Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
Modified base (1% annual chance) flood elevations 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.
The effective dates for these modified base flood elevations are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Map(s) (FIRMs) in effect for each listed community prior to this date.
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 following table.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mary Jean Pajak, P.E., FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2831.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below of modified base flood elevations for each community listed. These modified elevations have been published in newspapers of local 2 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 base flood elevations 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 base flood elevation 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 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.
These modified elevations 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 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 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.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 65—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 65 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows:End Amendment Part
|State and county||Location||Dates and name of newspaper where notice was published||Chief executive officer of community||Effective date of modification||Community No.|
|Connecticut: New Haven (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||City of Milford||Oct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002, New Haven Register||The Honorable James L. Richetelli, Mayor of the City of Milford, City Hall, 110 River Street, Milford, Connecticut 06460||Jan. 15, 2003||090082 F|
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|Maryland: Frederick (FEMA Docket No. D-7535)||City of Frederick||Oct. 18, 2002, Oct. 25, 2002, Frederick News Post||The Honorable Jennifer P. Dougherty, Mayor of the City of Frederick, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701||Jan. 24, 2003||240030 B|
|North Carolina: Buncombe (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||City of Ashville||Oct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002, The Asheville Citizen-Times||The Honorable Charlie Worley, Mayor of the City of Asheville, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, North Carolina 28802||Jan. 15, 2003||370032 C|
|Allegheny (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||Township of Moon||Oct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002 Moon Record Star||Mr. Gregory S. Smith, Manager of Moon Township, 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon, Pennsylvania 15108||Jan. 14, 2003||421082 E|
|Allegheny (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||Township of North Fayette||Oct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002, Moon Record Star||Mr. Robert T. Grimm, Manager of the Township of North Fayette, 400 North Branch Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071||Jan. 14, 2003||421085 E|
|Allegheny (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||Township of Robinson||Oct. 9, 2002, Oct. 16, 2002, Suburban Gazette||Mr. William L. Blumling, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Township of Robinson, 1000 Church Hill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205||Jan. 14, 2003||421097 E|
|Tennessee: Shelby (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||City of Memphis||Oct. 15, 2002, Oct. 22, 2002, The Commercial Appeal||The Honorable Willie W. Herenton, Ph.D., Mayor of the City of Memphis, City Hall, 125 North Main Street, Suite 700, Memphis, Tennessee 38103||Jan. 22, 2003||470177 E|
|Fauquier (FEMA Docket No. D-7533)||Unincorporated Areas||Nov. 7, 2002, Nov. 14, 2002, Fauquier Citizen||Mr. G. Robert Lee, Fauquier County Administrator, 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186||Feb. 13, 2003||510055 A|
|Independent City (FEMA Docket No. D-7531)||City of Winchester||Sept. 23, 2002, Sept. 30, 2002, Winchester Star||Mr. Edwin C. Daley, City of Winchester Manager, Rouss City Hall, 15 North Cameron Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601||Dec. 30, 2002||510173 B|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)Start Signature
Dated: May 21, 2003.
Anthony S. Lowe,
Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.
[FR Doc. 03-13643 Filed 5-30-03; 8:45 am]
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