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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 Start Printed Page 776already 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 to 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.
California:
HumboldtCity of Eureka (08-09-0189P), (08-09-0941P)April 10, 2008; April 18, 2008; The Eureka ReporterThe Honorable Nancy Flemming, Mayor, City of Eureka, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501August 18, 2008060062
Santa BarbaraUnincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County (08-09-0425P)October 24, 2008; October 31, 2008; Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Salud Carbajal, Chairman, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101March 2, 2009060331
San BernardinoCity of San Bernardino (07-09-1656P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; San Bernardino County SunThe Honorable Patrick J. Morris, Mayor, City of San Bernardino, 300 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92418January 31, 2008060281
Colorado:
ArapahoeCity of Littleton (08-08-0251P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; Littleton IndependentThe Honorable Doug Clark, Mayor, City of Littleton, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, CO 80165March 20, 2009080017
DouglasUnincorporated areas of Douglas County (07-08-0862P)February 14, 2008; February 21, 2008; Douglas County News PressThe Honorable Steven A. Boand, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104May 22, 2008080049
El PasoUnincorporated areas of El Paso County (08-08-0381P)November 26, 2008; December 3, 2008; Tri Lakes TribuneThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903April 2, 2009080059
El PasoTown of Monument (08-08-0381P)November 26, 2008; December 3, 2008; Tri Lakes TribuneThe Honorable Catherine Green, Manager, Town of Monument, P.O. Box 325, Monument, CO 80132April 2, 2009080064
JeffersonCity of Westminster (08-08-0666P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; Westminster WindowThe Honorable Nancy McNally, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031March 20, 2009080008
MesaCity of Fruita (08-08-0501P)November 14, 2008; November 21, 2008; The Daily SentinelThe Honorable Ken Henry, Mayor, City of Fruita, 325 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita, CO 81521October 31, 2008080194
MesaUnincorporated areas of Mesa County (08-08-0501P)November 14, 2008; November 21, 2008; The Daily SentinelThe Honorable Craig J. Meis, Commissioner, District 1, Mesa County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 20000, Grand Junction, CO 81502October 31, 2008080115
Florida:
DixieTown of Horseshoe Beach (08-04-0954P), (08-04-2115X)January 31, 2008; February 7, 2008; Dixie County AdvocateThe Honorable George T. Kight, Mayor, Town of Horseshoe Beach, P.O. Box 86, Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648March 19, 2008120326
OrangeCity of Orlando (08-04-3498P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; Orlando WeeklyThe Honorable John Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, FL 32802March 20, 2009120186
WaltonUnincorporated areas of Walton County (08-04-3897P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; The DeFuniak Springs Herald BreezeThe Honorable Larry Jones, Chairman, Walton County Board of Commissioners, 117 Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435March 20, 2009120317
Hawaii: HonoluluCity and County of Honolulu (08-09-0558P)July 14, 2008; July 21, 2008; Honolulu Star BulletinThe Honorable Mufi Hannemann, Mayor, City and County of Honolulu, 530 South King Street, Room 300, Honolulu, HI 96813November 18, 2008150001
Kansas:
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RenoCity of Hutchinson (08-07-0175P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; The Hutchinson NewsThe Honorable Trish Rose, Mayor, City of Hutchinson, P.O. Box 1567, Hutchinson, KS 67504October 31, 2008200283
RenoUnincorporated areas of Reno County (08-07-0175P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; The Hutchinson NewsMr. Larry Sharp, Chair, Reno County Commission, Reno County Courthouse, 206 West First Avenue, Hutchinson, KS 67501October 31, 2008200567
SedgwickCity of Wichita (09-07-0232P)November 24, 2008; December 1, 2008; The Wichita EagleThe Honorable Carl Brewer, Mayor, City of Wichita, 455 North Main Street, Wichita, KS 67202November 14, 2008200328
Maryland: CarrollUnincorporated areas of Carroll County (08-03-0921P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; Carroll County TimesThe Honorable Julia Gouge, Commissioner, Carroll County Commissioners, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157March 19, 2009240015
North Carolina:
WakeCity of Raleigh (08-04-0177P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; The News and ObserverThe Honorable Charles Meeker, Mayor, City of Raleigh, P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602March 19, 2009370243
WakeTown of Knightdale (08-04-0177P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; Eastern Wake NewsThe Honorable Russell B. Killen, Mayor, Town of Knightdale, 1103 Belfry Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545March 19, 2009370241
