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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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 (FIRMs) 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 Assistant Administrator of FEMA 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:

William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472 (202) 646-3151.

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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 interim rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.

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 13132, Federalism. This interim rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, Federalism.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This interim 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 countyLocation and case No.Date and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Alabama:
ElmoreUnincorporated areas of Elmore County (07-04-0063P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; The Wetumpka HeraldThe Honorable Joe Faulk, Chairman, Elmore County Board of Commissioners 100 East Commerce Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092June 27, 2007010406
HoustonCity of Ashford (07-04-1348P)March 15, 2007; March 22, 2007; The Dothan EagleThe Honorable Bryan Alloway, Mayor, City of Ashford, P.O. Box 428, Ashford, AL 36312February 26, 2007010099
Arizona:
CoconinoCity of Williams (07-09-0126P)February 22, 2007; March 1, 2007; Arizona Daily SunThe Honorable Ken Edes, Mayor, City of Williams, 113 South First Street, Williams, AZ 86046May 31, 2007040027
CoconinoUnincorporated areas of Coconino County (07-09-0126P)February 22, 2007; March 1, 2007; Arizona Daily SunThe Honorable Matt Ryan, Chairman, Coconino County Board of Supervisors, 219 East Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001May 31, 2007040019
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MaricopaTown of Buckeye (07-09-0135P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Bobby Bryant, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Goodyear, AZ 85326June 28, 2007040039
MaricopaCity of Peoria (07-09-0452P)March 29, 2007; April 5, 2007; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable John C. Keegan, Mayor, City of Peoria, City of Peoria Municipal Complex, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ 85345March 9, 2007040050
MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (07-09-0135P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Max Wilson, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003June 28, 2007040037
MohaveCity of Bullhead City (06-09-B164P)April 6, 2007; April 13, 2007; Bullhead City BeeThe Honorable Norm Hicks, Mayor, City of Bullhead City, 1255 Marina Boulevard, Bullhead City, AZ 86442July 11, 2007040125
PimaTown of Oro Valley (07-09-0603P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; The Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Paul H. Loomis, Town of Oro Valley, 11000 North La Canada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737March 21, 2007040109
YavapaiCity of Chino Valley (07-09-0415P)March 15, 2007; March 22, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Karen Fann, Mayor, Town of Chino Valley, P.O. Box 406, Chino Valley, AZ 86323February 27, 2007040094
Arkansas:
BentonCity of Bentonville (06-06-B031P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Benton County Daily RecordThe Honorable Bob McCaslin, Mayor, City of Bentonville, City Hall, 117 West Central, Bentonville, AR 72712June 28, 2007050012
BentonCity of Springdale (06-06-BI15P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Benton County Daily RecordThe Honorable Jerre M. Van Hoose, Mayor, City of Springdale, 201 Spring Street, Springdale, AR 72764June 28, 2007050219
BentonUnincorporated areas of Benton County (06-06-BI15P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Benton County Daily RecordThe Honorable Gary D. Black, Benton County Judge, 215 East Central Avenue, Bentonville, AR 72712June 28, 2007050419
California:
RiversideCity of Corona (06-09-BB68P)February 15, 2007; February 22, 2007; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Eugene Montenez, Mayor, City of Corona, 400 South Vicentia Avenue, Corona, CA 92882January 30, 2007060250
RiversideUnincorporated areas of Riverside County (06-09-BD43P)January 11, 2007; January 18, 2007; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Bob Buster, Chairman, Riverside County, Board of Supervisors, 4080 Lemon Street, Fifth Floor, Riverside, CA 92501April 19, 2007060245
San DiegoCity of San Marcos (06-09-BE72P)March 8, 2007; March 15, 2007; San Diego TranscriptThe Honorable James Desmond, Mayor, City of San Marcos, One Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069February 23, 2007060296
