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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 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 the other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes in 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.
Alabama:
CalhounCity of Anniston (09-04-1158P)April 6, 2009, April 13, 2009, The Anniston StarThe Honorable Gene D. Robinson, Mayor, City of Anniston, P.O. Box 2168, Anniston, AL 36202August 11, 2009010020
TuscaloosaCity of Tuscaloosa (08-04-6875P)April 13, 2009, April 20, 2009, The Tuscaloosa NewsThe Honorable Walter Maddox, Mayor, City of Tuscaloosa, P.O. Box 2089, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403August 18, 2009010203
TuscaloosaUnincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County (08-04-6875P)April 13, 2009, April 20, 2009, The Tuscaloosa NewsThe Honorable W. Hardy McCollum, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge, 714 Greensborough Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401August 18, 2009010201
Arizona:
MaricopaTown of Cave Creek (09-09-0129P)February 11, 2009, February 18, 2009, Sonoran NewsThe Honorable Vincent Francia, Mayor, Town of Cave Creek, 37622 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331June 18, 2009040129
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MaricopaTown of Cave Creek (09-09-0431P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Sonoran NewsThe Honorable Vincent Francia, Mayor, Town of Cave Creek, 37622 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331July 14, 2009040129
MaricopaTown of Cave Creek (09-09-0432P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Sonoran NewsThe Honorable Vincent Francia, Mayor, Town of Cave Creek, 37622 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331August 13, 2009040129
Arkansas: BentonCity of Rogers (08-06-1043P)March 31, 2009, April 7, 2009, The Morning NewsThe Honorable Steve Womack, Mayor, City of Rogers, 301 West Chestnut Street, Rogers, AR 72756August 5, 2009050013
California:
OrangeCity of Huntington Beach (08-09-1428P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, Huntington Beach IndependentThe Honorable Keith Bohr, Mayor, City of Huntington Beach, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648March 30, 2009065034
San DiegoCity of Escondido (08-09-1101P)April 3, 2009, April 10, 2009, North County TimesThe Honorable Ron Roberts, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, County of San Diego Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101August 10, 2009060290
San DiegoCity of San Diego (09-09-0601P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, San Diego TranscriptThe Honorable Jerry Sanders, Mayor, City of San Diego, 202 C Street, 11th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101August 14, 2009060295
San DiegoUnincorporated areas of San Diego County, (09-09-0601P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, San Diego TranscriptThe Honorable Dianne Jacob, Chairwoman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101August 14, 2009060284
ShastaCity of Redding (08-09-0964P)March 9, 2009, March 16, 2009, Record SearchlightThe Honorable Rick Bosetti, Mayor, City of Redding, P.O. Box 496071, Redding, CA 96001March 30, 2009060360
Colorado:
WeldTown of Severance (08-08-0702X)February 20, 2009, February 27, 2009, Greeley TribuneThe Honorable Pierre De Milt, Mayor, Town of Severance, 231 West Fourth Avenue, Severance, CO 80546June 29, 2009080317
WeldUnincorporated areas of Weld County (08-08-0702X)February 20, 2009, February 27, 2009, Greeley TribuneThe Honorable David E. Long, Chairman, Weld County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 758, Greeley, CO 80632June 29, 2009080266
Florida:
LeeUnincorporated areas of Lee County (09-04-1718P)April 1, 2009, April 8, 2009, Fort Myers News PressThe Honorable Ray Judah, Chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902March 19, 2009125124
SumterCity of Wildwood (08-04-1977P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, Sumter County TimesThe Honorable Ed Wolf, Mayor, City of Wildwood, 100 North Main Street, Wildwood, FL 34785March 30, 2009120299
Georgia: WaltonUnincorporated areas of Walton County (08-04-1976P)April 9, 2008, April 16, 2008, Walton TribuneThe Honorable Kevin Little, Chairman, Walton County Board of Commissioners, 1269 Good Hope Road, Monroe, GA 30655August 15, 2008130185
Hawaii: HawaiiUnincorporated areas of Hawaii County (08-09-0823P)April 6, 2009, April 13, 2009, Hawaii Tribune-HeraldThe Honorable William Kenoi, Mayor, Hawaii County, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720August 11, 2009155166
Illinois: DuPageUnincorporated areas of DuPage County (09-05-0307P)April 1, 2009, April 8, 2009, Daily HeraldThe Honorable Robert J. Schillerstorm, Chairman, DuPage County Board, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187March 18, 2009170197
Louisiana: CatahoulaUnincorporated areas of Catahoula Parish (08-06-1686P)September 10, 2008, September 17, 2008, Catahoula News BoosterThe Honorable Jackie Paulk, President, Catahoula Parish, P.O. Box 258, Harrisonburg, LA 71340August 27, 2008220047
