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Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Final rule.


Base (1-percent-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 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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Date: June 16, 2015.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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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
Tioga County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1147
Camp Brook CreekApproximately 1,900 feet downstream of East Main Street+ 1124Township of Nelson.
Approximately 460 feet downstream of East Main Street+ 1127
Charleston CreekApproximately 2,670 feet upstream of Jackson Street+ 1325Township of Charleston.
Approximately 2,720 feet upstream of Jackson Street+ 1326
Cowanesque River Reach 2Approximately 3,600 feet downstream of State Route 49+ 1124Borough of Elkland, Township of Deerfield, Township of Nelson.
Approximately 2.4 miles upstream of Holden Street+ 1184
Crooked CreekApproximately 0.2 mile upstream of Bear Creek Road (Legislative Route 58122)+ 1024Borough of Tioga.
Approximately 690 feet upstream of Mann Hill Road (Cowanesque Street)+ 1034
Tioga River Reach 1Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of State Route 287+ 1024Borough of Tioga.
Approximately 0.8 mile upstream of Park Street+ 1034
Tioga River Reach 2Approximately 1.2 miles downstream of Spencer Road+ 1139Borough of Mansfield, Township of Hamilton.
Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Gulick Street+ 1401
* 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 Elkland
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 105 Parkhurst Street, Elkland, PA 16920.
Borough of Mansfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Hall, 14 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
Borough of Tioga
Maps are available for inspection at the Borough Office, 18 North Main Street, Tioga, PA 16946.
Township of Charleston
Maps are available for inspection at the Charleston Township Building, 156 Catlin Hollow Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Township of Deerfield
Maps are available for inspection at the Deerfield Township Building, 5322 State Route 49, Knoxville, PA 16928.
Township of Hamilton
Maps are available for inspection at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 16 Tioga Street, Morris Run, PA 16939.
Township of Nelson
Maps are available for inspection at the Nelson Township Community Building, 111 Village Drive, Nelson, PA 16940.
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[FR Doc. 2015-15821 Filed 6-26-15; 8:45 am]