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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 (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).

EFFECTIVE DATES:

The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) showing BFEs and modified BFEs for each community. This date may be Start Printed Page 523obtained by contacting the office where the maps are available for inspection as indicated on 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 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 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 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 BFEs 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)
MASSACHUSETTS
North Reading (Town), Middlesex County (FEMA Docket No. D-7576)
Martins Brook:
At Park Street* 74
At outlet of Martins Pond* 80
Skug River:
At confluence with Martins Pond* 80
Approximately 150 feet upstream of the corporate limits* 84
Martins Pond:
At its outlet into Martins Brook* 80
At confluence of Skug River* 80
Bear Meadow Brook:
At Haverhill Street* 72
Approximately 1,125 feet upstream of Haverhill Street* 74
Maps available for inspection at the North Reading Town Hall, 235 North Street, North Reading, Massachusetts.
NEW JERSEY
Greenwich (Township), Warren County (FEMA Docket No. D-7572)
Merrill Creek:
Approximately 30 feet upstream of confluence with Pohatcong Creek* 262
Approximately 150 feet downstream of North Main Street* 337
Merrill Creek (Left Channel):
At the downstream confluence with Merrill Creek* 270
Approximately 35 feet downstream from upstream confluence with Merrill Creek* 343
Maps available for inspection at the Engineer's Office, 205 Route 31 North, Washington, New Jersey.
NEW YORK
Schuyler Falls (Town), Clinton County (FEMA Docket No. D-7566)
Saranac River:
At upstream corporate limits* 736
At downstream corporate limits* 245
Maps available for inspection at the Schuyler Falls Town Office, 997 Mason Street, Schuyler Falls, New York.
Victor (Village), Ontario County (FEMA Docket No. D-7572)
Great Brook:
At the downstream corporate limits* 555
Approximately 1,150 feet upstream of CONRAIL* 585
Maps available for inspection at the Victor Village Office, 60 East Main Street, Victor, New York.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: December 18, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 04-157 Filed 1-5-04; 8:45 am]

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