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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

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.

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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:

Mary Jean Pajak, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2831.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below for the 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 Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate 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 Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate 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: Faulkner (Case No. 01-06-1902P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of Conway.Sept. 5, 2002, Sept. 12, 2002, Log Cabin DemocratThe Honorable Tab Townsell Mayor, City of Conway, 1201 Oak Street, Conway, AR 72033Nov. 25, 2002050078
Illinois: Lake and Cook (Case No. 02-05-2130P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Village of DeerfieldSept. 19, 2002, Sept. 23, 2002, Deerfield ReviewThe Honorable Steven Harris Mayor, Village of Deerfield, Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015Sept. 6, 2002170361
Indiana: Hamilton (Case No. 02-05-2995P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Town of WestfieldOct. 22, 2002, Oct. 29, 2002, The Noblesville LedgerMr. Michael McDonald, Town Council President, Town of Westfield, 130 Penn Street, Westfield, IN 46074Sept. 24, 2002180083
Kansas:
Harvey (Case No. 02-07-1008P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of NewtonSept. 20, 2002, Sept. 27, 2002 The Newton KansanThe Hon. Marjorie Roberson, Mayor, City of Newton, 201 E. 6th Street, Newton, KS 67114Sept. 10, 2002200133
Riley (Case No. 02-07-667P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of RileyAug. 15, 2002, Aug. 22, 2002, The Riley CountainThe Honorable Gerald Baer Mayor, City of Riley, 902 West Walnut Street, Riley, KS 66531Nov. 21, 2002200303
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Riley, (Case No. 02-07-666P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated AreasAug. 15, 2002, Aug 22, 2002, The Manhattan MercuryMr. Robert Newsome, Chairman, Riley County, Commissioner, Courthouse Plaza East, 115 North 4th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502Nov. 21, 2002200298
Michigan: Wayne (Case No. 01-05-3983P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Charter Township of BrownstownSept. 11, 2002, Sept. 18, 2002, The News-HearldMr. W. Curt Boller, Supervisor, Brownstown Twp., 21313 Telegraph Road, Brownstown Township, MI 481883Dec. 11, 2002260218
Missouri:
Greene (Case No. 00-07-676P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Unincorporated AreasOct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002, Springfield News-LeaderThe Honorable David Coonrod, Presiding Commissioner, County of Greene, 940 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802Jan. 15, 2003290782
Jasper and Newton (Case No. 01-07-831P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of JoplinOct. 4, 2002, Oct. 11, 2002, The Joplin GlobeThe Hon. Richard Russell, Mayor, City of Joplin, 1710 East 32nd Street, Joplin, MO 64804Jan. 10, 2003290183
St. Charles (Case No. 01-07-726P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of St. PetersAug. 21, 2002, Aug. 28, 2002, St. Peters JournalThe Honorable Tom Brown, Mayor, City of St. Peters, 1 St. Peters Center Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376Nov. 27, 2002290319
New Mexico:
Dona Ana (Case No. 02-06-1099P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 22, 2002, Aug. 29, 2002, Las Cruces Sun NewsMr. David R. King, Dona Ana, County Manager, County Managers Complex, 180 West Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001Aug. 8, 2002350012
Dona Ana (Case No. 02-06-1099P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of Las CrucesAug. 22, 2002, Aug. 29, 2002, Las Cruces Sun NewsThe Honorable Ruben Smith, Mayor, City of Las Cruces, P.O. Box 2000, Las Cruces, NM 88004Aug. 8, 2002355332
Ohio:
Franklin and Delaware (Case No. 02-05-1027P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of DublinAug. 21, 2002, Aug. 28, 2002, Dublin NewsThe Hon. Thomas McCash, Mayor, City of Dublin, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017-1006Nov. 27, 2002390673
Franklin (Case No. 02-05-1027P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 21, 2002, Aug. 28, 2002, Dublin NewsMr. Dewey R. Stokes, President, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215Nov. 27, 2002390167
