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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION:

Interim rule.

SUMMARY:

This interim rule lists communities where modification of the base (1% annual chance) flood elevations is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified base flood elevations for new buildings and their contents.

DATES:

These modified base flood elevations are currently in effect on the dates listed in the table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Map(s) in effect prior to this determination for each listed community.

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 Associate Director for Mitigation reconsider the changes. The modified elevations may be changed during the 90-day period.

ADDRESSES:

The modified base flood elevations 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 following table.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Mitigation Directorate, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) matt.miller@fema.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The modified base flood elevations are not listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified base flood elevation determinations are available for inspection is provided.

Any request for reconsideration must be based upon knowledge of changed conditions, or upon 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 base flood elevations 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 elevations, 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 other Federal, State, or regional entities.

The changes in base flood elevations are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act

This rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR Part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Associate Director for Mitigation certifies that this rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are required to maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

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.

Executive Order 12612, Federalism.

This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform.

This rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65

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Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 65 is amended to read as follows:

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PART 65—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for Part 65 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 § 65.4 are amended as follows:

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State and countyLocationDates and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Arizona:
CochiseUnincorporated AreasNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Mike Palmer, Chairman, Cochise County Board of Supervisors, 1415 West Melody Lane, Building B, Bisbee, Arizona 85603February 15, 2000040012
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MaricopaTown of GilbertOctober 20, 1999, October 27, 1999, The Tribune NewspapersThe Honorable Cynthia Dunham, Mayor, Town of Gilbert, 1025 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert, Arizona 85296September 28, 1999040044
GrahamUnincorporated AreasNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, Eastern Arizona CourierThe Honorable Lynn Skinner, Chairman, Graham County Board of Supervisors, 921 Thatcher Boulevard, Safford, Arizona 85546February 15, 2000040032
PimaTown of MaranaOctober 8, 1999, October 15, 1999, Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Ora Mae Harn, Mayor, Town of Marana, 13251 North Lon Adams Road, Marana, Arizona 85653August 31, 1999040118
MaricopaUnincorporated AreasOctober 20, 1999, October 27, 1999, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Fulton Brock, Chairman, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003September 28, 1999040037
MaricopaUnincorporated AreasNovember 12, 1999, November 19, 1999, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Fulton Brock, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003February 17, 2000040037
MaricopaCity of MesaOctober 20, 1999, October 27, 1999, Mesa TribuneThe Honorable Wayne Brown, Mayor, City of Mesa, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466September 28, 1999040048
PimaUnincorporated AreasOctober 8, 1999, October 15, 1999, The Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chairperson, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701August 31, 1999040073
PimaUnincorporated AreasNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, The Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chairperson, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701October 1, 1999040073
MaricopaTown of Queen CreekOctober 20, 1999, October 27, 1999, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Mark Schnepf, Mayor, Town of Queen Creek, 22350 South Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85242September 28, 1999040132
PimaTown of SahuaritaNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, Green Valley News & SunThe Honorable Gordon Van Camp, Mayor, Town of Sahuarita, P.O. Box 879, Sahuarita, Arizona 85629October 1, 1999040173
Santa CruzUnincorporated AreasOctober 19, 1999, October 21, 1999, Nogales InternationalThe Honorable Robert Damon, Chairperson, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, 2150 North Congress Drive, Nogales, Arizona 85621September 21, 1999040090
CochiseCity of WillcoxNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Marlin Easthouse, Mayor, City of Willcox, 101 South Railroad Avenue, Suite B, Willcox, Arizona 85643February 15, 2000040018
YavapaiUnincorporated AreasOctober 21, 1999, October 28, 1999, Prescott CourierThe Honorable A.G. “Chip” Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 10 South Sixth Street, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326January 26, 2000040093
Arkansas:
CraigheadCity of JonesboroOctober 8, 1999, October 15, 1999, The Jonesboro SunThe Honorable Hubert Brodell, Mayor, City of Jonesboro, P.O. Box 1845, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403-1845September 10, 1999050048
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PulaskiCity of Little RockNovember 4, 1999, November 11, 1999, Arkansas Democrat GazetteThe Honorable Jim Dailey, Mayor, City of Little Rock, City Hall, 500 West Markham Street, Room 203, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201September 30, 1999050181
California:
Los AngelesCity of CalabasasOctober 7, 1999, DOctober 14, 1999, D Los Angeles Daily NewsThe Honorable Robert Sibilia, Mayor, City of Calabasas, 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas, California 91302September 2, 1999060749
RiversideCity of MurrietaNovember 16, 1999, November 23, 1999, The CalifornianThe Honorable Chuck Washington, Mayor, City of Murrieta, 26442 Beckman Court, Murrieta, CA 92562October 19, 1999060751
RiversideUnincorporated AreasNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Roy Wilson, Chairperson, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, 14th Floor, Riverside, California 92501October 6, 1999060245
San DiegoUnincorporated AreasNovember 9, 1999, November 16, 1999, San Diego Union-TribuneThe Honorable Pam Slater, Chairwoman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101February 14, 2000060284
