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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 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 countyLocation and case No.Date and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Arizona:
MaricopaCity of Glendale (03-09-1653P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Elaine M. Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, 5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301Dec. 30, 2004040045
MaricopaCity of Glendale (04-09-0318P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Elaine M. Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, 5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301Dec. 30, 2004040045
MaricopaCity of Goodyear (03-09-1653P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable James M. Cavanaugh, Mayor, City of Goodyear, 190 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona 85338Dec. 30, 2004040046
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MaricopaCity of Goodyear (04-09-0318P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable James M. Cavanaugh, Mayor, City of Goodyear, 190 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona 85338Dec. 30, 2004040046
MaricopaCity of Litchfield Park (03-09-1653P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable J. Woodfin “Woody” Thomas, Mayor, City of Litchfield Park, 214 West Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340Dec. 30, 2004040128
MaricopaCity of Peoria (04-09-0960P)Aug. 12, 2004, Aug. 19, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable John Keegan, Mayor, City of Peoria, Municipal Complex, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, Arizona 85345Nov. 18, 2004040050
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (04-09-0716P)July 1, 2004, July 8, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1611June 22, 2004040051
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas (03-09-1653P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Dec. 30, 2004040037
MaricopaUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0318P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85003Dec. 30, 2004040037
PimaCity of Tucson (04-09-0621P)July 29, 2004, Aug. 5, 2004, Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Bob Walkup, Mayor, City of Tucson, 255 West Alameda Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701Nov. 4, 2004040076
PimaUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0621P)July 29, 2004, Aug. 5, 2004, Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Sharon Bronson, Chair, Pima County Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701Nov. 4, 2004040073
YavapaiTown of Prescott Valley (03-09-1663P)July 8, 2004, July 15, 2004, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Richard Killingsworth, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley, 7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314Oct. 14, 2004040121
YavapaiUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0725P)July 22, 2004, July 29, 2004, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Lorna Street, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Room 310, Prescott, Arizona 86301Oct. 28, 2004040093
California:
Contra CostaCity of Clayton (04-09-0463P)Aug. 26, 2004, Sept. 2, 2004, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Peter Laurence, Mayor, City of Clayton, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, California 94517-0280Dec. 2, 2004060027
Contra CostaCity of Concord (04-09-0463P)Aug. 26, 2004, Sept. 2, 2004, Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Mark Peterson, Mayor, City of Concord, Concord City Hall, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, California 94519Dec. 2, 2004065022
KernUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0755P)Aug. 26, 2004, Sept. 2, 2004, Bakersfield CalifornianMr. John McQuiston, Chairman, Kern County Board of Supervisors, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth Floor, Bakersfield, California 93301July 23, 2004060075
RiversideCity of Corona (04-09-0832P)July 22, 2004, July 29, 2004, Press EnterpriseThe Honorable Jeff Miller, Mayor, City of Corona, 815 West Sixth Street, Corona, California 92882Oct. 28, 2004060250
SacramentoUnincorporated Areas (04-09-0420P)Oct. 7, 2004, Oct. 14, 2004, Daily RecorderThe Honorable Muriel Johnson, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, California 95814Jan. 13, 2005060262
San DiegoCity of National City (04-09-0905P)July 29, 2004, Aug. 5, 2004, San Diego Union—TribuneThe Honorable Nick Inzunza, Mayor, City of National City, National City Civic Center, 1243 National City Boulevard, National City, California 91950Nov. 4, 2004060293
San DiegoSan City of Vista (03-09-1498P)Aug. 19, 2004, Aug. 26, 2004, North County TimesThe Honorable Morris Vance, Mayor, City of Vista, P.O. Box 1988, Vista, California 92085Nov. 26, 2004060297
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Santa BarbaraUnincorporated Areas (03-09-1650P)Sept. 2, 2004, Sept. 9, 2004, Santa Barbara News-PressThe Honorable Joseph Centeno, Chair, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Suite 141, Santa Maria, California 93455Dec. 9, 2004060331