Franklin (Case No. 02-05-1849P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 30, 2002, Sept. 6, 2002, The Columbus DispatchMr. Dewey R. Stokes, President, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6304Dec. 6, 2002390167
Greene (Case No. 02-05-2322P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Xenia Daily GazetteMr. Stephen Stapleton, Greene County Administrator, 35 Greene Street, Xenia, OH 45385Nov. 29, 2002390193
Lucas (Case No. 02-05-2988P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Village of HollandAug. 21, 2002, Aug. 28, 2002, The BladeThe Hon. Michael Yunker, Mayor, Villlage of Holland, 1245 Clarion Avenue, Holland, OH 43528July 25, 2002390659
Montgomery (Case No. 02-05-1438P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of KetteringAug. 30, 2002, Sept. 6, 2002, Dayton Daily NewsThe Honorable Marilou Smith, Mayor, City of Kettering, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429Aug. 19, 2002390412
Greene (Case No. 02-05-2322P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of XeniaAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Xenia Daily GazetteThe Honorable John T. Saraga, Mayor, City of Xenia, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385Nov. 29, 2002390197
Texas:
Bastrop (Case No. 01-06-1169P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 29, 2002, Sept. 5, 2002, Bastrop Advertiser and County NewsThe Hon. Ronnie McDonald, Judge, Bastrop County, 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, TX 78602Dec. 5, 2002,481193
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Bexar (Case No. 02-06-1263P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Unincorporated areasSept. 23, 2002, Sept. 30, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Hon. Cyndi Taylor Krier, Judge, Bexar County, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78205Oct. 14, 2002480035
Dallas (Case No. 01-06-1163P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of DallasSept. 13, 2002, Sept. 20, 2002, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Laura Miller, Mayor, City of Dallas, 1500 Marilla Street, City Hall, Dallas, TX 75201Dec. 20, 2002480171
Dallas (Case No. 01-06-1425P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of DallasAug. 30, 2002, Sept. 6, 2002, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Laura Miller, Mayor, City of Dallas, 1500 Marilla Street, City Hall, Dallas, TX 75201Dec. 6, 2002480171
Denton (Case No. 02-06-355P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of DentonAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Euline Brock, Mayor, City of Denton, 215 East McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76201Nov. 29, 2002480194
Denton (Case No. 01-06-1875P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unincorporated areasAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Kirk Wilson, Judge, Denton County, Courthouse on the Square, 110 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201Nov. 29, 2002480774
Fort Bend (Case No. 02-06-266P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Unincorporated areasSept. 4, 2002, Sept. 11, 2002, Fort Bend StarThe Hon. James Adolphus, Judge, Fort Bend County, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 719, Richmond, TX 77469Aug. 22, 2002480228
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-830P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of Fort WorthAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102Nov. 29, 2002480596
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-1073P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of Fort WorthSept. 26, 2002, Oct. 3, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102Jan. 2, 2003480596
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-064P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of Forth WorthSept. 13, 2002, Sept. 20, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Kenneth Barr, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102Aug. 30, 2002480596
Tarrant (Case No. 01-06-1571P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of GrapevineAug. 22, 2002, Aug. 29, 2002, Grapevine SunThe Honorable William Tate Mayor, Grapevine P.O. Box 95104, Grapevine, TX 76099July 29, 2002480598
Dallas (Case No. 02-06-1091P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of IrvingSept. 5, 2002, Sept. 12, 2002, Irving Morning NewsThe Honorable Joe Putnam, Mayor, City of Irving, P.O. Box 152288, Irving, TX 75015Aug. 19, 2002480180
Dallas (Case No. 02-06-384P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of IrvingSept. 12, 2002, Sept. 19, 2002, Irving Morning NewsThe Honorable Joe Putnam, Mayor, City of Irving, P.O. Box 152288, 825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75015Dec. 19, 2002480180
