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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 below 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 on 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,

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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
Arizona:
MaricopaCity of AvondaleMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Thomas F. Morales, Jr., Mayor, City of Avondale, 525 North Central Avenue, Avondale, Arizona 85323February 23, 2000040038
City of AvondaleMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Ron Drake, Mayor, City of Avondale, 525 North Central Avenue, Avondale, Arizona 85323April 20, 2000040038
Town of BuckeyeMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Dusty Hull, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Buckeye, Arizona 85326April 20, 2000040039
City of GoodyearMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable William O. Arnold, Mayor, City of Goodyear, 119 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona 85338April 20, 2000040046
City of MesaMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Wayne Brown, Mayor, City of Mesa, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, Arizona 85211April 20, 2000040048
City of PhoenixMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Skip Rimsza, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003February 23, 2000040051
City of PhoenixMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Skip Rimsza, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003April 20, 2000040051
City of TempeMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Neil G. Giuliano, Mayor, City of Tempe, Tempe City Hall, P.O. Box 5002, Tempe, Arizona 85281April 20, 2000040054
City of TollesonMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Adolfo Gamez, Mayor, City of Tolleson, 9555 West Van Buren, Tolleson, Arizona 85353February 23, 2000040055
Unincorporated AreasMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Andrew Kunasek, Chairperson, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003February 23, 2000040037
Unincorporated AreasMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, The Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Andrew Kunasek, Chairperson, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003April 20, 2000040037
Unincorporated AreasMay 17, 2000, May 24, 2000, Holbrook Tribune NewsThe Honorable Tommy Thompson, Chairperson, Navajo County, Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 668, Holbrook, Arizona 86025April 20, 2000040066
California:
Los AngelesCity of CarsonMarch 16, 2000, March 23, 2000, Daily BreezeThe Honorable Peter Fajardo, Mayor, City of Carson, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California 90749February 25, 2000060107
City of ComptonMarch 15, 2000, March 22, 2000, Compton BulletinThe Honorable Omar Bradley, Mayor, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220February 25, 2000060111
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City of GardenaMarch 16, 2000, March 23, 2000, Gardena Valley NewsThe Honorable Donald L. Dear, Mayor, City of Gardena, P.O. Box 47003, Gardena, California 90247-6803February 25, 2000060119
City of LakewoodMarch 16, 2000, March 23, 2000, Press-TelegramThe Honorable Joseph Esquivel, Mayor, City of Lakewood, 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, California 90712February 25, 2000060130
City of Long BeachMarch 16, 2000, March 23, 2000, Press-TelegramThe Honorable Beverly O'Neill, Mayor, City of Long Beach, 333 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802February 25, 2000060136
City of Los AngelesMarch 16, 2000, March 23, 2000, Los Angeles TimesThe Honorable Richard Riordan, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, 200 North Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012February 25, 2000060137
City of Santa ClaritaJune 5, 2000, June 12, 2000, The SignalThe Honorable Jo Anne Darcy, Mayor, City of Santa Clarita, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 300, Santa Clarita, California 91355May 15, 2000060729
RiversideCity of HemetMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Hemet NewsThe Honorable Lori VanArsdale, Mayor, City of Hemet, 450 East Latham Avenue, Hemet, California 92543February 18, 2000060253
Unincorporated AreasMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Hemet NewsThe Honorable Tom Mullen, Chairperson, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 4080 Lemon Street, 14th Floor, Riverside, California 92501February 18, 2000060245
SacramentoCity of FolsomJune 28, 2000, July 5, 2000, The Folsom TelegraphThe Honorable Stephen Miklos, Mayor, City of Folsom, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630June 8, 2000060263
