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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

Modified base (1% annual chance) flood elevations are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified elevations will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.

EFFECTIVE DATES:

The effective dates for these modified base flood elevations are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Map(s) (FIRMs) in effect for each listed community prior to this date.

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, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) matt.miller@fema.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below of modified base flood elevations for each community listed. These modified elevations have been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Associate Director has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

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

The modifications are made pursuant to section 206 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.

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.

These modified elevations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these buildings.

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, Mitigation Directorate, 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 National Flood Insurance Program. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

Regulatory Classification. This final 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.
Alabama: Jefferson (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Unincorporated AreasMay 12, 1999, May 19, 1999, Birmingham NewsMr. Gary White, President of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Courthouse, Room A-360, Birmingham, Alabama 35263August 17, 1999010217 E
Connecticut: Fairfield (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Town of WiltonJune 17, 1999, June 24, 1999, Wilton BulletinMr. Robert H. Russell, First Selectman of the Town of Wilton, Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897September 22, 1999090020 C
Florida: Orange (FEMA Docket No. 7293)City of OcoeeJune 24, 1999, July 1, 1999, The Orlando SentinelThe Honorable S. Scott Vandergrift, Mayor of the City of Ocoee, City Hall, 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida 34761-2258June 17, 1999120185 C
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Kentucky: Fayette (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Lexington-Fayette Urban County GovernmentJune 23, 1999, June 30, 1999, Lexington HeraldThe Honorable Pam Miller, Mayor of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 200 East Main Street, 12th Floor, Lexington-Fayette Government Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40507June 16, 1999210067 C
Illinois:
Will (FEMA Docket No. 7293)City of Crest HillMarch 25, 1999, April 1, 1999, The Herald-NewsThe Honorable Donald R. Randich, Mayor of the City of Crest Hill, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, Illinois 60435June 30, 1999170699 D
Kane (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Village of HampshireApril 28, 1999, May 5, 1999, Hampshire Register-NewsMr. William Schmidt, Hampshire Village President, P.O. Box 457, 234 South State Street, Hampshire, Illinois 60140July 27, 1999170327 C
Minnesota: Anoka (FEMA Docket No. 7293)City of Coon RapidsApril 9, 1999, April 16, 1999, Coon Rapids HeraldThe Honorable Lonni McCauley, Mayor of the City of Coon Rapids, 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433July 15, 1999270011 A
North Carolina: Guilford (FEMA Docket No. 7293)City of GreensboroMay 25, 1999, June 1, 1999, News and RecordThe Honorable Carolyn S. Allen, Mayor of the City of Greensboro, One Governmental Plaza, P.O. Box 3136 Greensboro, North Carolina 27402May 17, 1999375351 C
Ohio: Lake (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Village of MadisonMarch 30, 1999, April 6, 1999, The News-HeraldThe Honorable David G. Reed, Jr., Mayor of the Village of Madison, 126 West Main Street, Madison, Ohio 44057-0007March 23, 1999390316 B
Pennsylvania: Lancaster (FEMA Docket No. 7293)Township of East DonegalApril 28, 1999, May 5, 1999, Lancaster NewspaperMr. Allen D. Esbenshade, President, Board of Supervisors, Township Municipal Office, 190 Rock Point Road, Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547April 16, 1999421768 B
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: May 16, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-14297 Filed 6-6-00; 8:45 am]

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