Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base(1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
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DATES: Back to Top
These modified BFEs are currently in effect on the dates listed in the table below and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities.
From the date of the second publication of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has ninety (90) days in which to request through the community that the Mitigation Assistant Administrator of FEMA reconsider the changes. The modified BFEs may be changed during the 90-day period.
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The modified 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: Back to Top
William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top
The modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified BFE determinations are available for inspection is provided.
Any request for reconsideration must be based on knowledge of changed conditions or new scientific or technical data.
The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65.
For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
The modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required to either adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
These modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established by the other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.
National Environmental Policy Act. This interim 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 interim 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.
Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows:
PART 65—[AMENDED] Back to Top
1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:
§ 65.4 [Amended]
2.The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows:
|State and county||Location and case No.||Date and name of newspaper where notice was published||Chief executive officer of community||Effective date of modification||Community No.|
|Alabama: Tuscaloosa||Unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County (08-04-3997P)||October 15, 2008; October 22, 2008; The Northport Gazette||The Honorable W. Hardy McCollum, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401||February 19, 2009||010201|
|Maricopa||City of El Mirage (08-09-1516P)||October 16, 2008; October 23, 2008; Arizona Business Gazette||The Honorable Fred Waterman, Mayor, City of El Mirage, P.O. Box 26, El Mirage, AZ 85335||February 20, 2009||040041|
|Maricopa||Unincorporated areas of Maricopa County (08-09-1516P)||October 16, 2008; October 23, 2008; Arizona Business Gazette||The Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003||February 20, 2009||040037|
|Maricopa||City of Phoenix (06-09-B582P)||December 27, 2007; January 3, 2008; Arizona Business Gazette||The Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611||April 3, 2008||040051|
|Maricopa||City of Surprise (08-09-1516P)||October 16, 2008; October 23, 2008; Arizona Business Gazette||The Honorable Lyn Truitt, Mayor, City of Surprise, 12425 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374||February 20, 2009||040053|
|California: San Luis Obispo||City of Atascadero (08-09-0724P)||October 22, 2008; October 29, 2008; Atascadero News||The Honorable Tom O'Malley, Mayor, City of Atascadero, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422||October 6, 2008||060700|
|Douglas||Unincorporated areas of Douglas County (08-08-0553P)||October 2, 2008; October 9, 2008; Douglas County News-Press||The Honorable Melanie A. Worley, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104||February 6, 2009||080049|
|Douglas||Town of Parker (08-08-0553P)||October 2, 2008; October 9, 2008; Douglas County News-Press||The Honorable David Casiano, Mayor, Town of Parker, 20120 East Main Street, Parker, CO 80138-7334||February 6, 2009||080310|
|El Paso||Unincorporated areas of El Paso County (08-08-0630P)||October 8, 2008; October 15, 2008; El Paso County Advertiser||The Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208||September 24, 2008||080059|
|Connecticut: Fairfield||City of Stamford (08-01-0709P)||June 20, 2008; June 27, 2008; The Advocate||The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor, City of Stamford, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06904||May 30, 2008||090015|
|Delaware: Kent||Unincorporated areas of Kent County (08-03-1557P)||October 17, 2008; October 24, 2008; The News Journal||The Honorable P. Brooks Banta, President, Board of Commissioners, 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901||February 23, 2009||100001|
|Florida: Polk||City of Lakeland (08-04-5418P)||October 10, 2008; October 17, 2008; The Ledger||The Honorable Ralph L. Fletcher, Mayor, City of Lakeland, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801||February 16, 2009||120267|
|Georgia: Columbia||Unincorporated areas of Columbia County (08-04-3896P)||October 19, 2008; October 26, 2008; The Columbia County News Times||The Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809||February 23, 2009||130059|
|Cook||Village of Barrington Hills (08-05-2649P)||May 22, 2008; May 29, 2008; Barrington Courier Review||The Honorable Robert G. Abboud, President, Village of Barrington Hills, 112 Algonquin Road, Barrington Hills, IL 60010||April 30, 2008||170058|
|Cook||Unincorporated areas of Cook County (08-05-2074P)||October 14, 2008; October 21, 2008; Southtown Star||The Honorable Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, 118 North Clark Street, Room 537, Chicago, IL 60602||November 7, 2008||170054|