San DeigoCity of SanteeNovember 9, 1999, November 16, 1999, San Diego Union-TribuneThe Honorable Jack Dale, Mayor, City of Santee, 10601 Magnolia Avenue, Santee, California 92071-1266February 14, 2000060703
Colorado:
ArapahoeUnincorporated AreasNovember 4, 1999, November 11, 1999, The VillagerThe Honorable Steve Ward, Chairman, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166October 12, 1999080011
ArapahoeUnincorporated AreasNovember 18, 1999, November 25, 1999, The VillagerThe Honorable Steve Ward, Chairperson, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166October 12, 1999080011
BoulderUnincorporated AreasNovember 9, 1999, November 16, 1999, Daily CameraThe Honorable Ron Stewart, Chairman, Boulder County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, Colorado 80306-0471October 5, 1999080023
BoulderCity of BoulderNovember 12, 1999, November 19, 1999, Daily CameraThe Honorable Robert D. Greenlee, Mayor, City of Boulder, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, Colorado 80306-0791October 12, 1999080024
ArapahoeTown of Columbine ValleyNovember 4, 1999, November 11, 1999, The Littleton IndependentThe Honorable James C. McShane, Mayor, Town of Columbine Valley, 5931 South Middlefield Road, Suite 101, Columbine Valley, Colorado 80123October 12, 1999080014
DouglasUnincorporated AreasNovember 17, 1999, November 24, 1999, Douglas County News PressThe Honorable James Sullivian, Chairperson, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 101 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104October 12, 1999080049
BoulderCity of LongmontNovember 9, 1999, November 16, 1999, Longmont Daily Times-CallThe Honorable Leona Stoecker, Mayor, City of Longmont, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501October 5, 1999080027 Start Printed Page 6021
Hawaii:
City and County of HonoluluOctober 19, 1999, October 26, 1999, Honolulu Star BulletinThe Honorable Jeremy Harris, Mayor, City of Honolulu, Honolulu Hali, 530 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813January 24, 2000150001
Kansas:
JohnsonCity of Overland ParkNovember 5, 1999, November 12, 1999, Overland Park SunThe Honorable Ed Eiler, Mayor, City of Overland Park, City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66212October 12, 1999200174
Missouri:
JeffersonCity of Crystal CityOctober 20, 1999, October 27, 1999, Suburban JournalThe Honorable Grant Johnston, Mayor, City of Crystal City, 130 Mississippi Avenue, Crystal City, Missouri 63019September 28, 1999290189
Clay, Platte, and JacksonCity of Kansas CityOctober 12, 1999, October 19, 1999, Daily RecordThe Honorable Kay Barnes, Mayor, City of Kansas City, 414 East 12th Street, 29th Floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64106September 8, 1999290173
New Mexico:
BernalilloCity of AlbuquerqueNovember 3, 1999, November 10, 1999, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Jim Baca, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103September 29, 1999350002
Nevada:
ClarkUnincorporated AreasOctober 14, 1999, October 21, 1999, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Bruce Woodbury, Chairperson, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155January 19, 2000320003
ClarkUnincorporated AreasOctober 14, 1999, October 21, 1999, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Bruce Woodbury, Chairperson, Clark County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 551601, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1601September 17, 1999320003
ClarkCity of HendersonOctober 14, 1999, October 21, 1999, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable James Gibson, Mayor, City of Henderson, 240 South Water Street, Henderson, Nevada 89015January 19, 2000320005
Oklahoma:
TulsaCity of Broken ArrowOctober 22, 1999, October 29, 1999, Broken Arrow LedgerThe Honorable James Reynolds, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, P.O. Box 610, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74013September 28, 1999400236
ClevelandCity of MooreOctober 22, 1999, October 29, 1999, Moore AmericanThe Honorable Glenn Lewis, Mayor, City of Moore, 301 North Broadway, Moore, Oklahoma 73160September 24, 1999400044
Texas:
TarrantCity of ArlingtonOctober 21, 1999, October 28, 1999, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Elzie Odom, Mayor, City of Arlington, P.O. Box 231, Arlington, Texas 76004-0231January 26, 2000485454
TarrantCity of ArlingtonNovember 19, 1999, November 26, 1999, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Elzie Odom, Mayor, City of Arlington, P.O. Box 231, Arlington, Texas 76004-0231October 25, 1999485454
BexarUnincorporated AreasNovember 10, 1999, November 17, 1999, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Cyndi Taylor Krier, Bexar County Judge, Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78205-3036October 12, 1999480035
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BrazosCity of College StationNovember 19, 1999, November 16, 1999, Bryan and College Station EagleThe Honorable Lynn McIlhaney, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, Texas 77842-9960October 8, 1999480083
DallasCity of DallasOctober 12, 1999, October 19, 1999, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201January 17, 2000480171
DallasCity of DallasOctober 14, 1999, October 21, 1999, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201September 17, 1999480171
DallasCity of DallasNovember 16, 1999, November 23, 1999, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201October 6, 1999480171
DallasCity of GarlandOctober 14, 1999, October 21, 1999, The Garland NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, Texas 75046-9002September 15, 1999485471
HarrisUnincorporated AreasNovember 3, 1999, November 10, 1999, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Robert Eckels, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, Texas 77002September 29, 1999480287
HaysUnincorporated AreasNovember 26, 1999, December 3, 1999, San Marcos Daily RecordThe Honorable Eddy Etheredge, Hays County Judge, Hays County Courthouse, 111 East San Antonio Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666March 2, 2000480321
TarrantCity of KellerOctober 6, 1999, October 13, 1999, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Dave Phillips, Mayor, City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, Texas 76244August 30, 1999480602
KendallUnincorporated AreasOctober 19, 1999, October 26, 1999, The Boerne StarThe Honorable Bill Gooden, Kendall County Judge, 201 East San Antonio Street, 120, Boerne, Texas 78006September 15, 1999480417
DallasCity of LancasterOctober 7, 1999, October 14, 1999, Lancaster TodayThe Honorable Martha Wallace, Mayor, City of Lancaster, P.O. Box 940, Lancaster, Texas 75146-0940September 7, 1999480182
CollinCity of PlanoOctober 13, 1999, October 20, 1999, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable John Longstreet, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, Texas 75086-0358September 7, 1999480140
BexarCity of San AntonioOctober 15, 1999, October 22, 1999, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Howard W. Peak, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966January 20, 2000480045

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: January 28, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-2802 Filed 2-7-00; 8:45 am]

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