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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

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 of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Doug Bellomo, P.E., Hazard Identification Section, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency 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 Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, 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.

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 address cited below for each community. Start Printed Page 60860

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, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate 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)
WEST VIRGINIA
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Ravenswood, City of Ripley (FEMA Docket No. D-7562)
Ohio River:
At the downstream county boundary*586
At the upstream county boundary*598
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Ravenswood
Mill Creek:
At confluence with Ohio River*587
Approximately 1.84 miles upstream of entrance to Cedar Lakes*602
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Ripley
Sandy Creek:
At confluence with Ohio River*592
Approximately 2,530 feet upstream of S.R. 13*598
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Ravenswood
Grasslick Creek:
Approximately 2,200 feet downstream of Interstate 77*692
Approximately 0.85 mile upstream of the most upstream crossing of County Route 21*830
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas)
Pocatalico Creek:
Approximately 1,210 feet downstream of Interstate 77*642
Approximately 640 feet upstream of County Route 21*746
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas)
Jackson County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps available for inspection at the Jackson County Courthouse, Ripley, West Virginia.
City of Ripley
Maps available for inspection at the Ripley City Hall, 113 South Church Street, Ripley, West Virginia.
City of Ravenswood
Maps available for inspection at the City of Ravenswood City Hall, 212 Walnut Street, Ravenswood, West Virginia.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: October 15, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-26829 Filed 10-23-03; 8:45 am]

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