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Final Flood Elevation Determination

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

Base (1% annual chance) flood elevations and modified base flood elevations are made final for the communities listed below. The base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations 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).

EFFECTIVE DATES:

The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) showing base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations for each community. This date may be obtained by contacting the office where the maps are available for inspection as indicated on the table below.

ADDRESSES:

The final base flood elevations for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer for each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matthew B. Miller, P.E. chief, Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (email) matt.miller@fema.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA or Agency) makes final determinations listed below of base flood elevations and modified based flood elevations for each community listed. The proposed base flood elevations and proposed modified base flood elevations were published in newspapers of local circulation and an opportunity for the community or individuals to appeal the proposed determinations to or through the community was provided for a period of ninety (90) days . The proposed base flood elevations and proposed modified base flood elevations were also published in the Federal Register.

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.

The Agency 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 Flood Insurance Rate Map available at the Start Printed Page 45666address cited below for each community.

The base flood elevations and modified base flood elevations are made final in the communities listed below. Elevations at selected locations in each community are shown.

National Environmental Policy Act

This rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR Part 10, Environment Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, certifies that this rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because final or modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

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 12612, Federalism

This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform

This rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

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Accordingly,

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PART 67—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows:

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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.

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

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Source of flooding and location#Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD) • Elevation in feet (NAVD)
PENNSYLVANIA
(Westmoreland County) township of East Huntingdon, Borough of Scottdale, Township of Mt. Pleasant (FEMA Docket No. D-7526)
Jacobs Creek:
At State Route 819*1,020
A point approximately 0.82 mile upstream of State Route 982*1,288
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Borough of Scottdale (FEMA Docket No. D-7526)
Stauffer Run:
Approximately 340 feet upstream of confluence with Jacobs Creek (Lower Reach)*1,031
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of State Route 819*1,039
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Township of Mt. Pleasant (FEMA Docket No. D-7526)
Laurel Run:
At the confluence with Jacobs Creek*1,219
Approximately 1,530 feet upstream of Jacobs Creek*1,244
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Township of East Hungingdon, Township of Mt Pleasant (FEMA Docket No. D-7526)
Shupe Run:
At the confluence with Jacobs Creek*1,040
Approximately 42 feet downstream of the CONRAIL bridge*1,046
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Borough of Scottdale
Maps available for inspection at the Scottdale Borough Municipal Building 10 Mount Pleasant Road, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
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Township of Mt. Pleasant
Maps available for inspection at the Mt. Pleasant Township Building, Poker Road, Mammoth, Pennsylvania.
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Township of East Huntingdon
Maps available for inspection at the East Huntingdon Township Building, Route 981, Alverton, Pennsylvania.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: July 2, 2002.

Robert F. Shea,

Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-17270 Filed 7-9-02; 8:45 am]

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