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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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).

DATES:

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 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:

William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 Mitigation Division Director of FEMA 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.

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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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Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation* Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground modifiedCommunities affected
Ascension Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-7462
Bayou BoyleAt the confluence of Bayou Conway and Bayou Boyle+7Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Gonzales.
At the intersection of Bayou Boyle and S. St. Landry Avenue+10
Bayou ConwayAt the confluence of Panama Canal and Bayou Conway+7Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Gonzales
At the divergence of Panama Canal and Bayou Conway+9
Bayou FrancoisAt the confluence of New River and Bayou Francois+8Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Gonzales.
At the intersection of State Route 431 and Bayou Francois+8
McCall BayouAt the confluence of McCall Bayou and Smokebend Canal+19Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas), City of Donaldsonville.
At the intersection of Texas and Pacific Railroad and McCall Bayou+19
Middle Branch of Grand Goudine BayouAt the intersection of Highway 10 and Middle Branch of Grand Goudine Bayou+15Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 200 feet downstream the intersection of Highway 10 and Middle Branch of Grand Goudine Bayou+15
Northern Branch of Grand Goudine BayouAt the confluence of New River and Northern Branch of Grand Goudine Bayou+11Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas).
Northern Branch of Grand Goudine Bayou+18
Saveiro CanalAt the confluence of New River Canal and Saveiro Canal+7Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence of Babin Canal and Saveiro Canal+8
Smith Bayou DiversionAt the confluence of Bayou Francois and Smith Bayou Diversion+11Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence of Bayou Francois a and Smith Bayou Diversion+11
Southern Branch of Grand GoudineAt Intersection of Highway 10 and Southern Branch of Goudine Bayou+15Ascension County (Unincorporated Areas).
At Intersection of Southern Branch of Grand Goudine Bayou and State Highway 73+15
# Depth in feet above ground.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ National American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Donaldsonville
Maps are available for inspection at City of Donaldsonville, 609 Railroad, Donaldsonville, LA 70346.
City of Gonzales
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 120 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737.
Ascension Parish (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at President's Office, 208 East Railroad Avenue, Gonzalez, LA 70737.

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

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Dated: March 1, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E7-4152 Filed 3-7-07; 8:45 am]

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