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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 Street 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

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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
La Porte County, Indiana, and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1155
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within community+ 585Town of Michiana Shores, Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County.
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within community+ 585Town of Long Beach.
Lake MichiganEntire shoreline within community+ 585City of Michigan City.
Otter CreekAt the confluence with Trail Creek+ 592Town of Pottawattamie Park.
Approximately 1,000 feet downstream of Karwick Road+ 598
Trail CreekAt the confluence with Lake Michigan+ 585City of Michigan City.
Approximately 1,100 feet upstream of E Street+ 585
Trail CreekApproximately 1,100 feet upstream of Liberty Trail Road+ 591Town of Pottawattamie Park.
At the confluence with Otter Creek+ 592
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White DitchApproximately 160 feet downstream of Michiana Drive+ 604Town of Michiana Shores, City of Michigan City, Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County.
Approximately 1,840 feet upstream of Oakdale Drive+ 607
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum.
# Depth in feet above ground.
⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
City of Michigan City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, IN 46360.
Town of Long Beach
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 2400 Oriole Trail, Long Beach, IN 46360.
Town of Michiana Shores
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 601 El Portal South Drive, Michiana Shores, IN 46360.
Town of Pottawattamie Park
Maps are available for inspection at the La Porte County Government Complex, 809 State Street, Suite 503A, La Porte, IN 46350.
Unincorporated Areas of La Porte County
Maps are available for inspection at the La Porte County Government Complex, 809 State Street, Suite 503A, La Porte, IN 46350.

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

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Dated: July 12, 2013.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-18250 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]