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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:

Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/​fhm/​fmx_​main.html.

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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 Insurance and 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. FEMA has reviewed this final rule for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and has determined that this action will not have a significant effect on the human environment. This action is covered by categorical exclusions A4 and A7 identified in FEMA Instruction 108-1-1 and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Instruction 023-01-001-01, Appendix A.

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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Dated: February 16, 2017.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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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 12511

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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
Panola County, Mississippi and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1158
Enid LakeEntire shoreline within community+274Unincorporated Areas of Panola County.
Fowler CreekApproximately 790 feet downstream of the railroad+188Town of Crenshaw, Unincorporated.
Approximately 180 feet upstream of Old Crenshaw Road+200Areas of Panola County.
Peters CreekApproximately 380 feet upstream of the railroad+228Town of Courtland, Village of Pope.
Approximately 1,730 feet upstream of U.S. Route 51+231
Sardis LakeEntire shoreline within community+286Unincorporated Areas of Panola County.
Shallow FloodingAn area bounded by State Highway 6 to the north, Farrish Gravel Road to the west, and State Highway 35 to the south and east#1City of Batesville.
Whitten CreekApproximately 1,085 feet downstream of Tiger Drive+236City of Batesville.
* 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 Batesville:
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 103 College Street, Batesville, MS 38606.
Town of Courtland:
Maps are available for inspection at the Panola County Building Department, 245 Eureka Street, Batesville, MS 38606.
Town of Crenshaw:
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 600 Broad Street, Crenshaw, MS 38621.
Unincorporated Areas of Panola County
Maps are available for inspection at the Panola County Building Department, 245 Eureka Street, Batesville, MS 38606.
Village of Pope:
Maps are available for inspection at the Panola County Building Department, 245 Eureka Street, Batesville, MS 38606.
Quitman County, Mississippi and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1158
Opossum Bayou TributaryApproximately 1,875 feet downstream of State Highway 3+ 153Town of Lambert, Unincorporated.
Approximately 350 feet upstream of Johnson Avenue+ 156.Areas of Quitman County.
* National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ⁁ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.
ADDRESSES
Town of Lambert:
Maps are available for inspection at the Town Hall, 831 Scott Avenue, Lambert, MS 38643.
Unicorporated Areas of Quitman County:
Maps are available for inspection at the Quitman County Courthouse, 220 Chestnut Street, Marks, MS 38646.
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi and Incorporated Areas
Docket No.: FEMA-B-1184
Hunter CreekApproximately 1,170 feet downstream of State Route 32+ 187City of Charleston.
Approximately 66 feet upstream of State Route 32+ 187
North Fork Tillatoba CreekApproximately 995 feet downstream of State Route 35+ 180City of Charleston.
Approximately 1,170 feet upstream of State Route 35+ 181
Tillatoba CreekApproximately 1,465 feet downstream of State Route 32+ 181City of Charleston.
Approximately 1.1 miles upstream of State Route 32+ 186
* 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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ADDRESSES
City of Charleston: Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 26 South Square Street, Charleston, MS 38921.
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[FR Doc. 2017-04233 Filed 3-3-17; 8:45 am]

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