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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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.

DATES:

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, 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 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.

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 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 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have Start Printed Page 9948federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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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
Illinois: Cook, Case No. 04-05-3545P, FEMA Docket No. P-7646Village of MattesonAugust 4, 2005, August 11, 2005, The Daily SouthtownMr. Mark Stricker, President, Village of Matteson, 4900 Village Commons, Matteson, Illinois 60443July 22, 2005170123
Texas: Bexar, Case No. 04-06-1194P, FEMA Docket No. P-7646City 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
Wisconsin: Milwaukee and Washington, Case No. 04-05-3539P, FEMA Docket No. P-7646City of MilwaukeeAugust 5, 2005, August 12, 2005, The Milwaukee CourierThe Honorable Tom Barrett, Mayor, City of Milwaukee, 200 East Wells Street, Room 201, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202November 11, 2005550278
Wisconsin: Case No. 04-05-3539P, FEMA Docket No. P-7646City of GlendaleAugust 4, 2005, August 11, 2005, The North Shore HeraldThe Honorable R. Jay Hintz, Mayor, City of Glendale, 6936 North Braeburn Lane, Glendale, Wisconsin 53209November 11, 2005550275
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: February 2, 2006.

David I. Maurstad,

Acting Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 06-1821 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]

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