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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: MadisonCity of Huntsville (06-04-BY84P)September 21, 2007, September 28, 2007, Madison County RecordThe Honorable Loretta Spencer, Mayor, City of Huntsville, P.O. Box 308, Huntsville, AL 35804October 1, 2007010153
MadisonUnincorporated areas of Madison County (06-04-BY84P)September 21, 2007, September 28, 2007, Madison County RecordThe Honorable Mike Gillespie, Chairman, Madison County Commission, 6994 Courthouse 700, 100 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801October 1, 2007010151
Arizona: CoconinoUnincorporated areas of Coconino County (07-09-0172P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, Arizona Daily SunThe Honorable Elizabeth Archuleta, Chairperson, Coconino County, Board of Commissioners, 2500 North Fort Valley Road, Building One, Flagstaff, AZ 86001September 27, 2007040019
PimaTown of Marana (07-09-1759P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, The Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Ed Honea, Mayor, Town of Marana, Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 West Civic Center Drive, Marana, AZ 85653December 13, 2007040118
PimaUnincorporated areas of Pima County (07-09-1759P)September 6, 2007. September 13, 2007, The Daily TerritorialThe Honorable Richard Elias, Chairman, Pima County, Board of Supervisors, 130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701December 13, 2007040073
California: San DiegoCity of Carlsbad (07-09-1622P)October 4, 2007, October 11, 2007, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Claude A. Lewis, Mayor, City of Carlsbad, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008September 24, 2007060285
San DiegoCity of San Marcos (07-09-1622P)October 4, 2007, October 11, 2007, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable James Desmond, Mayor, City of San Marcos, One Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069September 24, 2007060296
San DiegoUnincorporated areas of San Diego County (07-09-1622P)October 4, 2007, October 11, 2007, San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Ron Roberts, Chairman, San Diego County, Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101September 24, 2007060284
San JoaquinCity of Lathrop (07-09-0844P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, The RecordThe Honorable Apolinar Sangalang, Mayor, City of Lathrop, 16775 Howland Road, Suite One, Lathrop, CA 95330August 31, 2007060738
YubaUnincorporated areas of Yuba County (07-09-1090P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Marysville Appeal-DemocratMr. Robert Bendorf, County Administrator, Yuba County 915 Eighth Street, Suite 115, Marysville, CA 95901August 31, 2007060427
Colorado: BoulderCity of Longmont (07-08-0506P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, The Daily CameraThe Honorable Julia Pirnack, Mayor, City of Longmont, 864 Fourth Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501December 13, 2007080027
BoulderUnincorporated areas of Boulder County (07-08-0506P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, The Daily CameraThe Honorable Ben Pearlman, Chairman, Boulder County, Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306December 13, 2007080023
Georgia: Athens-ClarkeUnincorporated areas of Athens-Clarke County (07-04-174P)October 5, 2007, October 12, 2007, Athens Banner-HeraldThe Honorable Heidi Davison, Mayor, Athens-Clarke County, 235 Wells Drive, Athens, GA 30606September 14, 2007130040
BarrowUnincorporated areas of Barrow County (07-04-2937P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, The Barrow County NewsThe Honorable Douglas H. Garrison, Chairman, Barrow County, Board of Commissioners, 233 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680December 19, 2007130497
BryanCity of Richmond Hill (07-04-5472P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, Bryan County NewsThe Honorable Richard R. Davis, Mayor, City of Richmond Hill, P.O. Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324December 19, 2007130018
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BryanUnincorporated areas of Bryan County (07-04-5472P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, Bryan County newsThe Honorable Jimmy Burnsed, Chairman, Bryan County, Board of Commissioners, 116 Lanier Street, Pembroke, GA 31321December 19, 2007130016
CherokeeUnincorporated areas of Cherokee County (07-04-3183P)September 14, 2007, September 21, 2007, Cherokee TribuneThe Honorable Buzz Ahrens, Chairman, Cherokee County, Board of Commissioners, 90 North Street, Suite 310, Canton, GA 30114August 30, 2007130424
