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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:

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 table below 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, 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency makes the final determinations listed below for 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 BFE determinations are available for inspection.

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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 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 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 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.

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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 names of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity number
Arkansas:
Benton (Case No. 02-06-152P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Unincorporated AreasAug. 29, 2003, Sept. 5, 2003, Benton County Daily RecordThe Honorable Gary D. Black, Judge, Benton County, 215 East Central, Bentonville, AR 72712December 5, 2003050419
Lonoke (Case No. 03-06-676P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of CabotAug. 20, 2003, Aug. 27, 2003, Cabot Star-HeraldThe Hon. Mickey D. Stumbaugh, Mayor, City of Cabot, 101 N. Second Street, Cabot, AR 72023November 26, 2003050309
Washington (Case No. 03-06-1948P) (FEMA Docket No. P7630)City of FayettevilleOct. 7, 2003, Oct. 14, 2003, Northwest Arkansas TimesThe Honorable Dan Coody, Mayor, City of Fayetteville, 113 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701January 13, 2004050216
Washington (Case No. 02-06-2147P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of SpringdaleAug. 20, 2003, Aug. 27, 2003, The Morning NewsThe Honorable Jerre Van Hoose, Mayor, City of Springdale, 201 Spring Street, Springdale, AR 72764November 26, 2003050219
Washington (Case No. 03-06-1948P) (FEMA Docket No. P7630)Unincorporated AreasOct. 7, 2003, Oct. 14, 2003, Northwest Arkansas TimesThe Honorable Jerry Hunton, Judge, Washington County, 280 North College Avenue, Suite 500, Fayetteville, AR 72701January 13, 2004050212
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Illinois:
Will (Case No. 03-05-0430P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Village of MokenaAug. 7, 2003, Aug. 14, 2003, The Lincoln Way SunThe Honorable Robert Chiszar, Mayor, Village of Mokena, 11004 Carpenter Street, Mokena, IL 60448November 13, 2003170705
Will (Case No. 03-05-2575P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Village of PlainfieldSept. 10, 2003, Sept. 17, 2003, The EnterpriseThe Honorable Richard Rock, Mayor, Village of Plainfield, 24000 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544August 20, 2003170771
Will (Case No. 03-05-0130P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)Village of RomeovilleJuly 23, 2003, July 30, 2003, The Herald NewsThe Honorable Fred Dewald, Jr., Mayor, Village of Romeoville, Village Hall, 13 Montrose Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446October 29, 2003170711
Will (Case No. 03-05-0430P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Unincorporated AreasAug. 7, 2003, Aug. 14, 2003, The Lincoln Way SunMr. Joseph Mikan, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432November 13, 2003170695
Indianapolis: (Case No. 03-05-1461P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Marion City of IndianapolisSept. 22, 2003, Sept. 29, 2003, The Indianapolis StarThe Honorable Barthen Peterson, Mayor, City of Indianapolis, 200 East Washington, Street, Suite 2501, City-County Building, Indianapolis, IN 46204December 29, 2003180159
Kansas:
Sedgwick (Case No. 03-07-883P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of DerbySept. 5, 2003, Sept. 12, 2003, The Daily ReporterThe Honorable Dion Avello, Mayor, City of Derby, Derby City Hall, 611 Mulberry Road Derby, KS 67037December 12, 2003200323
Riley (Case No. 03-07-497P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of ManhattanSept. 5, 2003, Sept. 12, 2003, The Manhattan MercuryThe Honorable Mark Taussig, Mayor, City of Manhattan, City Hall 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502-5497December 12, 2003200300
Johnson (Case No. 02-07-1011P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of OlatheJan. 21, 2003, Jan. 28, 2003, The Olathe NewsThe Honorable Michael Copeland, Mayor, City of Olathe, 126 South Cherry, Olathe, KS 66061April 29, 2003200173
Sumner (Case No. 02-07-555P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of WellingtonJuly 17, 2003, July 24, 2003, Wellington Daily NewsThe Honorable Richard Granger, Mayor, City of Wellington, 317 South Washington, Wellington, KS 67152October 23, 2003200349
