[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9598-9600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02945]


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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 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) 
           Flooding source(s)              Location of referenced     Depth in feet       Communities affected
                                                 elevation             above ground
                                                                    [caret] Elevation
                                                                     in meters (MSL)
                                                                         modified
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                                 Wayne County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
                                             Docket No.: FEMA-B-1223
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Ariel Creek............................  Approximately 400 feet                 +1255  Township of Lake,
                                          downstream of Goose Pond                      Township of Salem.
                                          Road.
                                         Approximately 1,500 feet               +1434
                                          upstream of Lake Ariel
                                          Highway.
Balls Creek............................  At the West Branch                      +940  Township of Buckingham,
                                          Delaware River                                Township of Scott.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 1.5 miles                +1277
                                          upstream of Carl Sands
                                          Road.
Beaverdam Creek........................  At the Delaware River                   +734  Township of Damascus.
                                          confluence.

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                                         Approximately 4.1 miles                +1158
                                          upstream of Buckley Lane.
Carley Brook...........................  Approximately 200 feet                  +957  Borough of Honesdale,
                                          upstream of the                               Township of Berlin,
                                          Lackawaxen River                              Township of Dyberry,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Oregon,
                                                                                        Township of Texas.
                                         Approximately 0.5 mile                 +1150
                                          upstream of Highhouse
                                          Road.
Delaware River.........................  At the Pike County                      +691  Township of Berlin,
                                          boundary.                                     Township of Buckingham,
                                                                                        Township of Damascus,
                                                                                        Township of Manchester.
                                         At the West Branch                      +904
                                          Delaware River
                                          confluence.
Equinunk Creek.........................  At the Delaware River                   +871  Township of Buckingham,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Manchester.
                                         Approximately 1,300 feet               +1108
                                          upstream of Crooked
                                          Creek Road.
Holbert Creek..........................  Approximately 400 feet                  +942  Township of Berlin,
                                          upstream of the                               Township of Texas.
                                          Lackawaxen River
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 0.6 mile                 +1177
                                          upstream of Garrett Hill
                                          Road.
Little Equinunk Creek (backwater         From the Delaware River                 +815  Township of Manchester.
 effects from Delaware River).            confluence to
                                          approximately 1,230 feet
                                          upstream of the Delaware
                                          River confluence.
Middle Creek...........................  Approximately 1.3 miles                +1145  Township of Cherry Ridge,
                                          downstream of Middle                          Township of Lake,
                                          Creek Road.                                   Township of South
                                                                                        Canaan.
                                         Approximately 0.5 mile                 +1357
                                          upstream of Cortez Road.
Mill Creek.............................  Approximately 50 feet                  +1375  Township of Dreher.
                                          upstream of the
                                          Wallenpaupack Creek
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 1.2 miles                +1601
                                          upstream of South
                                          Sterling Road.
Moss Hollow Creek......................  Approximately 0.3 mile                 +1289  Township of Salem.
                                          upstream of the West
                                          Branch Wallenpaupack
                                          Creek confluence.
                                         Approximately 1.8 miles                +1383
                                          upstream of Ledgedale
                                          Road.
South Branch Equinunk Creek............  At the Equinunk Creek                   +908  Township of Manchester.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 100 feet                  +910
                                          upstream of the Equinunk
                                          Creek confluence.
Tributary to Middle Creek..............  At the Middle Creek                    +1205  Township of South Canaan.
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 1.4 miles                +1396
                                          upstream of South Baker
                                          Road.
Van Auken Creek........................  At the Lake Ladore                     +1369  Borough of Waymart,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Canaan.
                                         Approximately 1,360 feet               +1864
                                          upstream of Roosevelt
                                          Highway.
West Branch Delaware River.............  At the Delaware River                   +904  Township of Buckingham,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Scott.
                                         At the Delaware County                  +952
                                          boundary.
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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.
 
                                                    ADDRESSES
Borough of Honesdale
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Municipal Building, 958 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.
 
Borough of Waymart
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Municipal Building, 116 South Street, Waymart, PA 18472.
 
Township of Berlin
Maps are available for inspection at the Berlin Township Municipal Building, 50 Milanville Road, Beach Lake, PA
 18405.
 
Township of Buckingham
Maps are available for inspection at the Buckingham Township Municipal Building, 177 Travis Road, Starrucca, PA
 18462.
Township of Canaan
Maps are available for inspection at the Canaan Township Municipal Building, 46 Gallik Road, Waymart, PA 18472.
Township of Cherry Ridge
Maps are available for inspection at the Cherry Ridge Township Municipal Building, 269 Spinner Road, Honesdale,
 PA 18431.
Township of Damascus
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Municipal Building, 60 Conklin Hill Road, Damascus, PA 18415.
 
Township of Dreher
Maps are available for inspection at the Dreher Township Municipal Building, 899 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA
 18445.
 
Township of Dyberry

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Maps are available for inspection at the Dyberry Township Municipal Building, 44 Cabin Corner, Honesdale, PA
 18431.
 
Township of Lake
Maps are available for inspection at the Lake Township Municipal Building, 1270 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA
 18436.
 
Township of Manchester
Maps are available for inspection at the Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3881 Hancock Highway, Equinunk,
 PA 18417.
 
Township of Oregon
Maps are available for inspection at the Oregon Township Municipal Building, 474 Fox Hill Road, Honesdale, PA
 18431.
 
Township of Salem
Maps are available for inspection at the Salem Township Municipal Building, 3 Savitz Road, Moscow, PA 18444.
 
Township of Scott
Maps are available for inspection at the Scott Township Municipal Building, 197 Sherman Road, Susquehanna, PA
 18847.
 
Township of South Canaan
Maps are available for inspection at the South Canaan Township Municipal Building, 46 Lake Quinn Road, Waymart,
 PA 18472.
 
Township of Texas
Maps are available for inspection at the Texas Township Municipal Building, 320 Shady Lane, Honesdale, PA 18431.
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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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