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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 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 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, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2903.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below of 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 BFEs 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 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 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 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 implication under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable Start Printed Page 12977standards 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:
Gila (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Globe (03-09-0187P)June 18, 2003, June 25, 2003, Arizona Silver BeltThe Honorable Stanley Gibson, Mayor, City of Globe, 150 North Pine Street, Globe, Arizona 85501September 24, 2003040029
Gila (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-09-0187P)June 18, 2003, June 25, 2003, Arizona Silver BeltThe Honorable Cruz Salas, Chairman, Gila County Board of Supervisors, 1400 East Ash Street, Globe, Arizona 85501September 24, 2003040028
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Avondale (02-09-190P)May 29, 2003, June 5, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Ronald J. Drake, Mayor, City of Avondale, 325 North Central Avenue, Avondale, Arizona 85323May 22, 2003040038
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Town of Buckeye (03-09-0245P)June 19, 2003, June 26, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Dusty Hull, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Buckeye, Arizona 85326May 22, 2003040039
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Chandler (03-09-0353P)May 29, 2003, June 5, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Boyd Dunn, Mayor, City of Chandler, 55 North Arizona Place, Suite 301, Chandler, Arizona 85225May 7, 2003040040
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of El Mirage (02-09-945P)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Robert Robles, Mayor, City of El Mirage, P.O. Box 26, El Mirage, Arizona 85335August 28, 2003040041
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Town of Gila Bend (02-09-858P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Chuck Turner, Mayor, Town of Gila Bend, P.O. Box A, Gila Bend, Arizona 85337October 9, 2003040043
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Phoenix (03-09-0290P)June 12, 2003, June 19, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Skip Rimsza, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611May 29, 2003040051
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Surprise (02-09-945P)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Joan H. Shafer, Mayor, City of Surprise, 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100, Surprise, Arizona 85374August 28, 2003040053
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-945P)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable R. Fulton Brock, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003August 28, 2003040037
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-858P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Don Stapley, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003October 9, 2003040037
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Town of Youngtown (03-09-1014X)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Bryan Hackbarth, Mayor, Town of Youngtown, 12030 Clubhouse Square, Youngtown, Arizona 85363August 28, 2003040057
Pima (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Tucson (02-09-873P)July 17, 2003, July 24, 2003, Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Bob Walkup, Mayor, City of Tucson, City Hall, 255 West Alameda Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701October 23, 2003040076
Pima (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-09-0541P)June 19, 2003, June 26, 2003, Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Ray Carroll Republican County Supervisor, Pima County District Four, 130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701September 25, 2003040073
California:
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Contra Costa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Clayton (03-09-0387P)May 29, 2003, June 5, 2003, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Gregory J. Manning, Mayor, City of Clayton, City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, California 94517May 9, 2003060027
Los Angeles (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-404P)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Los Angeles TimesThe Honorable Yvonne B. Burke, Chair, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012April 21, 2003065043
Placer (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Rocklin (02-09-810P)May 7, 2003, May 14, 2003, The RocklinThe Honorable Kathy Lund, Mayor, City of Rocklin, 3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-2720August 13, 2003060242
Placer (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-810P)May 7, 2003, May 14, 2003, The RocklinThe Honorable Rex Bloomfield, Chairman, Placer County Board of Supervisors, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, California 95603August 13, 2003060239
Sacramento (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-09-0080P)May 8, 2003, May 15, 2003, Daily RecorderThe Honorable Illa Collin, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Room 2450, Sacramento, California 95814August 14, 2003060262
San Diego (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of San Diego (03-09-0578P)June 26, 2003, July 3, 2003, San Diego Union-TribuneThe Honorable Richard M. Murphy, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101June 9, 2003060295
San Diego (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of San Marcos (03-09-0123P)April 24, 2003, May 1, 2003, The PaperThe Honorable F. H. “Corky” Smith, Mayor, City of San Marcos, One Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2949July 31, 2003060296
Santa Barbara (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Solvang (02-09-1302P)May 29, 2003, June 5, 2003, Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Beverly Russ, Mayor, City of Solvang, P.O. Box 107, Solvang, California 93464-0107May 7, 2003060756
Santa Barbara (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-179P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Naomi Schwartz, Chair, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101October 9, 2003060331