Dallas (Case No. 01-06-1088P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of LancasterOct. 24, 2002, Oct. 31, 2002, Lancaster TodayThe Honorable Joe Tillotson, Mayor, City of Lancaster, P.O. Box 940, Lancaster, TX 75146Jan. 27, 2003480182
Denton (Case No. 02-06-731P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of LewisvilleSept. 25, 2002, Oct. 2, 2002, Denton County Morning NewsThe Hon. Bobbie J. Mitchell, Mayor, City of Lewisville, P.O. Box 299002, Lewisville, TX 75029Sept. 12, 2002480195
Montgomery (Case No. 01-06-1444P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of MagnoliaSept. 11, 2002, Sept. 18, 2002, Magnolia PotpourriThe Hon. Frank Parker, III, Mayor, City of Magnolia, P.O Box 996, Magnolia, TX 77355Aug. 30, 2002481261
Dallas (Case No. 01-06-1230P) (FEMA Docket No. P7620)City of MesquiteNov. 7, 2002, Nov. 14, 2002, Mesquite Morning NewsThe Hon. Mike Anderson, Mayor, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185Oct. 9, 2002485490
Midland (Case No. 02-06-1417P) (FEMA Docket No. P7620)City of MidlandNov. 12, 2002, Nov. 19, 2002, Midland Reporter TelegramThe Hon. Michael J. Canon, Mayor, City of Midland, 300 North Loraine, P.O. Box 1152, Midland, TX 79702Nov. 6, 2002480477
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Midland (Case No. 02-06-1417P) (FEMA Docket No. P7620)Unincorporated areasNov. 12, 2002, Nov. 19, 2002, Midland Reporter TelegramThe Hon. William C. Morrow, Judge, Midland County, County Courthouse, 200 West Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701Nov. 6, 2002481239
Fort Bend (Case No. 02-06-266P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of Missouri CitySept. 5, 2002, Sept. 12, 2002, Fort Bend MirrorThe Honorable Allen Owen, Mayor, City of Missouri City, P.O. Box 666, Missouri City, TX 77459Aug. 22, 2002480304
Montgomery (Case No. 01-06-1444P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)Unincorporated AreasSept. 11, 2002, Sept. 18, 2002, The CourierThe Honorable Alan B. Sadler, Judge, Montgomery County, 301 North Thompson Street, Suite 210, Conroe, TX 77301Aug. 30, 2002480483
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-830P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)City of SaginawAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Hon. Frankie Robbins, Mayor, City of Saginaw, 333 West McLeroy Boulevard, P.O. Box 79070, Saginaw, TX 76179Nov. 29, 2002480610
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-1263P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of San AntonioSept. 23, 2002, Sept. 30, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283Sept. 13, 2002480045
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-2309P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of San AntonioOct. 15, 2002, Oct. 22, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283Jan. 21, 2003480045
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-1679P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of San AntonioOct. 23, 2002, Oct. 30, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283Jan. 29, 2003480045
Bexar (Case No. 02-06-2309P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of Shavano ParkOct. 15, 2002, Oct. 22, 2002, San Antonio Express NewsThe Hon. Tommy Peyton, Mayor, City of Shavano Park, City Hall, 99 Saddletree Road, San Antonio, TX 78231Jan. 21, 2003480047
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-1098P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of SouthlakeSept. 12, 2002, Sept. 19, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Rick Stacy, Mayor, City of Southlake, 1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092Dec. 19, 2002480612
Fort Bend (Case No. 02-06-266P) (FEMA Docket No. P7618)City of Sugar LandSept. 4, 2002, Sept. 11, 2002, Fort Bend StarThe Honorable David Wallace, Mayor, City of Sugar Land, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, TX 77487Aug. 22, 2002480234
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-830P) (FEMA Docket No. P7616)Unicorporated AreasAug. 23, 2002, Aug. 30, 2002, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Hon. Tom Vandergriff, Judge, Tarrant County, 100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, TX 76179Nov. 29, 2002480582

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

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Dated: May 9, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-12579 Filed 5-19-03; 8:45 am]

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