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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Interim rule.

SUMMARY:

This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Start Printed Page 31616Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) 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 BFEs 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 Mitigation Division Director for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate reconsider the changes. The modified elevations may be changed during the 90-day period.

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 modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified BFE 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 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 elevations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are 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 the other Federal, State, or regional entities.

The changes in 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 for 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 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 CFR 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:
CochiseCity of Sierra Vista (01-09-019P)Dec. 26, 2002, Jan. 2, 2003, Sierra Vista HeraldThe Honorable Thomas J. Hessler, Mayor, City of Sierra Vista, 1011 North Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635Jul. 31, 2001040017
CochiseCity of Sierra Vista (00-09-1071P)Dec. 26, 2002, Jan. 2, 2003, Sierra Vista HeraldThe Honorable Thomas J. Hessler, Mayor, City of Sierra Vista, 1011 North Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635Apr. 24, 2001040017
CochiseUnincorporated Areas (00-09-1071P)Jan. 17, 2001, Jan. 24, 2001, Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Mike Palmer, Chairman, Cochise County Board of Supervisors, 1415 West Melody Lane, Bisbee, Arizona 85603Apr. 24, 2001040012
CochiseCity of Willcox (02-09-726P)Feb. 19, 2003, Feb. 26, 2003, Arizona Range NewsThe Honorable Marlin Easthouse, Mayor, City of Willcox, 101 South Railroad Avenue, Willcox, Arizona 85643Jan. 27, 2003040018
CoconinoUnincorporated Areas (02-09-1336P)Feb. 13, 2003, Feb. 20, 2003, Arizona Daily SunThe Honorable Deb Hill, Chairperson, Coconino County Board of Supervisors, 219 East Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001Jan. 30, 2003040019
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MaricopaCity of Avondale (03-09-0278P)Feb. 20, 2003, Feb. 27, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Ronald J. Drake, Mayor, City of Avondale, 525 North Central Avenue, Avondale, Arizona 85323Feb. 12, 2003040038
MaricopaCity of El Mirage (01-09-017P)Feb. 6, 2003, Feb. 13, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Robert Robles, Mayor, City of El Mirage, P.O. Box 26, El Mirage, Arizona 85335May 15, 2003040041
MaricopaCity of Glendale (01-09-017P)Feb. 6, 2003, Feb. 13, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Elaine M. Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, 5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301May 15, 2003040045
MaricopaCity of Mesa (02-09-950P)Jan. 9, 2003, Jan. 16, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Keno Hawker, Mayor, City of Mesa, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466Apr. 17, 2003040048
MaricopaCity of Peoria (01-09-017P)Feb. 6, 2003, Feb. 13, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable John C. Keegan, Mayor, City of Peoria, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, Arizona 85345May 15, 2003040050
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (02-09-943P)Apr. 10, 2003, Apr. 17, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Skip Rimzsa, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611Jul. 17, 2003040051
MaricopaCity of Tolleson (02-09-943P)Apr. 10, 2003, Apr. 17, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Adolfo F. Gamez, Mayor, City of Tolleson, 9555 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, Arizona 85353Jul. 17, 2003040055
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas (01-09-017P)Feb. 6, 2003, Feb. 13, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Don Stapley, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003May 15, 2003040037
PimaCity of Tucson (02-09-1252P)Feb. 27, 2003, Mar. 6, 2003, Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Robert Walkup, Mayor, City of Tucson, P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, Arizona 85726Feb. 12, 2003040076
California:
