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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 BFEs 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 Map(s) in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities.

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 Start Printed Page 17598request through the community that the Mitigation Division Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate reconsider the changes. The modified BFEs 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, 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 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.

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 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 countyLocationDates and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity number
Arkansas: Pulaski (Case No. 03-06-1726P)City of Little RockJan. 28, 2004, Feb. 4, 2004, Arkansas Democrat GazetteThe Honorable Jim Dailey Mayor, City of Little Rock, Little Rock City Hall, Room 203, 500 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201January 7, 2004050181
Illinois:
Kane & Cook (Case No. 03-05-3985P)City of ElginJan. 14, 2004, Jan. 21, 2004, The Daily HeraldThe Honorable Ed Schock, Mayor, City of Elgin, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120December 15, 2003170087
Kane (Case No. 03-05-3985P)Unincorporated AreasJan. 14, 2004, Jan. 21, 2004, The Daily HeraldMr. Michael W. McCoy, Chairman, Kane County, Kane County Government Center, 719 South Batavia Avenue, Building A, Geneva, IL 60134December 15, 2003170896
Will (Case No. 03-05-3973P)Village of PlainfieldJan. 21, 2004, Jan. 28, 2004, The EnterpriseThe Honorable Richard Rock, Mayor, Village of Plainfield, 530 West Lockport Street, Suite 206, Plainfield, IL 60544January 5, 2004,170771
Randolph (Case No. 03-05-4001P)Village of Prairie du RocherFeb. 5, 2004, Feb. 12, 2004, North County NewsMr. Larry Durbin, President, Village of Prairie du Rocher, P.O. Box 325, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277May 13, 2004170578
Randolph (Case No. 03-05-4001P)Unincorporated AreasFeb. 5, 2004, Feb. 12, 2004, The County JournalMr. Terry Moore, Randolph County Commissioner, #1 Taylor Street, Chester, IL 62233May 13, 2004170575
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McHenry (Case No. 03-05-1458P)Village of Spring GroveJan. 8, 2004, Jan. 15, 2004, The Northwest HeraldMr. Robert Martens, Village President, Village of Spring Grove, 7401 Meyer Road, Spring Gove, IL 60081December 11, 2003170485
Will (Case No. 03-05-3973P)Unincorporated AreasJan. 21, 2004, Jan. 28, 2004, The EnterpriseMr. Joseph Mikan, Executive, Will County, Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432January 5, 2004170695
Will (Case No. 03-05-2577P)Unincorporated AreasFeb. 18, 2004, Feb. 25, 2004, The Herald NewsMr. Joseph Mikan, Will County Executive, Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432May 26, 2004170695
Michigan:
Oakland (Case No. 03-05-5165P)City of NoviFeb. 19, 2004, Feb. 26, 2004, The Novi NewsThe Honorable Lou Csordas, Mayor, City of Novi, 45175 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375February 5, 2004260175
Washtenaw (Case No. 03-05-2560P)Charter Township of PittsfieldJan. 2, 2004, Jan. 9, 2004, The Ann Arbor NewsMr. James R. Walter, Township Supervisor, Pittsfield Township Admin. Building, 6201 West Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108April 9, 2004260623
Missouri:
Lincoln (Case No. 03-07-102P)City of TroyFeb. 11, 2004, Feb. 18, 2004, Troy Free PressThe Honorable Charles H. Kember, Jr., Mayor, City of Troy, P.O. Box 86, Troy, MO 63379May 19, 2004290641
Ste. Genevieve (Case No. 03-07-1278P)City of Ste. GenevieveFeb. 4, 2004, Feb. 11, 2004, Ste. Genevieve HeraldThe Honorable Richard Greminger, Mayor, City of Ste. Genevieve, 165 South 4th Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670May 12, 2004290325
Ste. Genevieve (Case No. 03-07-1278P)Unincorporated AreasFeb. 4, 2004, Feb. 11, 2004, Ste. Genevieve HeraldMr. Albert Fults, Presiding Commissioner, Ste. Genevieve County, 55 South 3rd Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670May 12, 2004290833
New Mexico:
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-2543P)City of AlbuquerqueJan. 13, 2004, Jan. 20, 2004, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103December 16, 2003350002