Michigan:
Ingham, Eaton, & Clinton (Case No. 03-05-1475P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of LansingSept. 5, 2003, Sept. 12, 2003, Lansing State JournalThe Honorable Tony Benavides, Mayor, City of Lansing, 9th Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933December 12, 2003260090
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Jackson (Case No. 02-05-3653P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Township of SummitSept. 23, 2003, Sept. 30, 2003, Jackson Citizen PatriotMr. Russ Youngdahl, Supervisor, Township of Summit, 2121 Ferguson Road, Jackson, MI 49203Sept. 2, 2003260575
Cass (Case No. 02-07-670P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of HarrisonvilleJuly 11, 2003, July 18, 2003, Cass County Democrat-MissourianThe Honorable Kevin Wood, Mayor, City of Harrisonville, 300 East Pearl Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701October 17, 2003290068
St. Louis (Case No. 03-07-106P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of HazelwoodSept. 1, 2003, Sept. 8, 2003, St. Louis Post DispatchThe Honorable T.R. Carr, Mayor, City of Hazelwood, 415 Elm Grove Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042-1917August 19, 2003290357
New Mexico:
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-1002P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of AlbuquerqueAug. 29, 2003, Sept. 5, 2003, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103August 15, 2003350002
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-445P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of AlbuquerqueSept. 19, 2003, Sept. 26, 2003, Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103September 8, 2003350002
Bernalillo (Case No. 02-06-1424P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)Unincorporated AreasJuly 16, 2003, July 23, 2003, Albuquerque JournalMr. Tom Rutherford, Chairman, Bernalillo County, 2400 Broadway, S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87102October 22, 2003350001
Bernalillo (Case No. 03-06-445P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Unincorporated AreasSeptember 19, 2003, September 26, 2003, Albuquerque JournalMr. Tom Rutherford, Chairman, Bernalillo County, One Civic Plaza N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102September 8, 2003350001
Dona Ana (Case No. 03-06-1210P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of Las CrucesSeptember 1, 2003, September 8, 2003, Las Cruces Sun NewsThe Hon. William M. Mattiace, Mayor, City of Las Cruces, P.O. Box 20000, Las Cruces, NM 88004August 15, 2003355332
Ohio:
Lorain (Case No. 03-05-0530P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of AvonSeptember 24, 2003, October 1, 2003, The Morning JournalThe Honorable James Smith, Mayor, City of Avon, 36080 Chester Road, Avon, OH 44011-1588September 15, 2003390348
Lorain (Case No. 02-05-3235P) (FEMA Docket No. P7630)City of Avon LakeOctober 9, 2003, October 16, 2003, The SunThe Honorable Robert Berner, Mayor, City of Avon Lake, 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012September 24, 2003390602
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Butler (Case No. 03-05-1848P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)Unincorporated AreasJuly 21, 2003, July 28, 2003, The Journal-NewsMr. Michael A. Fox, President, Butler County Commissioners, Government Services Center, 315 High Street, 6th Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011October 27, 2003390037
Oklahoma:
Comanche (Case No. 03-06-076P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of LawtonAug. 1, 2003, Aug. 8, 2003, The Lawton ConstitutionThe Honorable Cecil E. Powell, Mayor, City of Lawton, 103 Southwest 4th Street, Lawton, OK 73501July 18, 2003400049
Cleveland (Case No. 03-06-187P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of NormanJuly 31, 2003, Aug. 7, 2003, The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Ron Henderson, Mayor, City of Norman, 2143 Jackson Drive, Norman, OK 73071November 6, 2003400046
Oklahoma (Case No. 03-06-1389P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of Oklahoma CityAug. 20, 2003, Aug. 27, 2003, The Daily OklahomanThe Honorable Guy Liebmann, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, OK 73102August 1, 2003405378
Tulsa (Case No. 03-06-1939P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of TulsaSept. 23, 2003, Sept. 30, 2003, Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Bill LaFortune, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103December 30, 2003405381
Texas:
Taylor and Jones (Case No. 03-06-198P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of AbileneAug. 18, 2003, Aug. 25, 2003, The Abilene Reporter-NewsThe Honorable Grady Barr, Mayor, City of Abilene, P.O. Box 60, Abilene, TX 79604November 24, 2003485450
