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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 Start Printed Page 57242management 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:
MontgomeryCity of Montgomery (07-04-2575P)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; The Montgomery AdvertiserThe Honorable Bobby N. Bright, Mayor, City of Montgomery, P.O. Box 1111, Montgomery, AL 36101July 25, 2007010174
MontgomeryUnincorporated areas of Montgomery County (07-04-2575P)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; The Montgomery AdvertiserThe Honorable Todd Strange, Chairman, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, 100 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery, AL 36104July 25, 2007010278
Arizona:
PimaTown of Marana (06-09-BA80P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Arizona Daily StarThe Honorable Ed Honea, Mayor, Town of Marana, Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 West Civic Center Drive, Marana, AZ 85653July 5, 2007040118
YavapaiTown of Prescott Valley (07-09-0558P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Harvey Skoog, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley, 7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314October 25, 2007040121
YavapaiUnincorporated areas of Yavapai County (07-09-0558P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 10 South Sixth Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326October 25, 2007040093
YavapaiUnincorporated areas of Yavapai County (07-09-0736P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Commissioners, 10 South Sixth Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326June 27, 2007040093
California:
Contra CostaCity of Pittsburg (06-09-BG10P)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; Contra Costa TimesThe Honorable Ben Johnson, Mayor, City of Pittsburg, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565November 15, 2007060033
OrangeCity of Huntington Beach (07-09-1170P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; Huntington Beach IndependentThe Honorable Gil Coerper, Mayor, City of Huntington Beach, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648July 30, 2007065034
SacramentoUnincorporated areas of Sacramento County (06-09-B222P)August 30, 2007; September 6, 2007; The Daily RecorderThe Honorable Don Nottoli, Chairman, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95814December 6, 2007060262
SacramentoUnincorporated areas of Sacramento County (06-09-BF61P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Daily RecorderThe Honorable Don Nottoli, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento CA 95814November 22, 2007060262
Santa BarbaraUnincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County (07-09-0164P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Santa Barbara News-PressThe Honorable Brooks Firestone, Chairman, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101October 25, 2007060331
SonomaTown of Windsor (07-09-1484X)July 12, 2007; July 19, 2007; The Press DemocratThe Honorable Steve Allen, Mayor, Town of Windsor, P.O. Box 100, Windsor, CA 95492October 18, 2007060761
Colorado:
BroomfieldCity and County of Broomfield (07-08-0461P)July 18, 2007; July 25, 2007; The Broomfield EnterpriseThe Honorable Karen Stuart, Mayor, City and County of Broomfield, One DesCombe Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020June 29, 2007085073
Delaware:
KentUnincorporated areas of Kent County (07-03-1056P)August 22, 2007; August 29, 2007; Dover PostThe Honorable P. Brooks Banta, President, Kent County Board of Commissioners, 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901November 28, 2007100001
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New CastleUnincorporated areas of New Castle County (07-03-0823P)July 13, 2007; July 20, 2007; Newark PostThe Honorable Chris Coons, New Castle County Executive, 87 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720October 19, 2007105085
New CastleUnincorporated areas of New Castle County (07-03-0845P)August 31, 2007; September 7, 2007; Newark PostThe Honorable Christopher Coons, County Executive, New Castle County, 87 Reads Way Corporate Commons, New Castle, DE 19801December 7, 2007105085
Georgia:
ColumbiaUnincorporated areas of Columbia County (07-04-1277P)July 18, 2007; July 25, 2007; Columbia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809October 24, 2007130059
ColumbiaUnincorporated areas of Columbia County (07-04-1923P)July 18, 2007; July 25, 2007; Columbia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, 908 Nerium Trail, Evans, GA 30809October 24, 2007130059
GwinnettUnincorporated areas of Gwinnett County (07-04-3457P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045November 22, 2007130322
Illinois:
De KalbCity of De Kalb (05-05-2302P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; The Daily ChronicleThe Honorable Frank Van Buer, Mayor, City of De Kalb, 200 South Fourth Street, Room 203, De Kalb, IL 60115October 25, 2007170182
Kansas:
JohnsonCity of Overland Park (07-07-0902P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Johnson County SunThe Honorable Carl R. Gerlach, Mayor, City of Overland Park, City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212June 29, 2007200174
JohnsonUnincorporated areas of Johnson County (07-07-0902P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Johnson County SunThe Honorable Annabeth Surbaugh, Chairman, Johnson County Board of Commissioners, 111 South Cherry Street, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061-3441June 29, 2007200159
JohnsonUnincorporated areas of Johnson County (07-07-1220P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Johnson County SunThe Honorable Carl Gerlach, Mayor, City of Overland Park, City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212June 25, 2007200174
