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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:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs 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 following table 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:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FEMA makes the final determinations listed below of the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified BFEs 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 BFEs determinations are available for inspection.

The modified BFEs 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 BFEs are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are required to maintain community eligibility in the Start Printed Page 12082NFIP. 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 Order12612, 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 modificationCommunity No.
Arizona: Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Town 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 85337November 13, 2003040043
Arizona: Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 85003November 13, 2003040051
Arizona: Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 85251October 23, 2003045012
Arizona: Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 85003November 13, 2003040037
Arizona: Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 85003November 13, 2003040037
Arizona: Pima (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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
Arizona: Yavapai (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Town 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 86314November 6, 2003040121
California: Contra Costa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 94519August 11, 2003065022
California: Contra Costa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 94804August 27, 2003060035
California: Mendocino (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 95482September 11, 2003060186
California: Mendocino (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 95482September 11, 2003060183
California: Riverside (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City of Temecula (02-09-1365P)July 31, 2003; August 7, 2003; Press EnterpriseThe Honorable Jeff Stone, Mayor, City of Temecula, P.O. Box 9033, Temecula, California 92589-9033November 6,2003060742
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California: Sacramento (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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
California: San Bernardino (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 92399September 2, 2003060739
California: San Diego (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 92101November 20, 2003060295
California: San Diego (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 92101August 21, 2003060295
California: Santa Barbara (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 93102-1990January 15, 2004060335
Colorado: Arapahoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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, 2003080011
Colorado: Denver (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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
Colorado: El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Colorado Springs (02-08-394P)April 24, 2003; May 1, 2003; The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901-1575July 31, 2003080060
Colorado: El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City of Colorado Springs (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 80901-1575October 9, 2003080060
Colorado: El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 80901-1575January 15, 2004080060
Colorado: El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 80903-2208November 26, 2003080059
Colorado: El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 80903-2208January 15, 2004080059
Colorado: Jefferson (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 80226-3127September 25, 2003085075
Hawaii: Hawaii (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Hawaii 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: Gem (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 83617December 4, 2003160127
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Nevada: Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 89155September 11, 2003320003
Texas: Collin (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 75034November 14, 2003480134
Washington: Thurston (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City 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 98507-1967December 26, 2003530191
Washington: Thurston (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)City of Tumwater (03-10-0337P)September 18, 2003; September 25, 2003; The OlympianHon. Ralph C. Osgood, Mayor, City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, Washington 98501December 26, 2003530192
Washington: Thurston (FEMA Docket No.: B-7440)Unincorporated 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 98502-6045December 26, 2003530188
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: March 3, 2004.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 04-5748 Filed 3-12-04; 8:45 am]

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