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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 Branch, 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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StateCity/town/ countySource of floodingLocation#Depth in feet above ground. *Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) Modified
Pike County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-7456
KYPike County (Unincorporated Areas)Ferguson CreekAt the confluence Ferguson Creek with Pikeville Pond+676
City of PikevilleApproximately 100 feet upstream of confluence of Williams Branch+853
Pike County (Unincorporated Areas)Harolds BranchAt the confluence Harolds Branch with Pikeville Pond+678
City of PikevilleApproximately 3,020 feet upstream of Pikeville Pond+705
Pike County (Unincorporated Areas)Lower Chloe CreekAt the confluence Lower Chloe Creek with Pikeville Pond+676
City of PikevilleApproximately 680 feet downstream of confluence of Peter Fork+747
Pike County (Unincorporated Areas)Pikeville PondApproximately 3,160 feet downstream of confluence of Harolds Branch+666
City of PikevilleAt the confluence Pikeville Pond with Levisa Fork+686
# Depth in feet above ground.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
(Note: NGVD −.609′ = NAVD)
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ADDRESSES
Pike County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at 260 Hambley Boulevard, Pikeville, KY 41501.
Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ModifiedCommunities affected
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-7700
Bayou Duplantier and Corporation CanalConfluence with Dawson Creek+25East Baton Rouge Parish.
Intersection with Nicholson Drive on-ramp+29
Bayou FountainConfluence with Bayou Manchac+14East Baton Rouge Parish.
500 feet upstream from the intersection with Nicholson Drive+23
North BranchConfluence with Bayou Fountain+21East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 2100 feet upstream from the intersection with Nicholson Drive (at pedestrian bridge)+22
South BranchConfluence with Bayou Fountain+23East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 2100 feet upstream from the intersection with Gourrier Ave+24
Tributary 1Upstream face-Fulmer Skipwith Road+16East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 1200 feet upstream from the intersection with Highland Road+18
Clay Cut BayouApproximately 4400 feet downstream from Tiger Bend Road+26East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 600 feet upstream from the intersection with Bluebonnet Road+32
Dawson CreekConfluence with Ward's Creek+24East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 1200 feet upstream from the intersection with Clay Cut Road+36
Elbow BayouUpstream face of Illinois Central Railroad+18East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 3.1 miles upstream from Ben Hur Road+21
Jacks BayouConfluence with Clay Cut Bayou+30East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 2400 feet upstream from the intersection with Parkforest Drive+37
Mississippi RiverIntersection of Bluebonnet Blvd and Nicholson Dr. (East Baton Rouge Parish limits)+42East Baton Rouge Parish.
Mississippi River west of W. Mount Pleasant Road (East Baton Rouge Parish limits)+52
West of W. Mount Pleasant Road (East Baton Rouge Parish Boundary)+42
At confluence of Mississippi River and Bayou Manchac (East Baton Rouge Parish Boundary)+52
North Branch Wards CreekConfluence with Wards Creek+29East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 1100 feet upstream from the intersection with Connells Village Lane+44
South Canal DiversionApproximately 2300 feet upstream from the intersection with Plank Road+82East Baton Rouge Parish, City of Baker
Approximately 2300 feet upstream from the intersection with Plank Road+82
East Baton Rouge ParishEast Baton Rouge Parish+16East Baton Rouge Parish
Approximately 2300 feet upstream from the intersection with Elvin Drive+16
Unnamed Tributary to North Branch Wards Creek (Harelson Lateral)Confluence with North Branch Wards Creek+40East Baton Rouge Parish.
Confluence with North Branch Wards Creek+43
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Upper Cypress BayouApproximately 2800 feet upstream from the intersection with Heck Young Rd+81City of Zachary.
Approximately 100 feet downstream from the intersection with Rollins Road+94
Upper White BayouConfluence with South Canal+82City of Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 2700 feet upstream from Old Scenic Highway+119
Wards CreekConfluence with Bayou Manchac+18East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 100 feet upstream from the intersection with Choctaw Drive+51
Weiner CreekConfluence with Jones Creek+39East Baton Rouge Parish.
Approximately 1100 feet upstream from the intersection with Church Entrance Road+42
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Baker
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 3325 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714.
City of Zachary
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 4650 Main Street, Zachary, LA 70791.
East Baton Rouge Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 4th Floor Municipal Building, 300 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Liberty County, Texas and Unincorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-7708
Cedar Bayou (Lower)Approximately 1800 feet downstream from Kenning Road (County Boundary)+36Liberty County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 3200 feet upstream from Crosby East Gate Road (County Boundary)+62
Trinity RiverApproximately 1.3 miles downstream from U.S. Route 90+25City of Liberty.
Approximately 3.6 miles upstream from the Missouri Pacific Railroad+36Liberty County (Unincorporated Areas).
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
ADDRESSES
City of Liberty
Maps are available for inspection at Liberty City Hall, 1829 Sam Houston, Liberty, TX 77575.
Liberty County (Unincorporated Areas)
Maps are available for inspection at Liberty County Annex, 2103 Cos Street, Liberty, TX 77575.

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

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Dated: December 18, 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. E7-25304 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]

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