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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 Start Printed Page 76231have 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.
California: San Diego (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001City of San Diego (08-09-1015P)July 10, 2008; July 17, 2008; San Diego TranscriptThe Honorable Jerry Sanders, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101June 30, 2008060295
Colorado: Arapahoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Cherry Hills Village (08-08-0414P)July 4, 2008; July 11, 2008; The Englewood HeraldThe Honorable Mike Wozniak, Mayor, City of Cherry Hills Village, 2450 East Quincy Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113November 11, 2008080013
Florida:
Charlotte (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Punta Gorda (08-04-4040P)July 17, 2008; July 24, 2008; Charlotte SunThe Honorable Larry Friedman, Mayor, City of Punta Gorda, 326 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950June 30, 2008120062
Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)Unincorporated areas of Monroe County (08-04-0421P)July 10, 2008; July 17, 2008; Key West CitizenThe Honorable Mario DiGennaro, Mayor, Monroe County, Florida Keys Marathon Airport, 9400 Overseas Highway, Suite 210, Marathon, FL 33050June 30, 2008125129
Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)Unincorporated areas of Monroe County (08-04-3795P)July 10, 2008; July 17, 2008; Key West CitizenThe Honorable Mario DiGennaro, Mayor, Monroe County, Florida Keys Marathon Airport, 9400 Overseas Highway, Suite 210, Marathon, FL 33050June 30, 2008125129
Sumter (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Wildwood (08-04-0921P)July 17, 2008; July 24, 2008; Sumter County TimesThe Honorable Ed Wolf, Mayor, City of Wildwood ,100 North Main Street, Wildwood, FL 34785June 30, 2008120299
Kansas: Johnson (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Overland Park (08-07-0908P)July 9, 2008; July 16, 2008; The Overland Park SunThe Honorable Carl R. Gerlach, Mayor, City of Overland Park, 10084 Hemlock Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212June 30, 2008200174
Michigan: Macomb (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)Township of Macomb (08-05-1867P)July 16, 2008; July 23, 2008; The Macomb Daily and Daily TribuneThe Honorable John D. Brennan, Township Supervisor, Township of Macomb, 54111 Broughton Road, Macomb, MI 48042July 2, 2008260445
Mississippi: DeSoto (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Olive Branch (08-04-2647P)July 31, 2008; August 7, 2008; DeSoto Times TodayThe Honorable Samuel P. Rikard, Mayor, City of Olive Branch, 9200 Pigeon Roost Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654July 18, 2008280286
Missouri:
St. Charles (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)Unincorporated areas of St. Charles County (08-07-0068P)June 25, 2008; July 2, 2008; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Steve Ehlmann, County Executive, St. Charles County, St. Charles County Courthouse, 100 North Third Street, St. Charles, MO 63301October 30, 2008290315
St. Charles (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)City of St. Peters (08-07-0068P)June 25, 2008; July 2, 2008; St. Charles JournalThe Honorable Len Pagano, Mayor, City of St. Peters, One St. Peters Centre Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376October 30, 2008290319
Nevada: Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)Unincorporated areas of Clark County (07-09-1612P)July 8, 2008; July 15, 2008; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106November 12, 2008320003
New York:
New York (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of New York (08-02-0948P)July 17, 2008; July 24, 2008; New York TimesThe Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York, One Centre Street, New York, NY 10007September 29, 2008360497
Rockland (FEMA Docket No.: B-7788)Town of Clarkstown (08-02-0127P)May 22, 2008; May 29, 2008; Rockland County TimesThe Honorable Alexander J. Gromack, Supervisor, Town of Clarkstown, Ten Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956November 18, 2008360679
North Carolina: Onslow (FEMA Docket No.: B-7793)City of Jacksonville (08-04-0469P)June 13, 2008; June 20, 2008; The Daily NewsThe Honorable Sammy Phillips, Mayor, City of Jacksonville, P.O. Box 128, Jacksonville, NC 28541June 6, 2008370178
Oklahoma:
Oklahoma (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Edmond (08-06-0227P)July 16, 2008; July 23, 2008; The Edmond SunThe Honorable Daniel R O'Neil, Mayor, City of Edmond, P.O. Box 2970, Edmond, OK 73083July 30, 2008400252
Tulsa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Tulsa (08-06-1820P)June 26, 2008; July 3, 2008; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Kathryn L. Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103October 31, 2008405381
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Tulsa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1008)City of Tulsa (08-06-1865P)July 31, 2008; August 7, 2008; Tulsa WorldThe Honorable Kathryn L. Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa, 200 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103July 17, 2008405381
South Dakota: Pennington (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Rapid City (08-08-0211P)June 25, 2008; July 2, 2008; Hill City Prevailer-NewsThe Honorable Alan Hanks, Mayor, City of Rapid City, 300 Sixth Street, Rapid City, SD 57701October 30, 2008465420
Texas:
Bexar (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)City of San Antonio (07-06-0823P)June 26, 2008; July 3, 2008; San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283October 31, 2008480045
Bexar (FEMA Docket No.: B-1015)City of San Antonio (07-06-0824P)June 26, 2008; July 3, 2008; San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283June 19, 2008480045
Collin (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)City of McKinney (07-06-1407P)June 26, 2008; July 3, 2008; McKinney Courier GazetteThe Honorable Bill Whitfield, Mayor, City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069October 31, 2008480135
Harris (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)Unincorporated areas of Harris County (07-06-2077P)July 2, 2008; July 9, 2008; Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002October 30, 2008480287
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B-1011)City of Euless (08-06-0770P)April 4, 2008; April 11, 2008; Colleyville CourierThe Honorable Mary Saleh, Mayor, City of Euless, 201 North Ector Drive, Euless, TX 76039August 11, 2008480593
Virginia: Independent City (FEMA Docket No.: B-1001)City of Winchester (08-03-0972P)July 3, 2008; July 10, 2008; The Winchester StarThe Honorable Elizabeth Minor, Mayor, City of Winchester, 231 East Piccadilly Street, Suite 310, Winchester, VA 22601October 31, 2008510173
Wisconsin:
Dodge (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)Unincorporated areas of Dodge County (07-05-4832P)June 19, 2008; June 26, 2008; Watertown Daily TimesThe Honorable Russell E. Kottke, Chairman, Dodge County Board of Supervisors, 127 East Oak Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53039October 24, 2008550094
Dodge (FEMA Docket No.: B-7797)City of Watertown (07-05-4832P)June 19, 2008; June 26, 2008; Watertown Daily TimesThe Honorable Ron Krueger, Mayor, City of Watertown, P.O. Box 477, Watertown, WI 53094October 24, 2008550107

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: December 5, 2008.

Michael K. Buckley,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E8-29777 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]

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