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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 Start Printed Page 6023person 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 number
California:
Santa ClaraCity of MilpitasDecember 3, 1999, December 10, 1999, San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Henry Manayan, Mayor, City of Milpitas, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035November 2, 1999060344
SacramentoCity of SacramentoDecember 21, 1999, December 28, 1999, Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Joe Serna, Mayor, City of Sacramento, City Hall, 9151 I Street, Room 205, Sacramento, California 95814November 24, 1999060266
SacramentoUnincorporated AreasDecember 15, 1999, December 22, 1999, Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Muriel Johnson, Chairperson, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Room 2450, Sacramento, California 95814March 21, 2000060262
SacramentoUnincorporated AreasDecember 21, 1999, December 28, 1999, Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Muriel Johnson, Chairperson, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Room 2450, Sacramento, California 95814November 24, 1999060262 Start Printed Page 6024
Colorado:
BoulderCity of BoulderDecember 9, 1999, December 16, 1999, Daily CameraThe Honorable Robert D. Greenlee, Mayor, City of Boulder, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, Colorado 80306November 9, 1999080024
Kansas:
ButlerUnincorporated AreasNovember 26, 1999, December 3, 1999, El Dorado TimesThe Honorable Linsey Cutsinger, Butler County Commissioner Chair, Butler County Courthouse, 205 West Central Avenue, Fourth Floor, El Dorado, Kansas 67042March 2, 2000200037
Missouri:
St. LouisCity of ChesterfieldDecember 14, 1999, December 21, 1999, St. Louis CountianThe Honorable Nancy Greenwood, Mayor, City of Chesterfield, 16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 100, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017November 24, 1999290896
ClayUnincorporated AreasDecember 16, 1999, December 23, 1999, Kearney CourierThe Honorable Thomas M. Brandon, Commissioner, Clay County, Courthouse Square, Liberty, Missouri 64068March 22, 2000290068
JacksonUnincorporated AreasDecember 16, 1999, December 23, 1999, The Independence ExaminerThe Honorable Katheryn Shields, County Executive, Jackson County Courthouse, 415 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106March 22, 2000290492
RayUnincorporated AreasDecember 16, 1999, December 23, 1999, Daily NewsThe Honorable William Edgar, Commissioner, Ray County, 100 West Main Street, Richmond, Missouri 64085March 22, 2000290778
Nevada:
ClarkCity of Las VegasDecember 8, 1999, December 15, 1999, Las Vegas Review JournalThe Honorable Oscar Goodman, Mayor, City of Las Vegas, 400 East Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101November 2, 1999325276
Oregon:
MarionUnincorporated AreasDecember 2, 1999, December 9, 1999, Statesman JournalThe Honorable Patti Milne, Chairman, Marion County Board of Supervisors, County Courthouse, 100 High Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon 97301November 9, 1999410154
Texas:
CollinCity of AllenDecember 8, 1999, December 15, 1999, Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, One Butler Circle, Allen, Texas 75013November 2, 1999480131
TarrantCity of ArlingtonDecember 3, 1999, December 10, 1999, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Elzie Odom, Mayor, City of Arlington, P.O. Box 231, Arlington, Texas 76004-0231November 3, 1999485454
DentonTown of Copper CanyonDecember 22, 1999, December 29, 1999, Lewisville NewsThe Honorable Thomas A. Rogers, Mayor, Town of Copper Canyon, City Hall, 400 Woodland Drive, Copper Canyon, Texas 75067-8501March 28, 2000481508
DallasCity of DallasNovember 30, 1999, December 7, 1999, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ronald Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN, Dallas, Texas 75201November 1, 1999480171
DentonTown of Flower MoundDecember 22, 1999, December 29, 1999, Lewisvillle NewsThe Honorable Lori DeLuca, Mayor, Town of Flower Mound, Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Drive, Flower Mound, Texas 75028November 29, 1999480777
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DentonCity of Highland VillageDecember 22, 1999, December 29, 1999, Lewisville NewsThe Honorable Austin Adams, Mayor, City of Highland Village, City Hall, 1800 FM 407, Highland, Texas 75077March 28, 2000481105
MontgomeryUnincorporated AreasDecember 20, 1999, December 27, 1999, Conroe CourierThe Honorable Alan Sadler, Montgomery County Judge, 301 North Thompson Street, Suite 210, Conroe, Texas 777301November 29, 1999480483
HaysCity of San MarcosNovember 26, 1999, December 3, 1999, San Marcos Daily RecordThe Honorable Billy Moore, Mayor, City of San Marcos, City Hall, 630 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666March 2, 2000485505
Fort BendUnincorporated AreasDecember 15, 1999, December 22, 1999, Herald CoasterThe Honorable James C. Adolphus, Fort Bend County Judge, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 719, Richmond, Texas 77469November 5, 1999480228
CollinCity of FriscoDecember 3, 1999, December 10, 1999, Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Kathy Seei, Mayor, City of Frisco, P.O. Box 1100, Frisco, Texas 75034March 9, 2000480134
DallasCity of GarlandNovember 18, 1999, November 25, 1999, Garland NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, 200 North Fifth Street, Garland, Texas 75040October 12, 1999485471
DallasCity of GarlandNovember 18, 1999, November 25, 1999, Garland NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, Texas 75046-9002February 23, 2000485471
CameronTown of South Padre IslandNovember 18, 1999, November 25, 1999, Port Isable and South Padre PressThe Honorable Edmund Cyganiewicz, Mayor, Town of South Padre Island, 4501 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597October 12, 1999480115
Utah:
DavisUnincorporated AreasDecember 2, 1999, December 9, 1999, Davis County ClipperThe Honorable Dannie McConkie, Chairman, Davis County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, Utah 84025October 26, 1999490038
DavisCity of KaysvilleDecember 2, 1999, December 9, 1999, Davis County ClipperThe Honorable Brian Cook, Mayor, City of Kaysville, 23 East Center Street, Kaysville, Utah 84037October 26, 1999490046

(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. 00-2803 Filed 2-7-00; 8:45 am]

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