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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 Start Printed Page 12643Executive 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-1011)Town of Cave Creek (08-09-0722P)September 17, 2008, September 24, 2008, Sonoran NewsThe Honorable Vincent Francia, Mayor, Town of Cave Creek, 5140 East New River Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331January 22, 2009040129
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Glendale (08-09-1010P)August 7, 2008, August 14, 2008, The Glendale StarThe Honorable Elaine M. Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, 5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301December 12, 2008040045
Yavapai (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Prescott (08-09-0020P)August 21, 2008, August 28, 2008, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Jack Wilson, Mayor, City of Prescott, 201 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303December 26, 2008040098
California:
Sacramento (FEMA Docket No: B-1015)City of Folsom (07-09-1657P)September 17, 2008, September 24, 2008, The Folsom TelegraphThe Honorable Eric King, Mayor, City of Folsom, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630January 15, 2009060263
San Diego (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of San Diego County (08-09-0332P)August 18, 2008, August 25, 2008, San Diego Daily TranscriptMr. Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101December 23, 2008060284
San Luis Obispo (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)City of Atascadero (08-09-0724P)October 22, 2008, October 29, 2008, Atascadero NewsThe Honorable Tom O'Malley, Mayor, City of Atascadero, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422October 6, 2008060700
Colorado:
Boulder (FEMA Docket No: B-1023)City of Boulder (08-08-0701P)October 24, 2008, October 31, 2008, The Daily CameraThe Honorable Shaun McGrath, Mayor, City of Boulder, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306October 10, 2008080024
Boulder (FEMA Docket No: B-1023)Unincorporated areas of Boulder County (08-08-0701P)October 24, 2008, October 31, 2008, The Daily CameraThe Honorable Ben Pearlman, Chairman, Boulder County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306October 10, 2008080023
Douglas (FEMA Docket No: B-1027)Unincorporated 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
Douglas (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Unincorporated areas of Douglas County (08-08-0553P)October 2, 2008, October 9, 2008, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable Melanie A. Worley, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104February 6, 2009080049
Douglas (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Town of Parker (08-08-0553P)October 2, 2008, October 9, 2008, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable David Casiano, Mayor, Town of Parker, 20120 East Main Street, Parker, CO 80138-7334February 6, 2009080310
El Paso (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Unincorporated areas of El Paso County (08-08-0630P)October 8, 2008, October 15, 2008, El Paso County AdvertiserThe Honorable Dennis Hisey, Chairman, El Paso County Board of Commissioners, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208September 24, 2008080059
Delaware:
Kent (FEMA Docket No: B-7788)Unincorporated areas of Kent County (08-03-0601P)May 21, 2008, May 28, 2008, Dover PostThe Honorable P. Brooks Banta, President, Kent County, 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901September 18, 2008100001
Florida:
Collier (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Marco Island (08-04-4259P)August 14, 2008, August 21, 2008, Naples Daily NewsThe Honorable William D. Trotter, Chairman, City Council, City of Marco Island, 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145July 31, 2008120426
Collier (FEMA Docket No: B-1023)City of Naples (08-04-4493P)October 22, 2008, October 29, 2008, Naples Daily NewsThe Honorable Bill Barnett, Mayor, City of Naples, 35 Eighth Street South, Naples, FL 34102October 15, 2008125130
Lee (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Lee County (08-04-2060P)August 13, 2008, August 20, 2008, Fort Meyer News PressThe Honorable Ray Judah, Chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902August 29, 2008125124
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Miami-Dade (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Miami (08-04-2590P)August 15, 2008, August 22, 2008, Miami HeraldThe Honorable Manuel A. Diaz, Mayor, City of Miami, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133July 31, 2008120650
