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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 Base (1% 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:

Doug Bellomo, P.E. Hazard Identification Section, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.

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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 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 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 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 countyLocation and case no.Date and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificaitonCommunity number
Arizona:
MaricopaTown of Gila Bend, (02-09-807P), (02-09-857P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Chuck Turner, Mayor, Town of Gila Bend, P.O. Box A, Gila Bend, Arizona 85337Nov. 13, 2003040043
MaricopaCity of Phoenix, (03-09-0522P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Skip Rimsza, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Nov. 13, 2003040051
MaricopaCity of Scottsdale, (03-09-0482P)July 24, 2003, July 31, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Mary Manross, Mayor, City of Scottsdale, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251Oct. 23, 2003045012
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas, (02-09-807P), (02-09-857P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable R. Fulton Brock, Chairman, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Nov. 13, 2003040037
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas, (02-09-1240P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable R. Fulton Brock, Chairman, Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Nov. 13, 2003040037
PimaUnincorporated Areas, (01-09-407P)July 24, 2003, July 31, 2003, Tucson CitizenThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chair, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701June 30, 2003040073
YavapaiTown of Prescott Valley, (03-09-0757P)July 31, 2003, August 7, 2003, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Richard Killingsworth, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley, Civic Center, 7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314Nov. 6, 2003040121
California:
Contra CostaCity of Concord, (03-09-0859P)September 4, 2003, September 11, 2003, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Mark Peterson, Mayor, City of Concord, Concord City Hall, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, California 94519Aug. 11, 2003065022
Contra CostaCity of Richmond, (03-09-1116P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Irma Anderson, Mayor, City of Richmond, 2600 Barrett Avenue, Third Floor, Richmond, California 94804Aug. 27, 2003060035
MendocinoCity of Ukiah, (03-09-0317P)October 2, 2003, October 9, 2003, Ukiah Daily JournalThe Honorable Eric Larson, Mayor, City of Ukiah, 300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, California 95482Sept. 11, 2003060186
MendocinoUnincorporated Areas, (03-09-0317P)October 2, 2003, October 9, 2003, Ukiah Daily JournalThe Honorable Richard Shoemaker, Chairman, Mendocino County, Board of Supervisors, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, California 95482Sept. 11, 2003060183
RiversideCity of Temecula, (02-09-1356P)July 31, 2003, August 7, 2003, Press EnterpriseThe Honorable Jeff Stone, Mayor, City of Temecula, P.O. Box 9033, Temecula, California 92589-9033Nov. 6, 2003060742
SacramentoUnincorporated Areas, (03-09-0432P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Daily RecorderThe Honorable Illa Collin, Chair, Sacramento County, Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Room 2450, Sacramento, California 95814July 21, 2003060262
San BernardinoCity of Yucaipa, (03-09-0821P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, San Bernardino County SunThe Honorable Dick Riddell, Mayor, City of Yucaipa, 34272 Yucaipa Boulevard, Yucaipa, California 92399Sept. 2, 2003060739
San DiegoCity of San Diego, (03-09-1057P)August 14, 2003, August 21, 2003, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Richard M. Murphy, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101Nov. 20, 2003060295
San DiegoCity of San Diego, (03-09-0450P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, San Diego Union-TribuneThe Honorable Richard M. Murphy, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101Aug. 21, 2003060295
Santa BarbaraCity of Santa Barbara, (01-09-220P)October 9, 2003, October 16, 2003, Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Marty Blum, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, California 93102-1990Jan. 15, 2004060335
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VenturaCity of Fillmore, (02-09-927P)July 31, 2003, August 7, 2003, Fillmore GazetteThe Honorable Evaristo Barajas, Mayor, City of Fillmore, City Hall, Central Park Plaza, 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, California 93015-1907Nov. 7, 2003060415
VenturaUnincorporated Areas, (02-09-927P)July 31, 2003, August 7, 2003, Fillmore GazetteThe Honorable Judy Mikels, Chair, Ventura County, Board of Supervisors, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California 93009Nov. 7, 2003060413
Colorado:
ArapahoeUnincorporated Areas, (03-08-0362P)August 14, 2003, August 21, 2003, Denver PostThe Honorable Marie Mackenzie, Chair, Arapahoe County, Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado 80166-0060July 24, 200308001
DenverCity and County of Denver, (03-08-0362P)August 14, 2003, August 21, 2003, Denver PostThe Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor, City and County of Denver, 1437 Bannock Street, Suite 350, Denver, Colorado 80202July 24, 2003080046
El PasoCity of Colorado Spriongs, (03-08-0212P)August 14, 2003, August 21, 2003, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901-1575Oct. 9, 2003080060
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs, (01-08-177P)October 9, 2003, October 16, 2003, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901-1575Jan. 15, 2004080060
El PasoUnincorporated Areas, (03-08-0385P)August 20, 2003, August 27, 2003, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chairman, El Paso County, Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2208Nov. 26, 2004080059
El PasoUnincorporated Areas, (01-08-177P)October 9, 2003, October 16, 2003, The GazetteThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chairman, El Paso County, Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2208Jan. 15, 2004080059
JeffersonCity of Lakewood, (03-08-0167P)June 19, 2003, August 7, 2003, Lakewood SentinelThe Honorable Steve Burkholder, Mayor, City of Lakewood, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80226-3127Sept. 25, 2003085075
Hawaii: HawaiiHawaii County, (03-09-0853P)August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720July 15, 2003155166
Idaho: GemUnincorporated Areas, (03-10-0299P)August 31, 2003, September 7, 2003, Idaho Press TribuneThe Honorable Ed Mansfield, Chairman, Gem County, Board of Commissioners, 415 East Main Street, Emmett, Idaho 83617Dec. 4, 2003160127
Nevada: ClarkUnincorporated Areas, (03-09-1569P)October 2, 2003, October 9, 2003, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Mary Kincaid-Chauncey, Chair, Clark County, Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155Sept. 11, 2003320003
Texas: CollinCity of Frisco, (01-06-1415P)August 8, 2003, August 15, 2003, Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Mike Simpson, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6891 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75034Nov. 14, 2003480134
Washington:
ThurstonCity of Olympia, (03-10-0337P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, The OlympianThe Honorable Stan Biles, Mayor, City of Olympia, P.O. Box 1967, Olympia, Washington 98507-1967Dec. 26, 2003530191
ThurstonCity of Tumwater, (03-10-0337P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, The OlympianThe Honorable Ralph C. Osgood, Mayor, City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, Washington 98501Dec. 26, 2003530192
ThurstonUnincorporated Areas, (03-10-0337P)September 18, 2003, September 25, 2003, The OlympianThe Honorable Cathy Wolfe, Chair, Thurston County, Board of Commissioners, Building 1, Room 269, 2000 Lakeridge Drive Southwest, Olympia, Washington 98502-6045Dec. 26, 2003530188
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: November 18, 2003.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-29354 Filed 11-24-03; 8:45 am]

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