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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-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) 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 BFEs are indicated on the table below and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps ((FIRMs) in effect for the listed communities prior to this date.

ADDRESSES:

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 table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461 or (e-mail) matt.miller@fema.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FEMA makes the final determinations listed below of the final determinations of modified BFEs 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 Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

The modified BFEs 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 BFE 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 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 BFEs, 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. Start Printed Page 35750

These modified BFEs 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 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 and Mitigation Administration, 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 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 names of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Arkansas: Craighead (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of JonesboroSeptember 4, 2001, September 11, 2001, The Jonesboro SunThe Honorable Hubert Brodell, Mayor, City of Jonesboro, P.O. Box 1845, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403-1845Aug. 15, 2001050048
Arkansas: Pope (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of RussellvilleAugust 21, 2001, August 28, 2001, The CourierThe Honorable Raye Turner, Mayor, City of Russellville, P.O. Box 428, Russellville, Arkansas 72801July 30, 2001050178
Illinois:
Lake (FEMA Docket No. 7606)Village of Lake ZurichAugust 16, 2001, August 23, 2001, Lake Zurich CourierThe Honorable James Krischke, Mayor, Village of Lake Zurich, 70 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047July 18, 2001170376
Will (FEMA Docket No. 7606)Unincorporated AreasJuly 24, 2001, July 31, 2001, Chicago Sun-TimesMr. Joseph L. Mikan, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432Oct. 30, 2001170695
Indiana:
Howard (FEMA Docket No. 7608)Unincorporated AreasOctober 23, 2001, October 30, 2001, Kokomo TribuneMr. John Harbaugh, President, Howard County, Board of Commissioners, 230 North Main, Kokomo, Indiana 46901Oct. 12, 2001180414
Howard (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of KokomoOctober 23, 2001, October 30, 2001, Kokomo TribuneThe Honorable James Trobaugh, Mayor, City of Kokomo, 100 South Union Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901Oct. 12, 2001180093
Iowa: Black Hawk (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of Cedar FallsJuly 24, 2001, July 31, 2001, Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierThe Honorable Jon Crews, Mayor, City of Cedar Falls, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613June 22, 2001190017
Minnesota: Winona (FEMA Docket No. 7608)Unincorporated AreasDecember 21, 2001, December 28, 2001, Winona Daily NewsMr. David Stoltman, Chairperson, Winona County, Board of Commissioners, 177 Main Street, Winona, Minnesota 55987Mar. 29, 2002270525
Missouri:
St. Charles (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of CottlevilleOctober 5, 2001, October 12, 2001, St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Robert Powers, Mayor, City of Cottleville, P. O. Box 387, Cottleville, Missouri 63338Jan. 11, 2002290898
St. Charles (FEMA Docket No. 7608)Unincorporated AreasOctober 5, 2001, October 12, 2001, St. Charles JournalMr. Joe Ortwerth, St. Charles County Executive, 201 North Second Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301Jan. 11, 2002290315
Marion (FEMA Docket No. 7606)Unincorporated AreasAugust 1, 2001, August 8, 2001, Palmyra SpectatorMr. Lyndon, Presiding Commissioner, Marion County, 100 South Main Street, Palmyra, Missouri 63461July 9, 2001290222
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Ohio: Lorain (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Avon LakeOctober 24, 2001, October 31, 2001, The Morning JournalThe Honorable Robert Berner, Mayor, City of Avon Lake, 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012-1699Jan. 30, 2002390602
Oklahoma:
Tulsa (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Broken ArrowNovember 1, 2001, November 8, 2001, Broken Arrow LedgerThe Honorable Jim Reynolds, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, 220 South First Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012Feb. 7, 2002400236
Tulsa (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Broken ArrowOctober 18, 2001, October 25, 2001, Broken Arrow LedgerThe Honorable Jim Reynolds, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, P.O. Box 610, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74013Jan. 24, 2002400236
Oklahoma (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of EdmondNovember 1, 2001, November 8, 2001, The Edmond SunThe Honorable Saundra Naifeh, Mayor, City of Edmond, 100 E. First, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034Oct. 15, 2001400252
Oklahoma (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Oklahoma CityDecember 5, 2001, December 12, 2001, The Daily OklahomanThe Hon. Kirk Humphreys, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102Mar. 13, 2002405378
Texas:
Comal (FEMA Docket No. 7608)Unincorporated AreasNovember 16, 2001, November 23, 2001, New Braunfels Herlad-ZeitungThe Honorable Danny Scheel, Judge, Comal County, 150 North Seguin Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130Feb. 22, 2002485463
