps are available for inspection as 
indicated in the table below.

ADDRESSES: The final BFEs for each community are available for 
inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each 
community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

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 (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below for the modified 
BFEs for each community listed. These modified elevations have been 
published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have 
elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Associate Administrator for 
Mitigation has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.
    This final rule is issued in accordance with section 110 of the 
Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR part 
67. FEMA has developed criteria for floodplain management in floodprone 
areas in accordance with 44 CFR part 60.
    Interested lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to 
review the proof Flood Insurance Study and FIRM available at the 
address cited below for each community. The BFEs and modified BFEs are 
made final in the communities listed below. Elevations at selected 
locations in each community are shown.
    National Environmental Policy Act. This final 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.
    Regulatory Classification. This final rule is not a significant 
regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 
12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 
51735.
    Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This final rule involves no 
policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
    Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final 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 amended as follows:

PART 67--[AMENDED]

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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.  67.11  [Amended]

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2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  67.11 are amended 
as follows:

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                                                                      * Elevation in
                                                                     feet  (NGVD)  +
                                                                    Elevation in feet
                                                                      (NAVD)   Depth in feet
           Flooding source(s)                    elevation             above ground      Communities  affected
                                                                    [caret] Elevation
                                                                    in  meters  (MSL)
                                                                         modified
 
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                                 Monroe County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
                                             Docket No.: FEMA-B-1232
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Appenzell Creek........................  Approximately 100 feet                  +486  Township of Hamilton,
                                          upstream of the                               Township of Jackson.
                                          McMichaels Creek
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 975 feet                  +871
                                          upstream of LR 45056.
Aquashicola Creek......................  At the Carbon County                    +467  Township of Eldred,
                                          Boundary (approximately                       Township of Ross.
                                          2.2 miles downstream of
                                          Lower Smith Gap Road).
                                         Approximately 1.2 miles                 +580
                                          upstream of the most
                                          upstream Upper Smith Gap
                                          Road crossing.
Brodhead Creek Reach 1.................  At the Delaware River                   +323  Township of Smithfield.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 0.5 mile                  +323
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          2028.
Buck Hill Creek........................  Approximately 160 feet                 +1017  Township of Barrett,
                                          upstream of the Brodhead                      Township of Coolbaugh.
                                          Creek Reach 2 and Middle
                                          Branch Tributary
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 2.2 miles                +2012
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          191.
Bushkill Creek.........................  Approximately 1,100 feet                +470  Township of Middle
                                          downstream of Club House                      Smithfield.
                                          Drive.
                                         Approximately 1,130 feet                +756
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          402.
Cherry Creek...........................  At the Delaware River                   +323  Borough of Delaware Water
                                          confluence.                                   Gap, Township of
                                                                                        Hamilton, Township of
                                                                                        Smithfield, Township of
                                                                                        Stroud.
                                         Approximately 1,250 feet                +635
                                          upstream of Spring
                                          Mountain Lane.
Cranberry Creek at Paradise............  At the upstream side of                 +715  Township of Paradise.
                                          Browns Hill Road.
                                         Approximately 200 feet                 +1092
                                          upstream of Snowbird
                                          Lane.
Cranberry Creek at Pocono..............  At the Pocono Creek                     +796  Township of Pocono.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 580 feet                  +817
                                          downstream of State
                                          Route 611.

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Delaware River.........................  Approximately 1.3 miles                 +315  Borough of Delaware Water
                                          downstream of I-80.                           Gap, Township of Middle
                                                                                        Smithfield, Township of
                                                                                        Smithfield.
                                         Approximately 14.8 miles                +357
                                          upstream of I-80.
Kettle Creek...........................  At the Appenzell Creek                  +491  Township of Hamilton.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 200 feet                  +492
                                          upstream of the
                                          Appenzell Creek
                                          confluence.
Lehigh River Reach 2...................  Approximately 1.4 miles                +1512  Township of Coolbaugh,
                                          downstream of State                           Township of Tobyhanna.
                                          Route 4003.
                                         Approximately 780 feet                 +1617
                                          upstream of T-303.
Marshalls Creek........................  At the Brodhead Creek                   +323  Township of Middle
                                          Reach 1 confluence.                           Smithfield, Township of
                                                                                        Smithfield.
                                         Approximately 2.6 miles                +1144
                                          upstream of Wooddale
                                          Road.
Pocono Creek...........................  Approximately 1,000 feet                +416  Borough of Stroudsburg,
                                          upstream of the                               Township of Hamilton,
                                          McMichaels Creek                              Township of Pocono,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Stroud.
                                         Approximately 0.8 mile                 +1441
                                          upstream of Wilke Road.
Sambo Creek............................  Approximately 60 feet                   +444  Township of Stroud.
                                          downstream of the
                                          railroad.
                                         Approximately 1,500 feet                +451
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          447 (extended).
Scot Run...............................  At the Pocono Creek                     +955  Township of Pocono.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 450 feet                  +955
                                          downstream of State
                                          Route 611.
Shawnee Creek Reach 1..................  At the Delaware River                   +326  Township of Smithfield.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 100 feet                  +326
                                          upstream of River Road.
Swiftwater Creek.......................  Approximately 1,580 feet               +1163  Township of Pocono,
                                          downstream of State                           Township of Tobyhanna.
                                          Route 314.
                                         Approximately 2.7 miles                +1736
                                          upstream of Lake
                                          Minausin Dam.
Tributary 4 to Pocono Creek............  At the Pocono Creek                     +861  Township of Pocono.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 110 feet                  +865
                                          downstream of Alger
                                          Avenue.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
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+ North American Vertical Datum.
 Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
Borough of Delaware Water Gap
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 49 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327.
 
Borough of Stroudsburg
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 700 Sarah Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
 
Township of Barrett
Maps are available for inspection at the Barrett Township Hall, 993 State Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326.
 
Township of Coolbaugh
Maps are available for inspection at the Coolbaugh Township Municipal Center, 5550 Memorial Boulevard,
 Tobyhanna, PA 18466.
 
Township of Eldred
Maps are available for inspection at the Eldred Township Office, 490 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
 
Township of Hamilton
Maps are available for inspection at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 229 Fenner Avenue, Sciota, PA
 18354.
 
Township of Jackson
Maps are available for inspection at the Jackson Township Municipal Building, 2162 State Route 715, Stroudsburg,
 PA 18360.
 
Township of Middle Smithfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Middle Smithfield Township Office, Schoonover Municipal Building, 25
 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
 
Township of Paradise
Maps are available for inspection at the Paradise Township Municipal Building, 5912 Paradise Valley Road,
 Cresco, PA 18326.
 
Township of Pocono
Maps are available for inspection at the Pocono Township Municipal Building, 112 Township Way, Tannersville, PA
 18372.
 
Township of Ross
Maps are available for inspection at the Ross Township Municipal Building, 258 Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg, PA
 18353.
 
Township of Smithfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Smithfield Township Municipal Center, 1155 Red Fox Road, East
 Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
 

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Township of Stroud
Maps are available for inspection at the Stroud Township Municipal Center, 1211 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg,
 PA 18360.
 
Township of Tobyhanna
Maps are available for inspection at the Tobyhanna Township Municipal Building, 105 Government Center Way,
 Pocono Pines, PA 18350.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of 
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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