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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: PinalCity of Casa Grande (07-09-1769P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Copper Basin NewsThe Honorable Robert M. Jackson, Mayor, City of Casa Grande, 510 East Florence Boulevard, Casa Grande, AZ 85222December 5, 2007040080
Arizona: YavapaiCity of Prescott (07-09-1688P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Rowle Simmons, Mayor, City of Prescott, 201 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303February 21, 2008040098
California: AlamedaCity of Hayward (08-09-0157P)November 21, 2007; November 28, 2007; The Daily ReviewThe Honorable Michael Sweeney, Mayor, City of Hayward, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541February 27, 2008065033
California: RiversideCity of Perris (07-09-0955P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Daryl R. Busch, Mayor, City of Perris, 101 North D Street, Perris, CA 92570February 14, 2008060258
California: RiversideUnincorporated areas of Riverside County (07-09-0955P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable John F. Tavaglione, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Riverside County, 4080 Lemon Street, Fifth Floor, Riverside, CA 92501February 14, 2008060245
Colorado: JeffersonCity of Lakewood (07-08-0666P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; The Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Steve Burkholder, Mayor, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Civic Center South, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226February 21, 2008085075
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Connecticut: New HavenTown of Branford (07-01-0657P)October 4, 2007; October 11, 2007; New Haven RegisterThe Honorable Cheryl Morris, First Selectwoman, Town of Branford, 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405September 19, 2007090073
Florida: DuvalCity of Jacksonville (07-04-2369P)November 12, 2007; November 19, 2007; Jacksonville Daily RecordThe Honorable John Peyton, Mayor, City of Jacksonville, City Hall at Saint James, Fourth Floor, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202February 19, 2008120077
Florida: OkaloosaUnincorporated areas of Okaloosa County (07-04-4369P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Northwest Florida Daily NewsMr. James D. Curry, County Administrator, Okaloosa County, 1804 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Suite 400, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547February 21, 2008120173
Florida: PolkCity of Davenport (07-04-5360P)November 7, 2007; November 14, 2007; The Polk County DemocratThe Honorable Peter Rust, Mayor, City of Davenport, P.O. Box 125, Davenport, FL 33836-0125October 29, 2007120410
Georgia: ColumbiaUnincorporated areas of Columbia County (07-04-4563P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Columubia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809October 30, 2007130059
Georgia: CowetaCity of Newnan (07-04-4787P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; The Times-HeraldThe Honorable Keith Brady, Mayor, City of Newnan, City Hall, 25 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA 30263February 21, 2008130062
Georgia: DeKalbCity of Atlanta (07-04-3101P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; The Atlanta Journal and ConstitutionThe Honorable Shirley Franklin, Mayor, City of Atlanta, 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA 30303February 20, 2008135157
Georgia: DeKalbCity of Decatur (07-04-3101P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Dunwoody CrierThe Honorable Bill Floyd, Mayor, City of Decatur, P.O. Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031February 20, 2008135159
Georgia: DeKalbUnincorporated areas of DeKalb County (07-04-3101P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Dunwoody CrierThe Honorable Burrell Ellis, Chairman, DeKalb County, Board of Commissioners, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030February 20, 2008130065
Georgia: MurrayUnincorporated areas of Murray County (07-04-2594P)November 16, 2007; November 23, 2007; The Dalton Daily CitizenThe Honorable Jim Welch, Murray County Commissioner, P.O. Box 1129, Chatsworth, GA 30705February 22, 2008130366
Iowa: LinnCity of Marion (07-07-1087P)November 21, 2007; November 28, 2007; Cedar Rapids GazetteThe Honorable John Nieland, Mayor, City of Marion, 195 35th Street, Marion, IA 52302February 27, 2008190191
Iowa: LinnUnincorporated areas of Linn County (07-07-1087P)November 21, 2007; November 28, 2007; Cedar Rapids GazetteThe Honorable Linda Langston, Chairperson, Linn County Board of Supervisors, 930 First Street, Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404February 27, 2008190829
Maine: LincolnTown of Bristol (07-01-0799P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Lincoln County NewsThe Honorable Chad Hanna, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Town of Bristol, P.O. Box 147, Bristol, ME 04539October 23, 2007230215
Massachusetts: BristolTown of Easton (07-01-0531P)November 9, 2007; November 16, 2007; The Easton JournalThe Honorable Colleen A. Corona, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton, 136 Elm Street, North Easton, MA 02356February 15, 2008250053
Missouri: GreeneUnincorporated areas of Greene County (07-07-1448P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Springfield News-LeaderThe Honorable David Coonrod, Presiding Commissioner, Greene County, 933 North Robberson, Springfield, MO 65802February 14, 2008290782
Missouri: JacksonCity of Lee's Summit (07-07-1867P)November 23, 2007; November 30, 2007; Lee's Summit JournalThe Honorable Karen Messerli, Mayor, City of Lee's Summit, 220 Southeast Green Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063December 10, 2007290174
Nebraska: LancasterCity of Lincoln (07-07-0628P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Lincoln Journal StarThe Honorable Chris Beutler, Mayor, City of Lincoln, 555 South 10th Street, Second Floor, Room 208, Lincoln, NE 68508October 24, 2007315273
Nevada: ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (07-09-1179P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106February 14, 2008320003
Nevada: WashoeUnincorporated areas of Washoe County (07-09-1314P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Reno Gazette-JournalThe Honorable Robert Larkin, Chair, Washoe County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520November 30, 2007320019
New York: RocklandTown of Clarkstown (07-02-0757P)November 1, 2007; November 8, 2007; Rockland County TimesThe Honorable Alexander J. Gromack, Supervisor, Town of Clarkstown, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956April 16, 2008360679
