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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.
Alabama: LeeCity of Opelika (07-04-4788P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Opelika-Auburn NewsThe Honorable Gary Fuller, Mayor, City of Opelika, P.O. Box 390, Opelika, AL 36803-0390January 31, 2008010145
Arizona:
YavapaiTown of Prescott Valley (07-09-1708P)February 21, 2008; February 28, 2008; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Harvey Skoog, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley, 7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314June 27, 2008040121
YavapaiYavapai County (07-09-1708P)February 21, 2008; February 28, 2008; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County, Board of Supervisors 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305June 27, 2008040093
Arkansas: PopeCity of Russellville (07-06-2298P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; The CourierThe Honorable Raye Turner, Mayor, City of Russellville, P.O. Box 428, Russellville, AR 72801March 3, 2008050178
California:
FresnoCity of Coalinga (07-09-1375P)February 6, 2008; February 13, 2008; Coalinga RecordThe Honorable Trish Hill, Mayor, City of Coalinga, 155 West Durian Avenue, Coalinga, CA 93210February 25, 2008060045
FresnoFresno County (07-09-1375P)February 6, 2008; February 13, 2008; Coalinga RecordThe Honorable Phil Larson, Fresno County Board of Supervisors, 2281 Tulare Street, 301 Hall of Records, Fresno, CA 93721February 25, 2008065029
OrangeCity of Irvine, CA (08-09-0082P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Irvine World NewsThe Honorable Beth Krom, Mayor, City of Irvine, P.O. Box 19575, Irvine, CA 92623May 22, 2008060222
San Luis ObispoUnincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County (07-09-1955P)March 7, 2008; March 14, 2008; The TribuneThe Honorable James Patterson, Chairman, San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-430, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408July 14, 2008060304
Colorado: AdamsCity of Thornton (08-08-0056P)February 21, 2008; February 28, 2008; Northglenn-Thornton SentinelThe Honorable Erik Hansen, Mayor, City of Thornton, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229June 27, 2008080007
Delaware: SussexUnincorporated areas of Sussex County (08-03-0159P)February 13, 2008; February 20, 2008; The WaveThe Honorable George B. Cole, Sussex County Council, P.O. Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947May 21, 2008100029
Florida:
CharlotteUnincorporated areas of Charlotte County (07-04-6248P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Charlotte SunThe Honorable Adam Cummings, Chairman, Charlotte County, Board of Commissioners 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948January 17, 2008120061
CollierCity of Naples (07-04-6595P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Naples Daily NewsThe Honorable Bill Barnett, Mayor, City of Naples, 735 Eighth Street South, Naples, FL 34102January 28, 2008125130
Georgia:
BarrowUnincorporated areas of Barrow County (07-04-6544P)February 13, 2008; February 20, 2008; The Barrow County NewsThe Honorable Douglas H. Garrison, Chairman, Barrow County Board of Commissioners, 233 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680May 21, 2008130497
BarrowCity of Winder (07-04-6544P)February 13, 2008; February 20, 2008; The Barrow County NewsThe Honorable George “Chip” Thompson, III, Mayor, City of Winder, P.O. Box 566, Winder, GA 30680May 21, 2008130234
ChathamUnincorporated areas of Chatham County (07-04-6193P)January 15, 2008; January 22, 2008; Effingham HeraldThe Honorable Pete Liakakis, Chairman, Chatham County Board of Commissioners, 124 Bull Street, Suite 220, Savannah, GA 31401April 22, 2008130030
EffinghamUnincorporated areas of Effingham County (07-04-6193P)January 15, 2008; January 22, 2008; Effingham HeraldThe Honorable Verna H. Phillips, Chairman, Effingham County Board of Commissioners, 601 North Laurel Street, Springfield, GA 31329April 22, 2008130076
Idaho:
AdaUnincorporated areas of Ada County (07-10-0624P)February 28, 2008; March 6, 2008; Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Fred Tilman, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, 200 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702July 7, 2008160001
AdaCity of Meridian (07-10-0624P)February 28, 2008; March 6, 2008; Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Tammy De Weerd, Mayor, City of Meridian, 33 East Idaho Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642-2300July 7, 2008160180
Illinois:
St. ClairUnincorporated areas of St. Clair County (07-05-5847P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Belleville News-DemocratThe Honorable Mark Kern, Chairman, St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, 10 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62220May 15, 2008170616
