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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-percent-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 Maps 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 Director, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, reconsider the changes. The modified elevations Start Printed Page 53748may 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 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:

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 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 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 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 countyLocation and case No.Date and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Arizona:
CochiseCochise County (01-09-019P)April 25, 2001; May 2, 2001; Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Mike Palmer, Chairman, Cochise County, Board of Supervisors, 1415 West Melody Lane, Bisbee, Arizona 85603July 31, 2001040012
CochiseCity of Sierra Vista (01-09-019P)April 25, 2001; May 2, 2001; Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Tom Hessler, Mayor, City of Sierra Vista, 1011 North Coronda Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635July 31, 2001040017
CochiseCity of Sierra Vista (01-09-492P)April 18, 2002; April 25, 2002; Sierra Vista HeraldThe Honorable Thomas J. Hessler, Mayor, City of Sierra Vista, 1011 North Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635August 1, 2002040017
MaricopaCity of Mesa (02-09-260P)June 13, 2002; June 20, 2002; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Keno Hawker, Mayor, City of Mesa, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, Arizona 85221-1466September 19, 2002040048
MaricopaCity of Scottsdale (02-09-1084X)July 18, 2002; July 25, 2002; Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Mary Manross, Mayor, City of Scottsdale, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251October 24, 2002045012
PimaUnincorporated Areas (01-09-685P), (02-09-746X)April 18, 2002; April 25, 2002; Tucson CitizenThe Honorable Raul Grijalva, Chairman, Pima County, Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701July 25, 2002040073
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PinalTown of Kearney (01-09-283P)June 5, 2002; June 12, 2002; Copper Basin NewsThe Honorable Debra Sommers, Mayor, Town of Kearny, P.O. Box 639, Kearny, Arizona 85237September 11, 2002040085
PinalUnincorporated Areas (01-09-283P)June 5, 2002; June 12, 2002; Copper Basin NewsThe Honorable Jimmie B. Kerr, Chairman, Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 827, Florence, Arizona 85232-0827September 11, 2002040077
California:
KernUnincorporated Areas (01-09-764P)May 22, 2002; May 29, 2002; News ReviewThe Honorable Steve Perez, Chairman, Kern County, Board of Supervisors, 1115 Truxton Avenue, Fifth Floor, Bakersfield, California 93301August 28, 2002060075
Los AngelesUnincorporated Areas (01-09-559P)July 18, 2002; July 25, 2002; Los Angeles TimesThe Honorable Zev Yaroslavsky, Chairperson, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, 821 Kenneth Haln Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012October 24, 2002065043
OrangeCity of Orange (01-09-975P)June 6, 2002; June 13, 2002; Orange County RegisterThe Honorable Mark Murphy, Mayor, City of Orange, 300 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, California 92866September 12, 2002060228
PlacerTown of Loomis (02-09-862P)June 20, 2002; June 27, 2002; Loomis NewsThe Honorable Rhonda Morillas, Mayor, Town of Loomis, Town Hall, 6140 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite K, Loomis, California 95650September 26, 2002060721
RiversideCity of Murrieta (01-09-849P)April 4, 2002; April 11, 2002; Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Dick Ostling, Mayor, City of Murrieta, 26442 Beckman Court, Murrieta, California 92562March 18, 2002060751
RiversideCity of Perris (01-09-524P)April 25, 2002; May 2, 2002; Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Daryl Busch, Mayor, City of Perris, 101 North D Street, Perris, California 92570April 1, 2002060258
RiversideUnincorporated Areas (01-09-849P)April 4, 2002; April 11, 2002; Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Jim Venable, Chairman, Riverside County, Board of Supervisors, 4080 Lemon Street, 14th Floor, Riverside, California 92501March 18, 2002060245
San DiegoCity of Carlsbad (02-09-594P)May 23, 2002; May 30, 2002; North County TimesThe Honorable Claude A. Lewis, Mayor, City of Carlsbad, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008August 29, 2002060285
Santa ClaraCity of San Jose (01-09-488P), (02-09-798X)April 25, 2002; May 2, 2002; San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Ron Gonzales, Mayor, City of San Jose, 801 North First Street, Room 600, San Jose, California 95110August 1, 2002060349
Santa ClaraUnincorporated Areas (01-09-488P), (02-09-798X)April 25, 2002; May 2, 2002; San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Donald P. Gage, Chairman, Santa Clara County, Board of Supervisors, East Wing, 10th Floor, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California 95110August 1, 2002060337
Colorado:
ArapahoeCity of Cherry Hills Village (02-08-052P)May 2, 2002; May 9, 2002; Denver PostThe Honorable John Welborn, Mayor, City of Cherry Hills Village, 2450 East Quincy Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80110April 12, 2002080013
BoulderCity of Lafayette (02-08-331P)May 20, 2002; May 24, 2002; Daily CameraThe Honorable Dale Avery, Mayor, City of Lafayette, 1290 South Public Road, Lafayette, Colorado 80026August 23, 2002080026
BoulderCity of Longmont (02-08-082P)April 4, 2002; April 11, 2002; Daily Times CallThe Honorable Julia Pirnack, Mayor, City of Longmont, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501March 25, 2002080027
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BoulderUnincorporated Areas (02-08-082P)April 4, 2002; April 11, 2002; Daily CameraThe Honorable Jana L. Mendez, Chairperson, Boulder County, Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, Colorado 80306-0471March 25, 2002080023
Hawaii: HawaiiHawaii County (02-09-633P)May 23, 2002; May 30, 2002; Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720May 3, 2002155166
Idaho:
BonnerCity of Clark Fork (01-10-475P)May 30, 2002; June 6, 2002; Bonner County Daily BeeThe Honorable Tom Shields, Mayor, City of Clark Fork, P.O. Box 10, Clark Ford, Idaho 83811September 5, 2002160132
BonnerUnincorporated Areas (01-10-457P)May 30, 2002; June 6, 2002; Bonner County Daily BeeThe Honorable Tom Suttmeier, Chairman, Bonner County, Board of Commissioners, 215 South First Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864September 5, 2002160206
North Dakota: StarkCity of Dickinson (02-08-057P)May 9, 2002; May 16, 2002; Dickinson PressThe Honorable Dennis W. Johnson, Mayor, City of Dickinson, 99 Second Street East, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601August 15, 2002380117
Utah: Salt LakeCity of Draper (02-08-198P)June 26, 2002; July 3, 2002; Salt Lake TribuneThe Honorable Darrell H. Smith, Mayor, City of Draper, 12441 South 900 East, Draper, Utah 84020October 2, 2002490244
Wyoming: TetonUnincorporated Areas (02-08-268P)July 17, 2002; July 24, 2002; Jackson Hole NewsThe Honorable Bill Paddleford, Chairperson, Teton County, Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, P.O. Box 3594, Jackson, Wyoming 83001July 8, 2002560094

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

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Dated: August 9, 2002.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-20962 Filed 8-16-02; 8:45 am]

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