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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 Branch, 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.
Arizona: MohaveCity of Kingman (06-09-BH12P)October 25, 2007; November 1, 2007; The Kingman Daily MinerThe Honorable Lester Byram, Mayor, City of Kingman, 310 North Fourth Street, Kingman, AZ 86401February 7, 2008040060
California:
San DiegoUnincorporated areas of San Diego County (07-09-1709P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; San Diego Daily TranscriptThe Honorable Ron Roberts, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101January 17, 2008060284
ShastaCity of Anderson (07-09-1859P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Tri-Valley PostThe Honorable Keith Webster, Mayor, City of Anderson, 1887 Howard Street, Anderson, CA 96007January 22, 2008060359
StanislausUnincorporated areas of Stanislaus County (08-09-0041X)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Modesto BeeThe Honorable William O'Brien, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 6500, Modesto, CA 95354October 19, 2007060384
VenturaCity of Simi Valley (07-09-1419P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Ventura County StarThe Honorable Paul Miller, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063January 24, 2008060421
Colorado:
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (07-08-0414P)October 10, 2007; October 17, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901January 16, 2008080060
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County (07-08-0414P)October 10, 2007; October 17, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208January 16, 2008080059
Florida:
SarasotaUnincorporated areas of Sarasota County (07-04-3837P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Honorable Nora Patterson, Chairman, Sarasota County Board of Commissioners, 1660 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236January 17, 2008125144
St. JohnsUnincorporated areas of St. Johns County (07-04-5711P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The St. Augustine RecordThe Honorable Ben Rich, Chairman, Saint Johns County Board of Commissioners, 4020 Lewis Speedway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084September 28, 2007125147
Georgia: Athens-ClarkeUnincorporated areas of Athens-Clarke County (07-04-1274P)October 5, 2007; October 12, 2007; Athens Banner-HeraldThe Honorable Heidi Davison, Mayor, Athens-Clarke County, 235 Wells Drive, Athens, GA 30606September 14, 2007130040
Illinois:
St. ClairCity of Belleville (06-05-C230P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Belleville News-DemocratThe Honorable Mark W. Eckert, Mayor, City of Belleville, 101 South Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220January 24, 2008170618
St. ClairCity of O'Fallon (07-05-4876P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Bellenille News-DemocratThe Honorable Gary L. Graham, Mayor, City of O'Fallon, 255 South Lincoln Avenue, O'Fallon, IL 62269September 28, 2007170633
St. ClairUnincorporated areas of St. Clair County (06-05-C230P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Belleville News-DemocratThe Honorable Mark Kern, Chairman, St. Clair County Board of Supervisors, County Courthouse 10 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62220-1623January 24, 2008170616
WillVillage of Mokena (07-05-5016P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; The Herald NewsThe Honorable Joseph W. Werner, Village President, Village of Mokena, 11004 Carpenter Street, Mokena, IL 60448September 21, 2007170705
Maine: WaldoCity of Belfast (07-01-0609P)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: CecilUnincorporated areas of Cecil County (06-03-B926P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Cecil WhigThe Honorable William C. Manlove, President, Cecil County Board of Commissioners, 107 North Street, Elkton, MD 21921January 24, 2008240019
Massachusetts:
BerkshireCity of Pittsfield (07-01-0973P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Berkshire EagleThe Honorable James M. Ruberto, Mayor, City of Pittsfield, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201January 24, 2008250037
SuffolkCity of Revere (07-01-0489P)October 10, 2007; October 17, 2007; The Revere JournalThe Honorable Thomas G. Ambrosino, Mayor, City of Revere, City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151September 20, 2007250288
Michigan: OaklandTownship of West Bloomfield (07-05-3615P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Spinal Column NewsweeklyThe Honorable David Flaisher, Supervisor, Township of West Bloomfield, P.O. Box 250130, West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0130October 2, 2007260182
Minnesota:
BentonCity of St. Cloud (06-05-B082P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; St. Cloud TimesThe Honorable Dave Kleis, Mayor, City of Saint Cloud, 400 Second Street South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301January 23, 2008270019
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BentonCity of Sauk Rapids (06-05-B082P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Sauk Rapids HeraldThe Honorable Mark Campbell, Mayor, City of Sauk Rapids, 914 Arbor Way, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379January 23, 2008270023
BentonUnincorporated areas of Benton County (06-05-B082P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Sauk Rapids HeraldThe Honorable Dick Soyka, Chairman of Benton County, 531 Dewey Street, P.O. Box 129, Foley, MN 56329January 23, 2008270019
HennepinCity of Brooklyn Park (07-05-2478P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Brooklyn Park SunThe Honorable Steve Lampi, Mayor, City of Brooklyn Park, 1209 88th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55424October 29, 2007270152
HennepinCity of Edina (07-05-4704P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Edina Sun-CurrentThe Honorable James Hovland, Mayor, City of Edina, 4801 West 50th Street, Edina, MN 55424September 28, 2007270160
HennepinCity of Hopkins (07-05-4704P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Hopkins Sun-SailorThe Honorable Eugene Maxwell, Mayor, City of Hopkins, 1010 First Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343September 28, 2007270166
HennepinCity of St. Louis Park (07-05-4704P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; St. Louis Park Sun-SailorThe Honorable Jeff Jacobs, Mayor, City of St. Louis Park, 7300 Metro Boulevard, Suite 300, Edina, MN 55437-2302September 28, 2007270184
Missouri:
St. LouisCity of Chesterfield (06-07-B578P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable John Nations, Mayor, City of Chesterfield, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017-0670January 17, 2008290896
St. LouisCity of Chesterfield (07-07-1386P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable John Nations, Mayor, City of Chesterfield, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017-0760September 27, 2007290896
St. LouisUnincorporated areas of St. Louis County (06-07-B578P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; The St. Louis Daily RecordThe Honorable Charlie A. Dooley; County Executive, St. Louis County, 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105January 17, 2008290327
Mississippi: DeSotoCity of Southaven (07-04-4518P)October 25, 2007; November 1, 2007; DeSoto Times TodayThe Honorable Charles G. Davis, Mayor, City of Southaven, 8710 Northwest Drive, Southaven, MS 38671October 9, 2007280331
Montana:
RichlandCity of Sidney (07-08-0006P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Sidney HeraldThe Honorable Brett Smelser, Mayor, City of Sidney, 115 Second Street Southeast, Sidney, MT 59270January 23, 2008300065
RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (07-08-0006P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Sidney HeraldThe Honorable Don Steppler, Chairman, Richland County Board of Commissioners, 201 West Main Street, Sidney, MT 59270January 23, 2008300165
Nebraska:
HallCity of Grand Island (07-07-0780P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Grand Island IndependentThe Honorable Margaret Hornady, Mayor, City of Grand Island, 100 East First Street, Grand Island, NE 68801September 28, 2007310103
LancasterCity of Hickman (07-07-1852P)October 25, 2007; November 1, 2007; Lincoln Journal StarThe Honorable Jim Hrouda, Mayor, City of Hickman, P.O. Box 127, Hickman, NE 68372November 5, 2007310136
North Carolina: MecklenburgTown of Huntersville (07-04-0542P)October 15, 2007; October 22, 2007; The Charlotte ObserverThe Honorable Kim Phillips, Mayor, Town of Huntersville, P.O. Box 667, Huntersville, NC 28078January 21, 2008370478
Ohio: LakeVillage of Perry (07-05-0261P)October 25, 2007; November 1, 2007; The News-HeraldThe Honorable Lee Lydic, Mayor, Village of Perry, P.O. Box 100, Perry, OH 44081October 1, 2007390320
Oklahoma:
TulsaCity of Tulsa (07-06-2371P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Kathy Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103January 24, 2008405381
TulsaUnincorporated areas of Tulsa County (07-06-2371P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Randi Miller, Chair, Tulsa County Board of Supervisors, 500 South Denver Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74103January 24, 2008400462
Pennsylvania:
BucksTownship of Wrightstown (07-03-1222P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Bucks County Courier TimesThe Honorable Chester Pogonowski, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Wrightstown Township, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA 18940September 24, 2007421045
YorkTownship of Dover (07-03-0878P)September 13, 2007; September 20, 2007; The York DispatchThe Honorable Shane Patterson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Dover Township Municipal Building, 2480 West Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315December 20, 2007420920
South Carolina:
HorryCity of Conway (07-04-4404P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Horry IndependentThe Honorable Gregory K. Martin, Mayor, City of Conway, P.O. Box 1075, Conway, SC 29528January 24, 2008415106
HorryUnincorporated areas of Horry County (07-04-4404P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Horry IndependentThe Honorable Liz Gilland, Council Chairman, Horry County, 1511 Elm Street, Conway, SC 29526January 24, 2008415104
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HorryUnincorporated areas of Horry County (07-04-5516P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Horry IndependentThe Honorable Liz Gilland, Council Chairman, Horry County, 1511 Elm Street, Conway, SC 29526January 24, 2008415104
Texas:
CameronVillage of Laguna Vista (08-06-0039P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Brownsville HeraldThe Honorable David Privett, Mayor, Village of Laguna Vista, 122 Fernandez Street, Laguna Vista, TX 78578October 29, 2007485483
CameronUnincorporated areas of Cameron County (08-06-0039P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Brownsville HeraldThe Honorable Carlos H. Cascos, CPA, Cameron County Judge, 1100 East Monroe Street, Second Floor, Brownsville, TX 78520October 29, 2007480101
CollinCity of Allen (07-06-1312P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Allen AmericanThe Honorable Stephen Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013January 17, 2008480131
CollinCity of Murphy (07-06-0453P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Wylie NewsThe Honorable Bret Baldwin, Mayor, City of Murphy, 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094January 23, 2008480137
CollinCity of Plano (07-06-0947P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, 1520 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074January 17, 2008480140
CollinCity of Plano (07-06-1312P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, 1520 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074January 17, 2008480140
HaysCity of Buda (07-06-1313P)October 17, 2007; October 24, 2007; Hays Free PressThe Honorable Bobby Lane, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Buda, 217 Arikara Street, Buda, TX 78610January 23, 2008481640
TravisUnincorporated areas of Travis County (07-06-0940P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; Austin American-StatesmanThe Honorable Samuel T. Biscoe, Travis County Judge, 314 West 11th Street, Suite 520, Austin, TX 78701January 24, 2008481026
Virginia: Independent CityCity of Winchester (07-03-1291P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The Winchester StarThe Honorable Elizabeth Minor, Mayor, City of Winchester, 422 National Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601January 24, 2008510173
West Virginia: JeffersonUnincorporated areas of Jefferson County (07-03-0242P)October 18, 2007; October 25, 2007; The JournalThe Honorable Frances Morgan, President, Jefferson County Commission, Post Office Box 250, Charles Town, WV 25414January 24, 2008540065

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

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Dated: January 3, 2008.

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. E8-706 Filed 1-15-08; 8:45 am]

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