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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 Start Printed Page 12641of 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 changed 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: TalladegaUnincorporated areas of Talladega County, (07-04-6542P)December 14, 2007; December 21, 2007; The Daily HomeThe Honorable James G. Hilber, Administrator, Talladega County, P.O. Box 6170, Talladega, AL 35161March 21, 2008010297
Arizona:
MaricopaTown of Buckeye, (07-09-1734P)December 7, 2007; December 14, 2007; West Valley ViewThe Honorable Bobby Bryant, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 100 North Apache Road, Suite A, Buckeye, AZ 85326December 19, 2007040039
YavapaiUnincorporated areas of Yavapai County, (07-09-1369P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305March 20, 2008040093
California:
Santa BarbaraUnincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, (06-09-BF87P)December 20, 2007; December 27, 2007; Santa Barbara News-PressThe Honorable Brooks Firestone, Chair, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101December 6, 2007060331
RiversideCity of Corona, (07-09-1194P)November 1, 2007; November 8, 2007; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Eugene Montanez, Mayor, City of Corona, 400 South Vincentia Avenue, Corona, CA 92882February 7, 2008060250
Colorado:
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County, (07-08-0324P)December 5, 2007; December 12, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208March 12, 2008080059
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County, (07-08-0475P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; El Paso County Advertiser and NewsThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903November 30, 2007080059
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JeffersonCity of Arvada, (07-08-0940P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Ken Fellman, Mayor, City of Arvada, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002March 20, 2008085072
MesaCity of Grand Junction, (07-08-0859P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; The Daily SentinelMr. Jim Doody, Mayor, City of Grand Junction, 250 North Fifth Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501March 13, 2008080117
MesaUnincorporated areas of Mesa County, (07-08-0859P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; The Daily SentinelThe Honorable Craig J. Meis, Chairman, Mesa County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 20000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5010March 13, 2008080115
Florida:
ManateeUnincorporated areas of Manatee County, (07-04-4406P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; The Bradenton HeraldThe Honorable Amy E. Stein, Chairman, Manatee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000March 13, 2008120153
PolkCity of Winter Haven, (07-04-5471P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; News ChiefThe Honorable Nathaniel Birdsong, Mayor, City of Winter Haven, P.O. Box 2277, Winter Haven, FL 33883March 13, 2008120271
PolkUnincorporated areas of Polk County, (07-04-5883P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; The Polk County DemocratMr. Bob English, Chairman, Polk County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 9005, Drawer BC01, Bartow, FL 33831March 19, 2008120261
Georgia: ColumbiaUnincorporated areas of Columbia County, (07-04-4973P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; Columbia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809March 19, 2008130059
Illinois:
CookCity of Hickory Hills, (07-05-6033P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The ReporterThe Honorable Michael Howley, Mayor, City of Hickory Hills, 8652 West 95th Street, Hickory Hills, IL 60457November 30, 2007170103
DuPageUnincorporated areas of DuPage County, (07-05-2642P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; Daily HeraldThe Honorable Robert J. Schillerstorm, Chairman, DuPage County Board, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187March 20, 2008170197
Kansas:
MarshallCity of Marysville, (07-07-0767P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; The Marysville AdvocateThe Honorable Bernie Krug, Mayor, City of Marysville, 209 North Eighth Street, Marysville, KS 66508March 13, 2008200212
MarshallUnincorporated areas of Marshall County, (07-07-0767P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; The Marysville AdvocateThe Honorable Michael J. Keating, Head Commissioner, Marshall County, 1201 Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508March 13, 2008200210
Kentucky: JeffersonMetropolitan Government of Louisville-Jefferson County, (07-04-4634P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Courier JournalThe Honorable Jerry E. Abramson, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Louisville-Jefferson County, 527 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202March 20, 2008210120
Maryland:
FrederickTown of Emmitsburg, (07-03-0468P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Frederick News-PostThe Honorable James E. Hoover, Mayor, Town of Emmitsburg, 300A-1 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727December 31, 2007240029
FrederickUnincorporated areas of Frederick County, (07-03-0468P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Frederick News-PostMs. Jan Gardner, President, Board of Commissioners, Frederick County, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701December 31, 2007240027
Missouri: St. CharlesUnincorporated areas of St. Charles County, (07-07-1738P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Steve Ehlmann, County Executive, St. Charles County, 201 North Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301December 21, 2007290315
