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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:

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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
Isabella County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions)
Blanchard Mill PondEntire shoreline+912Township of Rolland.
Camelot LakeEntire shoreline+706Township of Chippewa.
Coldwater LakeEntire shoreline within community+866Township of Nottawa, Township of Sherman.
Halls LakeEntire shoreline+994Township of Broomfield.
Indian LakeEntire shoreline+886Township of Vernon.
Lake ManitonkaEntire shoreline within community (downstream of North Brinton Road)+936Township of Sherman.
Lake ManitonkaEntire shoreline within community (upstream of North Brinton Road)+941Township of Coldwater, Township of Sherman.
Lake of the HillsEntire shoreline within community+894Township of Nottawa, Township of Sherman.
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Lake WindagaEntire shoreline within community+924Township of Coldwater, Township of Sherman.
Littlefield LakeEntire shoreline+911Township of Gilmore.
Scott Lake DrainEntire shoreline within community+892Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, Township of Nottawa.
Stevenson LakeEntire shoreline+850Township of Vernon.
Weidman Mill PondEntire shoreline within community+887Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, Township of Nottawa, Township of Sherman.
Woodruff LakeEntire shoreline within community+913Township of Broomfield, Township of Deerfield.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
+ North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
ADDRESSES
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
Maps are available for inspection at Office of the Tribal Clerk, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, 7070 East Broadway Street, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Township of Broomfield
Maps are available for inspection at Broomfield Township Hall, 2889 South Rolland Road, Remus, MI 49340.
Township of Chippewa
Maps are available for inspection at Chippewa Township Hall, 11084 East Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Township of Coldwater
Maps are available for inspection at Coldwater Township Hall, 8328 West Beck Road, Lake, MI 48632.
Township of Deerfield
Maps are available for inspection at Deerfield Township Hall, 3032 South Winn Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.
Township of Gilmore
Maps are available for inspection at Gilmore Township Hall, 1998 West Stevenson Lake Road, Farwell, MI 48622.
Township of Nottawa
Maps are available for inspection at Nottawa Township Hall, 3024 West Weidman Road, Weidman, MI 48893.
Township of Rolland
Maps are available for inspection at Rolland Township Hall, 524 Cedar Street, Blanchard, MI 49310.
Township of Sherman
Maps are available for inspection at Sherman Township Hall, 3550 North Rolland Road, Weidman, MI 48893.
Township of Vernon
Maps are available for inspection at Vernon Township Hall, 10877 North Lincoln Road, Clare, MI 48617.

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

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Dated: December 18, 2013.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-01373 Filed 1-23-14; 8:45 am]

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