Kentucky:
OldhamCity of Crestwood (07-04-1746P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Oldham EraThe Honorable Dennis L. Deibel, Mayor, City of Crestwood, P.O. Box 186, Crestwood, KY 40014November 22, 2007210027
OldhamUnincorporated areas of Oldham County (07-04-1746P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Oldham EraThe Honorable Duane Murner, Oldham County Judge/Executive, 100 West Jefferson Street, LaGrange, KY 40031November 22, 2007210185
Maine:
KnoxCity of Rockland (07-01-0484P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; The Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Brian Harden, Mayor, City of Rockland, 270 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841June 25, 2007230076
LincolnTown of South Bristol (07-01-0772P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Lincoln County NewsThe Honorable Kenneth Lincoln, Chairman of Selectmen, Town of South Bristol, 470 Clarks Cove Road, South Bristol, ME 04573July 31, 2007230220
YorkTown of Kittery (07-01-0122P)June 14, 2007; June 21, 2007; York County Coast StarThe Honorable Glenn Shwaery, Chair, Kittery Town Council, 200 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME 03904July 19, 2007230171
Maryland:
Anne ArundelUnincorporated areas of Anne Arundel County (07-03-0081P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; The CapitalThe Honorable John R. Leopold, County Executive, Anne Arundel County, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21404November 29, 2007240008
FrederickUnincorporated areas of Frederick County (07-03-0394P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Frederick News-PostThe Honorable John L. Thompson, Jr., Commissioner, County of Frederick, Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701November 22, 2007240027
Massachusetts:
BarnstableTown of Falmouth (07-01-1028P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; Cape Cod TimesThe Honorable Kevin Murphy, Chairman, Falmouth Board of Selectmen, Falmouth Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540November 29, 2007255211
Michigan:
MacombCharter Township of Clinton (07-05-2289P)July 20, 2007; July 27, 2007; Macomb County Legal NewsThe Honorable Robert J. Cannon, Township Supervisor, Charter Township of Clinton, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038July 6, 2007260121
OaklandCity of Rochester Hills (06-05-BQ14P)July 13, 2007; July 20, 2007; Oakland County Legal NewsThe Honorable James Rosen, Mayor, City of Rochester Hills, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309June 19, 2007260471
Minnesota:
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MarshallCity of Warren (07-05-1900P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; MessengerThe Honorable Bob Kliner, Mayor, City of Warren, 120 East Bridge Avenue, Warren, MN 56762June 27, 2007270274
MarshallUnincorporated areas of Marshall County (07-05-1900P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; MessengerThe Honorable Sharon Bring, Chairman, Marshall County Board of Commissioners, County Courthouse, 208 East Colvin Avenue, Warren, MN 56762-1693October 25, 2007270638
Missouri:
St. CharlesCity of Dardenne Prairie (07-07-0177P)August 15, 2007; August 22, 2007; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Pam Fogarty, Mayor, City of Dardenne Prairie, 7137 Scotland Drive, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368November 21, 2007290899
St. CharlesCity of O'Fallon (07-07-0177P)August 15, 2007; August 22, 2007; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Donna Morrow, Mayor, City of O'Fallon, 633 Hawk Run Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366November 21, 2007290316
St. CharlesUnincorporated areas of St. Charles County (07-07-0177P)August 15, 2007; August 22, 2007; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Steve Ehlmann, County Executive, St. Charles County, 201 North Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301November 21, 2007290315
St. LouisCity of Chesterfield (06-07-BA27P)August 2, 2007; August 9, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable John Nations, Mayor, City of Chesterfield, Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017-0760November 8, 2007290896
St. LouisCity of Maryland Heights (06-07-B058P)July 12, 2007; July 19, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable Mike Moeller, Mayor, City of Maryland Heights, 212 Millwell Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043August 23, 2007290889
New Jersey:
PassaicTownship of Little Falls (07-02-1082X)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; The RecordThe Honorable Eugene Kulick, Mayor, Township of Little Falls, Township Government Offices, 225 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424November 15, 2007340401
PassaicBorough of West Paterson (07-02-1082X)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; The RecordThe Honorable Pat Lapore, Mayor, Borough of West Paterson, Municipal Building, Five Brophy Lane, West Paterson, NJ 07424November 15, 2007340412
New Mexico:
BernalilloCity of Albuquerque (07-06-1930P)August 2, 2007; August 9, 2007; The Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin J. Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103July 24, 2007350002
BernalilloUnincorporated areas of Bernalillo County (07-06-1930P)August 2, 2007; August 9, 2007; The Albuquerque JournalMr. Thaddeus Lucero, County Manager, Bernalillo County, One Civic Plaza Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102July 24, 2007350001
Ohio: MontgomeryCity of Brookville (07-05-1072P)July 28, 2007; August 4, 2007; Centerville-Bellbrook TimesThe Honorable David E. Seagraves, Mayor, City of Brookville, P.O. Box 10, Brookville, OH 45309November 5, 2007390407
