[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9600-9602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02946]


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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.

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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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                              St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
                                       Docket No.: FEMA-B-1204 and B-1221
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Joseph Branch..........................  Approximately 0.70 mile                 +189  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of Kendrick                          St. Helena Parish.
                                          Road.
                                         Approximately 0.90 mile                 +189
                                          upstream of Kendrick
                                          Road.
Tickfaw River..........................  Approximately 1.48 miles                +110  Village of Montpelier.
                                          downstream of State
                                          Route 16.
                                         At the Twelvemile Creek                 +111
                                          confluence.
Tributary of Tickfaw River.............  Approximately 1.14 miles                +115  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of the Tickfaw                       St. Helena Parish.
                                          River confluence.
                                         Approximately 1.68 miles                +119
                                          upstream of the Tickfaw
                                          River confluence.
Twelvemile Creek.......................  At the Tickfaw River                    +111  Village of Montpelier.
                                          confluence.
                                         At the upstream side of                 +112
                                          State Route 43.
Ward Line Canal........................  Approximately 790 feet                  +185  Town of Greensburg.
                                          upstream of Sitman Road.
                                         Approximately 1,480 feet                +187
                                          upstream of Sitman 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.
                                                    ADDRESSES
 
Town of Greensburg
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 14560 Louisiana Highway 37, Greensburg, LA 70441.
 
                                    Unincorporated Areas of St. Helena Parish
Maps are available for inspection at the St. Helena Parish Police Jury Administration Building, 17911 Louisiana
 Highway 43, Greensburg, LA 70441.
 
Village of Montpelier
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 36400 Louisiana Highway 16, Montpelier, LA 70422.
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                              Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
                                             Docket No.: FEMA-B-1232
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Choconut Creek.........................  Approximately 0.9 mile                 +1038  Township of Choconut.
                                          downstream of Kellum
                                          Road.
                                         Approximately 1,430 feet               +1275
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          267.
DuBois Creek...........................  At the Susquehanna River                +875  Borough of Hallstead,
                                          confluence.                                   Township of Great Bend.
                                         Approximately 1.2 miles                +1036
                                          upstream of Steam Hollow
                                          Road.
Dundaff Creek..........................  At the East Branch                     +1047  Township of Clifford.
                                          Tunkhannock Creek
                                          confluence.
                                         Approximately 0.6 mile                 +1093
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          106.
East Branch Tunkhannock Creek..........  Approximately 0.8 mile                  +963  Township of Clifford,
                                          downstream of LR 57037.                       Township of Lenox.
                                         Approximately 1.7 miles                +1083
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          106.
Salt Lick Creek........................  At the Susquehanna River                +877  Borough of Hallstead,
                                          confluence.                                   Borough of New Milford,
                                                                                        Township of Great Bend,
                                                                                        Township of New Milford.
                                         Approximately 0.4 mile                 +1273
                                          upstream of State Route
                                          1012.
Starrucca Creek........................  At the Susquehanna River                +911  Borough of Lanesboro.
                                          confluence.
                                         At North Main Street.....               +911
Susquehanna River......................  At the downstream New                   +872  Borough of Great Bend,
                                          York state boundary.                          Borough of Hallstead,
                                                                                        Borough of Lanesboro,
                                                                                        Borough of Oakland,
                                                                                        Borough of Susquehanna
                                                                                        Depot, Township of Great
                                                                                        Bend, Township of
                                                                                        Harmony, Township of
                                                                                        Oakland.
                                         At the upstream New York                +918
                                          state boundary.
Trowbridge Creek.......................  At the Susquehanna River                +874  Township of Great Bend.
                                          confluence.

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                                         At the New York state                   +982
                                          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 Great Bend
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Building, 81 Elizabeth Street, Great Bend, PA 18821.
 
Borough of Hallstead
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 101 Franklin Avenue, Hallstead, PA 18822.
 
Borough of Lanesboro
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 418 Main Street, Lanesboro, PA 18827.
 
Borough of New Milford
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Office, 948 Main Street, Suite 1, New Milford, PA 18834.
 
Borough of Oakland
Maps are available for inspection at the Oakland Borough Building, 15 Wilson Avenue, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
 
Borough of Susquehanna Depot
Maps are available for inspection at the Susquehanna Depot Borough Hall, 83 Erie Boulevard, Suite A,
 Susquehanna, PA 18847.
 
Township of Choconut
Maps are available for inspection at the Choconut Township Hall, 26499 State Route 267, Friendsville, PA 18818.
 
Township of Clifford
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, 119 Cemetery Street, Clifford, PA 18441.
 
Township of Great Bend
Maps are available for inspection at the Great Bend Township Building, 33253 State Route 151, Susquehanna, PA
 18847.
Township of Harmony
Maps are available for inspection at the Harmony Township Office, 4197 Starrucca Creek Road, Susquehanna, PA
 18847.
Township of Lenox
Maps are available for inspection at the Lenox Township Municipal Building, 2811 State Route 92, Kingsley, PA
 18826.
 
Township of New Milford
Maps are available for inspection at the Township Building, 19730 State Route 11, New Milford, PA 18834.
Township of Oakland
Maps are available for inspection at the Oakland Township Building, 36 Riverside Drive, Susquehanna, PA 18847.
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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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