GwinnettCity of Sugar Hill (07-04-3458P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Gary Pirkle, Mayor, City of Sugar Hill, 4988 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill, GA 30518December 27, 2007130474
GwinnettUnincorporated areas of Gwinnett County (07-04-3458P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045December 27, 2007130322
Maine: WaldoCity of Belfast (07-01-0690P)August 11, 2007, August 16, 2007, The Republican JournalMr. Terrence St. Peter, City Manager, City of Belfast, 131 Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915July 23, 2007230129
Maryland: CarrollUnincorporated areas of Carroll County (07-03-0510P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, Carroll County TimesMs. Julia W. Gouge, President, Carroll County Board of Commissioners, Carroll County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157August 28, 2007240015
Massachusetts: PlymouthTown of Hanover (07-01-0795P)September 19, 2007, September 26, 2007, Hanover MarinerThe Honorable R. Alan Rugman, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339December 26, 2007250266
Minnesota: PolkCity of East Grand Forks (07-05-2270P)September 29, 2007, October 3, 2007, The ExponentThe Honorable Lynn Stauss, Mayor, City of East Grand Forks, City Hall, 600 Demers Avenue, East Grand Forks MN 56721January 2, 2008275236
PolkUnincorporated areas of Polk County (07-05-2270P)September 29, 2007, October 3, 2007, The ExponentThe Honorable Warren Affeldt, Chairman, Polk County Board of Commissioners, 612 North Broadway, Suite 215, Crookston, MN 56716January 2, 2008270503
Mississippi: RankinCity of Brandon (07-04-3666P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, Rankin County NewsThe Honorable Carlo Martella, Mayor, City of Brandon, P.O. Box 1539, Brandon, MS 39043August 24, 2007280143
RankinCity of Pearl (07-04-3666P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, Rankin County NewsThe Honorable Jimmy Foster, Mayor, City of Pearl, P.O. Box 5948, Pearl, MS 39288-5948August 24, 2007280145
RankinUnincorporated areas of Rankin County (07-04-3666P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, Rankin County NewsThe Honorable Ken Martin, Chairman, Rankin County Board of Supervisors, 211 East Government Street, Suite A, Brandon, MS 39042August 24, 2007280142
Missouri: LincolnUnincorporated areas of Lincoln County (06-07-BA52P)August 22, 2007, August 29, 2007, The Troy Free PressThe Honorable Sean O'Brien, Presiding Commissioner, Lincoln County, Lincoln County Courthouse, 201 Main Street, Troy, MO 63379November 28, 2007290869
St. LouisCity of Valley Park (07-07-1587P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable Jeffery Whitteaker, Mayor, City of Valley Park, 320 Benton Street, Valley Park, MO 63088August 29, 2007290391
Montana: LincolnUnincorporated areas of Lincoln County (07-08-0447P)August 2, 2007, August 9, 2007, Tobacco Valley NewsThe Honorable Rita Windom, Chairwoman, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, 512 California Avenue, Libby, MT 59923July 10, 2007300157
New Mexico: BernalilloCity of Albuquerque (07-06-1449P)October 4, 2007, October 11, 2007, The Albuquerque JournalThe Honorable Martin J. Chavez, Mayor, City of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103September 18, 2007350002
SandovalUnincorporated areas of Sandoval County (07-06-1048P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, The Santa Fe New MexicanMs. Debbie Hayes, County Manager, Sandoval County, P.O. Box 40, Bernalillo, NM 87004August 27, 2007350055
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Nevada: ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (06-09-BG37P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106December 13, 2007320003
Oklahoma: CarterCity of Ardmore (07-06-0167P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, Daily ArdmoreiteThe Honorable John Moore, Mayor, City of Ardmore, P.O. Box 249, Ardmore, OK 73402December 13, 2007400031
Rhode Island: ProvidenceCity of Cranston (07-01-0910P)August 23, 2007, August 30, 2007, Cranston HeraldThe Honorable Michael Napolitano, Mayor, City of Cranston, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910July 31, 2007445396
South Carolina: AikenCity of North Augusta (07-04-2732P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, Aiken StandardThe Honorable Lark W. Jones, Mayor, City of North Augusta, P.O. Box 6400, North Augusta, SC 29861August 27, 2007450007
Texas: AustinCity of Sealy (07-06-2014P)September 18, 2007, September 25, 2007, The Sealy NewsThe Honorable Russell L. Koym, Mayor, City of Sealy, P.O. Box 517, Sealy, TX 77474December 26, 2007480017
