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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Final rule.


Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations and modified Base Flood Elevations (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).


The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Start Printed Page 4950showing BFEs and modified BFEs for each community. This date may be obtained by contacting the office where the FIRM is available for inspection as indicated in the table below.


The final base flood elevations 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.

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Michael M. Grimm, Acting Chief, Hazard Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2878 or (e-mail)

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FEMA makes final determinations listed below of BFEs and modified BFEs for each community listed. The proposed BFEs and proposed modified BFEse 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 BFEs and proposed modified BFEs 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.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Administrator of the 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

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Flood insurance
  • Reporting and record keeping requirements
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Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 67 is amended to read as follows:

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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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StateCity/town/countySource of floodingLocation#Depth in feet above ground *Elevation in feet (NGVD) Modified ◆Elevation in feet (NAVD) Modified
ILBradley (Village) (Kankakee County) (FEMA Docket No. 7613)Kankakee River North Branch Soldier Creek Soldier CreekThe southwest corner of the Village of Bradley Just upstream of Conrail bridge At the confluence of North Branch Soldier Creek Approximately 400 feet upstream of North Street  * 599 * 628   * 627   * 634
Maps are available for inspection at the Department of Building Standards, 147 S. Michigan Avenue, Bradley, Illinois.
ILKankakee (City) (Kankakee County) (FEMA Docket No. P7613)Kankakee River Soldier CreekApproximately 7,600 feet downsteam of Conrail Approximately 3,600 feet upstream of I-57 Just upstream of Illinois Central Railroad Approximately 4,300 feet upstream of State Route 50 (Kinzie Avenue)  * 598   * 606 * 627   * 631
Maps are available for inspection at the City of Kankakee Planning Department, 165 N. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, Illinois.
OKPrague (City) (Oklahoma County) (FEMA Docket No. P7615)Shan Creek Shan Creek Tributary* 992 * 983
Maps are available for inspection at 1116 North Jim Thorpe Boulevard, Prague, Oklahoma.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: January 21, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-2244 Filed 1-30-03; 8:45 am]