Santa ClaraCity of San Jose (04-09-0959P)Aug. 5, 2004, Aug. 12, 2004, San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Ron Gonzales, Mayor, City of San Jose, 801 North First Street, San Jose, California 95110Nov. 12, 2004060349
VenturaCity of Simi Valley (04-09-0054P)Oct. 14, 2004, Oct. 21, 2004, Ventura County StarThe Honorable William Davis, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, California 93063-2199Jan. 20, 2005060421
Colorado:
BoulderCity of Longmont (03-08-0580P)July 1, 2004, July 8, 2004, Daily Times CallThe Honorable Julia Pirmack, Mayor, City of Longmont, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501Oct. 7, 2004080027
BoulderCity of Longmont (04-08-0463P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, Longmont Daily Times CallThe Honorable Julia Pirmack, Mayor, City of Longmont, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501Dec. 16, 2004080027
BoulderUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0580P)July 1, 2004, July 8, 2004, Daily Times CallThe Honorable Paul Danish, Chairman, Boulder County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, Colorado 80306Oct. 7, 2004080023
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (03-08-0689P)July 1, 2004, July 8, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901Oct. 7, 2004080060
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (04-08-0434P)Aug. 26, 2004, Sept. 2, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901Dec. 2, 2004080060
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (04-08-0314P)Sept. 23, 2004, Sept. 30, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901Dec. 30, 2004080060
El PasoUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0689P)July 1, 2004, July 8, 2004, The GazetteThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chair, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2203Oct. 7, 2004080059
El PasoUnincorporated Areas (03-08-0062P)Aug. 11, 2004, Aug. 18, 2004, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chair, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2203Nov. 18, 2004080059
El PasoUnincorporated Areas (04-08-0114P)Sept. 22, 2004, Sept. 29, 2004, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Chuck Brown, Chair, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-2203Dec. 29, 2004080059
SummitTown of Breckenridge (04-08-0049P)July 9, 2004, July 16, 2004, Summit County JournalThe Honorable Ernie Blake, Mayor, Town of Breckenridge, 150 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424Oct. 15, 2004080172
SummitUnincorporated Areas (02-08-0102P)July 16, 2004, July 23, 2004, Summit County JournalThe Honorable Bill Wallace, Chairman, Summit County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, P.O. Box 68, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424Oct. 22, 2004080290
WeldTown of Firestone (04-08-0410P)Oct. 6, 2004, Oct. 13, 2004, Farmer and MinerThe Honorable Michael Simone, Mayor, Town of Firestone, 151 Grant Avenue, Firestone, Colorado 80520Jan. 12, 2005080241
WeldTown of Frederick (04-08-0410P)Oct. 6, 2004, Oct. 13, 2004, Farmer and MinerThe Honorable Eric Doering, Mayor, Town of Frederick, 401 Locust Street, Frederick, Colorado 80530Jan. 12, 2005080244
WeldUnincorporated Areas (04-08-0410P)Oct. 6, 2004, Oct. 13, 2004, Farmer and MinerThe Honorable Robert D. Masden, Chair, Weld County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 758, Greeley, Colorado 80632Jan. 12, 2005080266
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Florida: SarasotaCity of Sarasota (04-04-A194P)July 15, 2004, July 22, 2004, Sarasota Herald-TribuneMr. Michael A. McNees, City Manager, City of Sarasota, 1565 First Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236June 24, 2004125150
Idaho:
AdaUnincorporated Areas (04-10-0213P)Aug. 19, 2004, Aug. 26, 2004, Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Judy Peavey-Derr, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702Nov. 26, 2004160001
AdaUnincorporated Areas (04-10-0379P)Sept. 2, 2004, Sept. 9, 2004, Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Judy Peavey-Derr, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702Dec. 9, 2004160001
Montana:
MissoulaCity of Missoula (04-08-0371P)Aug. 26, 2004, Sept. 2, 2004, The MissoulianThe Honorable Mike Kadas, Mayor, City of Missoula, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana 59802July 23, 2004300049
MissoulaUnincorporated Areas (04-08-0371P)August 26, 2004, September 2, 2004, The MissoulianThe Honorable Barbara Evans, Chairman, Missoula County Board of Commissioners, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana 59802July 23, 2004300048
Nevada: ElkoCity of Elko (02-09-1203P)July 22, 2004, July 29, 2004, Elko Daily Free PressThe Honorable Michael J. Franzoia, Mayor, City of Elko, 1751 College Avenue, Elko, Nevada 89801Oct. 28, 2004320010
Utah: Salt LakeCity of South Jordan (04-08-0379P)Sept. 2, 2004, Sept. 9, 2004, Salt Lake TribuneThe Honorable W. Kent Money, Mayor, City of South Jordan, 1600 West Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, Utah 84095Dec. 9, 2004490107
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance”)

Dated: December 1, 2004.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-27132 Filed 12-9-04; 8:45 am]

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