[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 109 (Thursday, June 6, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33991-33993]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13370]


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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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                                  Harris County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
                                             Docket No: FEMA-B-1164
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K100-00-00 (Cypress Creek).............  Approximately 0.57 mile                  +79  City of Houston,
                                          downstream of Treaschwig                      Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Road.                                         Harris County.
                                         Approximately 1.1 miles                 +173
                                          upstream of the Waller
                                          County boundary.
K111-00-00 (Turkey Creek)..............  Approximately 1,100 feet                 +90  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of Hardy Toll                      Harris County.
                                          Road.
                                         Approximately 650 feet                  +105
                                          upstream of North Vista
                                          Drive.
K116-00-00 (Schulz Gully) (backwater     At the Cypress Creek                     +85  Unincorporated Areas of
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 920 feet                   +85
                                          downstream of Aldine
                                          Westfield Road.
K120-00-00 (Lemm Gully) (backwater       At the Cypress Creek                     +92  Unincorporated Areas of
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 0.4 mile                   +92
                                          upstream of Lockridge
                                          Drive.
K120-01-00 (Senger Gully) (backwater     At the Lemm Gully                        +92  City of Houston,
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Harris County.
                                         Approximately 100 feet                   +92
                                          upstream of I-45.
K124-00-00 (Seals Gully)...............  Approximately 1,400 feet                +102  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          downstream of Candle                          Harris County.
                                          Creek Road.
                                         Approximately 500 feet                  +125
                                          upstream of Spring
                                          Cypress Road.
K131-00-00 (Spring Gully)..............  At the Cypress Creek                    +106  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 200 feet                  +137
                                          downstream of Spring
                                          Cypress Road.
K131-03-03 (Tributary 2.1 to Spring      At the Spring Gully                     +112  Unincorporated Areas of
 Gully) (backwater effects from Spring    confluence.                                   Harris County.
 Gully).
                                         At the upstream side of                 +112
                                          T.C. Jester Boulevard.
K131-04-00 (Tributary to Spring Gully)   At the Spring Gully                     +121  Unincorporated Areas of
 (backwater effects from Spring Gully).   confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 1,600 feet                +122
                                          upstream of the Spring
                                          Gully confluence.
K133-00-00 (Dry Gully) (backwater        At the Cypress Creek                    +112  Unincorporated Areas of
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 400 feet                  +112
                                          upstream of Champions
                                          Forest Drive.
K140-00-00 (Pillot Gully) (backwater     At the Cypress Creek                    +118  Unincorporated Areas of
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         At the downstream side of               +118
                                          River Park Drive.
K142-00-00 (Faulkey Gully).............  At the Cypress Creek                    +122  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         At the downstream side of               +123
                                          Lakewood Forest Drive.
K145-00-00 (Dry Creek) (backwater        At the Cypress Creek                    +139  Unincorporated Areas of
 effects from Cypress Creek).             confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         At the downstream side of               +139
                                          Jarvis Road.
K152-00-00 (Tributary 37.1 to Cypress    Approximately 1,500 feet                +148  Unincorporated Areas of
 Creek).                                  upstream of the Cypress                       Harris County.
                                          Creek confluence.
                                         Approximately 920 feet                  +151
                                          downstream of U.S. Route
                                          290.
K155-00-00 (Tributary 40.7 to Cypress    At the Cypress Creek                    +158  Unincorporated Areas of
 Creek).                                  confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 1,580 feet                +197
                                          downstream of U.S. Route
                                          290.
K157-00-00 (Tributary 42.7 to Cypress    At the Cypress Creek                    +163  Unincorporated Areas of
 Creek).                                  confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 2.0 miles                 +196
                                          upstream of Jack Road.

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K159-00-00 (Channel A to Cypress Creek)  At the Cypress Creek                    +151  Unincorporated Areas of
 (backwater effects from Cypress Creek).  confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 1,900 feet                +151
                                          upstream of the Cypress
                                          Creek confluence.
K160-00-00 (Rock Hollow)...............  At the Cypress Creek                    +163  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 980 feet                  +206
                                          upstream of Mound Road.
K160-01-00 (Tributary 1.63 to Rock       Approximately 0.6 mile                  +166  Unincorporated Areas of
 Hollow).                                 upstream of the Rock                          Harris County.
                                          Hollow confluence.
                                         Approximately 2.8 miles                 +192
                                          upstream of the Rock
                                          Hollow confluence.
K185-00-00 and K172-00-00 (Tributary     At the Cypress Creek and                +166  Unincorporated Areas of
 44.5 to Cypress Creek).                  K185-00-00 confluence.                        Harris County.
                                         Approximately 0.7 mile                  +206
                                          downstream of Mound Road.
L100-00-00 (Little Cypress Creek)        At the Cypress Creek                    +130  Unincorporated Areas of
 (backwater effects from Cypress Creek).  confluence.                                   Harris County.
                                         Approximately 1,500 feet                +130
                                          upstream of the Cypress
                                          Creek confluence.
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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
 
City of Houston
Maps are available for inspection at the Public Works and Engineering Department, 611 Walker Street, Houston, TX
 77002.
 
                                      Unincorporated Areas of Harris County
 
Maps are available for inspection at the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department, A&E Division, Permit
 Office, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77092.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-13370 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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