Tarrant (Case No. 03-06-1010P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of ArlingtonAug. 13, 2003, Aug. 20, 2003, Northeast Tarrant County Morning NewsThe Honorable Robert Cluck, Mayor, City of Arlington, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76004July 22, 2003485454
Jefferson (Case No. 02-06-2312P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of BeaumontAug. 13, 2003, Aug. 20, 2003, Beaumont EnterpriseThe Honorable Evelyn Lord, Mayor, City of Beaumont, P.O. Box 3827, Beaumont, TX 77704November 19, 2003485457
Williamson (Case No. 02-06-1089P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of Cedar ParkJuly 11, 2003, July 18, 2003, The Hill Country NewsThe Honorable Bob Young, Mayor, City of Cedar Park, 600 North Bell Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX 78613October 17, 2003481282
Brazos (Case No. 03-06-102P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of College StationJuly 24, 2003, July 31, 2003, The EagleThe Honorable Ron Silvia, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, TX 77842October 30, 2003480083
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Fort Bend (Case No. 02-06-2301P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)Unincorporated AreasJuly 23, 2003, July 30, 2003, Fort Bend StarThe Hon. James C. Adolphus, Judge, Fort Bend County, 301 Jackson Street, Suite 719, Richmond, TX 77469October 29, 2003480228
Tarrant (Case No. 02-06-2303P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of Fort WorthJuly 21, 2003, July 28, 2003, The Star TelegramThe Hon. Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311July 8, 2003480596
Tarrant (Case No. 03-06-1202P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of Fort WorthAug. 29, 2003, September 5, 2003, The Star TelegramThe Hon. Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311December 5, 2003480596
Tarrant (Case No. 03-06-1203P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of Fort WorthAug. 13, 2003, Aug. 20, 2003, The Star TelegramThe Hon. Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311November 19, 2003480596
Tarrant (Case No. 03-06-276P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of Fort WorthAug. 22, 2003, Aug. 29, 2003, The Star TelegramThe Hon. Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311November 28, 2003480596
Tarrant (Case No. 03-06-1214P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of HurstJuly 25, 2003, Aug. 1, 2003, The Star TelegramThe Honorable William Souder, Mayor, City of Hurst, 1505 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, TX 76054-3302October 31, 2003480601
Kaufman (Case No. 03-06-1932P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Unincorporated AreasSept. 9, 2003, Sept. 16, 2003, The Terrell TribuneThe Honorable Wayne Gent, Judge, Kaufman County, 100 West Mulberry Street, Kaufman, TX 75142December 16, 2003480411
Hays (Case No. 03-06-1537P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of KyleSept. 3, 2003, Sept. 10, 2003, The Kyle EagleThe Honorable James Adkins, Mayor, City of Kyle, 102 Briarwood Circle, Kyle, TX 78640August 18, 2003481108
Dallas (Case No. 03-06-1543P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of MesquiteAug. 28, 2003, Sept. 4, 2003, Mesquite Morning NewsThe Honorable Mike Anderson, Mayor, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185Dec. 4, 2003485490
Fort Bend (Case No. 02-06-2301P) (FEMA Docket No. P7626)City of RosenbergJuly 23, 2003, July 30, 2003, The Herald CoasterThe Honorable Joe Gurecky, Mayor, City of Rosenberg P.O. Box 32, Rosenberg, TX 77471-0032October 29, 2003480232
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Bexar (Case No. 02-06-1947P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of San AntonioJan. 24, 2003, Jan. 31, 2003, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283May 2, 2003480045
Bexar (Case No. 03-06-683P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of San AntonioJuly 24, 2003, July 31, 2003, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283-3966July 14, 2003480045
Kaufman (Case No. 03-06-1932) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)City of TerrellSept. 9, 2003, Sept. 16, 2003, The Terrell TribuneThe Hon. Frances Anderson, Mayor, City of Terrell, 201 East Nash Street, Terell, TX 75160December 16, 2003480416
Wisconsin: Washington (Case No. 03-05-1465P) (FEMA Docket No. P7628)Village of GermantownAug. 20, 2003, Aug. 27, 2003, Banner-Germantown PressMr. Charles J. Hargan, President, Village of Germantown, P.O. Box 337 Germantown, WI 53022August 11, 2003550472

(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. 04-7597 Filed 4-2-04; 8:45 am]

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