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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. Start Printed Page 28047

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: MadisonUnincorporated areas of Madison County (07-04-6424P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Madison County RecordThe Honorable Mike Gillespie, Chairman, Madison County Commission, 100 Northside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801July 14, 2008010151
Arizona: PinalCity of Casa Grande (08-09-0418P)April 9, 2008, April 16, 2008, Copper Basin NewsThe Honorable Robert M. Jackson, Mayor, City of Casa Grande, 510 East Florence Boulevard, Casa Grande, AZ 85222April 25, 2008040080
Colorado:
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (07-08-0678P)April 2, 2008, April 9, 2008, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901March 25, 2008080060
El PasoCity of Colorado Springs (07-08-0679P)March 5, 2008, March 12, 2008, El Paso County NewsThe Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901July 11, 2008080060
JeffersonCity of Lakewood (08-08-0234P)March 20, 2008, March 27, 2008, The Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Bob Murphy, Mayor, City of Lakewood, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226-3127March 11, 2008085075
JeffersonCity of Lakewood (08-08-0276P)April 10, 2008, April 17, 2008, The Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Bob Murphy, Mayor, City of Lakewood, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226-3127August 18, 2008085075
JeffersonCity of Wheat Ridge (08-08-0276P)April 10, 2008, April 17, 2008, The Golden TranscriptThe Honorable Jerry DiTullio, Mayor, City of Wheat Ridge, 7500 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033August 18, 2008085079
SummitTown of Silverthorne (07-08-0747P)April 4, 2008, April 11, 2008, Summit County JournalThe Honorable Dave Koop, Mayor, Town of Silverthorne, P.O. Box 1002, Silverthorne, CO 80498August 11, 2008080201
Florida:
PolkCity of Lakeland (08-04-0475P)February 27, 2008, March 5, 2008, Polk County DemocratThe Honorable Ralph L. Fletcher, Mayor, City of Lakeland, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801February 20, 2008120267
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PolkUnincorporated areas of Polk County (08-04-0620P)February 13, 2008, February 20, 2008, Polk County DemocratThe Honorable Bob English, Chairman, Polk County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 9005, Drawer BC01, Bartow, FL 33831May 21, 2008120261
SarasotaCity of Sarasota (08-04-0422P)March 6, 2008, March 13, 2008, Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Honorable Lou Ann Palmer, Mayor, City of Sarasota, 1565 First Street, Suite 101, Sarasota, FL 34236February 28, 2008125150
SarasotaCity of Sarasota (08-04-0621P)April 4, 2008, April 11, 2008, Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Honorable Lou Ann Palmer, Mayor, City of Sarasota, 1565 First Street, Room 101, Sarasota, FL 34236March 28, 2008125150
Georgia: BarrowUnincorporated areas of Barrow County (08-04-0478P)March 5, 2008, March 12, 2008, Barrow County NewsThe Honorable Douglas H. Garrison, Chairman, Barrow County, Board of Commissioners, 233 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680July 11, 2008130497
Hawaii:
HawaiiUnincorporated areas of Hawaii County (08-09-0081P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Hawaii Tribune-HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 215, Hilo, HI 96720August 8, 2008155166
HawaiiUnincorporated areas of Hawaii County (08-09-0102P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Hawaii Tribune-HeraldThe Honorable Harry Kim, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 215, Hilo, HI 96720March 25, 2008155166
Idaho:
AdaUnincorporated areas of Ada County (07-10-0641P)April 4, 2008, April 11, 2008, Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Fred Tilman, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, 200 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702August 11, 2008160001
AdaCity of Meridian (07-10-0641P)April 4, 2008, April 11, 2008, Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Tammy de Weerd, Mayor, City of Meridian, 33 East Idaho Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642-2300August 11, 2008160180
Illinois:
DuPageCity of Aurora (08-05-0818P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Beacon NewsThe Honorable Thomas J. Weisner, Mayor, City of Aurora, 44 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60507March 25, 2008170320
DuPageVillage of Glen Ellyn (08-05-1365P)April 11, 2008, April 18, 2008, Wheaton SunThe Honorable Gregory S. Mathews, President, Village of Glen Ellyn, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137August 18, 2008170207
GrundyUnincorporated areas of Grundy County (08-05-0597P)March 21, 2008, March 28, 2008, Herald NewsThe Honorable Francis E. Halpin, Chairman, Grundy County Board, 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450April 14, 2008170256
GrundyCity of Morris (08-05-0597P)March 21, 2008, March 28, 2008, Herald NewsThe Honorable Richard Kopczick, Mayor, City of Morris, 320 Wauponsee Street, Morris, IL 60450April 14, 2008170263
WillCity of Joliet (07-05-5618P)March 20, 2008, March 27, 2008, Herald NewsThe Honorable Arthur Schultz, Mayor, City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60431March 10, 2008170702
WillVillage of Mokena (08-05-0765P)March 20, 2008, March 27, 2008, Herald NewsThe Honorable Joseph W. Werner, Village President, Village of Mokena, 11004 Carpenter Street, Mokena, IL 60448April 14, 2008170705
