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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 Start Printed Page 21103the 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:
MaricopaCity of GlendaleMar. 16, 2001, Mar. 23, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Elaine Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, 5850 West Glendale, Glendale, Arizona 85301June 21, 2001040045
MaricopaCity of PeoriaMar. 15, 2001, Mar. 22, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable John Keegan, Mayor, City of Peoria, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, Arizona 85345June 21, 2001040050
MaricopaCity of PeoriaMar. 16, 2001, Mar. 23, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable John Keegan, Mayor, City of Peoria, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, Arizona 85345June 21, 2001040050
MaricopaUnincorporated AreasMar. 15, 2001, Mar. 22, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Janice K. Brewer, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003June 21, 2001040037
California:
Contra CostaUnincorporated AreasFeb. 7, 2001, Feb. 14, 2001, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Gayle B. Uilkema, Chairperson, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, c/o Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, California 94553May 15, 2001060025
Contra CostaCity of Walnut CreekFeb. 7, 2001, Feb. 14, 2001, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Kathy Hicks, Mayor, City of Walnut Creek, c/o City Manager, P.O. Box 8039, Walnut Creek, California 94596-8039May 15, 2001065070
SacramentoUnincorporated AreasFeb. 23, 2001, Mar. 2, 2001, Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Roger Neillo, Chairman, Sacramento County, Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Room 2450, Sacramento, California 95814Jan. 30, 2001060262
VenturaCity of Simi ValleyMar. 9, 2001, Mar. 16, 2001, Ventura County StarThe Honorable Bill Davis, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, California 93063Feb. 20, 2001060421
Colorado:
BoulderCity of LongmontJan. 18, 2001, Jan. 25, 2001, Longmont Daily Times CallThe Honorable Leona Stoecker, Mayor, City of Longmont, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501Apr. 25, 2001080027
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El PasoUnincorporated AreasFeb. 16, 2001, Feb. 23, 2001, The GazetteThe Honorable Charles C. Brown, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Third Floor, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2208May 24, 2001080059
JeffersonCity of GoldenJan. 31, 2001, Feb. 7, 2001, Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Jan C. Schenck, Mayor, City of Golden, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401May 3, 2001080090
JeffersonUnincorporated AreasFeb. 1, 2001, Feb. 8, 2001, High Timber TimesThe Honorable Michelle Lawrence, Chairperson, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 5550, Golden, Colorado 80419May 3, 2001080087
JeffersonUnincorporated AreasFeb. 22, 2001, Mar. 1, 2001, High Timber TimesThe Honorable Michelle Lawrence, Chairperson, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 5550, Golden, Colorado 80419Jan. 30, 2001080087
JeffersonUnincorporated AreasMar. 1, 2001, Mar. 8, 2001, High Timber TimesThe Honorable Michelle Lawrence, Chairperson, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 5550, Golden, Colorado 80419June 6, 2001080087
La PlataUnincorporated AreasFeb. 10, 2001, Feb. 16, 2001, Durango HeraldThe Honorable Bob Lieb, La Plata County Commissioner, District 2, 1060 East Second Avenue, Durango, Colorado 81301May 19, 2001080097
Idaho: Twin FallsCity of Twin FallsMar. 8, 2001, Mar. 15, 2001, Twin Falls Times NewsThe Honorable Elaine Steel, Mayor, City of Twin Falls, P.O. Box 1907, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303-1907June 13, 2001160120
Oregon: JacksonCity of Central PointFeb. 22, 2001, Mar. 1, 2001, Medford Mail TribuneThe Honorable Bill Walton, Mayor, City of Central Point, 155 South Second Street, Central Point, Oregon 97502July 24, 2001410092
Oklahoma: OklahomaCity of Oklahoma CityFeb. 16, 2001, Feb. 23, 2001, Daily OklahomanThe Honorable Kirk Humphreys, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102May 24, 2001405378
Texas:
CollinCity of AllenFeb. 21, 2001, Feb. 28, 2001, Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, One Butler Circle, Allen, Texas 75013Jan. 25, 2001480131
CollinCity of CelinaFeb. 7, 2001, Feb. 14, 2001, Celina RecordThe Honorable Mark Peterman, Mayor, City of Celina, 302 West Walnut, Celina, Texas 75009May 16, 2001480133
CollinCity of PlanoFeb. 14, 2001, Feb. 21, 2001, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Jeran Akers, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, Texas 75086-0358Jan. 25, 2001480140
CollinUnincorporated AreasFeb. 8, 2001, Feb. 15, 2001, McKinney Daily Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Ron Harris, Collin County Judge, 210 South McDonald Street, McKinney, Texas 75069May 16, 2001480130
DallasCity of CoppellFeb. 16, 2001, Feb. 23, 2001, Coppell GazetteThe Honorable Candy Sheehan, Mayor, City of Coppell, 255 Parkway Boulevard, Coppell, Texas 75019May 23, 2001480170
TravisCity of AustinMar. 2, 2001, Mar. 9, 2001, Austin American StatesmanThe Honorable Kirk P. Watson, Mayor, City of Austin, 124 West Eighth Street, Austin, Texas 78701Feb. 12, 2001480624
WilliamsonCity of LeanderFeb. 21, 2001, Feb. 28, 2001, Hill Country NewsThe Honorable Larry Barnett, Mayor, City of Leander, P.O. Box 319, Leander, Texas 78646Jan. 24, 2001481536
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: April 18, 2001.

Margaret E. Lawless,

Acting Executive Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 01-10486 Filed 4-26-01; 8:45 am]

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