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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, Start Printed Page 359351978 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:
CochiseCity of Sierra Vista (06-09-BA33P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Sierra Vista HeraldThe Honorable Bob Strain, Mayor, City of Sierra Vista City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635March 30, 2007040017
CoconinoCity of Williams (07-09-0666P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Arizona Daily SunThe Honorable Kenneth Edes, Mayor, City of Williams, 113 South First Street, Williams, AZ 86046March 29, 2007040027
Arkansas:
BaxterCity of Mountain Home (07-06-0816P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Baxter BulletinThe Honorable David Osmon, Mayor, City of Mountain Home, 720 South Hickory Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653July 26, 2007050531
CraigheadCity of Jonesboro (07-06-0264P)April 27, 2007; May 4, 2007; Jonesboro SunThe Honorable Doug Formon, Mayor, City of Jonesboro, 515 West Washington, Jonesboro, AR 72401April 30, 2007050048
California:
PlacerCity of Roseville 06-09-BA39P)April 11, 2007; April 18, 2007; Roseville Press-TribuneThe Honorable Jim Gray, Mayor, City of Roseville, 311 Vernon Street, Suite 208, Roseville, CA 95678July 18, 2007060243
PlacerUnincorporated areas of Placer County (06-09-BA39P)April 11, 2007; April 18, 2007; Roseville Press-TribuneThe Honorable Bruce Kranz, Chairman, Placer County, Board of Supervisors, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603July 18, 2007060239
SacramentoUnincorporated areas of Sacramento County (07-09-0205P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Daily RecorderThe Honorable Don Nottoli, Chairman, Board of Supervisors Sacramento County, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95814July 26, 2007060262
Colorado:
AdamsCity of Aurora (07-08-0252P)April 20, 2007; April 27, 2007; Eastern Colorado NewsThe Honorable Ed Tauer, Mayor, City of Aurora, 15151 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012July 27, 2007080002
AdamsUnincorporated areas of Adams County (07-08-0252P)April 20, 2007; April 27, 2007; Eastern Colorado NewsThe Honorable Alice J. Nichol, Chairman, Adams County Board of Commissioners, 450 South Fourth Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601July 27, 2007080001
ArapahoeCity of Englewood (06-08-B392P)April 6, 2007; April 13, 2007; The Englewood HeraldThe Honorable Olga Wolosyn, Mayor, City of Englewood, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110-2373July 13, 2007085074
AraphaoeCity of Littleton (06-08-B392P)April 6, 2007; April 13, 2007; The Englewood HeraldThe Honorable Jim Taylor, Mayor, City of Littleton, 2255 West Barry Avenue, Littleton, CO 80165July 13, 2007080017
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (06-08-A647P)December 27, 2006; January 3, 2007 El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901April 4, 2007080060
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (05-08-0368P)February 14, 2007; February 21, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901May 23, 2007080060
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County (05-08-0368P)February 14, 2007; February 21, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Sallie Clark Chair, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903May 23, 2007080059
Georgia:
ForsythUnincorporated areas of Forsyth County (06-04-C359P)March 21, 2007; March 28, 2007; Forsyth County NewsThe Honorable Jack Conway, Chairman, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, 110 East Main Street, Cumming, GA 30040June 27, 2007130312
GwinnettUnincorporated areas of Gwinnett County (06-04-B747P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045July 26, 2007130322
Indiana: AllenCity of New Haven (07-05-1901P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Journal GazetteThe Honorable Terry E. McDonald, Mayor, City of New Haven, 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven, IN 46774July 26, 2007180004
Illinois:
CookVillage of Matteson (06-05-B267P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Daily HeraldThe Honorable Mark W. Stricker, Village President, Village of Matteson, 4900 Village Commons, Matteson, IL 60443July 19, 2007170123
Du PageVillage of Lisle (07-05-1672P)April 27, 2007; May 4, 2007; Lisle SunThe Honorable Joseph Broda Mayor, Village of Lisle, 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532March 30, 2007170211
McHenryVillage of Hebron (07-05-0618P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Northwest HeraldThe Honorable Frank Beatty President, Village of Hebron, P.O. Box 372 Hebron, IL 60034July 26, 2007170086
McHenryUnincorporated areas of McHenry County (07-05-0618P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Northwest Herald.The Honorable Kenneth D. Koehler, County Board Chairman, McHenry County, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098July 26, 2007170732
Kansas:
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SedgwickCity of Wichita (07-07-0461P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Wichita EagleThe Honorable Carlos Mayans, Mayor, City of Wichita, City Hall, First Floor, 455 North Main, Wichita, KS 67202March 30, 2007200328
SedgwickUnincorporated areas of Sedgwick County (07-07-0461P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Wichita EagleThe Honorable Dave Unruh, Chairman, Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners, 525 North Main, Suite 320, Wichita, KS 67203March 30, 2007200321
Louisiana: LivingstonUnincorporated areas of Livingston Parish (06-06-BJ93P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; The Livingston Parish NewsThe Honorable Mike Grimmer, President, Livingston Parish, P.O. Box 427, Livingston, LA 70754July 12, 2007220113
Maine:
CumberlandTown of Harpswell (07-01-0567P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Portland Press HeraldThe Honorable Samuel W. Alexander Chair, Board of Selectmen, Town of Harpswell, P.O. Box 39, Harpswell, ME 04079April 2, 2007230169
