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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.

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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.
Arkansas: LonokeCity of Ward (07-06-1213P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Lonoke DemocratThe Honorable Art Brook, Mayor, City of Ward, P.O. Box 237, Ward, AR 72176April 30, 2007050372
California:
RiversideCity of Murrieta (07-09-0801P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, The CalifornianThe Honorable Douglas R. McAllister, Mayor, City of Murrieta, 26442 Beckman Court, Murrieta, CA 92562August 30, 2007060751
RiversideCity of Palm Springs (07-09-0588P)May 3, 2007, May 10, 2007, The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Ron Oden, Mayor, City of Palm Springs, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262August 9, 2007060257
San DiegoCity of Vista (07-09-0589P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, San Diego TranscriptThe Honorable Morris Vance, Mayor, City of Vista, P.O. Box 1988, Vista, CA 92085August 30, 2007060297
Colorado:
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (06-08-B643P)May 23, 2007, May 30, 2007, El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901August 29, 2007080060
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County (06-08-B643P)May 23, 2007, May 30, 2007, El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County, Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903August 29, 2007080059
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County (07-08-0044P)May 16, 2007, May 23, 2007, El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903August 22, 2007080059
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Delaware: New CastleUnincorporated areas of New Castle County (07-03-0213P)May 18, 2007, May 25, 2007, Newark PostMr. Christopher Koons, County Executive, New Castle County, 87 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720August 24, 2007105085
Florida:
CharlotteUnincorporated areas of Charlotte County (07-04-0469P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Charlotte SunThe Honorable Thomas G. Moore, Chairman, Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948April 27, 2007120061
CollierCity of Naples (07-04-2297P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Naples Daily NewsThe Honorable Bill Barnett, Mayor, City of Naples, 735 Eighth Street South, Naples, FL 34102April 27, 2007125130
ManateeUnincorporated areas of Manatee County (06-04-C664P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Bradenton HeraldThe Honorable Amy E. Stein, Chairman, Manatee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206August 30, 2007120153
WaltonCity of Freeport (07-04-3565X)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Northwest Florida Daily NewsThe Honorable J. Mickey Marse, Mayor, City of Freeport, P.O. Box 339 , Freeport, FL 32439April 30, 2007120319
Illinois:
CookVillage of Tinley Park (06-05-C262P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Daily HeraldThe Honorable Edward J. Zabrocki, Mayor, Village of Tinley Park, 16250 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477April 25, 2007170169
CookUnincoporated areas of Cook County (06-05-C262P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Daily HeraldThe Honorable Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Supervisors, 118 North Clark Street, Room 537, Chicago, IL 60602April 25, 2007170054
KaneCity of Batavia (06-05-BP93P)May 10, 2007, May 17, 2007, Kane County ChronicleThe Honorable Jeffery Schielke, Mayor, City of Batavia, 100 North Island Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510May 16, 2007170321
KaneCity of St. Charles (07-05-0398P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Press RepublicanThe Honorable Donald P. DeWitte, Mayor, City of St. Charles, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174August 30, 2007170330
KaneUnincorporated areas of Kane County (06-05-BP93P)May 10, 2007, May 17, 2007, Kane County ChronicleThe Honorable Karen McConnaughay, County Board Chairman, Kane County, 719 South Batavia Avenue, Building A, Geneva, IL 60134May 16, 2007170896
LakeVillage of Hawthorn Woods (07-05-2482P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Lake County News SunThe Honorable Keith Hunt, Mayor, Village of Hawthorn Woods, Two Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047May 30, 2007170366
Indiana:
DeKalbCity of Butler (07-05-2078P)May 8, 2007, May 15, 2007, The Butler BulletinThe Honorable Floyd Coburn, Mayor, City of Butler, 201 South Broadway, Butler, IN 46706August 14, 2007180047
DeKalbUnincorporated areas of DeKalb County (07-05-2078P)May 8, 2007, May 15, 2007, The Butler BulletinThe Honorable William C. Ort, Chairman, De Kalb County Board of Commissioners, 100 South Main Street, Auburn, IN 46706August 14, 2007180044
Kansas: ButlerCity of Andover (07-07-0419P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, The El Dorado TimesThe Honorable Ben Lawrence, Mayor, City of Andover, 909 North Andover Road, Andover, KS 67002April 27, 2007200383
