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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.

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 Start Printed Page 36071minimum 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.
California:
OrangeCity of AnaheimJanuary 20, 2000, January 27, 2000, Anaheim BulletinThe Honorable Tom Daly, Mayor, City of Anaheim, P.O. Box 3222, Anaheim, California 92803January 13, 2000060213
OrangeCity of IrvineJanuary 31, 2000, February 7, 2000, Orange County RegisterThe Honorable Christina Shea, Mayor, City of Irvine, P.O. Box 19575, Irvine, California 92623-9575December 29, 1999060222
OrangeCity of IrvineFebruary 24, 2000, March 2, 2000, The Irvine World NewsThe Honorable Christina Shea, Mayor, City of Irvine, P.O. Box 195575, Irvine, California 92623-9575January 27, 2000060222
OrangeCity of TustinJanuary 31, 2000, February 7, 2000, Orange County RegisterMr. Thomas Saltarelli, Mayor, City of Tustin, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, California 92780December 29, 1999060235
Los AngelesCity of Santa ClaritaFebruary 17, 2000, February 24, 2000, The SignalThe Honorable Joanne Darcy, Mayor, City of Santa Clarita, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 300, Santa Clarita, California 91355January 18, 2000060729
Colorado:
ArapahoeUnincorporated AreasFebruary 10, 2000, February 17, 2000, The VillagerThe Honorable Steve Ward, Chairman, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166-0060May 17, 2000080011
BoulderCity of LouisvilleFebruary 23, 2000, March 1, 2000, Louisville TimesThe Honorable Tom Davidson, Mayor, City of Louisville, 749 Main Street, Louisville, Colorado 80027January 19, 2000085076
Idaho:
BlaineCity of BellevueFebruary 9, 2000, February 16, 2000, Wood River JournalThe Honorable Steve Fairbrother, Mayor, City of Bellevue, P.O. Box 449, Bellevue, Idaho 83313January 4, 2000160021
BlaineUnincorporated AreasFebruary 9, 2000, February 16, 2000, Wood River JournalThe Honorable Mary Ann Mix, Chairperson, Blaine County Board of Commissioners, 206 First Avenue South, Suite 300, Hailey, Idaho 83333 March 1, 2000January 4, 2000165167
Kansas: MiamiCity of PaolaFebruary 23, 2000, March 1, 2000, Miami County RepublicThe Honorable Floyd J. Grimes, Mayor, City of Paola, 19 East Teoria Paola, Kansas 66071May 30, 2000200224
Nebraska: ColfaxVillage of HowellsFebruary 23, 2000, March 1, 2000, Howells JournalThe Honorable Larry Jakubowski, Chairperson, Village of Howells, Board of Commissioners, 128 North Third Street, Howells, Nebraska 68641-0351May 30, 2000310380
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Nevada: ClarkUnincorporated AreasFebruary 17, 2000, February 24, 2000, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Bruce Woodbury, Chairperson, Clark County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 551601, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155January 7, 2000320003
New Mexico:
BernalilloUnincorporated AreasFebruary 25, 2000, March 3, 2000, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Tom Rutherford, Chairperson, Board of County Commissioners, Bernalillo County, 2400 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102January 19, 2000350001
Oklahoma:
StephensCity of DuncanFebruary 7, 2000, February 14, 2000, The Duncan BannerThe Honorable Dennis Johnson, Mayor, City of Duncan, P.O. Box 969, Duncan, Oklahoma 73534December 29, 1999400202
TulsaCity of TulsaFebruary 24, 2000, March 2, 2000, Tulsa WorldThe Honorable M. Susan Savage, Mayor, City of Tulsa, City Hall, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103May 31, 2000405381
Texas:
TarrantCity of BedfordFebruary 23, 2000, March 1, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Rick Hurt, Mayor, City of Bedford, 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021January 24, 2000480585
BexarUnincorporated AreasFebruary 15, 2000, February 22, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Cyndi Taylor Krier, Bexar County Judge, Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78205-3036January 7, 2000480035
DallasCity of CarroltonFebruary 11, 2000, February 18, 2000, Metrocrest NewsThe Honorable Milburn Gravely, Mayor, City of Carrolton, P.O. Box 110535, Carrolton, Texas 75011-0535January 7, 2000480167
DallasCity of DallasFebruary 7, 2000, February 14, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201May 15, 2000480171
TarrantCity of EulessFebruary 23, 2000, March 1, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mary Lib Saleh, Mayor, City of Euless, 201 North Ector Drive, Euless, Texas 76039January 24, 2000480593
TarrantCity of Fort WorthFebruary 29, 2000, March 7, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6311January 24, 2000480596
TarrantCity of North Richland HillsFebruary 8, 2000, February 15, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Charles Scoma, Mayor, City of North Richland Hills, P.O. Box 820609, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182-0609January 11, 2000480607
TarrantCity of SaginawFebruary 29, 2000, March 7, 2000, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Monte Nichols, Mayor, City of Saginaw, P.O. Box 79070, Saginaw, Texas 76179January 24, 2000480610
BexarCity of San AntonioFebruary 25, 2000, March 3, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Howard W. Peak, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966January 24, 2000480045
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: May 17, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-14295 Filed 6-6-00; 8:45 am]

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