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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Final rule.


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 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.


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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Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Start Printed Page 29653Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email)

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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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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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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 ⁁ Elevation in meters (MSL) ModifiedCommunities affected
Richland Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1110
Big CreekJust upstream of Burke Road+78Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Approximately 1 mile upstream of Par 1158 Road+84
Burns BayouApproximately 1,860 feet upstream of Collins Lane+76Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Just upstream of U.S. Route 80+79
Burns Bayou Tributary No. 1At the lower confluence with Burns Bayou+77Town of Rayville, Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
At the upper confluence with Burns Bayou+78
Burns Bayou Tributary No. 2Approximately 1,860 feet upstream of Collins Lane+76Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Approximately 590 feet upstream of Linda Street+78
Cypress CreekAt the confluence with Big Creek+79Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Just upstream of Smalling Road+85
Hurricane CreekJust downstream of I-20+79Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Just upstream of Fortenberry Road+85
Little CreekJust downstream of I-20+78Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Just upstream of Maple Street+80
Stream No. 2Just downstream of Farm Road+78Town of Rayville, Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
Just upstream of Greer Road+80
West Fork CreekJust downstream of State Highway 183 Just downstream of Jaggers Lane+81 +83Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
^ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
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Town of Rayville
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 109 Benedette Street, Rayville, LA 71269.
Unincorporated Areas of Richland Parish
Maps are available for inspection at 708 Julia Street, Suite B103C, Rayville, LA 71269.

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

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Roy E. Wright,

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

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