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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:

Effective March 17, 2017. The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) showing BFEs and modified BFEs for each community 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 Start Printed Page 14154Administrator 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 A 7 in 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: December 21, 2016.

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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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
Washington County, Oregon and Incorporated Areas
Docket Nos.: FEMA-B-7749 and B-7775
Beal CreekApproximately 750 feet upstream of State Highway 47 Approximately 765 feet upstream of Main Street+170 +172City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Beaverton CreekAt upstream side of Southwest 197th Avenue Approximately 870 feet upstream of Southwest Laurelwood Avenue+160 +267City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Bethany CreekApproximately 0.21 mile downstream of Northwest 185th Avenue Approximately 0.58 mile upstream of Northwest West Union Road+174   +188Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Bronson CreekApproximately 65 feet downstream of Northwest Anzalone Drive Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Northwest West Union Road+158   +238City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Butternut CreekApproximately 940 feet downstream of Southwest 209th Avenue Approximately 80 feet upstream of Southwest Farmington Road+165   +200Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Cedar CreekApproximately 0.4 mile downstream of Southwest Edy Road Approximately 560 feet upstream of Southwest Sunset Boulevard+145   +176City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Cedar Mill CreekApproximately 0.6 mile downstream of Portland & Western Railroad Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 113th Avenue+171   +300City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Cedar Mill Creek—North OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluence Approximately 250 feet upstream of Southwest 131st Avenue+207 +213City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Cedar Mill Creek—South OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluence At the upstream side of Southwest Evergreen Street+195 +205City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
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Cedar Mill Creek—Upper North OverflowAt the Cedar Mill Creek-North Overflow confluence Approximately 550 feet upstream of the Cedar Mill Creek-North Overflow confluence+212 +214City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Celebrity CreekAt the Butternut Creek confluence Approximately 65 feet downstream of Southwest Farmington Road+176 +212Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Chicken CreekApproximately 0.8 mile downstream of Southwest Roy Rogers Road At the upstream side of Southwest Edy Road+135   +157City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Chicken Creek—West TributaryAt the upstream side of Southwest Elwert Road Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Elwert Road+151 +156Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Council CreekApproximately 0.25 mile downstream of Northwest Hobbs Road Approximately 0.39 mile downstream of Beal Road+156   +166Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Dairy CreekAt the Tualatin River confluence Approximately 125 feet upstream of Northwest Susbauer Road+152 +159City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Dawson CreekApproximately 317 feet upstream of Northwest Brookwood Avenue Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Northwest Shute Road+151   +184City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Deer CreekApproximately 475 feet downstream of Northwest Kahneeta Drive Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest 174th Avenue+176   +202Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Erikson CreekApproximately 211 feet upstream of Southwest 144th Avenue Approximately 322 feet upstream of Southwest 10th Street+175   +203City of Beaverton.
Fanno CreekAt the Tualatin River confluence Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of Southwest Durham Road+131 +131City of Durham, City of Tigard.