New Jersey: MonmouthTownship of Neptune, (07-02-0634P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; Asbury Park PressThe Honorable James Manning, Jr., Mayor, Township of Neptune, P.O. Box 1125, Neptune, NJ 07754November 28, 2007340317
North Carolina: MecklenburgUnincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, (07-04-6546P)January 14, 2008; January 21, 2008; The Charlotte ObserverMr. Harry Jones, Sr., Mecklenburg County Manager, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202April 20, 2008370158
Ohio:
GreeneCity of Xenia, (07-05-5432P)November 3, 2007; November 10, 2007; Xenia Daily GazetteThe Honorable Phyllis Pennewitt, Mayor, City of Xenia, 101 North Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385February 11, 2008390197
GreeneUnincorporated areas of Greene County, (07-05-5432P)November 3, 2007; November 10, 2007; Xenia Daily GazetteThe Honorable Ralph Harper, President, Greene County Board of Commissioners, 35 Greene Street, Xenia, OH 45385February 11, 2008390193
Oregon: ClackamasCity of Wilsonville, (07-10-0469P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; Wilsonville SpokesmanThe Honorable Charlotte Lehan, Mayor, City of Wilsonville, 29786 Southwest Lehan Court, Wilsonville, OR 97070December 31, 2007410025
South Carolina:
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GreenvilleUnincorporated areas of Greenville County, (07-04-4899P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Greenville NewsThe Honorable Butch Kirven, Chairman, Greenville County Council, 213 League Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681March 20, 2008450089
GreenvilleUnincorporated areas of Greenville County, (07-04-5198P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Greenville NewsMr. Joseph Kernell, County Administrator, Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400, Greenville, SC 29601March 20, 2008450089
GreenvilleUnincorporated areas of Greenville County, (07-04-5413P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Greenville NewsThe Honorable Butch Kirven, Chairman, Greenville County Council, 213 League Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681March 20, 2008450089
South Dakota: PenningtonCity of Hill City, (07-08-0906P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; Hill City Prevailer-NewsThe Honorable Don Voorhees, Mayor, City of Hill City, City Hall, 324 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745November 30, 2007460116
Texas:
CollinCity of McKinney, (07-06-1354P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75070March 20, 2008480135
CollinCity of McKinney, (08-06-0334P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; McKinney Courier-GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069November 21, 2007480135
Collin and DallasCity of Sachse, (07-06-2553P)December 14, 2007; December 21, 2007; The Rowlett Lakeshore TimesThe Honorable Mike Felix, Mayor, City of Sachse, 5109 Peachtree Lane, Sachse, TX 75048March 21, 2008480186
DallasTown of Highland Park, (07-06-1969P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The Park Cities NewsThe Honorable William D. White, Jr., Mayor, Town of Highland Park, 4700 Drexel Drive, Highland Park, TX 75205March 20, 2008480178
El PasoCity of El Paso, (07-06-2364P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; El Paso TimesThe Honorable John Cook, Mayor, City of El Paso, Two Civic Center Plaza, Tenth Floor, El Paso, TX 79901November 30, 2007480214
JohnsonCity of Burleson, (07-06-2685P)December 12, 2007; December 19, 2007; Burleson StarThe Honorable Kenneth Shetter, Mayor, City of Burleson, 141 West Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028March 19, 2008485459
RandallCity of Canyon, (07-06-1472P)December 16, 2007; December 23, 2007; The Canyon NewsThe Honorable Quinn Alexander, Mayor, City of Canyon, 301 16th Street, Canyon, TX 79015March 24, 2008480533
RandallUnincorporated areas of Randall County, (07-06-1472P)December 16, 2007; December 23, 2007; The Canyon NewsThe Honorable Ernie Houdashell, Randall County Judge, 400 16th Street, Canyon, TX 79015March 24, 2008480532
TarrantCity of Grapevine, (07-06-1696P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; Northeast Tarrant Star-TelegramThe Honorable William D. Tate, Mayor, City of Grapevine, P.O. Box 95104, Grapevine, TX 76099November 21, 2007480598
TarrantCity of North Richland Hills, (07-06-2421P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; Fort Worth Star-TelegramThe Honorable T. Oscar Trevino, Jr., P.E., Mayor, City of North Richland Hills, 7301 Northeast Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180March 20, 2008480607
TravisCity of Lakeway, (07-06-1024P)December 6, 2007; December 13, 2007; Austin American-StatesmanThe Honorable Steve Swan, Mayor, City of Lakeway, 1102 Lohman's Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734December 20, 2007481303
Virginia:
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County, (07-03-1209P)December 5, 2007; December 12, 2007; Fauquier Times DemocratThe Honorable Harry Atherton, Chairman, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186March 12, 2008510055
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County, (07-03-1250P)October 31, 2007; November 7, 2007; Fauquier Times DemocratThe Honorable Harry Atherton, Chairman, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186February 7, 2008510055
West Virginia: JeffersonUnincorporated areas of Jefferson County, 07-03-0824P)December 13, 2007; December 20, 2007; The JournalThe Honorable Frances Morgan, President, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 250, Charles Town, WV 25414March 20, 2008540065
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: February 26, 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. E8-4621 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]

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