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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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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).

 

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DATES: Back to Top

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: Back to Top

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: Back to Top

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: Back to Top

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 Back to Top

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is amended as follows:

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PART 67—[AMENDED] Back to Top

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.

§ 67.11 [Amended]

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

Flooding source(s) Location of referenced elevation * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL) modified Communities affected
Monroe County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions) Docket No.: FEMA-B-1232    
Appenzell Creek Approximately 100 feet upstream of the McMichaels Creek confluence +486 Township of Hamilton, Township of Jackson.
Approximately 975 feet upstream of LR 45056 +871  
Aquashicola Creek At the Carbon County Boundary (approximately 2.2 miles downstream of Lower Smith Gap Road) +467 Township of Eldred, Township of Ross.
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the most upstream Upper Smith Gap Road crossing +580  
Brodhead Creek Reach 1 At the Delaware River confluence +323 Township of Smithfield.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of State Route 2028 +323  
Buck Hill Creek Approximately 160 feet upstream of the Brodhead Creek Reach 2 and Middle Branch Tributary confluence +1017 Township of Barrett, Township of Coolbaugh.
Approximately 2.2 miles upstream of State Route 191 +2012  
Bushkill Creek Approximately 1,100 feet downstream of Club House Drive +470 Township of Middle Smithfield.
Approximately 1,130 feet upstream of State Route 402 +756  
Cherry Creek At the Delaware River confluence +323 Borough of Delaware Water Gap, Township of Hamilton, Township of Smithfield, Township of Stroud.
Approximately 1,250 feet upstream of Spring Mountain Lane +635  
Cranberry Creek at Paradise At the upstream side of Browns Hill Road +715 Township of Paradise.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of Snowbird Lane +1092  
Cranberry Creek at Pocono At the Pocono Creek confluence +796 Township of Pocono.
Approximately 580 feet downstream of State Route 611 +817  
Delaware River Approximately 1.3 miles downstream of I-80 +315 Borough of Delaware Water Gap, Township of Middle Smithfield, Township of Smithfield.
Approximately 14.8 miles upstream of I-80 +357  
Kettle Creek At the Appenzell Creek confluence +491 Township of Hamilton.
Approximately 200 feet upstream of the Appenzell Creek confluence +492  
Lehigh River Reach 2 Approximately 1.4 miles downstream of State Route 4003 +1512 Township of Coolbaugh, Township of Tobyhanna.
Approximately 780 feet upstream of T-303 +1617  
Marshalls Creek At the Brodhead Creek Reach 1 confluence +323 Township of Middle Smithfield, Township of Smithfield.
Approximately 2.6 miles upstream of Wooddale Road +1144  
Pocono Creek Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the McMichaels Creek confluence +416 Borough of Stroudsburg, Township of Hamilton, Township of Pocono, Township of Stroud.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Wilke Road +1441  
Sambo Creek Approximately 60 feet downstream of the railroad +444 Township of Stroud.
Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of State Route 447 (extended) +451  
Scot Run At the Pocono Creek confluence +955 Township of Pocono.
Approximately 450 feet downstream of State Route 611 +955  
Shawnee Creek Reach 1 At the Delaware River confluence +326 Township of Smithfield.
Approximately 100 feet upstream of River Road +326  
Swiftwater Creek Approximately 1,580 feet downstream of State Route 314 +1163 Township of Pocono, Township of Tobyhanna.
Approximately 2.7 miles upstream of Lake Minausin Dam +1736  
Tributary 4 to Pocono Creek At the Pocono Creek confluence +861 Township of Pocono.
Approximately 110 feet downstream of Alger Avenue +865  
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.      
+ North American Vertical Datum.      
# Depth in feet above ground.      
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.      
ADDRESSES      
Borough of Delaware Water Gap      
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 49 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327.      
Borough of Stroudsburg      
Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 700 Sarah Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.      
Township of Barrett      
Maps are available for inspection at the Barrett Township Hall, 993 State Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326.      
Township of Coolbaugh      
Maps are available for inspection at the Coolbaugh Township Municipal Center, 5550 Memorial Boulevard, Tobyhanna, PA 18466.      
Township of Eldred      
Maps are available for inspection at the Eldred Township Office, 490 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058.      
Township of Hamilton      
Maps are available for inspection at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 229 Fenner Avenue, Sciota, PA 18354.      
Township of Jackson      
Maps are available for inspection at the Jackson Township Municipal Building, 2162 State Route 715, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.      
Township of Middle Smithfield      
Maps are available for inspection at the Middle Smithfield Township Office, Schoonover Municipal Building, 25 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.      
Township of Paradise      
Maps are available for inspection at the Paradise Township Municipal Building, 5912 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, PA 18326.      
Township of Pocono      
Maps are available for inspection at the Pocono Township Municipal Building, 112 Township Way, Tannersville, PA 18372.      
Township of Ross      
Maps are available for inspection at the Ross Township Municipal Building, 258 Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353.      
Township of Smithfield      
Maps are available for inspection at the Smithfield Township Municipal Center, 1155 Red Fox Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.      
Township of Stroud      
Maps are available for inspection at the Stroud Township Municipal Center, 1211 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.      
Township of Tobyhanna      
Maps are available for inspection at the Tobyhanna Township Municipal Building, 105 Government Center Way, Pocono Pines, PA 18350.      
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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.

[FR Doc. 2013-02071 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]

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