Sarasota (FEMA Docket No: B-1011)Unincorporated areas of Sarasota County (08-04-1962P)September 12, 2008, September 19, 2008, Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Honorable Shannon Staub, Chair, Sarasota County Commission, 1660 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236January 20, 2009125144
Georgia:
Barrow (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Barrow County (08-04-3647P)August 6, 2008, August 13, 2008, The Barrow County NewsThe Honorable Douglas H. Garrison, Chairman, Barrow County, Board of Commissioners, 233 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680December 11, 2008130497
Gwinnett (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Duluth (08-04-3497P)August 14, 2008, August 21, 2008, Gwinnett Daily PostThe Honorable Nancy Harris, Mayor, City of Duluth, 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096August 12, 2008130098
Muscogee County Consolidated Government (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Columbus (08-04-4426P)May 22, 2008, May 29, 2008, Columbus Ledger-EnquirerThe Honorable Jim Wetherington, Mayor, City of Columbus—Muscogee County, Consolidated Government, P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902August 27, 2008135158
Illinois:
Cook (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Unincorporated areas of Cook County (08-05-2074P)October 14, 2008, October 21, 2008, Southtown StarThe Honorable Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, 118 North Clark Street, Room 537, Chicago, IL 60602November 7, 2008170054
Cook (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Village of Ford Heights (08-05-2074P)October 14, 2008, October 21, 2008, Southtown StarThe Honorable Saul L. Beck, Mayor, Village of Ford Heights, 1343 Ellis Avenue, Ford Heights, IL 60411November 7, 2008170084
Cook (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Village of Sauk Village (08-05-2074P)October 14, 2008, October 21, 2008, Southtown StarThe Honorable Roger G. Peckham, Mayor, Village of Sauk Village, 21701 Torrence Avenue, Sauk Village, IL 60411November 7, 2008170157
Dupage (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Village of Bensenville (08-05-0178P)October 15, 2008, October 22, 2008, Daily HeraldThe Honorable John C. Geils, President, Village of Bensenville, 12 South Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106September 29, 2008170200
Dupage (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Village of Elk Grove (08-05-0178P)October 15, 2008, October 22, 2008, Daily HeraldThe Honorable Craig B. Johnson, Mayor, Village of Elk Grove, 901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007September 29, 2008170088
DuPage (FEMA Docket No: B-1011)Village of Lisle (08-05-3888P)September 16, 2008, September 23, 2008, Daily HeraldThe Honorable Joseph Broda, Mayor, Village of Lisle, 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532January 21, 2009170211
Lake (FEMA Docket No: B-1015)City of Park City (08-05-3860P)September 26, 2008, October 2, 2008, Lake County News-SunThe Honorable Steve Pannell, Mayor, City of Park City, 3420 Kehm Boulevard, Park City, IL 60085February 2, 2009170386
Massachusetts:
Essex (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Beverly (08-01-0002P)August 13, 2008, August 20, 2008, The Salem NewsThe Honorable William Scanlon, Jr., Mayor, City of Beverly, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915August 1, 2008250077
Suffolk (FEMA Docket No: B-1001)City of Boston (08-01-1020P)July 24, 2008, July 31, 2008, Boston HeraldThe Honorable Thomas Menino, Mayor, City of Boston, One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201December 5, 2008250286
Montana:
Flathead (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Flathead County (08-08-0149P)August 15, 2008, August 22, 2008, Daily Inter LakeThe Honorable Gary D. Hall, Chairman, Flathead County, Board of Commissioners, 800 South Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901July 31, 2008300023
Nevada:
Clark (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Unincorporated areas of Clark County (08-09-0253P)October 10, 2008, October 17, 2008, Las Vegas Review JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106September 26, 2008320003
Clark (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Unincorporated areas of Clark County (08-09-0919P)October 10, 2008, October 17, 2008, Las Vegas Review JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106September 30, 2008320003
Oregon:
Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington (FEMA Docket No: B-1011)City of Portland (08-10-0276P)September 16, 2008, September 23, 2008, Daily Journal of CommerceThe Honorable Tom Potter, Mayor, City of Portland, 1221 Southwest Fourth Avenue, Suite 340, Portland, OR 97204January 21, 2009410183