|Cook||Village of Ford Heights (08-05-2074P)||October 14, 2008; October 21, 2008; Southtown Star||The Honorable Saul L. Beck, Mayor, Village of Ford Heights, 1343 Ellis Avenue, Ford Heights, IL 60411||November 7, 2008||170084|
|Cook||Village of Sauk Village (08-05-2074P)||October 14, 2008; October 21, 2008; Southtown Star||The Honorable Roger G. Peckham, Mayor, Village of Sauk Village, 21701 Torrence Avenue, Sauk Village, IL 60411||November 7, 2008||170157|
|Dupage||Village of Bensenville (08-05-0178P)||October 15, 2008; October 22, 2008; Daily Herald||The Honorable John C. Geils, President, Village of Bensenville, 12 South Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106||September 29, 2008||170200|
|Dupage||Village of Elk Grove (08-05-0178P)||October 15, 2008; October 22, 2008; Daily Herald||The Honorable Craig B. Johnson, Mayor, Village of Elk Grove, 901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007||September 29, 2008||170088|
|Maine: Waldo||Town of Lincolnville (08-01-0911P)||September 18, 2008; September 25, 2008; The Republican Journal||The Honorable Rosendel Gerry, Selectman, Town of Lincolnville, 493 Hope Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849||August 29, 2008||230172|
|Mississippi: Madison||Unincorporated areas of Madison County (07-04-5199P)||August 14, 2008; August 21, 2008; Madison County Journal||The Honorable Timothy L. Johnson, President, Madison County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 608, Canton, MS 39046||December 22, 2008||280228|
|Missouri: Platte||Unincorporated areas of Platte County (08-07-1586P)||October 15, 2008; October 22, 2008; The Landmark||Mr. Tom Pryor, First District Commissioner, Platte County, Platte County Administrative Building, 415 Third Street, Suite 105, Platte City, MO 64079||February 19, 2009||290475|
|Clark||Unincorporated areas of Clark County (08-09-0253P)||October 10, 2008; October 17, 2008; Las Vegas Review Journal||The Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106||September 26, 2008||320003|
|Clark||Unincorporated areas of Clark County (08-09-0919P)||October 10, 2008; October 17, 2008; Las Vegas Review Journal||The Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106||September 30, 2008||320003|
|New York: Seneca||Town of Seneca Falls (08-02-1344P)||October 9, 2008; October 16, 2008; Reveille Between the Lakes||The Honorable Duane Moore, Councilman, Town of Seneca Falls, 32 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148||April 2, 2009||360756|
|Pennsylvania: York||Township of Dover (08-03-1498P)||October 10, 2008; October 17, 2008; York Daily Record||The Honorable Shane Patterson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Dover Township, 2480 West Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315||September 30, 2008||420920|
|South Carolina: Richland||Unincorporated areas of Richland County (08-04-5022P)||October 10, 2008; October 17, 2008; The State||The Honorable Joseph McEachern, Chairman, Richland County Council, Richland County Administrative Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Second Floor, Columbia, SC 29202||February 16, 2009||450170|
|Williamson||City of Brentwood (08-04-2646P)||October 16, 2008; October 23, 2008; The Tennessean||The Honorable Joe Reagan, Mayor, City of Brentwood, P. O. Box 788, Brentwood, TN 37024||February 20, 2009||470205|
|Williamson||Unincorporated areas of Williamson County (08-04-2646P)||October 16, 2008; October 23, 2008; The Tennessean||The Honorable Rogers C. Anderson, Mayor, Williamson County, 1320 West Main Street, Suite 125, Franklin, TN 37064||February 20, 2009||470204|
|Bastrop||City of Bastrop (08-06-0048P)||July 9, 2008; July 16, 2008; Elgin Courier||The Honorable Terry Orr, Mayor, City of Bastrop, P.O. Box 427, Bastrop, TX 78602||November 13, 2008||480022|
|Bastrop||Unincorporated areas of Bastrop County (08-06-0048P)||July 9, 2008; July 16, 2008; Elgin Courier||The Honorable Ronnie McDonald, Bastrop County Judge, 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, TX 78602||November 13, 2008||481193|
|Bexar||City of San Antonio (08-06-1356P)||October 9, 2008; October 16, 2008; San Antonio Express News||The Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283||September 24, 2008||480045|
|Tarrant||City of Fort Worth (08-06-2295P)||October 9, 2008; October 16, 2008; Fort Worth Star Telegram||The Honorable Mike Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102||February 13, 2009||480596|
|Tarrant||City of Keller (08-06-2436P)||October 9, 2008; October 16, 2008; Fort Worth Star Telegram||The Honorable Pat McGrail, Mayor, City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244||February 13, 2009||480602|
|Virginia: Independent City||City of Lynchburg (08-03-0310P)||July 18, 2008; July 25, 2008; The Lynchburg Ledger||The Honorable Joan F. Foster, 900 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504||November 21, 2008||510093|
|Wisconsin: Dane||Village of Waunakee (08-05-1363P)||August 14, 2008; August 21, 2008; Waunakee Tribune||Mr. Kim Wilde, Village Administrator, Village of Waunakee, 500 West Main Street, Waunakee, WI 53597||November 26, 2008||550093|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)
Dated: November 12, 2008.
Michael K. Buckley,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security,Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-27492 Filed 11-18-08; 8:45 am]
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