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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:

Michael M. Grimm, Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2878 or (e-mail) michael.grimm@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 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.

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 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 Start Printed Page 71483Executive 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:
Cleburne, (Case No. 02-06-784P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)Unincorporated AreasApril 3, 2002, April 10, 2002, The Sun TimesThe Honorable Claude Dill, Judge, Cleburne County, County Courthouse, 301 West Main Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543Mar. 12, 2002050424
Sebastian, (Case No. 01-06-1837P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Fort SmithJune 12, 2002, June 19, 2002, Southwest Times RecordThe Hon. Raymond C. Baker, Mayor, City of Fort Smith, P.O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, AR 72902May 31, 200255013
Illinois:
Will, (Case No. 02-05-2034P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of JolietJune 20, 2002, June 27, 2002, Farmers Weekly ReviewThe Honorable Arthur Schultz, Mayor, City of Joliet, Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432Sept. 26, 2002170702
McHenry, (Case No. 01-05-3762P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Village of Lake In The HillsJuly 2, 2002, July 9, 2002, The Northwest HeraldThe Honorable Ed Plaza, Village President, 1115 Crystal Lake Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156Oct. 8, 2002170481
McHenry, (Case No. 01-05-3762P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Unincorporated AreasJuly 2, 2002, July 9, 2002, The Northwest HeraldThe Honorable Mike Tryon, Chairperson, McHenry County Board, McHenry County Gov't Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098Oct. 8, 2002170732
Will, (Case No. 02-05-2034P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Village of PlainfieldJune 19, 2002, June 26, 2002, The EnterpriseMr. Richard Rock, Village President, Village of Plainfield, 530 West Lockport Street, Suite 206, Plainfield, IL 60544Sept. 25, 2002170771
Will, (Case No. 02-05-2034P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasJune 19, 2002, June 25, 2002, The Herald NewsMr. Joseph Mikan, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432Sept. 24, 2002170695
Minnesota:
Dakota, (Case No. 01-05-2461P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of LakevilleMay 1, 2002, May 8, 2002, The Lakeville Sun CurrentMr. Robert Erickson, Lakeville City Administrator, 20195 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044Aug. 7, 2002270107
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Dakota, (Case No. 02-05-0298P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of LakevilleMay 22, 2002, May 29, 2002, The Lakeville Sun CurrentMr. Robert Erickson, Lakeville City Administrator, 20195 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044Aug. 28, 2002270107
Lyon, (Case No. 02-05-1586P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of MarshallMay 24, 2002, May 31, 2002, Marshall IndependentThe Honorable Robert Byrnes, Mayor, City of Marshall, 344 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258Aug. 30, 2002270258
Missouri:
St. Louis, (Case No. 01-07-499P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)City of LadueApril 19, 2002, April 26, 2002, Saint Louis Post DispatchThe Honorable Jean Quenlen, Mayor, City of Ladue, 9345 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124-1511Apr. 2, 2002290363
Ohio:
Lorain, (Case No. 02-05-1841P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Avon LakeMay 23, 2002, May 30, 2002, The SunThe Honorable Robert Berner, Mayor, City of Avon Lake, 150 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012Aug. 28, 2002390602
Butler and Warren (Case No. 01-05-1645P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Village of MonroeJuly 3, 2002, July 10, 2002, Middletown JournalThe Hon. Michael P. Morris, Mayor, Village of Monroe, 233 South Main Street, Monroe, OH 45050Oct. 9, 2002390042
Cuyahoga, (Case No. 01-05-542P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Parma HeightsMay 2, 2002, May 9, 2002, Parma Sun PostThe Honorable Paul Cassidy, Mayor, City of Parma Heights, 6281 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130Aug. 8, 2002390124
Franklin and Delaware, (Case No. 02-05-1465P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of WestervilleMay 22, 2002, May 29, 2002, Westerville News and Public OpinionThe Hon. Stewart Flaherty, Mayor, City of Westerville, 21 South State Street, Westerville, OH 43081Aug. 29, 2002390179
Warren, (Case No. 01-05-1645P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Unincorporated AreasJuly 3, 2002, July 10, 2002, The Western StarMr. C. Michael Kilburn, President, Warren County, Board of Commissioners, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036Oct. 9, 2002390757
Oklahoma:
Tulsa, (Case No. 01-06-701P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of BixbyApril 25, 2002, May 2, 2002, The Bixby BulletinThe Honorable Joe Williams, Mayor, City of Bixby, 116 West Needles Street, Bixby, OK 74008Aug. 1, 2002400207
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Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie, (Case No. 01-06-2001P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Oklahoma CityJune 18, 2002, June 25, 2002, The Daily OklahomanThe Hon. Kirk Humphreys, Mayor, City of Oklahoma city, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, OK 73102Sept. 24, 2002405378
Texas:
Collin, (Case No. 02-06-1539P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of AllenMay 29, 2002, June 5, 2002, The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, One Allen Civil Plaza, Allen, TX 75013Sept. 4, 2002480131