Oklahoma: ClevelandCity of Moore (07-06-1613P)August 30, 2007; September 6, 2007; The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Glenn Lewis, Mayor, City of Moore, 301 North Broadway, Moore, OK 73160December 6, 2007400044
Pennsylvania: BerksTownship of Lower Heidelberg (07-03-0867X)July 12, 2007; July 19, 2007; Readling EagleThe Honorable R. David Seip, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Lower Heidelberg Township, Township Offices, 720 Brownsville Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608October 18, 2007421077
Tennessee: RutherfordCity of Murfreesboro (06-04-C283P)April 26, 2007; May 3, 2007; Daily News JournalThe Honorable Tommy Bragg, Mayor, City of Murfreesboro, 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130August 2, 2007470168
Texas:
BexarCity of San Antonio (06-06-BF16P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283November 22, 2007480045
BexarUnincorporated areas of Bexar County (06-06-BF16P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge, Bexar County Courthouse 233 North Pecos, Suite 420, San Antonio, TX 78207November 22, 2007480035
CollinCity of Allen (06-06-BK36P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Stephen Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013November 29, 2007480131
CollinCity of McKinney (06-06-BH77P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee, McKinney, TX 75069August 27, 2007480135
CollinCity of Plano (07-06-0841P)July 5, 2007; July 12, 2007; Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, 1520 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074October 11, 2007480140
CollinCity of Wylie (07-06-0948P)July 25, 2007; August 1, 2007; The Wylie NewsThe Honorable John Mondy, Mayor, City of Wylie, 2000 State Highway 78 North, Wylie, TX 75098June 28, 2007480759
ComalUnincorporated areas of Comal County (07-06-0880P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; New Braunfels Herald-ZeitungThe Honorable Danny Scheel, Comal County Judge, 199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130October 26, 2007485463
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DentonCity of Denton (07-06-0913P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Denton Record-ChronicleThe Honorable Perry McNeill, Mayor, City of Denton, 215 East McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76201October 25, 2007480194
El PasoCity of El Paso (06-06-B807P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; El Paso TimesThe Honorable John Cook, Mayor, City of El Paso, City Hall, 10th Floor, Two Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901August 6, 2007480214
HarrisCity of Houston (06-06-BG37P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Bill White, Mayor, City of Houston, P.O. Box 1562, Houston, TX 77251July 30, 2007480296
MedinaUnincorporated areas of Medina County (07-06-0574P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Hondo Anvil HeraldThe Honorable James E. Barden, Medina County Judge, Medina County Courthouse, 1100 16th Street, Room 101, Hondo, TX 78861June 29, 2007480472
Palo PintoCity of Mineral Wells (07-06-0680P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Mineral Wells IndexThe Honorable Clarence Holliman, Mayor, City of Mineral Wells, 115 Southwest First Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76068October 25, 2007480517
ParkerTown of Annetta North (07-06-0630P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable Ken Hall, Mayor, Town of Annetta North, P.O. Box 1238, Aledo, TX 76008November 29, 2007481664
ParkerUnincorporated areas of Parker County (07-06-0630P)August 23, 2007; August 30, 2007; Weatherford DemocratThe Honorable Mark Riley, Parker County Judge, Parker County Courthouse, One Courthouse Square, Weatherford, TX 76086November 29, 2007480520
TarrantCity of Benbrook (07-06-1470X)May 24, 2007; May 31, 2007; Benbrook NewsThe Honorable Jerry Dittrich, Mayor, City of Benbrook, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126August 30, 2007480586
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-1275P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102November 22, 2007480596
TarrantCity of Keller (07-06-0822P)July 20, 2007; July 22, 2007; The Southlake JournalThe Honorable Pat McGrail, Mayor, City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244June 29, 2007480602
TarrantCity of Southlake (07-06-0822P)July 20, 2007; July 27, 2007; The Southlake JournalThe Honorable Andy Wambsganss, Mayor, City of Southlake, 1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092June 29, 2007480612
Utah: Salt LakeCity of West Jordan (07-08-0330P)August 9, 2007; August 16, 2007; Salt Lake TribuneThe Honorable David B. Newton, Mayor, City of West Jordan, 2555 West Carson Lane, West Jordan, UT 84084July 20, 2007490108
Wisconsin:
La CrosseCity of La Crosse (07-05-2077P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; The La Crosse TribuneThe Honorable Mark Johnsrud, Mayor, City of La Crosse, City Hall, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI 54601June 29, 2007555562
RacineUnincorporated areas of Racine County (07-05-1468P)July 19, 2007; July 26, 2007; Journal TimesThe Honorable William L. McReynolds, Racine County Executive, 730 Wisconsin Avenue, 10th Floor, Racine, WI 53403June 25, 2007550347
Virginia: RoanokeCity of Roanoke (07-03-0789P)August 16, 2007; August 23, 2007; The Roanoke TimesThe Honorable C. N. Harris, Mayor, City of Roanoke, 215 Church Avenue Southwest, Room 452, Roanoke, VA 24011September 29, 2007510130

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

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Dated: October 1, 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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