ShastaCity of Redding (05-09-0728P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Record SearchlightThe Honorable Ken Murray, Mayor, City of Redding, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001June 28, 2007060360
ShastaUnincorporated areas of Shasta County (05-09-0728P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Record SearchlightThe Honorable Trish Clarke, Chairman, Shasta County Board of Supervisors, 1450 Court Street, Redding, CA 96001June 28, 2007060358
Florida:
LakeUnincorporated areas of Lake County (07-04-0194P)March 16, 2007; March 23, 2007; The Daily CommericalThe Honorable Welton G. Cadwell, Chairman, Lake County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778-7800June 22, 2007120421
Miami-DadeCity of Miami (07-04-1922P)February 22, 2007; March 1, 2007; Miami New TimesThe Honorable Manuel A. Diaz, Mayor, City of Miami, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133February 7, 2007120650
PolkCity of Lakeland (06-04-C505P)March 19, 2007; March 26, 2007; The Polk County DemocratThe Honorable Ralph L. Fletcher, Mayor, City of Lakeland, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801February 26, 2007120267
PolkUnincorporated areas of Polk County (07-04-1702P)March 19, 2007; March 26, 2007; The Polk County DemocratMr. Michael Herr, County Manager, Polk County, P.O. Box 9005, Drawer BC01, Bartow, FL 33831February 28, 2007120261
Georgia:
ColumbiaUnincorporated areas of Columbia County (07-04-1276P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; Columbia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809June 27, 2007130059
GwinnettCity of Duluth (06-04-BO22P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Shirley Fanning-Lasseter, Mayor, City of Duluth, 3578 West Lawrenceville Street, Duluth, GA 30096February 28, 2007130098
JacksonUnincorporated areas of Jackson County (06-04-BY83P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; The Jackson HeraldThe Honorable Pat Bell, Chairman, Jackson County Board of Commissioners, 67 Athens Street, Jefferson, GA 30549June 27, 2007130345
LamarCity of Barnesville (06-04-BZ31P)January 16, 2007; January 23, 2007; The Herald-GazetteThe Honorable Dewaine T. Bell, Mayor, City of Barnesville, 109 Forsyth Street, Barnesville, GA 30204April 24, 2007130207
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Idaho: BlaineUnincorporated areas of Blaine County (06-10-B204P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; Wood River JournalThe Honorable Tom Bowman, Chairman, Blaine County Board of Commissioners, 206 First Avenue South, Hailey, ID 83333March 27, 2007165167
Illinois:
PeoriaCity of Peoria (06-05-BA71P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Peoria Journal StarThe Honorable Jim Ardis, Mayor, City of Peoria, 6141 North Evergreen Circle, Peoria, IL 61614February 28, 200717053677
PeoriaUnincorporated areas of Peoria County (06-05-BA71P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Peoria Journal StarThe Honorable David Williams, Chairman, Peoria County Board, County Courthouse, 324 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602February 28, 2007170533
Iowa:
BremerCity of Denver (06-07-B991P)February 22, 2007; March 1, 2007; The Waverly DemocratThe Honorable Mike Isaacson, Mayor, City of Denver, 100 Washington Street, Denver, IA 50622May 31, 2007190026
BremerUnincorporated areas of Bremer County (06-07-B991P)February 22, 2007; March 1, 2007; The Waverly DemocratThe Honorable Steven Reuter, Head, Bremer County Board of Supervisors, 415 East Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677May 31, 2007190847
Michigan: WayneCity of Taylor (07-05-0263P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; The News HeraldThe Honorable Cameron G. Priebe, Mayor, City of Taylor, Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180March 28, 2007260728
Missouri:
GreeneCity of Springfield (05-07-0451P)February 15, 2007; February 22, 2007; Springfield News-LeaderThe Honorable Thomas J. Carlson, Mayor, City of Springfield, 840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802May 24, 2007290149
GreeneUnincorporated areas of Greene County (05-07-0451P)February 15, 2007; February 22, 2007; Springfield News-LeaderThe Honorable David Coonrod, Presiding Commissioner, Greene County Commission, 933 North Robberson, Springfield, MO 65802May 24, 2007290782
St. LouisCity of Sunset Hills (06-07-BB03P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable Kenneth Vogel, Mayor, City of Sunset Hills, 3939 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills, MO 63127June 28, 2007290387
Nevada: WashoeUnincorporated areas of Washoe County (06-09-BG15P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Reno Gazette-JournalThe Honorable Robert Larkin, Chair, Washoe County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520June 28, 2007320019
New Mexico: BernalilloCity of Albuquerque (06-06-BG87P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; The Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin J. Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103March 21, 2007350002