Santa Cruz (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-09-0475P)May 8, 2003, May 15, 2003, Register-PajaronianThe Honorable Ellen Pirie, Chair, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, 701 Ocean Street, Room 500, Santa Cruz, California 95060August 14, 2003060353
Santa Cruz (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Watsonville (03-09-0475P)May 8, 2003, May 15, 2003, Register-PajaronianThe Honorable Richard de la Paz, Jr., Mayor, City of Watsonville, Administration Building, Second Foor 215 Union Street, Watsonville, California 95076August 14, 2003060357
Colorado
Adams (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-08-0104P)May 14, 2003, May 21, 2003, Brighton Standard-BladeThe Honorable Elaine T. Valente, Chairman, Adams County Board of Commissioners, 450 South Fourth Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601August 20, 2003080001
Arapahoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Littleton (03-08-0030P)May 22, 2003, May 29, 2003, Littleton IndependentThe Honorable Susan M. Thornton, Mayor, City of Littleton, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80165August 28, 2003080017
Broomfield (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City and County of Broomfield (03-08-0061P)June 19, 2003, June 26, 2003, Boulder Daily CameraThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020September 25, 2003085073
Broomfield (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City and County of Broomfield (03-08-0270P)July 16, 2003, July 23, 2003, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020June 27, 2003085073
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Denver (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City and County of Denver (03-08-0210P)May 15, 2003, May 22, 2003, Denver PostThe Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor, City and County of Denver, 1437 Bannock Street, Suite 350, Denver, Colorado 80202April 24, 2003080046
Adams Arapahoe Denver (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Aurora (03-08-0210P)May 15, 2003, May 22, 2003, Denver PostThe Honorable Paul E. Tauer, Mayor, City of Aurora, 15151 East Alameda Parkway, Fifth Floor, Aurora, Colorado 80012April 24, 2003080002
Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Town of Parker (02-08-186P)April 23, 2003, April 30, 2003, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable Gary Lasater, Mayor, Town of Parker, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80138-7334July 30, 2003080310
Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-08-186P)April 23, 2003, April 30, 2003, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable James R. Sullivan, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104July 30, 2003080049
Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-08-0096P)April 23, 2003, April 30, 2003, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable James R. Sullivan, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104July 30, 2003080049
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 80901July 31, 2003080060
El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Colorado Springs (03-08-0223P)June 5, 2003, June 12, 2003, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901May 13, 2003080060
Jefferson (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-08-0099P) (03-08-0456P)March 19, 2003, March 26, 2003, Canyon CourierThe Honorable Richard M. Sheehan, Chairman, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80419June 26, 2003080087
Hawaii:
Hawaii (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Hawaii County (02-09-368P)July 10, 2003, July 17, 2003, Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, County of Hawaii, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720October 16, 2003155166
Maui (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Maui County (03-09-0116P)May 29, 2003, June 5, 2003, Maui NewsThe Honorable Alan M. Arakawa, Mayor, Maui County, 200 South High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793May 6, 2003150003
Maui (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Maui County (03-09-0107P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Maui NewsThe Honorable Alan M. Arawaka, Mayor, Maui County, 200 South High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793June 13, 2003150003
Idaho:
Bonneville (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Ammon (03-10-0229P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Post RegisterThe Honorable Bruce Ard, Mayor, City of Ammon, 2135 South Ammon Road, Ammon, Idaho 83406June 13, 2003160028
Bonneville (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-10-0229P)July 3, 2003, July 10, 2003, Post RegisterThe Honorable Lee Stake, Chairman, Bonneville County Board of Commissioners, 605 North Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402June 13, 2003160027
Nevada:
Independent City (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Carson City (01-09-592P)June 19, 2003, June 26, 2003, Nevada AppealThe Honorable Ray Masayko Mayor, City of Carson City 201 North Carson Street, Suite 2 Carson City, Nevada 89701May 29, 2003320001
Clark (FEMA Docket No: B-7438)City of Henderson (03-09-0861X) (03-09-980X)May 1, 2003, May 8, 2003, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable James Gibson Mayor, City of Henderson 240 South Water Street Henderson, Nevada 89015April 21, 2003320005
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Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (02-09-1071P)April 24, 2003, May 1, 2003, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Mary J. Kincaid-Chauncey Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners 500 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada 89155July 31, 2003320003
Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unincorporated Areas (03-09-0861X) (03-09-980X)May 1, 2003, May 8, 2003, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Mary J. Kincaid-Chauncey Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners 500 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada 89155April 21, 2003320003
Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)Unicorporated Areas (02-09-718P)July 10, 2003, July 17, 2003, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Mary J. Kincaid-Chauncey Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners 500 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada 89155June 19, 2003320003
Texas:
Dallas (FEMA Docket No.: B-7438)City of Dallas (00-06-248P)January 31, 2002, February 7, 2002, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ron Kirk Mayor, City of Dallas 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, Texas 75201November 8, 2000480171
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: March 9, 2004.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 04-6180 Filed 3-18-04; 8:45 am]

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