BexarCity of San Antonio (06-06-B105P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283August 30, 2007480045
BexarCity of San Antonio (07-06-0793P)September 27, 2007, October 4, 2007, Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283January 3, 2008480045
BrazosCity of Bryan (05-06-1677P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, The EagleThe Honorable D. Mark Conlee, Mayor, City of Bryan, 300 South Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX 77803December 13, 2007480082
BrazosUnincorporated areas of Brazos County (05-06-1677P)September 6, 2007, September 13, 2007, The EagleThe Honorable Randy Sims, Brazos County Judge, 300 East 26th Street, Suite 114, Bryan, TX 77803December 13, 2007481195
CollinCity of Allen (07-06-0941P)August 30, 2007, September 6, 2007, The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Stephen Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013August 16, 2007480131
CollinCity of Anna (07-06-1349P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Kenneth Pelham, Mayor, City of Anna, P.O. Box 776, Anna, TX 75409December 20, 2007480132
DallasCity of Irving (06-06-BA90P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Herbert A. Gears, Mayor, City of Irving, 825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060December 27, 2007480180
HarrisUnincorporated areas of Harris County (07-06-1673P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002December 27, 2007480287
MontgomeryUnincorporated areas of Montgomery County (07-06-1001P)September 12, 2007, September 19, 2007, The Montgomery County NewsThe Honorable Alan B. Sadler, County Judge, Montgomery County, 301 North Thompson, Suite 210, Conroe, TX 77301October 1, 2007480483
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0876P)September 13, 2007, September 20, 2007, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102December 20, 2007480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0930P)September 20, 2007, Septebmer 27, 2007, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102December 27, 2007480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-1902P)September 20, 2007, September 27, 2007, Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102August 31, 2007480596
WilliamsonCity of Round Rock (07-06-2615P)September 18, 2007, September 25, 2007, Round Rock LeaderThe Honorable Nyle Maxwell, Mayor, City of Round Rock, 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664December 26, 2007481048
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WilliamsonUnincorporated areas of Williamson County (07-06-2615P)September 18, 2007, September 25, 2007, Round Rock LeaderThe Honorable Dan A. Gattis, Williamson County Judge, 301 Southeast Inner Loop, Suite 109, Georgetown, TX 78626December 26, 2007481079
Virginia: ChesterfieldUnincorporated areas of Chesterfield County (07-03-1156P)September 20, 2007 September 27, 2007 Richmond Times-DispatchThe Honorable Kelly E. Miller, Chairman, Chesterfield County, Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040December 27, 2007510035
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County (07-03-1036P)September 12, 2007 September 19, 2007 Fauquier Times DemocratMr. Harry Atherton, Chairman, Fauquier County, Board of Supervisors, Ten Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186February 7, 2008510055
Wisconsin: WaukeshaVillage of Dousman (06-05-B016P)September 27, 2007 October 4, 2007 The FreemanThe Honorable Jack Nissen, Village President, Village of Dousman, 118 South Main Street, Dousman, WI 53118January 3, 2008550480
WaukeshaUnincorporated areas of Waukesha County (06-05-B016P)September 27, 2007 October 4, 2007 The FreemanThe Honorable Daniel Vrakas, County Executive, Waukesha County, 1320 Pewaukee Road, Room 320, Waukesha, WI 53188January 3, 2008550476
SweetwaterCity of Rock Springs (07-08-0796P)September 22, 2007 September 27, 2007 Rock Springs Daily Rocket-MinerThe Honorable Timothy A. Kaumo, Mayor, City of Rock Springs, 212 D Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901October 1, 2007560051
Wyoming: SweetwaterUnincorporated areas of Sweetwater County (07-08-0796P)September 22, 2007 September 27, 2007 Rock Springs Daily Rocket-MinerThe Honorable Wally Johnson, Chairman, Sweetwater County, Board of Commissioners, 80 West Flamingo Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935October 1, 2007560087

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

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Dated: November 19, 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. E7-23214 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]

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