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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-percent-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 table below.

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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. Start Printed Page 35585

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,

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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: PimaUnincorporated AreasJanuary 20, 2000, January 27, 2000, The Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chairperson, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701November 2, 1999060344
California: OrangeCity of AnaheimJanuary 6, 2000, January 13, 2000, Anaheim BulletinThe Honorable Tom Daly, Mayor, City of Anaheim, P.O. Box 3222, Anaheim, California 92803December 22, 1999060213
Colorado:
ArapahoeUnincorporated AreasFebruary 3, 2000, February 10, 2000, The VillagerThe Honorable Steve Ward, Chairman, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166-0060January 6, 2000080011
LarimerCity of Fort CollinsJanuary 26, 2000, February 2, 2000, The ColoradoanThe Honorable Ray Martinez, Mayor, City of Fort Collins, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522-0580December 22, 1999080102
El PasoCity of Colorado SpringsJanuary 4, 2000, January 11, 2000, Gazette TelegraphThe Honorable Mary Lou Makepeace, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901-1575December 14, 1999080060
JeffersonUnincorporated AreasJanuary 19, 2000, January 26, 2000, Columbine Community CharterThe Honorable Michelle Lawrence, Chairperson, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 5550, Golden, Colorado 80419December 22, 1999080087
LarimerUnincorporated AreasJanuary 26, 2000, February 2, 2000, The ColoradoanThe Honorable Cheryl Olson, Chairperson, Larimer County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1190, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522-1190December 22, 1999080101
Hawaii: HawaiiHawaiiFebruary 2, 2000, February 9, 2000, West Hawaii TodayThe Honorable Stephen K. Yamashiro, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 202, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4252January 6, 2000155166
Missouri:
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ButlerUnincorporated AreasJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Daily American RepublicThe Honorable Joe Humphrey, Commissioner, Butler County, Butler County Courthouse, Room 203, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901January 27, 2000290044
St. LouisCity of ChesterfieldJanuary 11, 2000, January 18, 2000, St. Louis CountianThe Honorable Nancy Greenwood, Mayor, City of Chesterfield, 16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 100, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017April 17, 2000290896
ButlerCity of Poplar BluffJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Daily American RepublicThe Honorable Reid Forrester, Mayor, City of Poplar Bluff, City Hall, 101 Oak Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901December 27, 1999290047
PemiscotCity of SteeleFebruary 3, 2000, February 10, 2000, The Steele EnterpriseThe Honorable Keith Samford, Mayor, City of Steele, 115 South Walnut Street, Steele, Missouri 63877December 20, 1999290279
St. LouisCity of WildwoodJanuary 11, 2000, January 18, 2000, St. Louis CountianThe Honorable R. W. Marcantano, Mayor, City of Wildwood, 16962 Manchester Road, Wildwood, Missouri 63040April 17, 2000290922
New Mexico:
SandovalTown of BernalilloJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Charles Aguilar, Mayor, Town of Bernalillo, P.O. Box 638, Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004December 14, 1999350056
SandovalCity of Rio RanchoJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Albquerque JournalThe Honorable John Jennings, Mayor, City of Rio Rancho, P.O. Box 15550, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174December 14, 1999350146
SandovalUnincorporated AreasJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Albuquerque JournalMs. Debbie Hays, County, Manager, Sandoval County, P.O. Box 40, Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004December 14, 1999350055
Texas:
DallasCity of DallasDecember 28, 1999, January 4, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201December 2, 1999480171
DallasCity of DallasJanuary 5, 2000, January 12, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201December 15, 1999480171
DallasCity of DallasJanuary 17, 2000, January 24, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201December 20, 1999480171
TarrantCity of EulessJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mary Lib Saleh, Mayor, City of Euless, 201 North Ector Drive, Euless, Texas 76039December 22, 1999480593
TarrantCity of Fort WorthJanuary 24, 2000, January 31, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102December 22, 1999480596
HarrisUnincorporated AreasDecember 28, 1999, January 4, 2000, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Robert Eckels, Harris County Judge, Harris County, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, Texas 77002December 15, 1999480287
HarrisUnincorporated AreasDecember 28, 1999, January 4, 2000, Houston ChronicleThe Honorabale Robert Eckels, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, Texas 77002April 3, 2000480287
BexarTown of Hollywood ParkJanuary 5, 2000, January 12, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Gary Mercer, Mayor, Town of Hollywood Park, Two Mecca Drive, Hollywood Park, Texas 78232April 11, 2000480040
MidlandCity of MidlandJanuary 4, 2000, January 11, 2000, Midland Reporter-TelegramThe Honorable Robert Burns, Mayor, City of Midland, P.O. Box 1152, Midland, Texas 79702-1152December 7, 1999480477
BexarCity of San AntonioFebruary 4, 2000, February 11, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Howard W. Peak, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78282-3966May 11, 2000480045
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BexarCity of San AntonioJanuary 5, 2000, January 12, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Howard W. Peak, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966April 11, 2000480045
BexarCity of Shavano ParkJanuary 5, 2000, January 12, 2000, San Antonio Express-newsThe Honorable Tommy Peyton, Mayor, City of Shavano Park, 99 Saddletree Road, San Antonio, Texas 78231April 11, 2000480047

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

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Dated: May 17, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-13999 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]

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