San DiegoCity of Chula VistaMarch 18, 2000, March 25, 2000, Star NewsThe Honorable Shirley Horton, Mayor, City of Chula Vista, City Hall, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91910February 15, 2000065021
City of EscondidoMarch 10, 2000, March 17, 2000, North County TimesThe Honorable Lori Pfeiler, Mayor, City of Escondido, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, California 92025January 31, 2000060290
City of Lemon GroveMay 3, 2000, May 10, 2000, Lemon Grove ReviewThe Honorable Mary Sessom, Mayor, City of Lemon Grove, 3232 Main Street, Lemon Grove, California 91945March 27, 2000060723
City of San DiegoMarch 10, 2000, March 17, 2000, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Susan Golding, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101January 31, 2000060295
Unincorporated AreasMay 9, 2000, May 16, 2000, San Diego Union TribuneThe Honorable Dianne Jacob, Chairperson, San Diego County, Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101April 3, 2000060284
San JoaquinCity of StocktonMay 266, 2000, June 2, 2000, The RecordThe Honorable Gary Podesto, Mayor, City of Stockton, 425 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, California 95202May 10, 2000060302
Colorado:
AdamsCity of Federal HeightsJune 5, 2000, June 12, 2000, Denver Rocky Mountain NewsThe Honorable Phil Stewart, Mayor, City of Federal Heights, 2380 West 90th Avenue, Federal Heights, Colorado 80221September 11, 2000080240
City of WestminsterMarch 10, 2000, March 17, 2000, Denver PostThe Honorable Nancy M. Heil, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80030February 1, 2000080008
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ArapahoeCity of EnglewoodMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, The Englewood HeraldThe Honorable Tom Burns, Mayor, City of Englewood, 3400 South Elati Street, Englewood, Colorado 80110June 29, 2000085074
City of Greenwood VillageMarch 23, 2000, March 30, 2000, The VillagerThe Honorable David Phifer, Mayor, City of Greenwood Village, 6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111June 29, 2000080195
Unincorporated AreasMarch 23, 2000, March 30, 2000, The VillagerThe Honorable Steve Ward, Chairperson, Arapahoe County, Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166June 29, 2000080011
DouglasCity of LittletonMarch 23, 2000, March 30, 2000, The Littleton IndependentThe Honorable Susan Thornton, Mayor, City of Littleton, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80165June 29, 2000080017
Unincorporated AreasMarch 22, 2000, March 29, 2000, Douglas County News PressThe Honorable James Sullivan, Chairperson, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104June 29, 2000080049
JeffersonUnincorporated AreasMarch 1, 2000, March 8, 2000, Columbine Community CourierThe Honorable Richard Sheehan, Chairperson, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 5550, Golden, Colorado 80419January 31, 2000080087
Iowa:
Black HawkCity of WaterlooMarch 29, 2000, April 5, 2000, Waterloo CourierThe Honorable John R. Rooff, Mayor, City of Waterloo, City Hall, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703February 22, 2000190025
Kansas:
JohnsonCity of DeSotoMay 4, 2000, May 11, 2000, DeSoto ExplorerThe Honorable Steven Pruden, Mayor, City of DeSoto, P.O. Box C, DeSoto, Kansas 66018August 10, 2000200161
Unincorporated AreasMay 5, 2000, May 12, 2000, The Johnson County SunThe Honorable Michael B. Press, Interim County Administrator, Johnson County, 111 South Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, Kansas 66061-3441August 10, 2000200159
SedgwickCity of WichitaApril 6, 2000, April 13, 2000, Wichita EagleThe Honorable Bob Knight, Mayor, City of Wichita, City Hall, First Floor, 455 North Main Street, Wichita, Kansas 67202July 12, 2000200328
Unincorporated AreasApril 18, 2000, April 25, 2000, Wichita EagleThe Honorable William Hancock, Chairperson, Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners, 1144 South Seneca, Wichita, Kansas 67213July 24, 2000200321
Louisiana:
Lafayette ParishUnincorporated AreasApril 21, 2000, April 28, 2000, The AdvertiserThe Honorable Walter S. Comeaux, Lafayette Parish President, P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501-0417March 9, 2000220101
Nevada:
ClarkCity of HendersonApril 19, 2000, April 26, 2000, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable James Gibson, Mayor, City of Henderson, 240 South Water Street, Henderson, Nevada 89015March 21, 2000320015
Unincorporated AreasApril 29, 2000, April 26, 2000, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Bruce Woodbury, Chairperson, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155March 21, 2000320003
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WashoeCity of SparksMarch 21, 2000, March 28, 2000, Reno Gazette-JournalThe Honorable Tony Armstrong, Mayor, City of Sparks, P.O. Box 857, Sparks, Nevada 89432-0857February 10, 2000320021
