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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 Assistant Administrator of the Mitigation 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. 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
Cherokee County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-D-7824
Bates CreekAt the confluence with Hanging Dog Creek+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Hanging Dog Creek+1,633
Bearpaw CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 80 feet downstream of Lower Bear Paw Road (State Road 1312)+1,534
Beaverdam CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 70 feet downstream of the confluence of Cook Creek+1,734
Beech CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 2.4 miles upstream of the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,548
Brasstown CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,587Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Brasstown Road+1,605
Brown CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,692Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluence with Valley River+1,709
Cane CreekAt the confluence with Nottely River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of U.S. Highway 64+1,536
Chambers CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1.7 miles upstream of the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,534
Davis CreekAt the confluence with Hanging Dog Creek+1,767Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 20 feet downstream of the confluence with Dockey Creek and Bald Creek+2,054
Grape CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Joe Brown Highway (State Road 1326)+1,530
Hanging Dog CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Approximately 1,300 feet upstream of Running Deer Lane+1,914
Hiwassee RiverApproximately 1.5 miles downstream of Apalachia Lake Dam+1,162Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Town of Murphy.
Approximately 875 feet downstream of Mission Dam+1,620
Junaluska CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,783Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Town of Andrews.
At the confluence of Bear Branch+2,169
Little Brasstown CreekAt the confluence with Brasstown Creek+1,605Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1.8 miles upstream of Folk School Road (State Road 1565)+1,627
Martin CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,534Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1,740 feet upstream of Brasstown Road (State Road 1564)+1,655
McClellan CreekAt the confluence with Tatham Creek+1,852Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Pisgah Road (State Road 1507)+1,903
Morgan CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,594Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
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Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the confluence with Valley River+1,601
Nottely RiverAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 2.2 miles downstream of U.S. Highway 64+1,534
Owl CreekAt the confluence with Hanging Dog Creek+1,677Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Owl Creek Road (State Road 1340)+1,904
Peachtree CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,564Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Upper Peachtree Road (State Road 1535)+1,798
Persimmon CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,529Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 440 feet upstream of U.S. Highway 64+1,821
Phillips CreekAt the confluence with Tatham Creek+1,852Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1,610 feet upstream of Sunflower Lane+2,360
Rapier Mill CreekApproximately 0.6 mile upstream of the confluence with Nottely River+1,571Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
At the confluence of South Fork Rapier Mill Creek+1,596
Ricket BranchAt the confluence with Valley River+1,679Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 200 feet downstream of Airport Road (State Road 1428)+1,706
Rogers CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,572Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the confluence with Valley River+1,594
Slow CreekApproximately 75 feet downstream of the downstream most crossing of Canyon Road (State Road 1527)+1,678Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 660 feet upstream of the upstream most crossing of Canyon Road (State Road 1527)+1,727
South Fork Rapier Mill CreekAt the confluence with Rapier Mill Creek+1,596Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 1.9 miles upstream of State Route 60+1,674
South Shoal CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,282Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 2.7 miles upstream of Shoal Creek Road (State Road 1145)+1,972
Tatham CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,772Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Town of Andrews.
At the confluence of McClellan Creek and Phillips Creek+1,852
Valley RiverAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,530Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County, Town of Andrews, Town of Murphy.
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Cherokee Avenue+3,678
Whitiaker BranchAt the confluence with Valley River+1,696Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of the confluence with Valley River+1,715
Worm CreekAt the confluence with Valley River+1,825Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County.
Approximately 0.9 mile upstream of Robinson Road (State Road 1502)+2,240
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
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# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Maps are available for inspection at Ginger Lynn Welch Complex, 810 Aquoni Road, Cherokee, North Carolina.
Town of Andrews
Maps are available for inspection at Andrews Town Hall, 1101 Main Street, Andrews, North Carolina.
Town of Murphy
Maps are available for inspection at Murphy Town Hall, 5 Wofford Street, Murphy, North Carolina.
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Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County
Maps are available for inspection at Cherokee County Mapping Department/GIS, County Courthouse, 39 Peachtree Street, Suite 104, Murphy, North Carolina.
Clay County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-D-7822
Blair CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,800Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of NC-69+1,840
Brasstown CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,587Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 400 feet upstream of West Road (State Road 1111)+1,713
Chatuga LakeEntire shoreline within Clay County+1,929Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Coleman CreekAt the confluence with Hyatt Mill Creek+1,934Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 800 feet upstream of the confluence with Hyatt Mill Creek+1,934
Crawford CreekAt the confluence with Brasstown Creek+1,698Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,430 feet upstream of Pine Ridge Drive+1,837
Downing CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,796Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Lawrence Smith Road (State Road 1324)+1,959
Eagle Fork CreekAt the confluence with Shooting Creek+2,045Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 200 feet upstream of Sally Gap Road+2,211
Fires CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,724Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of Fires Creek Road (State Road 1300)+1,834
Giesky CreekAt the confluence with Shooting Creek+1,981Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,530 feet upstream of Sally Gap Road+2,172
Gumlog CreekAt the confluence with Brasstown Creek+1,669Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 300 feet upstream of Pine Log Road (State Road 1104)+1,703
Hiwassee RiverApproximately 500 feet downstream of Old Highway 64W (State Road 1100)+1,590Clay County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Hayesville.
Approximately 1,380 feet upstream of the confluence of Hiwassee River Tributary 1+1,885
Hiwassee River Tributary 1At the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,811Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Chatuge Dam Road (State Road 1146)+1,811
Hothouse BranchAt the confluence with Shooting Creek+1,943Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.7 mile upstream of Fred and Carl Lane+2,015
Hyatt Mill CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,802Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
At the confluence of Coleman Creek+1,934
Licklog CreekApproximately 200 feet downstream of U.S. Highway 64+1,929Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 450 feet upstream of Peckerwood Road (State Road 1328)+2,005
Muskrat BranchAt the confluence with Shooting Creek and Thompson Creek+2,183Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Shooting Creek and Thompson Creek+2,429
Nantahala RiverAt the Clay/Macon County boundary+3,013Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 450 feet downstream of Thunderstruck Lane+3,089
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Pinelong CreekAt the confluence with Brasstown Creek+1,641Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Royal Oaks Trail+1,914
Qually CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,788Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Ali Drive+1,837
Shooting CreekApproximately 800 feet upstream of Old Highway 64E+1,929Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 90 feet upstream of Old Highway 64E+2,183
Sweetwater CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,686Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of U.S. Highway 64+1,844
Thompson CreekAt the confluence with Shooting Creek+2,183Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Muskrat Creek Road (State Road 1173)+2,283
Town CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,793Clay County (Unincorporated Areas), Town of Hayesville.
Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Anderson Street+1,831
Tusquitee CreekAt the confluence with Hiwassee River+1,783Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 2.0 miles upstream of Chairmaker Drive+2,214
Winchester CreekAt the confluence with Brasstown Creek+1,671Clay County (Unincorporated Areas).
Approximately 1,090 feet upstream of West Gum Log Road (State Road 1107)+1,716
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
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# Depth in feet above ground.
ADDRESSES
Clay County
Maps are available for inspection at Clay County Building, 33 Main Street, Hayesville, North Carolina.
Town of Hayesville
Maps are available for inspection at Hayesville Town Hall, 235 Sanderson Street, Hayesville, North Carolina.

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

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Dated: June 2, 2008.

Michael K. Buckley,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E8-13191 Filed 6-11-08; 8:45 am]

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