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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 Directorate, 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
Alexander County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas
Docket Nos.: FEMA-B-7708 and FEMA-D-7676
Beaverdam CreekAt the confluence with Big Branch into South Yadkin River+1,026Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2.5 miles upstream of Vashti Road+1,151
Beaver BranchAt the confluence with Lambert Creek+1,087Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 500 feet upstream of SR 1307+1,161
Big BranchAt the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+894Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 600 feet upstream of SR 1619+1,057
Big Branch into South Yadkin RiverAt the confluence with South Yadkin River+1,026Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Vashti Cemetery Road+1,181
Catawba RiverApproximately 1.0 mile upstream of the confluence of Elk Shoals Creek+848Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the Alexander/Caldwell County boundary+936
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Duck CreekAt the confluence of Middle Little River+1,036Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence with Holsclaw Creek+1,157
Elk Shoals CreekApproximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Catawba River+848Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 400 feet upstream of SR 1631+991
Tributary 1At the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+883Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+896
Tributary 2At the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+889Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+903
Glade CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+901Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 900 feet upstream of Rogers Lake Dam Upper+1,195
Tributary 1At the confluence with Glade Creek+1,015Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Taylorsville.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of SR 1607+1,093
Grassy CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+1,093Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,050 feet upstream of the confluence of Grassy Creek Tributary 2+1,185
Tributary 1At the confluence with Grassy Creek+1,098Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence with Grassy Creek+1,122
Tributary 2At the confluence with Grassy Creek+1,182Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of SR 16+1,211
Greasy CreekAt the confluence with Wallace Creek+1,016Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Carson Chapel Road (SR 1418)+1,175
Tributary 1At the confluence with Greasy Creek+1,035Alexander County
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Hammer Road+1,199(Unincorporated Areas), Town of Taylorsville.
Guys BranchAt the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+906Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek+922
Holsclaw CreekAt the confluence with Duck Creek+1,157Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of SR 1302+1,238
Isaac CreekAt the confluence with Upper Little River+936Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of SR 1143+957
Island CreekAt the confluence with Catawba River+851Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of SR 1621+875
Jumping RunAt the confluence with Rock Creek+983Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 600 feet upstream of SR 127+1,099
Lambert CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+1,087Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 700 feet upstream of the confluence of Poplar Creek+1,180
Tributary 1At the confluence with Lambert Creek+1,113Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 800 feet upstream of SR 1307+1,174
Lower Little RiverAt the confluence with Catawba River+852Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of SR 1332+1,130
Tributary 1At the confluence with Lower Little River+865Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
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Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of the confluence with Lower Little River+973
Tributary 2At the confluence with Lower Little River+983Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of SR 1124+1,100
Tributary 2AAt the confluence with Lower Little River Tributary 2+1,085Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,650 feet upstream of the confluence with Lower Little River Tributary 2+1,122
Tributary 3At the confluence with Lower Little River+995Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.4 miles upstream of SR 1110+1,093
Tributary 4At the confluence with Lower Little River+1,022Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Taylorsville.
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of School Drive+1,163
Middle Little RiverApproximately 300 feet downstream of SR 1137+935Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the Alexander/Caldwell County boundary+1,295
Tributary 2At the confluence with Middle Little River+1,030Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence with Middle Little River+1,036
Mill CreekAt the confluence with South Yadkin River+1,020Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of confluence with South Yadkin River+1,025
Miller CreekAt the confluence with South Yadkin River+857Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 300 feet upstream of Sprinkle Dairy Road+1,009
Mountain CreekApproximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Middle Little River+936Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 200 feet upstream of SR 1150+1,057
Muddy Fork CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+1,063Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Taylorsville.
Approximately 1.3 miles upstream of SR 1409+1,108
Tributary 1At the confluence with Muddy Fork Creek+1,076Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Taylorsville.
Approximately 1.6 miles upstream of Old Wikesboro Road+1,181
Poplar CreekAt the confluence with Lambert Creek+1,176Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of SR 1305+1,199
Rock CreekAt the confluence with Middle Little River+957Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence of Jumping Run+983
Tributary 1At the confluence with Rock Creek+957Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the confluence with Rock Creek+958
Rocky CreekApproximately 0.5 mile upstream of Branton Road (SR 1601)+1,097Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 150 feet upstream of Alexander/Wilkes County boundary+1,192
Snow CreekApproximately 150 feet downstream of the Iredell/Alexander County boundary+1,013Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 50 feet upstream of the Iredell/Alexander County boundary+1,013
South Yadkin RiverApproximately 500 feet downstream of the Iredell/Alexander County boundary+843Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 500 feet downstream of Vashti Road (SR 1403)+1,066
Spring CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+1,047Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of SR 1121+1,121
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Stirewalt CreekAt the confluence with Lower Little River+983Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas) Town of Taylorsville.
Approximately 750 feet upstream of East Main Avenue+1,241
Third CreekApproximately 850 feet downstream of Smith Farm Road (SR 1637)+914Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Lentz Road+1,004
Upper Little RiverAt the confluence with Catawba River+936Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,600 feet upstream of Alexander/Caldwell County boundary+971
Wallace CreekAt the confluence with South Yadkin River+905Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of confluence of Greasy Creek+1,018
White CreekAt the confluence with Holsclaw Creek+1,157Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of SR 1303+1,270
# Depth in feet above ground.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
Town of Taylorsville
Maps are available for inspection at the Alexander County Planning and Inspection Office, 332 1st Avenue Southwest, Taylorsville, North Carolina.
Alexander County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at the Alexander County Planning and Inspection Office, 332 1st Avenue Southwest, Taylorsville, North Carolina.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: July 3, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E7-13603 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]

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