Glencoe SwaleApproximately 980 feet upstream of McKay Creek confluence Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of Northwest Sewell Road+156   +201City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Golf CreekApproximately 390 feet upstream of Hall Creek confluence Approximately 625 feet upstream of 97th Avenue+198   +223City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Gordon CreekApproximately 275 feet upstream of Southwest River Road Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of Southwest 229th Avenue+146   +196City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Hall CreekApproximately 175 feet downstream of the North Fork Hall Creek confluence At the downstream side of Southwest 87th Avenue+181   +256City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Hall Creek—106th TributaryAt the Hall Creek confluence Approximately 600 feet upstream of Southwest 106th Avenue+191 +245City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Hall Creek South ForkApproximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest 96th Avenue Approximately 150 feet upstream of Southwest 86th Avenue+213   +260City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Hedges CreekAt the downstream side of Southwest Boones Ferry Road Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Southwest Teton Avenue+129 +142City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Holcomb CreekApproximately 500 feet upstream of Rock Creek North confluence Approximately 0.15 mile upstream of Northwest Plastics Drive+178   +211Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
McKay CreekAt the Dairy Creek confluence At the upstream side of Northwest Union Road+156 +174City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
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North Fork Hall CreekAt the Hall Creek confluence Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of Center Street+181 +183City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
North Johnson CreekAt the Cedar Mill Creek confluence Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of North Johnson Creek-East Tributary confluence+187 +307City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
North Johnson Creek—East TributaryAt the North Johnson Creek confluence Approximately 0.4 mile upstream of North Johnson Creek confluence+249 +327Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
North Johnson Creek—North TributaryApproximately 0.24 mile downstream of Northwest 114th Avenue Approximately 0.22 mile upstream of Northwest 112th Avenue+212   +343City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Rock Creek NorthApproximately 0.47 mile downstream of Northwest Union Road Approximately 0.75 mile upstream of Old Cornelius Pass Road+174   +247Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Rock Creek SouthApproximately 750 feet downstream of Southwest Pacific Highway Approximately 0.32 mile upstream of Portland & Western Railroad+134   +139City of Sherwood, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
South Johnson CreekApproximately 800 feet downstream of Southwest Hart Road Approximately 160 feet upstream of Southwest Hart Road+205   +219City of Beaverton, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Storey CreekApproximately 200 feet upstream of the Waible Creek confluence Approximately 0.80 mile upstream of Storey Creek-Middle Tributary confluence+164   +197Unincorporated Areas of Washington County
Storey Creek—East TributaryAt the Storey Creek confluence Approximately 0.35 mile upstream of Northwest Sunset Highway+173 +188Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Storey Creek—Middle TributaryApproximately 870 feet upstream of the Storey Creek confluence At the upstream side of Northwest West Union Road+180   +196Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Tualatin RiverApproximately 490 feet downstream of the Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg Slough confluence Approximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Roy Rogers Road+126   +135City of Durham, City of King City, City of Tigard, City of Tualatin, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Tualatin RiverApproximately 1.6 miles downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road Approximately 0.3 mile downstream of the Gales Creek confluence+153   +168City of Cornelius, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Tualatin River—Golf OverflowApproximately 150 feet downstream of Southwest Golf Course Road Approximately 1.0 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road+156   +162City of Forest Grove, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Tualatin River—LaFollett OverflowApproximately 0.3 mile upstream of Southwest Golf Course Road At the downstream side of Southwest LaFollett Road+157   +160Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Tualatin River Overflow to Nyberg SloughAt the Tualatin River confluence Approximately 300 feet downstream of the divergence from the Tualatin River+126   +129City of Tualatin.
Turner CreekApproximately 450 feet downstream of Southeast 32nd Avenue Approximately 0.5 mile upstream of East Main Street+147   +168City of Hillsboro.
Waible CreekApproximately 0.25 mile upstream of McKay Creek confluence Approximately 0.25 mile upstream of the Waible Creek-North Tributary confluence+160   +196Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Waible Creek—North TributaryAt the Waible Creek confluence At the upstream side of Northwest West Union Road+192 +207City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
Waible Creek—South TributaryAt the Waible Creek confluence Approximately 90 feet upstream of Northwest Jacobson Road+179 +211City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
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West Fork Dairy CreekApproximately 0.8 mile upstream of Northwest Wilson River Highway Approximately 0.72 mile downstream of Northwest Banks Road+195   +196City of Banks.
Willow CreekApproximately 400 feet upstream of Beaverton Creek confluence At the upstream side of Northwest 141st Place+162   +239City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, Unincorporated Areas of Washington County.
* 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 Banks
Maps are available for inspection at City Administrative Offices, 13680 Northwest Main Street, Banks, OR 97106.
City of Beaverton
Maps are available for inspection at Community Development Department, 4755 Southwest Griffith Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005.
City of Cornelius
Maps are available for inspection at the Planning Department, 1300 South Kodiak Circle, Cornelius, OR 97113.
City of Durham
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 17160 Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road, Durham, OR 97224.
City of Forest Grove
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
City of Hillsboro
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.
City of King City
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 15300 Southwest 116th Avenue, King City, OR 97224.
City of Sherwood
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 22560 Southwest Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140.
City of Tigard
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR 97223.
City of Tualatin
Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 18880 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062.
Unincorporated Areas of Washington County
Maps are available for inspection at the Washington County Public Services Building, 155 North 1st Avenue, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
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