WillCity of Joliet (08-05-0389P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Herald NewsThe Honorable Arthur Schultz, Mayor, City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60431January 23, 2008170702
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WillCity of Lockport (08-05-0065P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Herald NewsThe Honorable Tim Murphy, Mayor, City of Lockport, 222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL 60441January 30, 2008170703
Kansas:
DouglasCity of Lawrence (07-07-0691P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Lawrence Daily Journal-WorldThe Honorable Sue Hack, Mayor, City of Lawrence, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044January 28, 2008200090
SedgwickCity of Wichita (08-07-0138P)March 7, 2008; March 14, 2008; The Wichita EagleThe Honorable Carl Brewer, Mayor, City of Wichita, 455 North Main Street, Wichita, KS 67202February 26, 2008200328
Maryland:
CharlesUnincorporated areas of Charles County (07-03-1449P)March 5, 2008; March 12, 2008; Maryland IndependentThe Honorable Wayne Cooper, President, Charles County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646July 11, 2008240089
MontgomeryUnincorporated areas of Montgomery County (08-03-0615X)February 27, 2008; March 5, 2008; The GazetteMr. Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, 101 Monroe Street, Second Floor, Rockville, MD 20850June 5, 2008240049
WicomicoCity of Salisbury (07-03-1102P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Daily TimesThe Honorable Barrie Tilghman, Mayor, City of Salisbury, 1009 Monitor Court, Salisbury, MD 21801January 18, 2008240080
WicomicoUnincorporated areas of Wicomico County (07-03-1102P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Daily TimesMr. Rick Pollitt, Wicomico County Executive, P.O. Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803January 18, 2008240078
Massachusetts:
NorfolkTown of Wellesley (07-01-1131P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Wellesley TownsmanThe Honorable Owen H. Dugan, Chairman, Town of Wellesley Board of Selectmen, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02181May 15, 2008250255
NorfolkTown of Wellesley (08-01-0508X)March 6, 2008; March 13, 2008; Wellesley TownsmanThe Honorable Owen H. Dugan, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02181July 11, 2008250255
PlymouthTown of Rockland (08-01-0140P)March 15, 2008; March 22, 2008; Rockland StandardThe Honorable Mary Parsons, Chair, Board of Selectmen, Town of Rockland, 242 Union Street, Rockland, MA 02370June 16, 2008;250281
Michigan: MonroeVillage of Dundee (07-05-0218P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; The Monroe Evening NewsThe Honorable Ted Norris, Village President, Village of Dundee, Dundee Village Office, 350 West Monroe Street, Dundee, MI 48131May 22, 2008260313
Missouri:
CassCity of Harrisonville (07-07-1674P)March 28, 2008; April 4, 2008; Democrat MissourianThe Honorable Kevin W. Wood, Mayor, City of Harrisonville, 300 East Pearl Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701August 4, 2008290068
LincolnUnincorporated areas of Lincoln County (07-07-1516P)March 26, 2008; April 2, 2008; Troy Free PressThe Honorable Sean O'Brien, Presiding Commissioner, Lincoln County Commission, 201 Main Street, Troy, MO 63379July 31, 2008290869
New Jersey:
MercerTownship of Hamilton (07-02-0844P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Trenton TimesThe Honorable John F. Bencivengo, Mayor, Township of Hamilton, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150May 15, 2008340246
UnionTownship of Union (07-02-0942P)February 21, 2008; February 28, 2008; Union LeaderThe Honorable Clifton People, Jr., Mayor, Township of Union, 1976 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083May 22, 2008340477
New York: ErieTown of Lancaster (07-02-0974P)March 7, 2008; March 14, 2008; Buffalo NewsThe Honorable Robert H. Giza, Supervisor, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086August 28, 2008360249
Nebraska: LincolnCity of North Platte (07-07-0322P)February 28, 2008; March 6, 2008; North Platte TelegraphThe Honorable G. Keith Richardson, Mayor, City of North Platte, 211 West Third Street, North Platte, NE 69101July 7, 2008310143
North Carolina:
BrunswickUnincorporated Areas of Brunswick County (07-04-6003P)March 6, 2008; March 13, 2008; The Brunswick BeaconMr. Marty Lawing, Manager, Brunswick County, P.O. Box 249, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422January 30, 2008370295
MartinUnincorporated Areas of Martin County (08-04-1028P)March 11, 2008; March 18, 2008; The EnterpriseMr. W. Russell Overman, Manager, Martin County, P.O. Box 668, Williamston, North Carolina 27892February 29, 2008370155
WakeCity of Raleigh (07-04-3146P)February 4, 2008; February 11, 2008; The News & ObserverThe Honorable Charles Meeker, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602February 29, 2008370243
WakeCity of Raleigh (07-04-4250P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; The News & ObserverThe Honorable Charles Meeker, Mayor, City of Raleigh, P.O. Box 590, 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602May 14, 2008370243