Collin, (Case No. 01-06-820P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of AllenJune 14, 2002, June 21, 2002, The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, One Allen Civic Plaza, Allen, TX 75013Sept. 18, 2002480131
Travis, (Case No. 02-06-826P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)City of AustinApril 30, 2002, May 7, 2002, Austin American StatesmanThe Honorable Kirk Watson, Mayor, City of Austin, 124 West 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701Aug. 6, 2002480624
Travis, (Case No. 01-06-338P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of AustinMay 31, 2002, June 7, 2002, Austin American StatesmanThe Honorable Gus Garcia, Mayor, City of Austin, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767Sept. 6, 2002480624
Bexar, (Case No. 02-06-761P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasMay 9, 2002, May 16, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Nelson Wolff, Judge, Bexar County, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78205Aug. 15, 2002480035
Bexar, (Case No. 01-06-1795P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasMay 24, 2002, May 31, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Nelson Wolff, Judge, Bexar County, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78205Aug. 30, 2002480035
Brazos, (Case No. 02-06-031P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of College StationMay 24, 2002, May 31, 2002, The Bryan/College Station EagaleThe Hon. Lynn McIlhaney, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, TX 77842Aug. 30, 2002480083
Denton, (Case No. 02-06-276P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of DentonMay 22, 2002, May 29, 2002, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Euline Brock, Mayor, City of Denton, 215 East McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76201May 2, 2002480194
Tarrant, (Case No. 01-06-508P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)City of Fort WorthMarch 20, 2002, March 27, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, City Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311June 26, 2002480596
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Tarrant, (Case No. 01-06-982P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Forth WorthJune 7, 2002, June 14, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, City Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76102Sept. 13, 2002480596
Gillespie, (Case No. 00-06-1860P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of FredericksburgMay 22, 2002, May 29, 2002, Fredericksburg Standard Radio PostThe Honorable Tim Crenwelge, Mayor, City of Fredericksburg, 126 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624Aug. 28, 2002480252
Dallas, (Case No. 02-06-591P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)City of GarlandMarch 7, 2002, March 14, 2002, Garland Morning NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, 200 North 5th Street, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, TX 76046-9002June 13, 2002485471
Dallas, (Case No. 02-05-151P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of GarlandMay 2, 2002, May 9, 2002, Garland Morning NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, TX 75046-9002Aug. 8, 2002485471
Dallas, (Case No. 01-06-1213P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of Glenn HeightsMay 22, 2002, May 29, 2002, Focus Daily NewsThe Honorable Mary Coffman, Mayor, City of Glenn Heights, 1938 South Hampton, Glenn Heights, TX 75154Aug. 28, 2002481265
Hood, (Case No. 02-06-198P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of GranburyMay 30, 2002, June 6, 2002, Hood County NewsThe Honorable David Southern, Mayor, City of Granbury, P.O. Box 969, Granbury, TX 76048Sept. 5, 2002480357
Hidalgo, (Case No. 02-06-715P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasJuly 1, 2002, July 8, 2002, The MonitorThe Honorable Jose E. Pulido, Judge, Hidalgo County, 100 E. Cano Street, Edinburg, TX 78539May 30, 2002480334
Hood, (Case No. 02-06-198P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasMay 30, 2002, June 6, 2002, Hood County NewsThe Honorable Linda Steen, Judge, Hood County, 100 East Pearl Street, Granbury, TX 76048Sept. 5, 2002480356
Tarrant, (Case No. 01-06-1481P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of HurstMay 24, 2002, May 31, 2002, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Bill Souder, Mayor, City of Hurst, 1505 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, TX 76054Apr. 30, 2002480601
Gregg and Harrisson, (Case No. 02-06-512P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of LongviewMay 10, 2002, May 17, 2002, Longview News JournalThe Honorable Earl Roberts, Mayor, City of Longview, P.O. Box 1952, 300 West Cotton Street, Longview, TX 75606Aug. 16, 2002480264
Collin, (Case No. 01-06-1229P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)City of McKinneyMay 7, 2002, May 14, 2002, McKinney Courier GazetteThe Honorable Don Dozier, Mayor, City of McKinney, P.O. Box 517, McKinney, TX 75070Aug. 13, 2002480135
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Montgomery, (Case No. 02-06-763P) (FEMA Docket No. P7612)Unincorporated AreasMay 1, 2002, May 8, 2002, The CourierThe Honorable Alan B. Sadler, Judge, Montgomery County, 301 North Thompson Street, Suite 210, Conroe, TX 77301Aug. 7, 2002480483
Travis, (Case No. 00-06-1827P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)Unincorporated AreasMarch 6, 2002, March 13, 2002, Austin American StatesmanThe Honorable Samuel Biscoe, Judge, Travis County, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767-1748June 12, 2002481026
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: November 14, 2002.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-29867 Filed 11-29-02; 8:45 am]

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