North Carolina: WakeUnincorporated areas of Wake County (06-04-C341P)December 10, 2007; December 17, 2007; The News and ObserverMr. David C. Cooke, Manager, Wake County, 337 South Salisbury Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, NC 27602December 3, 2007370368
Oklahoma: ClevelandCity of Moore (07-06-1082P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Norman TranscriptThe Honorable Glenn Lewis, Mayor, City of Moore, 301 North Broadway, Moore, OK 73160February 14, 2008400044
Oklahoma: PayneCity of Stillwater (07-06-0679P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Stillwater NewsPressThe Honorable Roger L. McMillan, Mayor, City of Stillwater, 723 South Lewis Street, Stillwater, OK 74076November 30, 2007405380
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Oklahoma: PayneUnincorporated areas of Stillwater County (07-06-0679P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Stillwater NewsPressThe Honorable Gloria A. Hesser, County Commissioner, District No. 2, Stillwater, 315 West Sixth Street, Suite 203, Stillwater, OK 74074November 30, 2007400493
Oklahoma: TulsaCity of Sand Springs (07-06-2114P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Robert L. Walker, Mayor, City of Sand Springs, P.O. Box 338, Sand Springs, OK 74063November 30, 2007400211
Oklahoma: TulsaUnincorporated areas of Tulsa County (07-06-2114P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Randi Miller, Chair, Tulsa County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Denver Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74103November 30, 2007400462
Pennsylvania: ChesterTownship of West Goshen (07-03-1259P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Daily Local NewsThe Honorable Robert White, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380-4699February 21, 2008420293
Pennsylvania: MontgomeryTownship of Lower Moreland (07-03-0583P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The GlobeThe Honorable Kurt G. Mayer, President, Lower Moreland Township Commissioners, 640 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006October 24, 2007420702
Pennsylvania: MontgomeryTownship of Plymouth (07-03-1103P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; The Times HeraldThe Honorable Alexander Fazzini, Chair, Plymouth Township Council, 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462February 20, 2008420955
Puerto Rico: Puerto RicoCommonwealth of Puerto Rico (07-02-0993P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; The San Juan StarThe Honorable Anibal Acevedo-Vila, Governor of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 82, La Fortaleza, San Juan, PR 00901February 21, 2008720000
South Carolina: LexingtonTown of Springdale (07-04-5295P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Lexington County ChronicleThe Honorable Pat G. Smith, Mayor, Town of Springdale, 2915 Platt Springs Road, Springdale, SC 29170October 31, 2007450138
Texas: CollinCity of McKinney (07-06-1687P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069February 14, 2008480135
Texas: CollinCity of Plano (07-06-0629P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Plano Star CourierThe Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano, 1520 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074October 31, 2007480140
Texas: CollinUnincorporated areas of Collin County (07-06-1687P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Keith Self, Collin County Judge, Collin County Government Center, 210 South McDonald Street, Suite 626, McKinney, TX 75069February 14, 2008480130
Texas: HarrisUnincorporated areas of Harris County (07-06-1886P)November 15, 2007; November 22, 2007; Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002February 20, 2008480287
Texas: KendallUnincorporated areas of Kendall County (07-06-0875P)November 16, 2007; November 23, 2007; The Boerne StarThe Honorable Eddie John Vogt, Kendall County Judge, Kendall County Courthouse, 201 East San Antonio Street, Boerne, TX 78006November 29, 2007480417
Texas: TarrantCity of Arlington (07-06-1545P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; Arlington Star-TelegramThe Honorable Robert Cluck, Mayor, City of Arlington, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010September 28, 2007485454
Texas: TarrantCity of Benbrook (07-06-1254P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Jerry Dittrich, Mayor, City of Benbrook, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126February 14, 2008480586
Texas: TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-1254P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102February 14, 2008480596
Texas: TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-1675P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Mike J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102February 14, 2008480596
Texas: TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-2141P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Michael Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102February 14, 2008480596
Texas: TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-2202P)October 11, 2007; October 18, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Michael Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102January 17, 2008480596
Texas: TarrantUnincorporated areas of Tarrant County (07-06-1254P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge, 100 East Weatherford Street, Suite 501, Fort Worth, TX 76196February 14, 2008480582
Texas: TarrantUnincorporated areas of Tarrant County (07-06-2141P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge, 100 East Weatherford Street, Suite 501, Fort Worth, TX 76196February 14, 2008480582
Virginia: MontgomeryUnincorporated areas of Montgomery County (07-03-1077P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; Roanoke TimesThe Honorable Steve L. Spradlin, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, 1553 Oilwell Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060February 14, 2008510099
Virginia: WiseTown of Wise (07-03-1197P)November 8, 2007; November 15, 2007; The Coalfield ProgressThe Honorable Clifton Carson, Mayor, Town of Wise, P.O. Box 1100, Wise, VA 24293February 14, 2008510179
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Wisconsin: Columbia & SaukCity of Wisconsin Dells (07-05-4282P)November 14, 2007; November 21, 2007; Wisconsin Dells EventsThe Honorable Eric Helland, Mayor, City of Wisconsin Dells, P.O. Box 655, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965November 30, 2007550065
Wisconsin: MilwaukeeCity of West Allis (07-05-4106P)November 1, 2007; November 8, 2007; Milwaukee Journal SentinelThe Honorable Jeannette Bell, Mayor, City of West Allis, City Hall, Room 123, 7525 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214October 18, 2007550285
Wyoming: 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: January 25, 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. E8-2380 Filed 2-7-08; 8:45 am]

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