Final Flood Elevation Determinations


Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)

Federal Register Volume 79, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 78722-78723

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office

FR Doc No: 2014-30537



Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 67

Docket ID FEMA-2014-0002

Final Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: 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).

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.

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)

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 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.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67

Administrative practice and procedure, Flood insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Dated: December 11, 2014.

Roy E. Wright,

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

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is amended as follows:



  1. The authority citation for part 67 continues to read as follows:

    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.

    Sec. 67.11 Amended


  2. The tables published under the authority of Sec. 67.11 are amended as follows:


    * Elevation in

    feet (NGVD) +

    Elevation in feet

    (NAVD) # Depth

    Flooding source(s) Location of referenced in feet above Communities affected

    elevation ground caret

    Elevation in

    meters (MSL)



    Ottawa County, Ohio, and Incorporated Areas

    Docket Nos.: FEMA-B-1178


    Ayers Creek (backwater effects from Approximately 0.5 mile +597 Unincorporated Areas of

    Crane Creek). downstream of Billman Ottawa County.


    Approximately 530 feet +597

    downstream of Private


    Crane Creek Tributary (backwater Approximately 0.4 mile +598 Unincorporated Areas of

    effects from Crane Creek). downstream of Billman Ottawa County.


    Approximately 570 feet +598

    downstream of Billman


    Indian Creek (backwater effects from Approximately 0.4 mile +591 Unincorporated Areas of

    Little Portage River). downstream of Portage Ottawa County.

    River Road.

    Approximately 0.6 mile +591

    downstream of Harris

    Salem Road.

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    Lake Erie.............................. At the east side of +577 City of Port Clinton,

    Poplar Street. Unincorporated Areas of

    Ottawa County, Village

    of Put-In-Bay.

    At the Lucas County +578


    Little Portage River (backwater effects Approximately 62 feet +577 Unincorporated Areas of

    from Lake Erie). downstream of Muddy Ottawa County.

    Creek Road.

    Approximately 1.1 miles +577

    upstream of Muddy Creek


    Portage River.......................... Approximately 1.3 miles +578 Village of Oak Harbor.

    downstream of Locust


    Approximately 1.2 miles +578

    downstream of Locust


    South Branch Turtle Creek Tributary Approximately 0.8 mile +597 Unincorporated Areas of

    (backwater effects from South Branch downstream of Private Ottawa County.

    Turtle Creek). Drive.

    Approximately 0.6 mile +597

    downstream of Private


    * National Geodetic Vertical Datum.

    + North American Vertical Datum.

    caret Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter.


    City of Port Clinton

    Maps are available for inspection at 1868 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

    Unincorporated Areas of Ottawa County

    Maps are available for inspection at 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

    Village of Oak Harbor

    Maps are available for inspection at 146 Church Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449.

    Village of Put-In-Bay

    Maps are available for inspection at 157 Concord Avenue, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456.


    FR Doc. 2014-30537 Filed 12-30-14; 8:45 am

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