Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
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).
The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) showing Start Printed Page 6746BFEs and modified BFEs for each community. This date may be obtained by contacting the office where the maps are available for inspection as indicated in the table below.
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:
Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.
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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 Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation 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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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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2. The tables published under the authority of § 67.11 are amended as follows:End Amendment Part
|Flooding source(s)||Location of referenced elevation||* Elevation in feet (NGVD)
+ Elevation in feet
# Depth in feet above ground
⁁ Elevation in
|Monroe County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)|
|Appenzell Creek||Approximately 100 feet upstream of the McMichaels Creek confluence||+486||Township of Hamilton, Township of Jackson.|
| ||Approximately 975 feet upstream of LR 45056||+871|
|Aquashicola Creek||At the Carbon County Boundary (approximately 2.2 miles downstream of Lower Smith Gap Road)||+467||Township of Eldred, Township of Ross.|
| ||Approximately 1.2 miles upstream of the most upstream Upper Smith Gap Road crossing||+580|
|Brodhead Creek Reach 1||At the Delaware River confluence||+323||Township of Smithfield.|
| ||Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of State Route 2028||+323|
|Buck Hill Creek||Approximately 160 feet upstream of the Brodhead Creek Reach 2 and Middle Branch Tributary confluence||+1017||Township of Barrett, Township of Coolbaugh.|
| ||Approximately 2.2 miles upstream of State Route 191||+2012|
|Bushkill Creek||Approximately 1,100 feet downstream of Club House Drive||+470||Township of Middle Smithfield.|
| ||Approximately 1,130 feet upstream of State Route 402||+756|
|Cherry Creek||At the Delaware River confluence||+323||Borough of Delaware Water Gap, Township of Hamilton, Township of Smithfield, Township of Stroud.|
| ||Approximately 1,250 feet upstream of Spring Mountain Lane||+635|
|Cranberry Creek at Paradise||At the upstream side of Browns Hill Road||+715||Township of Paradise.|
| ||Approximately 200 feet upstream of Snowbird Lane||+1092|
|Cranberry Creek at Pocono||At the Pocono Creek confluence||+796||Township of Pocono.|
| ||Approximately 580 feet downstream of State Route 611||+817|
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|Delaware River||Approximately 1.3 miles downstream of I-80||+315||Borough of Delaware Water Gap, Township of Middle Smithfield, Township of Smithfield.|
| ||Approximately 14.8 miles upstream of I-80||+357|
|Kettle Creek||At the Appenzell Creek confluence||+491||Township of Hamilton.|
| ||Approximately 200 feet upstream of the Appenzell Creek confluence||+492|
|Lehigh River Reach 2||Approximately 1.4 miles downstream of State Route 4003||+1512||Township of Coolbaugh, Township of Tobyhanna.|
| ||Approximately 780 feet upstream of T-303||+1617|
|Marshalls Creek||At the Brodhead Creek Reach 1 confluence||+323||Township of Middle Smithfield, Township of Smithfield.|
| ||Approximately 2.6 miles upstream of Wooddale Road||+1144|
|Pocono Creek||Approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the McMichaels Creek confluence||+416||Borough of Stroudsburg, Township of Hamilton, Township of Pocono, Township of Stroud.|
| ||Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Wilke Road||+1441|
|Sambo Creek||Approximately 60 feet downstream of the railroad||+444||Township of Stroud.|
| ||Approximately 1,500 feet upstream of State Route 447 (extended)||+451|
|Scot Run||At the Pocono Creek confluence||+955||Township of Pocono.|
| ||Approximately 450 feet downstream of State Route 611||+955|
|Shawnee Creek Reach 1||At the Delaware River confluence||+326||Township of Smithfield.|
| ||Approximately 100 feet upstream of River Road||+326|
|Swiftwater Creek||Approximately 1,580 feet downstream of State Route 314||+1163||Township of Pocono, Township of Tobyhanna.|
| ||Approximately 2.7 miles upstream of Lake Minausin Dam||+1736|
|Tributary 4 to Pocono Creek||At the Pocono Creek confluence||+861||Township of Pocono.|
| ||Approximately 110 feet downstream of Alger Avenue||+865|
|* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.|
|+ North American Vertical Datum.|
|# Depth in feet above ground.|
|⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.|
|Borough of Delaware Water Gap|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 49 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327.|
|Borough of Stroudsburg|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 700 Sarah Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.|
|Township of Barrett|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Barrett Township Hall, 993 State Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326.|
|Township of Coolbaugh|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Coolbaugh Township Municipal Center, 5550 Memorial Boulevard, Tobyhanna, PA 18466.|
|Township of Eldred|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Eldred Township Office, 490 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058.|
|Township of Hamilton|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 229 Fenner Avenue, Sciota, PA 18354.|
|Township of Jackson|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Jackson Township Municipal Building, 2162 State Route 715, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.|
|Township of Middle Smithfield|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Middle Smithfield Township Office, Schoonover Municipal Building, 25 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.|
|Township of Paradise|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Paradise Township Municipal Building, 5912 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, PA 18326.|
|Township of Pocono|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Pocono Township Municipal Building, 112 Township Way, Tannersville, PA 18372.|
|Township of Ross|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Ross Township Municipal Building, 258 Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353.|
|Township of Smithfield|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Smithfield Township Municipal Center, 1155 Red Fox Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.|
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|Township of Stroud|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Stroud Township Municipal Center, 1211 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.|
|Township of Tobyhanna|
|Maps are available for inspection at the Tobyhanna Township Municipal Building, 105 Government Center Way, Pocono Pines, PA 18350.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)
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James A. Walke,
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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