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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.

DATES:

The effective dates for these modified BFEs are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect for the listed communities prior to this date.

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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below of the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified BFEs have been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Mitigation Division Director of FEMA resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

The modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this notice. However, this final rule includes the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified BFEs determinations are available for inspection.

The modified BFEs are made pursuant to section 206 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 other Federal, State, or regional entities.

These modified BFEs are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these buildings. The changes in BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act. This final 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 final 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 final rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, Federalism.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final 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:
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Town 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
Mohave (FEMA Docket No.: B-7754)City of Kingman (08-09-0423X) (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
Pinal (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
Yavapai (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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:
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Alameda (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
Colorado:
Mesa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
Mesa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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:
Manatee (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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
Okaloosa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
Polk (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
Georgia:
Columbia (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated areas of Columbia County (07-04-4563P)November 14, 2007, November 21, 2007, Columbia County News-TimesThe Honorable Ron C. Cross, Chairman, Columbia County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 498, Evans, GA 30809October 30, 2007130059
Coweta (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
DeKalb (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
DeKalb (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
DeKalb (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
Murray (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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:
Linn (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
Linn (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
Kansas:
Marshall (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
Marshall (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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
Maryland:
Frederick (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Town 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
Frederick (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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
Nevada:
Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
North Carolina:
Wake (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated areas of Wake County (06-04-C341P)December 10, 2007, December 17, 2007, News and ObserverMr. David C. Cooke, Manager, Wake County, 337 South Salisbury Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602December 3, 2007370368
Ohio:
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Greene (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
Greene (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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
Oklahoma:
Payne (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
Payne (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
Tulsa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
Tulsa (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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:
Chester (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Township 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
Montgomery (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Township 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 Rico (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Commonwealth 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
Texas:
Kendall (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)Unincorporated 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
Randall (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City of Canyon (07-06-1472P)December 16, 2007, December 23, 2007, The Canyon NewsThe Honorable Quinn Alexander, Mayor, City of Canyon, 3011 6th Street, Canyon, TX 79015March 24, 2008480533
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
Travis (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)City 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
West Virginia:
Jefferson (FEMA Docket No.: B-7766)Unincorporated 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
Wisconsin:
Columbia & Sauk (FEMA Docket No.: B-7761)City 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
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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. E8-10870 Filed 5-14-08; 8:45 am]

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