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WakeUnincorporated areas of Wake County (07-04-6027P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; The Wake WeeklyMr. David Cooke, Manager, Wake County, 337 South Salisbury Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, NC 27602May 8, 2008370368
WakeTown of Wake Forest (07-04-4250P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; The Wake WeeklyThe Honorable Vivian Jones, Mayor, Town of Wake Forest, 401 Elm Avenue, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587May 14, 2008370244
WakeTown of Wake Forest (07-04-6027P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; The Wake WeeklyThe Honorable Vivian A. Jones, Mayor, Town of Wake Forest, 401 Elm Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587May 8, 2008370244
Ohio: UnionUnincorporated areas of Union County (07-05-6234P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Marysville Journal-TribuneThe Honorable Charles Hall, Union County Commissioner, 233 West Sixth Street, Marysville, OH 43040January 11, 2008390808
Oklahoma: TulsaCity of Tulsa (08-06-0093P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Kathy Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, 11th Floor, Tulsa, OK 74103May 15, 2008405381
Rhode Island: NewportTown of Tiverton (07-01-1087P)February 21, 2008; February 28, 2008; Newport Daily NewsThe Honorable Louise Durfee, President, Town Council, 343 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878February 8, 2008440012
South Carolina:
GreenvilleUnincorporated areas of Greenville County (07-04-6423P)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Greenville NewsThe Honorable Herman G. Kirven, Jr., Chairman, Greenville County Council, 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400, Greenville, SC 29601May 8, 2008450089
JasperUnincorporated areas of Jasper County (07-04-6192P)February 13, 2008; February 20, 2008; Jasper County SunThe Honorable George Hood, Chairman, County Council, Jasper County, P.O. Box 1149, Ridgeland, SC 29936May 21, 2008450112
Texas:
BexarCity of Live Oak (07-06-1905P)March 7, 2008; March 14, 2008; Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Henry O. Edwards, Jr., Mayor, City of Live Oak, 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak, TX 78233July 14, 2008480043
BexarCity of San Antonio (08-06-0160P)February 11, 2008; February 18, 2008; San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283January 31, 2008480045
BrazosCity of College Station (07-06-0545P)March 6, 2008; March 13, 2008; Bryan College Station EagleThe Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840July 11, 2008480083
BrazosCity of College Station (07-06-1353P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Bryan College Station EagleThe Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840May 22, 2008480083
BrazosCity of College Station (07-06-1928P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Bryan College Station EagleThe Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840May 22, 2008480083
CollinCity of Allen (07-06-2335P)February 7, 2008; February 14, 2008; Allen AmericanThe Honorable Steve Terrell, Mayor, City of Allen, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013March 3, 2008480131
CollinCity of Frisco (07-06-1223P)February 22, 2008; February 29, 2008; Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Michael Simpson, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034June 30, 2008480134
DallasCity of Grand Prairie (07-06-1525P)February 8, 2008; February 15, 2008; Rowlett Lakeshore TimesThe Honorable Charles England, Mayor, City of Grand Prairie, P.O. Box 534045, Grand Prairie, TX 75053May 16, 2008485472
DentonTown of Northlake (07-06-2016P)March 6, 2008; March 13, 2008; Denton Record-ChronicleThe Honorable Peter Dewing, Mayor, Town of Northlake, P.O. Box 729, Northlake, TX 76247February 22, 2008480782
TarrantCity of Grapevine (07-06-1674P)March 7, 2008; March 14, 2008; Grapevine CourierThe Honorable William D. Tate, Mayor, City of Grapevine, P.O. Box 95104, Grapevine, TX 76099July 14, 2008480598
TarrantCity of North Richland Hills (07-06-1765P)February 28, 2008; March 6, 2008; Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Oscar Trevino, Jr., P.E., Mayor, City of North Richland Hills, 7301 North East Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180February 14, 2008480607
Virginia: Independent CityCity of Winchester (07-03-1236P)March 27, 2008; April 3, 2008; Winchester StarThe Honorable Elizabeth Minor, Mayor, City of Winchester, 422 National Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601March 17, 2008510173
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: April 21, 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. E8-10337 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]

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