[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 16 (Friday, January 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 4089-4091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01374]


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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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                                 Fort Bend County, Texas, and Incorporated Areas
                                       Docket Nos.: FEMA-B-1100 and B-1221
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Brazos River...........................  At the confluence with                   +51  City of Missouri.
                                          Cow Creek.
                                         At the Waller/Austin                    +117  City, City of Richmond,
                                          county boundary.                              City of Rosenberg, City
                                                                                        of Sugar Land, Fort Bend
                                                                                        County L.I.D. 2, Fort Bend County
                                                                                        L.I.D. 7, Pecan
                                                                                        Grove M.U.D., Town of
                                                                                        Thompsons,
                                                                                        Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Fort Bend County,
                                                                                        Village of Simonton,
                                                                                        Weston Lakes.

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Cane Island Branch.....................  Just upstream of the                    +132  City of Katy.
                                          confluence with Willow
                                          Fork Buffalo Bayou.
                                         Just upstream of I-10....               +133
Clear Creek............................  Just downstream of FM                    +60  City of Houston, City of
                                          2234.                                         Pearland, Unincorporated
                                                                                        Areas of Fort Bend
                                                                                        County.
                                         Just downstream of Rouen                 +68
                                          Road.
Keegans Bayou..........................  Approximately 1,500 feet                 +88  West Keegans Bayou
                                          downstream of Hodges                          Improvement District.
                                          Bend Drive.
                                         Approximately 988 feet                   +88
                                          upstream of Hodges Bend
                                          Drive.
Lower Oyster Creek.....................  At the confluence with                   +61  City of Arcola, City of
                                          Flat Bank Creek.                              Missouri City,
                                                                                        Unincorporated Areas of
                                                                                        Fort Bend County.
                                         Approximately 1,300 feet                 +64
                                          upstream of McKeever
                                          Road.
Old Oyster Creek (Backwater Effects      Approximately 2000 feet                  +59  City of Missouri City,
 from Lower Oyster Creek).                downstream of Ellison                         Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Road.                                         Fort Bend County.
                                         Just downstream of Watts                 +60
                                          Plantation Road.
Oyster Creek...........................  At the confluence with                   +61  Unincorporated Areas of
                                          Flat Bottom Creek.                            Fort Bend County, City
                                                                                        of Missouri City, City
                                                                                        of Sugar Land, First
                                                                                        Colony L.I.D., Fort Bend
                                                                                        County L.I.D. 2, Fort Bend County
                                                                                        Municipal Utility
                                                                                        District No. 25, Fort
                                                                                        Bend County M.U.D.
                                                                                        42, Pecan Grove
                                                                                        M.U.D.
                                         At the confluence with                   +85
                                          Jones Creek.
Willow Fork Buffalo Bayou..............  At the Harris County                     +97  City of Houston, City of
                                          boundary.                                     Katy, Unincorporated
                                                                                        Areas of Fort Bend
                                                                                        County, Willow Fork
                                                                                        Drainage District.
                                         At the Waller County                    +147
                                          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
 
City of Arcola
Maps are available for inspection at 13222 State Highway 6, Arcola, TX 77583.
 
City of Houston
Maps are available for inspection at 3300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.
 
City of Katy
Maps are available for inspection at 910 Avenue C, Katy, TX 77492.
 
City of Missouri City
Maps are available for inspection at 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77459.
 
City of Pearland
Maps are available for inspection at 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, TX 77581.
 
City of Richmond
Maps are available for inspection at 402 Morton Street, Richmond, TX 77469.
 
City of Rosenberg
Maps are available for inspection at 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
 
City of Sugar Land
Maps are available for inspection at 10405 Corporate Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
 
First Colony L.I.D.
Maps are available for inspection at 2077 South Gessner Road, Suite 225, Houston, TX 77063.
 
Fort Bend County L.I.D. 2
Maps are available for inspection at 2929 Briarpark Drive, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77042.
 
Fort Bend County L.I.D. 7
Maps are available for inspection at 2929 Briarpark Drive, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77042.
 

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Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 25
Maps are available for inspection at 8522 Katy Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77024.
 
Fort Bend County M.U.D. 42
Maps are available for inspection at 6335 Gulfton Street, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081.
 
Pecan Grove M.U.D.
Maps are available for inspection at 6335 Gulfton Street, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081.
 
Town of Thompsons
Maps are available for inspection at 520 Thompson Oil Field Road, Thompsons, TX 77481.
 
                                    Unincorporated Areas of Fort Bend County
Maps are available for inspection at 1124 Blume Road, Rosenburg, TX 77471.
 
Village of Simonton
Maps are available for inspection at 1104 Blume Road, Rosenburg, TX 77471.
 
West Keegans Bayou Improvement District
Maps are available for inspection at 5757 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057.
 
Weston Lakes
Maps are available for inspection at 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441.
 
Willow Fork Drainage District
Maps are available for inspection at 5757 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Date: December 18, 2013.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-01374 Filed 1-23-14; 8:45 am]
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