Ohio:
ButlerUnincorporated areas of Butler County (06-05-B014P)January 11, 2007; January 18, 2007; The Middletown JournalThe Honorable Gregory V. Jolivette, President, Butler County Board of Commissioners, 315 High Street, Sixth Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011April 19, 2007390037
CuyahogaCity of Shaker Heights (05-05-A485P)March 1, 2007; March 8, 2007; Bedford TimesThe Honorable Judith H. Rawson, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights, 3400 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120June 7, 2007390129
Oklahoma:
MuskogeeCity of Muskogee (07-06-0707P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Muskogee PhoenixThe Honorable Wren Stratton, Mayor, City of Muskogee, P.O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK 74401June 28, 2007400125
MuskogeeUnincorporated areas of Muskogee County (07-06-0707P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Muskogee PhoenixThe Honorable Gene Wallace, Chair, Muskogee County Board of Commissioners, 124 South Fourth Street, Muskogee, OK 74401June 28, 2007400491
OsageCity of Bartlesville (07-06-0393P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; Examiner-EnterpriseThe Honorable Julie Daniels, Mayor, City of Bartlesville, 401 South Johnstone Avenue, Bartlesville, OK 74003July 12, 2007400220
OsageUnincorporated areas of Osage County (07-06-0393P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; Examiner-EnterpriseThe Honorable Scott Hilton, Osage County Commissioner, P.O. Box 87, Pawhuska, OK 74056-0087July 12, 2007400146
South Dakota: LawrenceCity of Spearfish (07-08-0282P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Black Hills PioneerThe Honorable Jerry Krambeck, Mayor, City of Spearfish, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD 57783February 28, 2007460046
Texas:
CollinCity of Frisco (07-06-0542P)March 16, 2007; March 23, 2007; Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Michael Simpson, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034June 22, 2007480134
DentonCity of Lewisville (07-06-0243P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; Lewisville LeaderThe Honorable Gene Carey, Mayor, City of Lewisville, P.O. Box 299002, Lewisville, TX 75029June 27, 2007480195
MontgomeryCity of Montgomery (06-06-B395P)March 14, 2007; March 21, 2007; Montgomery County NewsThe Honorable Edith Moore, Mayor, City of Montgomery, P.O. Box 708, Montgomery, TX 77256June 20, 2007481483
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MontgomeryUnincorporated areas of Montgomery County (06-06-B395P)March 14, 2007; March 21, 2007; Montgomery County NewsThe Honorable Alan B. Sadler, Montgomery County Judge, 301 North Thompson, Suite 210, Conroe, TX 77301June 20, 2007480483
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0091P)February 15, 2007; February 22, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102May 24, 2007480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0585P)March 15, 2007; March 22, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102June 21, 2007480596
Virginia:
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County (06-03-B824P)March 28, 2007; April 4, 2007; Fauquier Times-DemocratThe Honorable Harry Atherton, Chairman, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186July 5, 2007510055
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County (06-03-B867P)February 28, 2007; March 7, 2007; Fauquier Times-DemocratThe Honorable Ray Graham, Chairman, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186June 6, 2007510055
Independent CityCity of Virginia Beach (06-03-B810P)March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; The Virginian-PilotThe Honorable Meyera E. Oberndorf, Mayor, City of Virginia Beach, City Hall, Suite 1, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456February 28, 2007515531
Washington:
KingCity of Issaquah (06-10-B001P)March 7, 2007; March 14, 2007; The Issaquah PressThe Honorable Ava Frisinger, Mayor, City of Issaquah, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027June 13, 2007530079
KingCity of Issaquah (06-10-B407P)March 14, 2007; March 21, 2007; The Issaquah PressThe Honorable Ava Frisinger, Mayor, City of Issaquah, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027March 26, 2007530079
KitsapUnincorporated areas of Kitsap County (06-10-B516P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; Port Orchard IndependentThe Honorable Chris Endresen, Chairman, Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners' Office, MS-4, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366March 27, 2007530092

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: May 24, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E7-10968 Filed 6-6-07; 8:45 am]

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