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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, Acting Chief, Hazard Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2878 (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 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]

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, Start Printed Page 49451978 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:
Washington (Case No. 02-06-1260P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of FayettevilleAug. 1, 2002, Aug. 8, 2002, Northwest Arkansas TimesThe Honorable Dan Coody Mayor, City of Fayetteville 113 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701July 23, 2002050216
Pulaski (Case No. 01-06-1835P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of Little RockJuly 10, 2002, July 17, 2002, Little Rock Free PressThe Honorable Jim Dailey Mayor, City of Little Rock, 500 West Markham Street Room 203, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201Oct. 16, 2002050181
Illinois:
Cook (Case No. 02-05-2333P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Village of Palos ParkJuly 9, 2002, July 16, 2002, Daily SouthtownThe Honorable Jean A. Moran, Mayor, Village of Palos Park, 8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464Oct. 15, 2002170144
Cook (Case No. 01-05-3037P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Village of Palos ParkAug. 8, 2002, Aug. 15, 2002, Daily SouthtownThe Honorable Jean A. Moran, Mayor, Village of Palos Park, 8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464Nov. 14, 2002170144
Will (Case No. 02-05-1170P) (FEMA Docket No. 7616)Village of RomeovilleAug. 1, 2002, Aug. 8, 2002, The Herald NewsThe Honorable Fred Dewald, Mayor, Village of Romeoville, Village Hall, 13 Montrose Drive, Romeoville, Illinois 60446Nov. 7, 2002170711
Michigan:
Wayne (Case No. 01-05-2843P) (FEMA Docket No. 7612)Township of CantonJuly 11, 2002, July 18, 2002, Michigan Community NewspapersMr. Thomas Yack, Township Supervisor, Township of Canton, 1150 South Canton Center, Canton, Michigan 48188June 14, 2002260219
Minnesota:
Olmsted (Case No. 01-05-746P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated AreasAug. 1, 2002, Aug. 8, 2002, Post BulletinMr. Richard Devlin, County Administrator, Olmsted County, 151 4th Street SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904July 18, 2002270626
Olmsted (Case No. 01-05-746P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of RochesterAug. 1, 2002, Aug. 8, 2002, Post BulletinThe Honorable Chuck Canfield, Mayor, City of Rochester, City Hall, Room 281, 201 4th Street, SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904July 18, 2002275246
Missouri:
Howell (Case No. 00-07-791P) (FEMA Docket No. 76112)City of West PlainsJune 21, 2002, June 28, 2002, West Plains Daily QuillThe Honorable Joe Paul Evans, Myor, City of West Plains, P.O. Box 710, West Plains, Missouri 65775Dec. 6, 2002290166
Ohio:
Lorain (Case No. 02-05-0982P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of AvonJuly 9, 2002, July 16, 2002, The Morning JournalThe Honorable James Smith, Mayor, City of Avon, 36080 Chester Road, Avon, Ohio 44011June 20, 2002390348
Franklin (Case No. 01-05-1827P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of ColumbusJuly 8, 2002, July 15, 2002, Columbus DispatchThe Honorable Mike Coleman, Mayor, City of Columbus, 90 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215Oct. 14, 2002390170
Franklin (Case No. 01-05-1827P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Unincorporated AreasJuly 8, 2002, July 15, 2002, Columbus DispatchMs. Arlene Shoemaker, President, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215Oct. 14, 2002390167
Franklin (Case No. 01-05-1827P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Village of GroveportJuly 8, 2002, July 15, 2002, Southwest MessengerMr. Anthony Bales, Village Administrator, Village of Groveport, Groveport Municipal Building, 655 Blacklick Street, Groveport, Ohio 43125Oct. 14, 2002390174
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Montgomery (Case No. 02-05-0845P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Unincorporated AreasJuly 9, 2002, July 16, 2002, Dayton Daily NewsMr. Charles J. Curran, Commissioner, Montgomery County, 451 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45422Oct. 15, 2002390775
Oklahoma:
Oklahoma (Case No. 02-06-281P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of EdmondJuly 16, 2002, July 23, 2002, The Edmond SunThe Honorable Saundra Naifeh, Mayor, City of Edmond, P.O. Box 2970, Edmond, Oklahoma 73083July 2, 2002400252
Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie (Case No. 01-06-1912P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of Oklahoma CityJuly 24, 2002, July 31, 2002, The Daily OklahomanThe Hon. Kirk Humphreys, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102Oct. 30, 2002405378
Texas:
Dallas (Case No. 02-06-478P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of Cedar HillJuly 25, 2002, Aug. 1, 2002, DeSoto TodayThe Hon. Robert L. Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill, P.O. Box 96, Cedar Hill, Texas 75106July 12, 2002480168
Denton (Case No. 02-06-525P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Town of CorinthJuly 16, 2002, July 23, 2002, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable J. B. Troutman, Mayor, Town of Corinth, 2002 South Corinth Street, Corinth, Texas 76210Oct. 22, 2002481143
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-453P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of Fort WorthJuly 19, 2002, July 26, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102—6311Oct. 25, 2002480596
Dallas (Case No. 02-06-1535P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of GarlandJuly 18, 2002, July 25, 2002 Garland Morning NewsThe Honorable Jim Spence, Mayor, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002 Garland, TX 75046June 28, 2002458471
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-046P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of KellerAug. 13, 2002, Aug. 20, 2002, The Keller CitizenThe Honorable David Phillips, Mayor, City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, Texas 76244-0770Aug. 2, 2002480602
Harrison and Gregg (Case No. 02-06-1946P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of LongviewJuly 11, 2002, July 18, 2002, Longview News JournalThe Honorable Earl Roberts, Mayor, City of Longview, P.O. Box 1952, Longview, TX 75606-1952Oct. 17, 2002480264
Collin (Case No. 02-06-823P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of PlanoAug. 21, 2002, Aug. 28, 2002, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, Texas 75086-0358Aug. 6, 2002480140
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-1320P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of San AntonioJuly 11, 2002, July 18, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966,News San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966Oct. 17, 2002480045
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-252P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of San AntonioJuly 19, 2002, July 26, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966Oct. 25, 2002480045
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-453P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)Unincorporated AreasJuly 19, 2002, July 26, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Hon. Tom Vandergriff, Judge, Tarrant County, 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0101Oct. 25, 2002480582
Bexar (Case No. 01-06-1218P) (FEMA Docket No. P7614)City of Universal CityJuly 11, 2002, July 18, 2002, Primetime NewspapersThe Honorable Wesley Becken, Mayor, City of Universal City, P.O. Box 3008, Universal City, Texas 78148Oct. 17, 2002480049
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Collin (Case No. 01-06-1232P) (FEMA Docket No. P7610)City of WylieMarch 20, 2002, March 27, 2002, Wylie NewsThe Honorable John Mondy, Mayor, City of Wylie, 2000 State Highway 78 North, Wylie, Texas 75098Mar. 1, 2002480759

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

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Dated: January 21, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-2247 Filed 1-30-03; 8:45 am]

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