WillCity of Naperville (08-05-0551P)March 6, 2008, March 13, 2008, Naperville SunThe Honorable A. George Pradel, Mayor, City of Naperville, 400 South Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540February 29, 2008170213
WillVillage of Shorewood (08-05-1364P)March 28, 2008, April 4, 2008, Herald NewsThe Honorable Richard E. Chapman, President, Village of Shorewood, 903 West Jefferson Street, Shorewood, IL 60404March 24, 2008170712
WillUnincorporated areas of Will County (08-05-0551P)March 6, 2008, March 13, 2008, Naperville SunThe Honorable Lawrence M. Walsh, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432February 29, 2008170695
Kansas: SedgwickCity of Wichita (07-07-1695P)April 4, 2008, April 11, 2008, Wichita EagleThe Honorable Carl Brewer, Mayor, City of Wichita, 455 North Main Street, Wichita, KS 67202March 27, 2008200328
Massachusetts: BarnstableTown of Falmouth (07-01-1083P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Cape Cod TimesThe Honorable Kevin E. Murphy, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540August 8, 2008255211
Minnesota: DakotaCity of Lakeville (08-05-0668P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Lakeville Sun CurrentThe Honorable Holly Dahl, Mayor, City of Lakeville, 20195 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044March 26, 2008270107
Missouri:
JacksonCity of Grain Valley (07-07-1749P)April 7, 2008, April 14, 2008, The Blue Springs ExaminerThe Honorable David Halphin, Mayor, City of Grain Valley, 711 Main Street, Grain Valley, MO 64029August 14, 2008290737
TaneyCity of Branson (07-07-1909P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Branson Daily NewsThe Honorable Raeanne Presley, Mayor, City of Branson, 110 West Maddux Street, Branson, MO 65616July 14, 2008290436
TaneyCity of Hollister (07-07-1909P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Branson Daily NewsThe Honorable David G. Tate, Mayor, City of Hollister, 312 Esplanade Street, Hollister, MO 65373July 14, 2008290437
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TaneyUnincorporated areas of Taney County (07-07-1909P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Branson Daily NewsThe Honorable Chuck Pennel, Presiding Commissioner, Taney County Commission, P.O. Box 383, Forsyth, MO 65653July 14, 2008290435
South Carolina:
GreenvilleUnincorporated areas of Greenville County (08-04-0619P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, The Greenville NewsThe Honorable Butch Kirven, Chairman, Greenville County Council, 213 League Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681July 11, 2008450089
RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (07-04-3534P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Columbia StarThe Honorable Joseph McEachern, Chairman, Richland County Council, 2020 Hampton Street, Suite 4069, Columbia, SC 29202July 14, 2008450170
RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (08-04-1671P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Columbia StarThe Honorable Joseph McEachern, Chairman, Richland County Council, 2020 Hampton Street, Second Floor, Columbia, SC 29202July 14, 2008450170
Tennessee:
DavidsonMetropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (08-04-0137P)March 6, 2008, March 13, 2008, The TennesseanThe Honorable Bill Purcell, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 107 Metropolitan Courthouse, Nashville, TN 37201July 11, 2008470040
MadisonCity of Jackson (07-04-4683P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Jackson SunThe Honorable Jerry Gist, Mayor, City of Jackson, 121 East Main Street, Suite 301, Jackson, TN 38301March 31, 2008470113
WilsonCity of Lebanon (08-04-0116P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Wilson PostThe Honorable Donald W. Fox, Mayor, City of Lebanon, 200 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 100, Lebanon, TN 37087July 21, 2008470208
WilsonUnincorporated areas of Wilson County (08-04-0116P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Wilson PostThe Honorable Robert Dedman, Mayor, Wilson County, 228 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087July 21, 2008470207
Texas:
CollinTown of Prosper (08-06-0164P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Allen AmericanThe Honorable Charles Niswanger, Mayor, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078August 8, 2008480141
DallasCity of Coppell (07-06-2203P)April 2, 2008, April 9, 2008, Coppell GazetteThe Honorable Douglas N. Stover, Mayor, City of Coppell, P.O. Box 9478, Coppell, TX 75019April 24, 2008480170
El PasoCity of El Paso (07-06-2485P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, El Paso TimesThe Honorable John Cook, Mayor, City of El Paso, Two Civic Center Plaza, Tenth Floor, El Paso, TX 79901March 27, 2008480214
TarrantCity of Bedford (08-06-1343P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Colleyville CourierThe Honorable Jim Story, Mayor, City of Bedford, 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76021June 13, 2008480585
TarrantCity of Euless (08-06-1343P)March 7, 2008, March 14, 2008, Colleyville CourierThe Honorable Mary Lib Saleh, Mayor, City of Euless, 201 North Ector Drive, Euless, TX 76039June 13, 2008480593
TarrantCity of Keller (08-06-0002P)March 28, 2008, April 4, 2008, Keller CitizenThe Honorable Pat McGrail, Mayor, City of Keller, P.O. Box 770, Keller, TX 76244August 4, 2008480602
TravisUnincorporated areas of Travis County (07-06-1238P)April 3, 2008, April 10, 2008, Austin American-StatesmanThe Honorable Samuel T. Biscoe, Travis County Judge, 314 West 11th Street, Suite 520, Austin, TX 78701August 8, 2008481026
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

Dated: May 7, 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. E8-10869 Filed 5-14-08; 8:45 am]

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