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-1727P)City of AlbuquerqueJan. 14, 2004, Jan. 21, 2004, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103April 21, 2004350002
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-2542P)City of AlbuquerqueFeb. 6, 2004, Feb. 13, 2004, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103Jan. 27, 2004350002
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-2542P)Unincorporated AreasFeb. 6, 2003, Feb. 13, 2003, Albuquerque JournalMr. Tom Rutherford, Chairman, Bernalillo County, One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102Jan. 27, 2004350001
Oklahoma:
Cleveland (Case No. 02-06-1713P)City of NormanJan. 7, 2004, Jan. 14, 2004, The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Ron Henderson, Mayor, City of Norman, 2143 Jackson Drive, Norman, OK 73071April 14, 2004400046
Oklahoma (Case No. 04-06-140P)City of Oklahoma CityJan. 15, 2004, Jan. 22, 2004, The Daily OklahomanThe Honorable Guy Liebmann, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, OK 73102December 30, 2003405378
Texas:
Tarrant (Case No. 04-06-383P)City of BedfordJan. 29, 2004, Feb. 5, 2004, The Star TelegramThe Honorable R.D. Hurt, Mayor, City of Bedford, 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76021May 6, 2004480585
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-699P)City of CarrolltonJan. 14, 2004, Jan. 21, 2004, The Carrollton LeaderThe Honorable Mark Stokes, Mayor, City of Carrollton, 1945 East Jackson Road, Carrollton, TX 75006April 21, 2004480167
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Collin (Case No. 03-06-677P)Unincorporated AreasFeb. 11, 2004, Feb. 18, 2004, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Ron Harris, Collin County Judge, 210 S. McDonald Street, Suite 626, McKinney, TX 75069May 19, 2004480130
Hidalgo (Case No. 03-06-1004P)City of EdinburgJan. 9, 2004, Jan. 16, 2004, Edinburg Daily ReviewThe Honorable Richard H. Garcia, Mayor, City of Edinburg, P.O. Box 1079, Edinburg, TX 78540-1079December 16, 2003480338
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-192P)City of Grand PrairieJan. 22, 2004, Jan. 29, 2004, Grand Prairie Morning NewsThe Honorable Charles England, Mayor, City of Grand Prairie, 317 College Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050January 12, 2004485472
Collin (Case No. 03-06-2322P)City of McKinneyFeb. 11, 2004, Feb. 18, 2004, McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, P.O. Box 517, McKinney, TX 75070May 19, 2004480135
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-700P)City of MesquiteJan. 7, 2004, Jan. 14, 2004, The Mesquite NewsThe Honorable Mike Anderson, Mayor, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185April 14, 2004485490
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-1529P)City of MesquiteFeb. 5, 2004, Feb. 12, 2004, Mesquite Morning NewsThe Honorable Mike Anderson, Mayor, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185January 21, 2004485490
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-1221P)City of MesquiteFeb. 19, 2004, Feb. 26, 2004, The Mesquite NewsThe Honorable Mike Anderson, Mayor, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185January 29, 2004485490
Midland (Case No. 03-06-2045P)City of MidlandJan. 22, 2004, Jan. 29, 2004, Midland Reporter-TelegramThe Honorable Michael J. Canon, Mayor, City of Midland, 300 North Loraine, P.O. Box 1152, Midland, TX 79701April 30, 2004480477
Collin (Case No. 03-06-685P)City of PlanoJan. 7, 2004, Jan. 14, 2004, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, TX 75086-0358December 16, 2003480140
Bexar (Case No. 03-06-1201P)City of San AntonioFeb. 19, 2004, Feb. 26, 2004, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283-3966May 27, 2004480045
Bell (Case No. 02-06-2439P)City of TempleJan. 6, 2004, Jan. 13, 2004, Temple Daily TelegramThe Honorable Bill Jones, III, Mayor, City of Temple, 2 North Main Street, Temple, TX 76501April 13, 2004480034
Collin (Case No. 03-06-677P)City of WylieFeb. 11, 2004, Feb. 18, 2004, The Wylie NewsThe Honorable John Mondy, Mayor, City of Wylie, 2000 State Highway 78 North, Wylie, TX 75098May 19, 2004480759

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: March 24, 2004.

Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 04-7596 Filed 4-2-04; 8:45 am]

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