KernCity of Arvin (02-09-866P)Apr. 17, 2003, Apr. 24, 2003, Bakersfield CalifornianThe Honorable Juan Olivares, Mayor, City of Arvin, 200 Campus Drive, Arvin, California 93203Jul. 17, 2003060076
KernCity of Bakersfield (02-09-866P)Apr. 17, 2003, Apr. 24, 2003, Bakersfield CalifornianThe Honorable Harvey L. Hall, Mayor, City of Bakersfield, City Hall, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93301Jul. 17, 2003060077
KernUnincorporated Areas (02-09-866P)Apr. 17, 2003, Apr. 24, 2003, Bakersfield CalifornianThe Honorable Pete H. Parra, Chair, Kern County Board of Supervisors, 1115 Truxton Avenue, Fifth Floor, Bakersfield, California 93301-4617Jul. 17, 2003060075
Los AngelesCity of Los Angeles (03-09-0035P)Feb. 13, 2003, Feb. 20, 2003, Los Angeles TimesThe Honorable James Hahn, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 303, Los Angeles, California 90012May 15, 2003060137
OrangeCity of Buena Park (02-01323P)Mar. 12, 2003, Mar. 19, 2003, Buena Park IndependentThe Honorable Steve Berry, Mayor, City of Buena Park, 6650 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, California 90622-5009Jun. 18, 2003060215
OrangeCity of Orange (02-09-910P)Feb. 13, 2003, Feb. 20, 2003, Orange County RegisterThe Honorable Mark A. Murphy, Mayor, City of Orange, 300 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, Calfornia 92866May 22, 2003060228
PlacerCity of Roseville (02-09-1258P)Feb. 19, 2003, Feb. 26, 2003 Roseville Press-TribuneThe Honorable Rocky Rockholm, Mayor, City of Roseville, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, California 95678May 28, 2003060243
RiversideCity of Riverside (01-09-652P)Mar. 20, 2003, Mar. 27, 2003, Press EnterpriseThe Honorable Ronald O. Loveridge, Mayor, City of Riverside, 3900 Main Street, Riverside, California 92522Jun. 26, 2003060260
San DiegoCity of Escondido (02-09-714P)Jan. 16, 2003, Jan. 23, 2003, North County TimesThe Honorable Lori Holt Pfeiler, Mayor, City of Escondido, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, California 92025Apr. 24, 2003060290
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San DiegoCity of Poway (03-09-0026P)Feb. 20, 2003, Feb. 27, 2003, Poway News ChieftainThe Honorable Mickey Cafagna, Mayor, City of Poway, P.O. Box 789, Poway, California 92074-0789May 29, 2003060702
San DiegoCity of San Diego (02-09-1505P)Jan. 23, 2003, Jan. 30, 2003, San Diego Union TribuneThe Honorable Richard M. Murphy, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101May 1, 2003060295
San DiegoUnincorporated Areas (02-09-714P)Jan. 16, 2003, Jan. 23, 2003, North County TimesThe Honorable Ron Roberts, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101Apr. 24, 2003060284
San DiegoUnincorporated Areas (03-09-0198P)Apr. 17, 2003, Apr. 24, 2003, San Diego Union-TribuneThe Honorable Greg Cox, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101Jul. 24, 2003060284
Santa BarbaraUnincorporated Areas (03-09-0009P)Apr. 17, 2003, Apr. 24, 2003, Santa Barbara News-PressThe Honorable Naomi Schwartz, Chair, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101Mar. 18, 2003060331
ShastaCity of Anderson (03-09-0704X)Mar. 18, 2003, Mar. 25, 2003, The Valley PostThe Honorable Norma R. Comnick, Mayor, City of Anderson, City Hall, 1887 Howard Street, Anderson, California 96007Jun. 25, 2003060359
VenturaUnincorporated Areas (02-09-1500P)Jan. 23, 2003, Jan. 30, 2003, Ventura County StarThe Honorable William Davis, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, California 93063Dec. 19, 2002060421
VenturaUnincorporated Areas (03-09-0007P)Mar. 27, 2003, Apr. 3, 2003, Ventura County StarThe Honorable Judy Mikels, Chair, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California 93009Mar. 5, 2003060413
VenturaUnincorporated Areas (03-09-0007P)Mar. 27, 2003, Apr. 3, 2003, Ventura County StarThe Honorable Judy Mikels, Chair, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California 93009Mar. 5, 2003060413
YoloCity of Woodland (02-09-1469P)Apr. 2, 2003, Apr. 9, 2003, Davis EnterpriseThe Honorable David Flory, Mayor, City of Woodland, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, California 95695Jul. 9, 2003060426
YoloUnincorporated Areas (02-09-1469P)Apr. 2, 2003, Apr. 9, 2003, Davis EnterpriseThe Honorable Lynnel Pollock, Chair, Yolo County Board of Supervisors, 625 Court Street, Room 204, Woodland, California 95695Jul. 9, 2003060423
Colorado:
AdamsCity of Westminster (02-08-211P)Feb. 20, 2003, Feb. 27, 2003, Westminster WindowThe Honorable Ed Moss, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031May 29, 2003080008
AdamsCity of Westminster (03-08-0145P)Apr. 3, 2003, Apr. 10, 2003, Westminster WindowThe Honorable Ed Moss, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031Jul. 10, 2003080008