New Mexico:
BernalilloCity of AlbuquerqueMay 5, 2000, May 12, 2000, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Jim Baca, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103March 21, 2000350002
Texas:
BexarUnincorporated AreasMarch 21, 2000, March 28, 2000, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Cyndi Taylor Krier, Bexar County Judge, Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78205-3036February 11, 2000480035
BurlesonCity of SomervilleMarch 2, 2000, March 9, 2000, Burleson County Citizen-TribuneThe Honorable Don Strickland, Mayor, City of Somerville, P.O. Box 159, Somerville, Texas 77879-0159February 2, 2000480091
CollinCity of FriscoJune 16, 2000, June 23, 2000, Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Kathy Seei, Mayor, City of Frisco, P.O. Box 1100, Frisco, Texas 75034May 24, 2000480134
DallasCity of IrvingMarch 9, 2000, March 16, 2000, The Irving NewsThe Honorable Joe H. Putnam, Mayor, City of Irving, P.O. Box 152288, Irving, Texas 75015-2288February 2, 2000480180
City of DallasApril 21, 2000, April 28, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201March 22, 2000480171
City of DallasMay 16, 2000, May 23, 2000, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk, Mayor, City of Dallas, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75201August 21, 2000480171
City of GarlandMay 25, 2000, June 1, 2000, The Garland NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, Texas 75046-9002April 21, 2000485471
DentonCity of LewisvilleMay 26, 2000, June 2, 2000, Lewisville NewsThe Honorable Clarence R. Myers, Mayor, City of Lewisville, 1197 West Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75029-9002May 2, 2000480195
Unincorporated AreasMay 10, 2000, May 17, 2000 Lewisville NewsThe Honorable Kirk Wilson, Judge, Denton County, Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 West Hickory Street, Second Floor, Denton, Texas 76201March 31, 2000480774
Unincorporated AreasMarch 14, 2000, March 21, 2000, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Kirk Wilson, Judge, Denton County, Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 West Hickory Street, Second Floor, Denton, Texas 76201February 2, 2000480774
Fort BendWest Keegans Bayou Improvement DistrictMarch 21, 2000, March 28, 2000, Houston ChronicleMs. Sandra Weider, President, West Keegans Bayou Improvement District, 15014 Tranmore Drive, Houston, Texas 77083February 10, 2000481602
HarrisCity of HoustonMarch 3, 2000, March 10, 2000, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Lee Brown, Mayor, City of Houston, P.O. Box 1562, Houston, Texas 77251-1562January 31, 2000480296
JohnsonCity of BurlesonMay 31, 2000, June 7, 2000, Burleson StarThe Honorable Rich Roper, Mayor, City of Burleson, City Hall, 141 West Renfro, Burleson, Texas 76028September 5, 2000485459
Unincorporated AreasMay 31, 2000, June 7, 2000, Cleburne Times ReviewThe Honorable Roger Harmon, Johnson County Judge, Johnson County Courthouse, 2 North Main Street, Cleburne, Texas 76031September 5, 2000480879
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TarrantCity of SaginawApril 27, 2000, May 4, 2000, The Times RecordThe Honorable Monte Nichols, Mayor, City of Saginaw, P.O. Box 79070, Saginaw, Texas 76179March 24, 2000480610
TravisUnincorporated AreasMay 2, 2000, May 9, 2000, Austin American StatesmanThe Honorable Samuel T. Biscoe, Travis County Judge, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767-1748August 7, 2000481026
WichitaCity of Wichita FallsMarch 17, 2000, March 24, 2000, Wichita Falls Times Record NewsThe Honorable Kay Yeager, Mayor, City of Wichita Falls, 1300 Seventh Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301February 11, 2000480662
WilliamsonCity of Round RockMarch 23, 2000, March 30, 2000, Round Rock LeaderThe Honorable Charles Culpepper, Mayor, City of Round Rock, City Hall, 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, Texas 78664February 8, 2000481048
Utah:
UtahCity of ProvoMarch 17, 2000, March 24, 2000, The Daily HeraldThe Honorable Lewis Billings, Mayor, City of Provo, 351 West Center, Provo, Utah 84604June 22, 2000490159
Washington:
ChelanUnincorporated AreasMarch 24, 2000, March 31, 2000, Wenatchee WorldThe Honorable John Hunter, Chairperson, Chelan County Board of Commissioners, 350 Orando Avenue, Wenatchee, Washington 98801February 11, 2000530015
DouglasCity of East WenatcheeMay 11, 2000, May 18, 2000, Wenatchee WorldThe Honorable Steve Lacy, Mayor, City of East Wenatchee, 215 Ninth Street Northeast, East Wenatchee, Washington 98802April 14, 2000530038
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: November 5, 2000.

Margaret E. Lawless,

Deputy Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-29128 Filed 11-14-00; 8:45 am]

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