[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14336-14338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05453]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

[Docket ID FEMA-2016-0002]

Final Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.


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: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering 
Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 
400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) 
[email protected]; or visit the FEMA Map Information 
eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_main.html.

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 
Insurance and Mitigation has resolved any appeals resulting from this 
    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. FEMA has reviewed this final 
rule for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and has determined that this action will not have 
a significant effect on the human environment. This action is covered 
by categorical exclusions A4 and A7 identified in FEMA Instruction 108-
1-1 and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Instruction 023-01-001-
01, Appendix A.
    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 
    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.

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    Date: December 21, 2016.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department 
of Homeland Security,Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is amended as follows:


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]

2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  67.11 are amended 
as follows:

                                                                      * Elevation in
                                                                      feet (NGVD) +
                                                                    elevation in feet
                                           Location of referenced   (NAVD) # depth in
           Flooding source(s)                    elevation          feet above ground     Communities affected
                                                                    [caret] elevation
                                                                     in  meters (MSL)
                                   Otsego County, New York (All Jurisdictions)
                                             Docket No.: FEMA-B-1098
Charlotte Creek........................  At the confluence with                +1,102  Town of Oneonta.
                                          the Susquehanna River.               +1,102
                                         Approximately 1,000 feet
                                          upstream of the
                                          confluence with the
                                          Susquehanna River.
Glenwood Creek.........................  At the confluence with                +1,085  City of Oneonta, Town of
                                          the Susquehanna River.               +1,085   Oneonta.
                                         Approximately 40 feet
                                          downstream of I-88.
Mill Race..............................  At the confluence with                +1,078  City of Oneonta.
                                          the Susquehanna River.               +1,078
                                         Approximately 450 feet
                                          upstream of River Street.
Otsdawa Creek..........................  At the confluence with                +1,056  Town of Otego, Village of
                                          the Susquehanna River.               +1,056   Otego.
                                         Approximately 870 feet
                                          upstream of Main Street.
Otsego Lake............................  Entire shoreline.........             +1,193  Town of Middlefield, Town
                                                                                        of Otsego, Town of
Susquehanna River......................  Approximately 1,325 feet                +987  Town of Milford, City of
                                          downstream of State                  +1,123   Oneonta, Town of
                                          Highway 8.                                    Oneonta, Town of Otego,
                                         Approximately 3,840 feet                       Town of Unadilla,
                                          upstream of State                             Village of Otego,
                                          Highway 28.                                   Village of Unadilla.
Unadilla River.........................  At the confluence with                  +987  Town of Butternuts, Town
                                          the Susquehanna River.               +1,101   of Morris, Town of
                                         Approximately 1.7 mile                         Pittsfield, Town of
                                          upstream of State                             Unadilla, Village of
                                          Highway 80.                                   Unadilla.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
[caret] Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
City of Oneonta
Maps are available for inspection at 258 Main Street, Oneonta City Hall, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Town of Butternuts
Maps are available for inspection at 3 Vale Street, Butternuts Town Hall, Gilbertsville, NY 13776.
Town of Middlefield.............................................................................................
Maps are available for inspection at 2209 County Highway 33, Middlefield Town Hall, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Town of Milford
Maps are available for inspection at 2859 State Route 28, Milford Town Hall, Milford, NY 13834.
Town of Morris
Maps are available for inspection at 93 Main Street, Morris Town Hall, Morris, NY 13808.
Town of Oneonta
Maps are available for inspection at 3966 State Highway 12, Oneonta Town Hall, West Oneonta, NY 13861.
Town of Otego
Maps are available for inspection at 3526 State Highway 7, Otego Town Hall, Otego, NY 13825.
Town of Otsego
Maps are available for inspection at 811 County Highway 26, Otsego Town Hall, Fly Creek, NY 13337.
Town of Pittsfield
Maps are available for inspection at 366 State Highway 80, Pittsfield Town Hall, New Berlin, NY 13411.
Town of Springfield
Maps are available for inspection at 8104 State Highway 80, Springfield Town Hall, Springfield Center, NY 13468.
Town of Unadilla
Maps are available for inspection at 1648 State Highway 7, Unadilla Town Hall, Unadilla, NY 13849.
Village of Otego

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Maps are available for inspection at 4 River Street, Otego Village Hall, Otego, NY 13825.
Village of Unadilla
Maps are available for inspection at 193 Main Street, Unadilla Village Hall, Unadilla, NY 13849.

[FR Doc. 2017-05453 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]