AdamsUnincorporated Areas (02-08-211P)Feb. 20, 2003, Feb. 27, 2003, Westminster WindowThe Honorable Ted Strickland, Chairman, Adams County Board of Commissioners, 450 South Fourth Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601May 29, 2003080001
DouglasTown of Parker (02-08-491P)Mar. 19, 2003, Mar. 26, 2003, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable Gary Lasater, Mayor, Town of Parker, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80138-7334Jun. 25, 2003080310
DouglasUnincorporated Areas (01-08-358P)Jan. 16, 2003, Jan. 23, 2003, Denver PostThe Honorable Melanie Worley, Chair, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104Apr. 24, 2003080049
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DouglasUnincorporated Areas (02-08-491P)Mar. 19, 2003, Mar. 26, 2003, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable Melanie Worley, Chair, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104Jun. 25, 2003080049
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (02-08-490P)Mar. 26, 2003, Apr. 2, 2003, The GazetteThe Honorable Mary Lou Makepeace, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901Jul. 2, 2003080060
FremontUnincorporated Areas (02-08-269P)Dec. 11, 2002, Dec. 18, 2002, Canon City Daily RecordThe Honorable Joe Rall, Chair, Fremont County Board of Commissioners, 615 Macon Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212Mar. 19, 2003080067
JeffersonCity of Lakewood (03-08-0090P)Feb. 27, 2003, Mar. 6, 2003, Lakewood SentinelThe Honorable Steve Burkholder, Mayor, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Civic Center South, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80226-3127Jun. 5, 2003085075
LarimerCity of Fort Collins (02-08-499P)Feb. 13, 2003, Feb. 20, 2003, Fort Collins ColoradoanThe Honorable Ray Martinez, Mayor, City of Fort Collins, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522-00580May 22, 2003080102
Hawaii:
HawaiiHawaii County (02-09-1456P)Jan. 16, 2003, Jan. 23, 2003, Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720Apr. 24, 2003155166
MauiMaui County (03-09-0144P)Jan. 30, 2003, Feb. 6, 2003, Maui NewsThe Honorable James H. Apana, Mayor, County of Maui, 200 South High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793May 8, 2003150003
Idaho:
AdaUnincorporated Areas (03-10-0228P)Mar. 13, 2003, Mar. 20, 2003, Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Rogers Simmons, Chair, Ada County Board of Commissioners, 200 West Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702Feb. 20, 2003160002
BlaineUnincorporated Areas (02-10-700P)Feb. 12, 2003, Feb. 19, 2003, Wood River JournalThe Honorable Mary Ann Mix, Chair, Blaine County Board of Commissioners, 206 First Avenue South, Suite 300, Hailey, Idaho 83333May 21, 2003165167
BonnerCity of Clark Fork (02-10-714X)Jan. 3, 2003, Jan. 10, 2003, Bonner County Daily BeeThe Honorable Tom Shields, Mayor, City of Clark Fork, P.O. Box 10, Clark Fork, Idaho 83811Dec. 18, 2002160132
BonnerUnincorporated Areas (02-10-714X)Jan. 3, 2003, Jan. 10, 2003, Bonner County Daily BeeThe Honorable Jerry Clemons, Chair, Bonner County Board of Commissioners, 215 South First Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864Dec. 18, 2002160206
CanyonCity of Middleton (02-10-391P)Mar. 27, 2003, Apr. 3, 2003, Idaho Press TribuneThe Honorable Frank McKeever, Mayor, City of Middleton, City Hall, P.O. Box 176, Middleton, Idaho 83644Jul. 3, 2003160037
CanyonUnincorporated Areas (02-10-391P)Mar. 27, 2003, Apr. 3, 2003, Idaho Press TribuneThe Honorable Todd Lakey, Chair, Canyon County Board of Commissioners, 1115 Albany Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605-3522Jul. 3, 2003160208
Missouri: ClayCity of Smithville (03-07-0112P)Jan. 8, 2003, Jan. 15, 2003, Smithville HeraldThe Honorable Ron Van Winkle, Mayor, City of Smithville, 107 West Main Street, Smithville, Missouri 64089Apr. 23, 2003295271
Texas: DentonCity of Lewisville (00-06-841P)Feb. 21, 2003, Feb. 26, 2003, Denton County Morning NewsThe Honorable Gene Carey, Mayor, City of Lewisville, P.O. Box 299002, Lewisville, Texas 75029-9002Aug. 2, 2001480195
Washington: KingUnincorporated Areas (02-10-452P)Feb. 13, 2003, Feb. 20, 2003, Seattle TimesThe Honorable Ron Sims, King County Executive, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, Washington 98104May 22, 2003530071
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: May 21, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-13206 Filed 5-27-03; 8:45 am]

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