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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 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 Maps 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 request through the community that the Mitigation Division Director for 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, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, FEMA, 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 the other Federal, State, or regional entities.

The changes 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 for 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 interim rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of Start Printed Page 50322September 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 Oct. 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:
GilaCity of Globe (04-09-0928P)Jun. 16, 2004, Jun. 23, 2004, Arizona Silver BeltThe Honorable Stanley Gibson, Mayor, City of Globe, 150 North Pine Street, Globe, Arizona 85501Sept. 22, 2004040029
MaricopaCity of Avondale (04-09-0311P)Jun. 17, 2004, Jun. 24, 2004, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Ronald J. Drake, Mayor, City of Avondale, 525 North Central Avenue, Avondale, Arizona 85323Sept. 23, 2004040038
MaricopaTown of Buckeye (04-09-0585P)Jun. 17, 2004, Jun. 24, 2004, Buckeye Valley NewsThe Honorable Dusty Hull, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Buckeye, Arizona 85326May 27, 2004040039
MaricopaTown of Buckeye (04-09-0544P)Jun. 17, 2004, Jun. 24, 2004, Buckeye Valley NewsThe Honorable Dusty Hull, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Buckeye, Arizona 85326May 27, 2004040039
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (02-09-290P)Jun. 3, 2004, Jun. 10, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611Sept. 9, 2004040051
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (03-09-1019P)Jun. 17, 2004, Jun. 24, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611Sept. 23, 2004040051
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0311P)Jun. 17, 2004, Jun. 24, 2004, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Sept. 23, 2004040037
PimaTown of Marana (02-09-1039P)Jun. 10, 2004, Jun. 17, 2004, Tucson CitizenThe Honorable Bobby Sutton, Jr., Mayor, Town of Marana, 13251 North Lon Adams Road, Marana, Arizona 85653Sept. 16, 2004040118
PimaTown of Marana (04-09-0308P)May 6, 2004, May 13, 2004, Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Bobby Sutton, Jr., Mayor, Town of Marana, 13251 North Lon Adams Road, Marana, Arizona 85653Aug. 12, 2004040118
PimaUnincorporated Areas (02-09-1039P)Jun. 10, 2004, Jun. 17, 2004, Tucson CitizenThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chair, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701Sept. 16, 2004040073
California:
Los AngelesCity of Burbank (02-09-874P)Jun. 16, 2004, Jun. 23, 2004, Burbank LeaderThe Honorable Stacey Murphy, Mayor, City of Burbank, P.O. Box 6459, Burbank, California 91510-6459May 20, 2004065018
San DiegoCity of Escondido (03-09-1334P)Jun. 10, 2004, Jun. 17, 2004, North County TimesThe Honorable Lori Pfeiler, Mayor, City of Escondido, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, California 92025May 21, 2004060290
San DiegoCity of San Diego (02-09-0909X)Apr. 29, 2004, May 6, 2004, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Richard M. Murphy, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, California 92101Aug. 5, 2004060295
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San DiegoUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0909X)Apr. 29, 2004, May 6, 2004, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Dianne Jacob, Chairwoman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101Aug. 5, 2004060284
San DiegoUnincorporated Areas (03-09-1334P)Jun. 10, 2004, Jun. 17, 2004, North County TimesThe Honorable Greg Cox, Chairman, San Diego County, Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, California 92101May 21, 2004060284
SolanoCity of Fairfield (04-09-0394P)Apr. 29, 2004, May 6, 2004, Daily RepublicThe Honorable Karin MacMillan, Mayor, City of Fairfield, 1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, California 94533Aug. 5, 2004060370
Colorado: AdamsUnincorporated Areas (02-08-250P)Jun. 23, 2004, Jun. 30, 2004, Brighton Standard-BladeThe Honorable Elaine T. Valente, Chairwoman, Adams County, Board of Commissioners, 450 South Fourth Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601Sept. 29, 2004080001
AdamsUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0677P)Apr. 9, 2004, Apr. 16, 2004, Eastern Colorado NewsThe Honorable Elaine T. Valente, Chairwoman, Adams County, Board of Commissioners, 450 South Fourth Avenue, Brighton, Colorado 80601Jul. 16, 2004080001
AdamsCity of Westminster (02-08-250P)Jun. 23, 2004, Jun. 30, 2004, Brighton Standard-BladeThe Honorable Ed Moss, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031Sept. 29, 2004080008
BoulderCity of Boulder (04-08-0098P)Jun. 10, 2004, Jun. 17, 2004, Boulder Daily CameraThe Honorable William R. Toor, Mayor, City of Boulder, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, Colorado 80306Sept. 16, 2004080024
Boulder and WeldTown of Erie (04-08-0066P)Apr. 28, 2004, May 5, 2004, Erie ReviewThe Honorable Barbara Connors, Mayor, Town of Erie, P.O. Box 750, Erie, Colorado 80516Aug. 4, 2004080181
BoulderCity of Lafayette (04-08-0259P)May 27, 2004, Jun. 3, 2004, Boulder Daily CameraThe Honorable Chris Berry, Mayor, City of Lafayette, 1290 South Public Road, Lafayette, Colorado 80026Sept. 1, 2004080026
BoulderUnincorporated Areas (04-08-0259P)May 27, 2004, Jun. 3, 2004, Boulder Daily CameraThe Honorable Paul Danish, Chairman, Boulder County, Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, Colorado 80306Sept. 1, 2004080023
BroomfieldCity and County of Broomfield (03-08-0022P)May 5, 2004, May 12, 2004, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020Aug. 25, 2004,085073
BroomfieldCity and County of Broomfield (04-08-0259P)May 26, 2004, Jun. 2, 2004, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020Sept. 1, 2004085073
Broomfield and JeffersonCity and County of Broomfield (02-08-447P)Jun. 9, 2004, Jun. 16, 2004, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020Sept 15, 2004085073
Broomfield and JeffersonCity of Westminster (02-08-447P)Jun. 9, 2004, Jun. 16, 2004, Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Ed Moss, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031Sept. 15, 2004080008
DouglasUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0425P)Apr. 22, 2004, Apr. 29, 2004, Douglas County News PressThe Honorable James R. Sullivan, Chairman, Douglas County, Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104Jul. 29, 2004080049
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (03-08-0229P)May 27, 2004, Jun. 3, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901Sept. 2, 2004080060
El PasoTown of Green Mountain (04-08-0136P)Apr. 8, 2004, Apr. 15, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Richard Bratton, Mayor, Town of Green Mountain Falls, P.O. Box 524, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819Jul. 15, 2004080062
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El PasoCity of Manitou Springs (04-08-0013P)Jun. 10, 2004, Pikes Peak BulletinThe Honorable Marcy Morrison, Mayor, City of Manitou Springs, 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829May 12, 2004080063
El PasoUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0318P)Apr. 28, 2004, May 5, 2004, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chair, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2203Apr. 9, 2004080059
EagleTown of Eagle (04-08-0145P)May 27, 2004, Jun. 3, 2004, Eagle Valley EnterpriseThe Honorable Roxie Deane, Mayor, Town of Eagle, 200 Broadway, Eagle, Colorado 81631Sept. 2, 2004080238
EagleUnincorporated Areas (04-08-0145P)May 27, 2004, Jun. 3, 2004, Eagle Valley EnterpriseThe Honorable Michael Gallagher, Chairman, Eagle County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 850, Eagle, Colorado 81631Sept. 2, 2004080051
Adams and JeffersonCity of Westminster (03-08-0645P)May 13, 2004, May 20, 2004, Westminster WindowThe Honorable Ed Moss, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031Aug. 19, 2004080008
North Carolina: RowanCity of Salisbury (03-04-575P)Apr. 15, 2004, Apr. 22, 2004, Salisbury PostThe Honorable Susan W. Kluttz, Mayor, City of Salisbury, 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144Jul. 22, 2004370215
Utah: Salt LakeCity of West Jordan (04-08-0014P)Apr. 22, 2004, Apr. 29, 2004, Salt Lake TribuneThe Honorable Bryan Holladay, Mayor, City of West Jordan, 8000 Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84088Mar. 25, 2004490108
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: August 10, 2004.

David I. Maurstad,

Acting Director, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 04-18691 Filed 8-13-04; 8:45 am]

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