Minnesota: DakotaCity of Burnsville (07-05-0873P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Burnsville Sun-CurrentThe Honorable Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, City of Burnsville, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337August 30, 2007270102
Ohio:
FairfieldCity of Lancaster (07-05-1581P)April 26, 2007, May 3, 2007, Lancaster Eagle-GazetteThe Honorable David S. Smith, Mayor, City of Lancaster, 104 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130August 2, 2007390161
FairfieldUnincorporated areas of Fairfield County (07-05-1581P)April 26, 2007, May 3, 2007, Lancaster Eagle-GazetteThe Honorable Judy Shupe, Chairman, Fairfield County Board of Commissioners, 210 East Main Street, Room 301, Lancaster, OH 43130August 2, 2007390158
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StarkCity of North Canton (07-05-0382P)May 10, 2007, May 17, 2007, The RepositoryThe Honorable David J. Held, Mayor, City of North Canton, 145 North Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720April 12, 2007390521
WarrenCity of Springboro (07-05-0652P)April 19, 2007, April 26, 2007, The Pulse-JournalThe Honorable John Agenbroad, Mayor, City of Springboro, 1255 South Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066July 26, 2007390564
WarrenUnincorporated areas of Warren County (07-05-0652P)April 19, 2007, April 26, 2007, The Pulse-JournalThe Honorable C. Michael Kilburn, President, Warren County, Board of Commissioners, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036July 26, 2007390757
Oklahoma:
ClevelandCity of Moore (07-06-1131P)May 3, 2007, May 10, 2007, The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Glenn Lewis, Mayor, City of Moore, 301 North Broadway, Moore, OK 73160May 18, 2007400044
ClevelandCity of Norman (06-06-B933P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Harold Haralson, Mayor, City of Norman, P.O. Box 370, Norman, OK 73070May 25, 2007400046
Tulsa and WagonerCity of Broken Arrow (06-06-BH69P)May 10, 2007, May 17, 2007, The Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Richard Carter, Mayor, City of Broken Arrow, P.O. Box 610, Broken Arrow, OK 74013August 16, 2007400236
Pennsylvania:
BlairTownship of Snyder (07-03-0770P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Altoona MirrorThe Honorable Charles Diehl, Chairman, Snyder Township Board of Supervisors, Township Building R.D.3, Tyrone, PA 16686April 30, 2007421393
BlairBorough of Tyrone (07-03-0770P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Altoona MirrorMr. George Mason, Borough Manager, Borough of Tyrone, 1100 Logan Avenue, Tyrone, PA 16686April 30, 2007420164
CentreTownship of Ferguson (07-03-0218P)May 3, 2007, May 10, 2007, Centre Daily TimesThe Honorable Richard Mascolo, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Township of Ferguson, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA 16801August 9, 2007420260
Puerto Rico: Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico (06-02-B001P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 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 00901August 23, 2007720000
Texas:
BexarCity of San Antonio (07-06-0242P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283April 30, 2007480045
CollinCity of Melissa (07-06-0946P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable David Dorman, Mayor, City of Melissa, 901 State Highway 121, Melissa, TX 75454August 23, 2007481626
CollinCity of Plano (07-06-0506P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, TX 75086-0358August 23, 2007480140
CookeCity of Gainesville (06-06-BH22P)May 24, 2007, May 31, 2007, Gainesville Daily RegisterThe Honorable Glenn Loch, Mayor, City of Gainesville, 200 South Rusk Street, Gainesville, TX 76240August 30, 2007480154
DentonCity of Lewisville (07-06-0282P)May 16, 2007, May 23, 2007, Lewisville LeaderThe Honorable Gene Carey, Mayor, City of Lewisville, P.O. Box 299002 , Lewisville, TX 75029April 30, 2007480195
TravisUnincorporated areas of Travis County (07-06-0283P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Austin American-StatesmanThe Honorable Samuel T. Biscoe, Travis County Judge, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767August 23, 2007481026
WichitaCity of Wichita Falls (07-06-0210P)May 17, 2007, May 24, 2007, Wichita Falls Times/Record NewsThe Honorable Lanham Lyne, Mayor, City of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 1431, Wichita Falls, TX 76307May 30, 2007480662
Virginia: LoudounTown of Leesburg (07-03-0584P)May 16, 2007, May 23, 2007, Loudoun Times MirrorThe Honorable Kristen C. Umstattd, Mayor, Town of Leesburg, P.O. Box 88, Leesburg, VA 20178April 27, 2007510091
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: July 3, 2007.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-13618 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]

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