Pennsylvania:
York (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)Township of Dover (08-03-1498P)October 10, 2008, October 17, 2008, York Daily RecordThe Honorable Shane Patterson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors Dover Township, 2480 West Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315September 30, 2008420920
South Carolina:
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Richland (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Columbia (08-04-0847P)August 15, 2008, August 22, 2008, The Columbia StarThe Honorable Robert D. Coble, Mayor, City of Columbia, P.O. Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217August 30, 2008450172
Richland (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Forest Acres (08-04-0847P)August 15, 2008, August 22, 2008, The Columbia StarThe Honorable Frank Brunson, Mayor, City of Forest Acres, 5205 North Trenholm Road, Forest Acres, SC 29206August 30, 2008450174
Richland (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Richland County (08-04-2062P)August 22, 2008, August 29, 2008, The Columbia StarThe Honorable Joseph McEachern, Chairman, Richland County Council, Richland County Administrative Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Second Floor, Columbia, SC 29202July 31, 2008450170
Tennessee:
Williamson (FEMA Docket No: B-1027)City 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:
Bexar (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Bexar County (08-06-0467P)August 1, 2008, August 8, 2008, Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge, 100 Dolorosa Street, Suite 1.20, San Antonio, TX 78205December 8, 2008480035
Bexar (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of San Antonio (08-06-0206P)July 31, 2008, August 7, 2008, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283December 5, 2008480045
Bexar (FEMA Docket No: B-1019)City of San Antonio (08-06-1356P)October 9, 2008, October 16, 2008, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283September 24, 2008480045
Denton (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Denton (08-06-1636P)August 13, 2008, August 20, 2008, Denton Record-ChronicleThe Honorable Mark Burroughs, Mayor, City of Denton, 215 East Mckinney Street, Denton, TX 76201December 18, 2008480194
Denton (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Denton County (08-06-1636P)August 13, 2008, August 20, 2008, Denton Record-ChronicleThe Honorable Mary Horn, Denton County Judge, 110 West Hickory Street, 2nd Floor, Denton, TX 76201December 18, 2008480774
Harris (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)Unincorporated areas of Harris County (08-06-0268P)August 18, 2008, August 25, 2008, Houston ChronicleThe Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, 1001 Preston Street, Suite 911, Houston, TX 77002December 23, 2008480287
Kendall (FEMA Docket No: B-1023)City of Boerne (08-06-1974P)October 14, 2008, October 21, 2008, The Boerne StarThe Honorable Dan Heckler, Mayor, City of Boerne, P.O. Box 1677, Boerne, TX 78006September 24, 2008480418
Montgomery (FEMA Docket No: B-1015)Unincorporated areas of Montgomery County (07-06-0641P)September 23, 2008, September 30, 2008, Conroe CourierThe Honorable Alan B. Sadler, Montgomery County Judge, 301 North Thompson Street, Suite 210, Conroe, TX 77301January 28, 2009480483
Montgomery (FEMA Docket No: B-1015)City of Panorama Village (07-06-0641P)September 23, 2008, September 30, 2008, Conroe CourierThe Honorable Howard Kravetz, Mayor, City of Panorama Village, 98 Hiwon Drive, Panorama Village, TX 77304January 28, 2009481263
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No: B-1027)City 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
Tarrant (FEMA Docket No: B-1027)City 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
Travis (FEMA Docket No: B-1011)City of Austin (08-06-1041P)September 16, 2008, September 23, 2008, Austin American-StatesmanThe Honorable Will Wynn, Mayor, City of Austin, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767January 21, 2009480624
Utah:
Davis (FEMA Docket No: B-1005)City of Kaysville (08-08-0369P)August 21, 2008, August 28, 2008, Standard ExaminerThe Honorable Neka Roundy, Mayor, City of Kaysville, 23 East Center Street, Kaysville, UT 84037December 26, 2008490046
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: March 2, 2009.

Michael K. Buckley,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-6584 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]

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