WakeUnincorporated areas of Wake County (08-04-0177P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; The News and ObserverMr. David C. Cooke, Manager, Wake County, P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602March 19, 2009370368
Oklahoma: CarterCity of Ardmore (08-06-1238P)July 17, 2008; July 24, 2008; Daily ArdmoreiteThe Honorable Martin Dyer, Mayor, City of Ardmore, P.O. Box 249, Ardmore, OK 73402November 21, 2008400031
South Carolina:
BeaufortUnincorporated areas of Beaufort County (08-04-4422P)November 21, 2008; November 28, 2008; The Beaufort GazetteThe Honorable Gary T. Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator, P.O. Box 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228March 30, 2009450025
JasperTown of Hardeeville (08-04-4422P)November 19, 2008; November 26, 2008; Jasper County SunThe Honorable Bronco Bostick, Mayor, Town of Hardeeville, 205 East Main Street, Hardeeville, SC 29927March 30, 2009450113
JasperUnincorporated areas of Jasper County (08-04-4422P)November 19, 2008; November 26, 2008; Jasper County SunThe Honorable George Hood, Chairman, Jasper County Council, P.O. Box 1149, Ridgeland, SC 29936March 30, 2009450112
Tennessee:
SumnerCity of Gallatin (08-04-5293P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; The Gallatin NewspaperThe Honorable Jo Ann Graves, Mayor, City of Gallatin, 132 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066March 20, 2009470185
WilliamsonCity of Spring Hill (07-04-6295P)September 2, 2008; September 9, 2008; The Daily HeraldThe Honorable Danny M. Laverette, Mayor, City of Spring Hill, 199 Town Center Parkway, Spring Hill, TN 37174August 22, 2008470278
Texas:
BexarCity of San Antonio (08-06-1354P)November 12, 2008; November 19, 2008; San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283March 19, 2009480045
BrazosCity of College Station (08-06-2506P)November 14, 2008; November 21, 2008; Bryan College Station EagleThe Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, TX 77842March 23, 2009480083
DentonTown of Northlake (07-06-2017P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; Fort Worth Star Telegram and Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Robin Young, Mayor, Town of Northlake, 1301 FM 407, Northlake, TX 76247March 20, 2009480782
TarrantCity of Arlington (07-06-0980P)March 6, 2008; March 13, 2008; Star TelegramThe Honorable Robert Cluck, M.D., Mayor, City of Arlington, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76004-0231July 11, 2008485454
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-2017P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; Fort Worth Star Telegram and Denton Record ChronicleThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102March 20, 2009480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-0931P)May 1, 2008; May 8, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102April 28, 2008480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (08-06-0062P)August 21, 2008; August 28, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102December 26, 2008480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (08-06-0542P)May 1, 2008; May 8, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102September 11, 2008480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (07-06-1996P), (08-06-2520P)August 21, 2008; August 28, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102December 26, 2008480596
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (08-06-1494P)July 24, 2008; July 31, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Mike J Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102November 21, 2008480596
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TarrantUnincorporated areas of Tarrant County (08-06-0542P)May 1, 2008; May 8, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge, 100 East Weatherford Street, Suite 501, Fort Worth, TX 76196September 11, 2008480582
TarrantUnincorporated areas of Tarrant County (08-06-1494P)July 24, 2008; July 31, 2008; Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge, 100 East Weatherford, Suite 501, Fort Worth, TX 76196November 21, 2008480582
Wisconsin:
DunnVillage of Boyceville (07-05-5620P)November 19, 2008; November 26, 2008; Tribune Press ReporterThe Honorable Gilbert Krueger, President, Village of Boyceville, 903 Main Street, Boyceville, WI 54725March 26, 2009550119
JuneauUnincorporated areas of Juneau County (08-05-2953P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; The Messenger of Juneau CountyThe Honorable Alan Peterson, Chairman, Juneau County, N3161 Highway G, Mauston, WI 53948December 2, 2008550580
JuneauVillage of Union Center (08-05-2953P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; The Messenger of Juneau CountyThe Honorable Darold Minett, Mayor, Village of Union Center, P.O. Box 96, Union Center, WI 53962December 2, 2008550207
JuneauVillage of Wonewoc (08-05-2953P)November 13, 2008; November 20, 2008; The Messenger of Juneau CountyThe Honorable Kevin Jennings, President, Village of Wonewoc, P.O. Box 37, Wonewoc, WI 53968December 2, 2008550208

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

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Dated: December 24, 2008.

Michael K. Buckley,

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

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