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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 request 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. Start Printed Page 37046

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 No.
Arkansas: Sebastian (Case No. 04-06-667P)City of Fort SmithMarch 22, 2005, March 29, 2005, Southwest Times RecordThe Honorable C. Ray Baker, Jr., Mayor, City of Fort Smith, 4420 Victoria Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72904June 28, 2005055013
Illinois: Cook (Case No. 03-05-3983P)Village of Orland ParkMarch 17, 2005, March 24, 2005, Orland Park StarThe Honorable Daniel McLaughlin, Mayor, Village of Orland Park, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462February 28, 2005170140
Illinois: Will (Case No. 04-05-3555P)Village of RockdaleFebruary 21, 2005, February 28, 2005, The Herald NewsThe Honorable Henry Berry, President, Village of Rockdale, 603 Otis Avenue, Rockdale, IL 60436May 30, 2005170710
Minnesota: Anoka (Case No. 04-05-3553P)City of AndoverMay 13, 2005, May 20, 2005, Anoka County UnionThe Honorable Mike Gamache, Mayor, City of Andover, 1685 Crosstown Boulevard, NW, Andover, MN 55304August 19, 2005270689
Minnesota: Dakota (Case No. 04-05-2890P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 3, 2005, March 10, 2005, Dakota County TribuneMr. Brandt Richardson, Administrator, Dakota County, Dakota County Administration Bldg., 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033-2372June 9, 2005270101
Minnesota: Washington and Dakota (Case No. 04-05-2890P)City of HastingsMarch 3, 2005, March 10, 2005, Dakota County TribuneThe Honorable Michael Werner, Mayor, City of Hastings, 100 East 4th Street, Hastings, MN 55033June 9, 2005270105
Minnesota: Washington (Case No. 04-05-4071P)City of HugoApril 13, 2005, April 20, 2005, The White Bear PressThe Honorable Fran Miron, Mayor, City of Hugo, 15250 Homestead Avenue N, Hugo, MN 55038March 29, 2005270504
Minnesota: Anoka (Case No. 04-05-3553P)City of Oak GroveMay 13, 2005, May 20, 2005, Anoka County UnionThe Honorable Oscar Olson, Mayor, City of Oak Grove, 22200 Poppy Street, NW, Anoka, MN 55303August 19, 2005270031
Minnesota: Scott (Case No. 04-05-0763P)City of SavageMay 14, 2005, May 21, 2005, The Savage PacerThe Hon. Thomas M. Brennan, Mayor, City of Savage, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, MN 55378-2464August 20, 2005270433
Missouri: Cape Girardeau (Case No. 04-07-533P)City of Cape GirardeauMarch 22, 2005, March 29, 2005, Southeast MissourianThe Honorable Jay Knudtson, Mayor, City of Cape Girardeau, City Hall, 401 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63705March 3, 2005290458
Missouri: Cape Girardeau (Case No. 04-07-533P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 22, 2005, March 29, 2005, Southeast MissourianMr. Gerald Jones, Presiding Commissioner, Cape Girardeau County Commission, 1 Barton Square, Jackson, MO 63755April 4, 2005290790
Missouri: St. Louis (Case No. 04-07-050P)City of FergusonMarch 23, 2005, March 30, 2005, St. Louis Post DispatchThe Honorable Steven Wegert, Mayor, City of Ferguson, 110 Church Street, Ferguson, MO 63135June 29, 2005290351
Missouri: St. Louis (Case No. 04-07-050P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 23, 2005, March 30, 2005, St. Louis Post-DispatchMr. Charlie A. Dooley, St. Louis County Executive, 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105June 29, 2005290327
New Mexico: Bernalillo (Case No. 04-06-2142P)Unincorporated AreasApril 20, 2005, April 27, 2005, The Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Tom Rutherford, Commissioner, Bernalillo County, One Civic Plaza, N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102July 27, 2005350001
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New Mexico: Dona Ana (Case No. 04-06-857P)City of Las CrucesMay 4, 2005, May 11, 2005, Las Cruces Sun NewsThe Honorable William Mattiace, Mayor, City of Las Cruces, P.O. Box 20000, Las Cruces, NM 88004April 21, 2005355332
Ohio: Lorain (Case No. 04-05-4063P)Unincorporated AreasApril 6, 2005, April 13, 2005, The Morning JournalThe Honorable James R. Cordes, Lorain County Administrator, 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035July 13, 2005390346
Oklahoma: Oklahoma (Case No. 04-06-1925P)City of Oklahoma CityFebruary 16, 2005, February 23, 2005, The Daily OklahomanThe Honorable Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 North Walker, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102February 2, 2005405378
Texas: Taylor and Jones (Case No 04-06-1912P)City of AbileneMarch 2, 2005, March 9, 2005, The Abilene Reporter-NewsThe Honorable Grady Barr, Mayor, City of Abilene, P.O. Box 60, Abilene, TX 79604February 8, 2005485450
Texas: Collin (Case No. 04-06-573P)City of AllenMarch 3, 2005, March 10, 2005, The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013February 9, 2005480131
Texas: Denton (Case No. 04-06-1465P)Town of BartonvilleMay 9, 2005, May 16, 2005, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Ron Robertson, Mayor, Town of Bartonville, 1941 East Jeter Road, Bartonville, TX 76226April 22, 2005481501
