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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Interim rule.


This interim rule lists communities where modification of the base (1% annual chance) flood elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.


These modified BFEs 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 Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance Administration and Mitigation reconsider the changes. The modified elevations may be changed during the 90-day period.


The modified BFEs 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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Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Mitigation Directorate, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) Start Printed Page 33891

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The modified BFEs 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 BFEs 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 BFEs 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 Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance Administration and Mitigation certifies that this rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because modified BFEs 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

  • Flood insurance
  • Floodplains
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows:

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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
Alaska: Unorganized BoroughMunicipality of AnchorageApril 6, 2001, April 13, 2001, Anchorage Daily NewsThe Honorable George P. Wuerch, Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage, P.O. Box 196650, Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6650March 14, 2001020005
FaulknerCity of ConwayApril 5, 2001, April 13, 2001, Log Cabin DemocratThe Honorable Tab Townsell, Mayor, City of Conway, City Hall, 1201 Oak Street, Conway, Arkansas 72032March 13, 2001050078
FaulknerUnincorporated AreasApril 5, 2001, April 13, 2001, Log Cabin DemocratThe Honorable John Wayne Carter, Faulkner County Judge, Faulkner County Court House, 801 Locust Avenue, Conway, Arkansas 72032March 13, 2001050431
MaricopaCity of ScottsdaleApril 6, 2001, April 13, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Mary Manross, Mayor, City of Scottsdale, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251March 13, 2001045012
MaricopaCity of TucsonMarch 23, 2001, March 30, 2001, Tucson CitizenThe Honorable Robert Walkup, Mayor, City of Tucson, P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, Arizona 85726March 5, 2001040076
MaricopaUnincorporated AreasApril 6, 2001, April 13, 2001, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Janice K. Brewer, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003July 5, 2001040037
Los AngelesCity of Los AngelesMarch 30, 2001, April 6, 2001, Metropolitan News-EnterpriseThe Honorable Richard Riordan, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, 200 North Main Street, Room 800, Los Angeles, California 90012March 6, 2001060137
Los AngelesUnincorporated AreasMarch 30, 2001, April 6, 2001, Whittier Daily NewsThe Honorable Michael Antonovich, Chairperson, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple Street, Suite 869, Los Angeles, California 90012March 9, 2001065043
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San DiegoCity of El CajonMay 17, 2001, May 24, 2001, East County CalifornianThe Honorable Mark Lewis, Mayor, City of El Cajon, 200 East Main Street, El Cajon, California 92020April 27, 2001060289
San DiegoUnincorporated AreasMay 17, 2001, May 24, 2001, San Diego Union TribuneThe Honorable Bill Horn, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101April 27, 2001060284
Santa ClaraCity of Santa ClaraApril 11, 2001, April 18, 2001, Santa Clara WeeklyThe Honorable Judy Nadler, Mayor, City of Santa Clara, City Hall, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, California 95050July 17, 2001060350
Santa ClaraCity of MilpitasMay 31, 2001, June 7, 2001, Milpitas PostThe Honorable Henry Manayan, Mayor, City of Milpitas, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035May 15, 2001060344
Colorado: Boulder and JeffersonCity of BroomfieldMay 30, 2001, June 6, 2001, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable William Berens, Mayor, City of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020September 4, 2001085073
Montana: Butte-SilverUnincorporated Areas Bow CountyMarch 23, 2001, March 30, 2001, Montana StandardThe Honorable Judy Jacobsen, Chief Executive Officer, Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse, Room 106, 155 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana 59701March 1, 2001300077
ClarkCity of North Las VegasMay 18, 2001, May 25, 2001, Las Vegas Review JournalThe Honorable Michael L. Montandon, Mayor, City of North Las Vegas, P.O. Box 4086, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030-4086April 27, 2001320007
NyeUnincorporated AreasApril 26, 2001, May 3, 2001, Tonopah TimesThe Honorable Jeff Taguchi, Chairman, Nye County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 153, Tonopah, Nevada 89049April 5, 2001320018
AngelinaCity of LufkinMarch 30, 2001, April 6, 2001, Lufkin Daily NewsThe Honorable Louis A. Bronaugh, Mayor, City of Lufkin, 300 East Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas 75902June 28, 2001480009
CollinCity of MurphyAugust 16, 2000, August 23, 2000, Wylie NewsThe Honorable Roy W. Bentle, Mayor, City of Murphy, 205 North Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094July 25, 2000480137
Fort BendCity of StaffordApril 18, 2001, April 25, 2001, Fort Bend StarThe Honorable Leonard Scarcella, Mayor, City of Stafford, City Hall, 2610 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477March 23, 2001480233
Wyoming: TetonTown of JacksonOctober 25, 2000, November 1, 2000, Jackson Hole NewsThe Honorable Barney Oldfield, Mayor, Town of Jackson, P.O. Box 1687, Jackson, Wyoming 83001January 30, 2001560052
RockinghamCity of HarrisonburgApril 12, 2001, April 19, 2001, Daily News RecordThe Honorable Carolyn W. Frank, Mayor, City of Harrisonburg, 374 South Carlton Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801March 28, 2001510076
RockinghamUnincorporated AreasApril 12, 2001, April 19, 2001, Daily News RecordThe Honorable Pablo Cuevas, Chairman, Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, 543 Elm Street, Broadway, Virginia 22815March 28, 2001510133

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

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Dated: June 18, 2001.

Robert F. Shea,

Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance Administration and Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 01-15925 Filed 6-25-01; 8:45 am]