KnoxTown of Rockport (07-01-0131P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Courier GazetteThe Honorable Robert H. Nichols, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Town of Rockport, P.O. Box 10, Rockport, ME 04856April 2, 2007230077
Massachusetts: NorfolkTown of Westwood (07-01-0169P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Westwood PressThe Honorable Anthony Antonellis, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Town of Westwood, 580 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090March 30, 2007255225
Michigan: OaklandCity of Troy (06-05-BZ47P)April 13, 2007; April 20, 2007; Oakland County Legal NewsThe Honorable Louise E. Schilling, Mayor, City of Troy, 500 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084April 19, 2007260180
Minnesota: HennepinCity of Golden Valley (06-05-BK37P)April 18, 2007; April 25, 2007; Star TribuneThe Honorable Linda Loomis, Mayor, City of Golden Valley, 6677 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55427July 25, 2007270162
Nebraska: LancasterVillage of Firth (06-07-B874P)March 26, 2007; April 3, 2007; Lincoln Journal StarThe Honorable David Hobelman, Chairman, Village of Firth Board, P.O. Box 38, Firth, NE 68358August 2, 2007310135
North Dakota: Grand ForksCity of Grand Forks (07-08-0331P)April 26, 2007; May 3, 2007; Grand Forks HeraldThe Honorable Michael R. Brown, Mayor, City of Grand Forks, P.O. Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206August 2, 200785365
Ohio:
FranklinCity of Columbus (06-05-B004P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; The Columbus DispatchThe Honorable Michael B. Coleman Mayor, City of Columbus, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 90 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215March 26, 2007390170
FranklinUnincorporated areas of Franklin County (06-05-B004P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; The Columbus DispatchMr. Don L. Brown, Franklin County Administrator, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6314March 26, 2007390167
WarrenUnincorporated areas of Warren County (07-05-0021P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; The Pulse-JournalThe Honorable C. Michael Kilburn, President, Warren County, Board of Commissioners, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036July 19, 2007390757
Oklahoma:
OklahomaCity of Midwest City (06-06-BI13P)April 18, 2007; April 25, 2007; The SunThe Honorable Russell Smith Mayor, City of Midwest City, 100 North Midwest Boulevard, Midwest City, OK 73110April 30, 2007400405
PottawatomieCitizen Potawatomi Nation (06-06-B458P)April 26, 2007; May 3, 2007; The Shawnee News-StarThe Honorable John A. Barrett Chairman, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 1601 South Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801April 6, 2007400553
PottawatomieCity of Shawnee (06-06-B458P)April 26, 2007; May 3, 2007; The Shawnee News-StarThe Honorable Pierre Taron, Mayor, City of Shawnee, P.O. Box 1448, Shawnee, OK 74802April 6, 2007400178
PottawatomieUnincorporated areas of Pottawatomie County (06-06-B458P)April 26, 2007; May 3, 2007; The Shawnee News-StarMr. Bob Guinn, Pottawatomie County Commissioner, 14101 Acme Road, County Courthouse, Shawnee, OK 74804April 6, 2007400496
TulsaCity of Broken Arrow (05-06-0076P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Richard Carter, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, 220 South First Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012July 26, 2007400236
Pennsylvania:
ChesterBorough of South Coatesville (07-03-0540P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Daily LocalThe Honorable Gregory V. Hines, Council President, Borough of South Coatesville, 136 Modena Road, South Coatesville, PA 19320March 30, 2007420288
MontgomeryTownship of East Norriton (07-03-0101P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; The Times HeraldThe Honorable Donald J. Gracia, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, East Norriton Township, 2501 Stanbridge Street, East Norriton, PA 19401March 23, 2007420950
Puerto Rico: Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico (06-02-B737P)April 5, 2007; April 12, 2007; The San Juan StarThe Honorable Anibal Acevedo-Vila, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 82, La Fortaleza, San Juan, PR 00901July 12, 2007720000
South Carolina:
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JasperCity of Hardeeville (06-04-C661P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; The Beaufort GazetteThe Honorable Rodney Cannon, Mayor, City of Hardeeville, 205 East Main Street, Hardeeville, SC 29927July 26, 2007450113
RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (07-04-1972P)April 27, 2007; May 4, 2007; The Columbia StarThe Honorable Joseph McEachern, Chairman, Richland County Council, Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Second Floor, Columbia, SC 29202April 12, 2007450170
Tennessee:
RutherfordCity of Murfreesboro (07-04-2511P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Daily News JournalThe Honorable Tommy Bragg, Mayor, City of Murfreesboro, 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130July 26, 2007470168
RutherfordUnincorporated areas of Rutherford County (07-04-2511P)April 19, 2007; April 26, 2007; Daily News JournalThe Honorable Ernest Burgess, Mayor, Rutherford County, County Courthouse, Room 101, Murfreesboro, TN 37130July 26, 2007470165
Texas:
CollinCity of Plano (07-06-0426P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, 1520 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074July 19, 2007480140
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0368P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102July 19, 2007480596
Virginia: Independent CityCity of Norton (06-03-B601P)April 12, 2007; April 19, 2007; The Coalfield ProgressThe Honorable B. Robert Raines, Mayor, City of Norton, Municipal Building, P. O. Box 618, Norton, VA 24273July 19, 2007510108

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

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Dated: June 18, 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. E7-12693 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]

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