Texas: Dallas (Case No. 04-06-673P)City of DallasMay 5, 2005, May 12, 2005, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Laura Miller, Mayor, City of Dallas, Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN, Dallas, TX 75201-6390August 11, 2005480171
Texas: Denton (Case No. 04-06-1465P)Unincorporated AreasMay 9, 2005, May 16, 2005, Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Mary Horn, Judge, Denton County, 110 West Hickory Street, 2nd Floor, Denton, TX 76201April 22, 2005480774
Texas: Fort Bend (Case No. 04-06-380P)Unincorporated AreasMay 4, 2005, May 11, 2005, Fort Bend StarThe Honorable Robert E. Hebert, Judge, Fort Bend County, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469August 10, 2005480228
Texas: Tarrant (Case No. 04-06-1206P)City of Fort WorthFebruary 18, 2005, February 25, 2005, The Star TelegramThe Honorable Michael Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6311May 27, 2005480596
Texas: Collin (Case No. 04-06-868P)City of FriscoFebruary 25, 2005, March 4, 2005, The Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Mike Simpson, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6891 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034June 3, 2005480134
Texas: Hays (Case No. 04-06-1456P)Unincorporated AreasApril 14, 2005, April 21, 2005, San Marcos Daily RecordThe Honorable Jim Powers, Judge, Hays County, 111 E. San Antonio Street, Suite 300, San Marcos, TX 78666March 31, 2005480321
Texas: Ellis (Case No. 04-06-1901P)City of MidlothianMarch 30, 2005, April 6, 2005, The Midlothian MirrorThe Honorable David Setzer, Mayor, City of Midlothian, 104 West Avenue East, Midlothian, TX 76065March 15, 2005480801
Texas: Comal and Guadalupe (Case No 04-06-1906P)City of New BraunfelsFebruary 23, 2005, March 2, 2005, New Braunfels Herald-ZeitungThe Honorable Adam Cork, Mayor, City of New Braunfels, P.O. Box 311747, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1747June 1, 2005485493
Texas: Parker (Case No. 04-06-1004P)Unincorporated AreasFebruary 16, 2005, February 23, 2005, The Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable Mark Riley, Parker County Judge, One Courthouse Square, Weatherford, TX 76086May 25, 2005480520
Texas: Collin (Case No. 05-06-0150P)City of PlanoMarch 23, 2005, March 30, 2005 The Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, TX 75086-0358June 29, 2005480140
Texas: Collin (Case No. 04-06-673P)City of PlanoMay 5, 2005, May 12, 2005, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, TX 75086August 11, 2005480140
Texas: Bexar (Case No. 04-06-1738P)City of San AntonioMay 24, 2005, May 31, 2005, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283-3966August 30, 2005480045
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Texas: Parker (Case No. 04-06-1004P)City of WeatherfordFebruary 16, 2005, February 23, 2005, The Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable Joe M. Tison, Mayor, City of Weatherford, One Courthouse Square, Weatherford, TX 76086May 25, 2005480522
Texas: Tarrant (Case No. 04-06-1206P)Village of WestworthFebruary 18, 2005, February 25, 2005, The Star TelegramThe Honorable Andy Fontenot, Mayor, Village of Westworth Village, 311 Burton Hill Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114May 27, 2005480616
Texas: Williamson (Case No. 04-06-1455P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 2, 2005, March 9, 2005, Williamson County SunThe Honorable John C. Doerfler, Judge, Williamson County, 710 Main Street, Suite 201, Georgetown, TX 78626February 8, 2005481079
Texas: Fort Bend (Case No. 04-06-380P)Willow Fork Drainage DistrictMay 4, 2005, May 11, 2005, The Katy TimesThe Honorable Larry J. Mueller, Willow Fork Drainage District, c/o Allen, Boone & Humphries, LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, 26th Floor, Houston, TX 77027August 10, 2005481603
Texas: Parker (Case No. 04-06-1004P)City of Willow ParkFebruary 16, 2005, February 23, 2005, The Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable James H. Poythress, Mayor, City of Willow Park, 101 Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park, TX 76087May 25, 2005481164
Wisconsin: Fond du Lac (Case No. 04-05-4086P)City of Fond du LacMarch 2, 2005, March 9, 2005, The ReporterMr. Tom W. Ahrens, City Manager, City of Fond du Lac, 160 South Macy Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935June 8, 2005550136
Wisconsin: Fond du Lac (Case No. 04-05-4086P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 2, 2005, March 9, 2005, The ReporterMr. Allen J. Buechel, Fond du Lac County Executive, 160 South Macy Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935June 8, 2005550131
Wisconsin: Manitowoc (Case No. 04-05-4084P)Unincorporated AreasMarch 2, 2005, March 9, 2005, Herald Times ReporterThe Honorable Dan Sicher, Manitowoc County Executive, Administrative Office Building, 1110 South 9th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220June 8, 2005550236

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

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Dated: June 22, 2005.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-12680 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]

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