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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 Start Printed Page 57787environmental 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 No.
Arkansas: Lonoke, Case No.: 04-06-2140PCity of CabotJuly 20, 2005; July 27, 2005; Cabot Star-HeraldThe Hon. Mickey Staumbaugh, Mayor, City of Cabot, Post Office Box 1113, Cabot, Arkansas 72076October 25, 2005050309
Illinois: Will, Case No.: 04-05-4087PCity of LockportJuly 6, 2005; July 13, 2005; The Herald NewsThe Honorable Tim Murphy, Mayor, City of Lockport, 222 East 9th Street, Lockport, Illinois 60441June 21, 2005170703
Illinois: Cook, Case No.: 04-05-3545PVillage of MattesonAugust 4, 2005; August 11, 2005; The Daily SouthtownThe Honorable Mark Stricker, President, Village of Matteson, 4900 Village Commons, Matteson, Illinois 60443July 22, 2005170123
Illinois: Cook, Case No.: 04-05-2894PVillage of Orland ParkJune 23, 2005; June 30, 2005; The Orland Park StarThe Honorable Daniel McLaughlin, Mayor, Village of Orland Park, 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois 60462September 29, 2005170140
Illinois: Cook, Case No.: 04-05-2894PVillage of Tinley ParkJune 23, 2005; June 20, 2005; The Tinley Park StarThe Honorable Edward J. Zabrocki, Mayor, Village of Tinley Park, 16250 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477September 29, 2005170169
Kansas: Sedgwick, Case No.: 04-07-526PCity of WichitaJune 23, 2005; June 30, 2005; The Wichita EagleThe Honorable Carlos Mayans, Mayor, City of Wichita, City Hall—1st Floor 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas 67202September 29, 2005200328
New Mexico: Bernalillo, Case No.: 04-06-1742PCity of AlbuquerqueJuly 7, 2005; July 14, 2005; Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, City/County Building, 11th Floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102October 13, 2005350002
New Mexico: Bernalillo, Case No.: 04-06-1742PUnincorporated AreasJuly 7, 2005; July 14, 2005; Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Tom Rutherford, Chairman, Bernalillo County, One Civic Plaza NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102October 13, 2005350001
Oklahoma: Tulsa, Case No.: 04-06-1611PCity of Broken ArrowJuly 7, 2005; July 14, 2005; Broken Arrow LedgerThe Honorable Richard Carter, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, 220 South First Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74103October 13, 2005400236
Oklahoma: Tulsa, Case No.: 04-06-1461PCity of Broken ArrowJuly 7, 2005; July 14, 2005; Broken Arrow LedgerThe Honorable Richard Carter, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, 220 South First Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74103October 13, 2005400236
Texas: Bexar, Case No.: 04-06-1194PCity of San AntonioAugust 10, 2005; August 17, 2005; San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, Post Office Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966August 2, 2005480045
Texas: Bexar, Comal and Kendall, Case No.: 04-06-395PCity of Fair Oaks RanchJuly 22, 2005; July 29, 2005; The Boerne Star Hill RecorderThe Honorable E. L. Gaubatz, Mayor, City of Fair Oaks Ranch, 7286 Deitz Elkhorn, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 78015July 5, 2005481644
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Texas: Collin County, Case No.: 04-06-1201PCity of FriscoJuly 22, 2005; July 29, 2005; The Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Mike Simpson, Mayor, City of Frisco, City Hall 6891 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75034October 28, 2005480134
Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Case No.: 04-05-3539PCity of GlendaleAugust 4, 2005; August 11, 2005; The North Shore HeraldThe Honorable R. Jay Hintze, Mayor, City of Glendale, 6936 North Braeburn Lane, Glendale, Wisconsin 53209November 11, 2005550275
Wisconsin: Milwaukee and Washington, Case No.: 04-05-3539PCity of MilwaukeeAugust 5, 2005; August 12, 2005; The Milwaukee CourierThe Honorable Tom Barrett, Mayor, City of Milwaukee, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 201, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202November 11, 2005550278
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: September 26, 2005.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-19817 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]

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