Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
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.
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.
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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 Start Printed Page 56738the 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 65—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows:End Amendment Part
|State and county||Location and case No.||Date and name of newspaper where notice was published||Chief executive officer of community||Effective date of modification||Community No.|
|California: San Diego||Unincorporated areas of San Diego County (08-09-0782P)||August 18, 2008; August 25, 2008; San Diego Union-Tribune||The Honorable Greg Cox, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101||December 23, 2008||060284|
|Colorado: El Paso||City of Colorado Springs (07-08-0958P)||September 2, 2008; September 9, 2008; The Gazette||The Honorable Lionel Rivera, Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901||August 15, 2008||080060|
|Iowa: Dallas||City of Granger (08-07-0907P)||August 21, 2008; August 28, 2008; Northeast Dallas Record||The Honorable James Doyle, Mayor, City of Granger, 1906 Main Street, Granger, IA 50109||July 31, 2008||190104|
|Oklahoma: Tulsa||City of Tulsa (08-06-1865P)||July 31, 2008; August 7, 2008; Tulsa World||The Honorable Kathryn L. Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103||July 17, 2008||405381|
|Brazos||City of Bryan (08-06-0692P)||August 7, 2008; August 14, 2008; Bryan College Station Eagle||The Honorable D. Mark Conlee, Mayor, City of Bryan, 300 South Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX 77803||July 25, 2008||480082|
|Brazos||City of College Station (08-06-1882P)||July 31, 2008; August 7, 2008; Bryan College Station Eagle||The Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840||December 5, 2008||480083|
|Guadalupe||City of Cibolo (08-06-0784P)||August 20, 2008; August 27, 2008; Seguin Gazette-Enterprise||The Honorable Jennifer Hartman, Mayor, City of Cibolo, P.O. Box 826, Cibolo, TX 78108-0826||December 26, 2008||480267|
|Palo Pinto and Parker||City of Mineral Wells (08-06-2504P)||September 2, 2008; September 9, 2008; Mineral Wells Index||The Honorable Clarence Holliman, Mayor, City of Mineral Wells, 115 Southwest First Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067||January 7, 2009||480517|
|Virginia: Roanoke||Unincorporated areas of Roanoke County (08-03-0782P)||August 15, 2008; August 22, 2008; The Roanoke Times||The Honorable Richard Flora, Chairman, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 29800, Roanoke, VA 24018||December 22, 2008||510190|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)Start Signature
Dated: September 19, 2008.
Michael K. Buckley,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-22951 Filed 9-29-08; 8:45 am]
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