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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 in 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:

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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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 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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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Flood insurance
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is amended as follows:

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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: Start Printed Page 14701

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Flooding source(s)Location of referenced elevation*Elevation in feet (NGVD) +Elevation in feet (NAVD) #Depth in feet above ground Elevation in meters (MSL) ModifiedCommunities affected
Redwood County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1170
Cottonwood RiverApproximately 0.93 mile downstream of U.S. Route 71+1,042City of Sanborn, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
Approximately 2.1 miles upstream of County Road 57+1,105
Crow CreekApproximately 900 feet downstream of Minnesota Prairie Railroad+840City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
Approximately 0.45 mile upstream of County Highway 1+1,009
Minnesota RiverApproximately 2.54 miles downstream of County Highway 11+825City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
Approximately 1.09 miles upstream of County Highway 7+877
Ramsey CreekAt the Redwood River confluence+884City of Redwood Falls, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
Approximately 245 feet upstream of Kenwood Avenue+1,016
Redwood RiverAt the Minnesota River confluence+843City of Redwood Falls, City of Seaforth, City of Vesta, Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County.
Approximately 0.88 mile upstream of County Road 51+1,067
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
ADDRESSES
City of Redwood Falls
Maps are available for inspection at 333 South Washington Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.
City of Sanborn
Maps are available for inspection at 171 North Main Street, Sanborn, MN 56083.
City of Seaforth
Maps are available for inspection at 414 Dewey Street, Seaforth, MN 56287.
City of Vesta
Maps are available for inspection at 150 Front Street West, Vesta, MN 56292.
Unincorporated Areas of Redwood County
Maps are available for inspection at 403 South Mill Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.

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

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Roy Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-05307 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]

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