[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14697-14700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05313]


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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.

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    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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                                 Cecil County, Maryland, and Incorporated Areas
                                             Docket No.: FEMA-B-1145
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Back Creek.............................  Approximately 224 feet                   +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of 2nd Street.                     Cecil County
                                         Approximately 1,136 feet                 +11
                                          upstream of Old
                                          Telegraph Road.
Big Elk Creek..........................  Approximately 0.68 mile                  +11  Town of Elkton,
                                          downstream of West                            Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Pulaski Road.                                 Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 1,140 feet                 +81
                                          downstream of Elk Mills
                                          Road.
Bohemia River..........................  At Augustine Herman                      +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Highway.                                      Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 860 feet                   +11
                                          upstream of Old
                                          Telegraph Road.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal..........  Approximately 0.92 mile                  +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of Augustine                         Cecil County.
                                          Herman Highway.
                                         Approximately 1.96 miles                 +11
                                          upstream of Augustine
                                          Herman Highway.
Christina River........................  At the New Castle County                +160  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          boundary.                                     Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 100 feet                  +268
                                          downstream of the
                                          Chester County boundary.
Dogwood Run............................  At the Little Elk Creek                  +22  Town of Elkton,
                                          confluence.                                   Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 60 feet                    +27
                                          downstream of Blue Ball
                                          Road.
Gravelly Run...........................  At the Little Elk Creek                  +50  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 246 feet                   +57
                                          downstream of Blue Ball
                                          Road.
Hall Creek.............................  At Glebe Road............                +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 0.86 mile                  +11
                                          upstream of Mill Lane.
Herring Creek..........................  Approximately 2.74 miles                 +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of Augustine                       Cecil County.
                                          Herman Highway.
                                         Approximately 1,609 feet                 +11
                                          downstream of Augustine
                                          Herman Highway.
Laurel Run.............................  At the Little Elk Creek                  +40  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 1,500 feet                 +59
                                          downstream of the West
                                          Branch Laurel Run
                                          confluence.
Little Bohemia Creek...................  At the Bohemia Creek                     +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Cecil County.
                                         At Bohemia Church Road...                +11

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Little Elk Creek.......................  Approximately 631 feet                   +14  Town of Elkton,
                                          downstream of West                            Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Pulaski Highway.                              Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 1,220 feet                 +16
                                          downstream of Elkton
                                          Road.
Little Elk Creek.......................  Approximately 425 feet                   +39  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of the Laurel                      Cecil County.
                                          Run confluence.
                                         Approximately 910 feet                   +58
                                          downstream of Heron Lane.
Little Northeast Creek.................  Approximately 210 feet                   +38  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of Pulaski                           Cecil County.
                                          Highway.
                                         Approximately 757 feet                   +74
                                          downstream of Chessie
                                          System Railroad.
Long Creek.............................  At Boat Yard Road........                +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Cecil County.
                                         At Woods Road............                +11
Mill Creek.............................  Approximately 1,095 feet                 +12  Town of Perryville,
                                          downstream of Access                          Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Road.                                         Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 260 feet                  +284
                                          downstream of Principio
                                          Road.
Mill Creek (Tributary to Little Elk      Approximately 1,624 feet                 +11  Unincorporated Areas of
 Creek).                                  downstream of Old Elk                         Cecil County.
                                          Neck Road.
                                         Approximately 1,939 feet                 +11
                                          upstream of Old Elk Neck
                                          Road.
Northeast Creek........................  Approximately 542 feet                   +12  Town of North East,
                                          downstream of Main                            Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Street.                                       Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 125 feet                   +72
                                          downstream of Chessie
                                          System Railroad.
Perch Creek............................  Approximately 0.49 mile                  +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of Augustine                       Cecil County.
                                          Herman Highway.
                                         At Augustine Herman                      +11
                                          Highway.
Plum Creek.............................  Approximately 1.32 miles                 +11  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of Old Field                       Cecil County.
                                          Point Road.
                                         Approximately 1,154 feet                 +11
                                          upstream of Old Elk Neck
                                          Road.
Susquehanna River......................  Approximately 1.75 miles                 +12  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of I-95.                             Cecil County.
                                         At U.S. Route 1..........                +38
Tributary 1 to Stone Run...............  At the Stone Run                        +271  Town of Rising Sun,
                                          confluence.                                   Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Cecil County.
                                         Approximately 460 feet                  +359
                                          downstream of Pierce
                                          Road.
Tributary 2 to Stone Run...............  At the Stone Run                        +271  Town of Rising Sun,
                                          confluence.                                   Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Cecil County.
                                         At the upstream side of                 +312
                                          Harrington Drive.
Unnamed Tributary to Laurel Run........  Approximately 230 feet                   +41  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of the Laurel                        Cecil County.
                                          Run confluence.
                                         Approximately 1,400 feet                 +52
                                          upstream of the Laurel
                                          Run confluence.
West Branch Christina River............  Approximately 600 feet                  +108  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of the                               Cecil County.
                                          Newcastle County
                                          boundary.
                                         Approximately 250 feet                  +193
                                          upstream of Jackson Hall
                                          School Road.
West Branch Laurel Run.................  Approximately 494 feet                   +64  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          upstream of the Laurel                        Cecil County.
                                          Run confluence.
                                         Approximately 93 feet                    +74
                                          upstream of Marley 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 Elkton
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 100 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921.
 
Town of North East
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 106 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901.
 
Town of Perryville
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 515 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903.
 
Town of Rising Sun

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Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 1 East Main Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
 
Unincorporated Areas of Cecil County
Maps are available for inspection at the Cecil County Office of Planning and Zoning, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard,
 Suite 2300, Elkton, MD 21921.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')


Roy Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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