Dallas and Ellis (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Cedar HillOctober 19, 2001, October 26, 2001, Southwest Morning News.The Hon. Robert L. Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill, P.O. Box 96, Cedar Hill, Texas 75106Jan. 24, 2002480168
Denton (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of DentonNovember 14, 2001, November 21, 2001, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Euline Brock, Mayor, City of Denton, 215 East McKinney Street, Denton, Texas 76201Feb. 20, 2002480194
Collin (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of FriscoDecember 12, 2001, December 19, 2001, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Kathy Seei, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6891 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75034Mar. 20, 2002480134
Dallas (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of GarlandDecember 20, 2001, December 27, 2001, Garland Morning NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P. O. Box 469002, Garland, Texas 75046-9002Nov. 9, 2001485471
Dallas and Ellis (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Grand PrairieOctober 19, 2001, October 26, 2001, Arlington Morning NewsThe Hon. Charles England, Mayor, City of Grand Prairie, 317 College Street, P. O. Box 534045, Grand Prairie, Texas 75053Jan. 24, 2001485472
Ellis, Tarrant and Dallas (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of Grand PrairieNovember 14, 2001, November 21, 2001, Arlington Morning NewsThe Hon. Charles England, Mayor, City of Grand Prairie, 317 College Street, P. O. Box 534045, Grand Prairie, Texas 75053Oct. 17, 2001485472
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of Haltom CityJuly 24, 2001, July 31, 2001, Fort Worth Star TelegramMr. Joel A. Guerrero, Floodplain Administrator, City of Haltom City, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, Texas 76117Oct. 30, 2001480599
Harris (FEMA Docket No. 7606)Unincorporated AreasAugust 16, 2001, August 23, 2001, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Robert Eckels, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, Texas 77002Nov. 22, 2001480287
Harris (FEMA Docket No. 7606)Unincorporated AreasAugust 21, 2001, August 28, 2001, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Robert Eckels, Judge Harris County, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, Texas 77002Nov. 27, 2001480287
Harris (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of HoustonAugust 21, 2001, August 28, 2001, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Lee P. Brown, Mayor, City of Houston, P. O. Box 1562, Houston, Texas 77251-1562Nov. 27, 2001480296
Dallas (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of IrvingDecember 20, 2001, December 27, 2001, The Irving Morning NewsThe Honorable Joe H. Putnam, Mayor, City of Irving, P. O. Box 152288, 825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75015-2288Mar. 28, 2002480180
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Galveston (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of League CityDecember 13, 2001, December 20, 2001, The Galveston County Daily NewsThe Hon. A. T. Frankovich, Mayor, City of League City, City Hall, Suite 216, 200 West Walker, League City, Texas 77573Mar. 21, 2002485488
Ellis (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of MidlothianNovember 8, 2001, November 15, 2001, The Midlothian MirrorThe Honorable Daid Setzer, Mayor, City of Midlothian, 104 West Avenue E, Midlothian, Texas 76065Feb. 14, 2002480801
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of North Richland HillsJuly 24, 2001, July 31, 2001, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Charles Scoma, Mayor, City of N. Richland Hills, P. O. Box 820609, North Richland Hils, Texas 76182Oct. 30, 2001480607
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7604)City of North Richland HillsJune 22, 2001, June 29, 2001, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Charles Scoma, Mayor, City of N. Richland Hills, P. O. Box 820609, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182June 12, 2001480607
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of North Richland HillsAugust 23, 2001, August 30, 2001, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Charles Scoma, Mayor, City of N. Richland Hills, P.O. Box 820609, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182July 31, 2001480607
Parker (FEMA Docket No. 7608)Unincorporated AreasSeptember 12, 2001, September 19, 2001, Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable Mark Riley, Parker County Judge, 1 Court House Square Weatherford, Texas 76086Aug. 9, 2001480520
Collin and Dallas (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of RichardsonNovember 20, 2001, November 27, 2001, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Gary A. Slagel, Mayor, City of Richardson, P. O. Box 830309, Richardson, Texas 75083Feb. 26, 2002480184
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of Richland HillsJuly 24, 2001, July 31, 2001, Fort Worth Star-TelegramMr. John W. Cherry, P.E., Director, Department of Public Works, City of Richland Hills, 6700 Rena Drive, Richland Hills, Texas 76118Oct. 30, 2001480608
Bexar (FEMA Docket No. 7608)City of San AntonioDecember 21, 2001, December 28, 2001, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283March 29, 2002480045
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of SouthlakeAugust 3, 2001, August 10, 2001, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Rick Stacy, Mayor, City of Southlake, 1400 Main Street, Suite 270, Southlake, Texas 76092Nov. 9, 2001480612
Harris (FEMA Docket No. 7606)City of TomballJuly 25, 2001, August 1, 2001, Tomball Magnolia TribuneThe Hon. Hap Harrington, Mayor, City of Tomball, 401 West Market Street, Tomball, Texas 77375Oct. 31, 2001480315
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: May 14, 2002.

Robert F. Shea,

Acting Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-12658 Filed 5-20-02; 8:45 am]

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