Maryland: AlleganyUnincorporated areas of Allegany County (08-03-1580P)January 9, 2009, January 16, 2009, Cumberland Times NewsThe Honorable James J. Stakem, President, Allegany County Board of Commissioners, 701 Kelly Road, Fourth Floor, Cumberland, MD 21502January 30, 2009240001
Mississippi:
RankinCity of Brandon (08-04-5371P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Rankin County NewsThe Honorable Carlo Martella, Mayor, City of Brandon, P.O. Box 1539, Brandon, MS 39043August 13, 2009280143
RankinUnincorporated areas of Rankin County (08-04-5371P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Rankin County NewsThe Honorable Richard Wilson, Prosecutor, Rankin County, 211 East Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042August 13, 2009280142
Nebraska: SarpyCity of Papillion (08-07-1022P)April 2, 2009, April 9, 2009, Papillion TimesThe Honorable James E. Blinn, Mayor, City of Papillion, 122 East 3rd St., Papillion, NE 68046August 7, 2009315275
Nevada: DouglasUnincorporated areas of Douglas County (09-09-0026P)April 10, 2009, April 17, 2009, The Record-CourierNancy McDermid, Chair, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423August 17, 2009320008
Pennsylvania:
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ChesterTownship of West Whiteland (09-03-0246P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Daily Local NewsThe Honorable Diane Snyder, Chairman, West Whiteland Board of Supervisors, 222 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341April 27, 2009420295
GreeneTownship of Franklin (09-03-0260P)April 10, 2009, April 17, 2009, Observer ReporterThe Honorable T. Reed Kiger, Chairman, Township of Franklin, 568 Rolling Meadows Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370August 17, 2009422595
South Carolina:
CharlestonCity of Charleston (09-04-1604P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, The Post and CourierThe Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor, City of Charleston, P.O. Box 652, Charleston, SC 29402August 14, 2009455412
CharlestonCity of Charleston (09-04-1605P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, The Post and CourierThe Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor, City of Charleston, P.O. Box 652, Charleston, SC 29402August 14, 2009455412
Tennessee:
WilsonCity of Lebanon (08-04-4560P)October 15, 2008, October 22, 2008, The Wilson PostThe Honorable Donald W. Fox, Mayor, City of Lebanon, 200 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 100, Lebanon, TN 37087February 19, 2009470208
WilsonCity of Mount Juliet (08-04-1366P)April 11, 2008, April 18, 2008, The Wilson PostThe Honorable Linda Elam, Mayor, City of Mount Juliet, 2425 North Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122April 9, 2008470290
WilsonUnincorporated areas of Wilson County (09-04-0257P)April 10, 2009, April 17, 2009, The Wilson PostThe Honorable Robert Dedman, County Mayor, Wilson County, 228 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087August 17, 2009470207
Texas:
BellCity of Temple (08-06-1223P)March 9, 2009, March 16, 2009, Temple Daily TelegramThe Honorable Bill Jones III, Mayor, City of Temple, Two North Main Street, Temple, TX 76501July 14, 2009480034
BexarUnincorporated areas of Bexar County (08-06-1717P)March 9, 2009, March 16, 2009, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge, 100 Dolorosa Street, Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78205July 14, 2009480035
BexarCity of San Antonio (08-06-1717P)March 9, 2009, March 16, 2009, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283July 14, 2009480045
BexarCity of San Antonio (08-06-3192P)March 9, 2009, March 16, 2009, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283July 14, 2009480045
BexarCity of San Antonio (09-06-0610P)April 3, 2009, April 10, 2009, San Antonio Express NewsThe Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283March 24, 2009480045
CollinCity of Wylie (07-06-2304P)June 18, 2008, June 25, 2008, Wylie NewsThe Honorable John Mondy, Mayor, City of Wylie, 2000 State Highway 78 North, Wylie, TX 75098October 23, 2008480759
DallasCity of Dallas (09-06-0918P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Tom Leppert, Mayor, City of Dallas, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5EN, Dallas, TX 75201August 13, 2009480171
DallasCity of Farmers Branch (08-06-0532P)April 10, 2009, April 17, 2009, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Tim O'Hare, Mayor, City of Farmers Branch, P.O. Box 819010, Farmers Branch, TX 75381August 17, 2009480174
DallasCity of Garland (09-06-0830P)April 10, 2009, April 17, 2009, Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Ronald E. Jones, Mayor, City of Garland, P. O. Box 469002, Garland, TX 75046-9002August 17, 2009485471
DallasCity of Sachse (07-06-2304P)June 18, 2008, June 25, 2008, Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Mike Felix, Mayor, City of Sachse, 5560 State Highway 78, Sachse, TX 75048October 23, 2008480186
Fort BendUnincorporated areas of Fort Bend County (08-06-2236P)April 16, 2009, April 23, 2009, Fort Bend SunThe Honorable Robert E. Hebert, Ph.D., Fort Bend County Judge, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469August 21, 2009480228
Fort BendCity of Sugar Land (08-06-2236P)April 16, 2009, April 23, 2009, Fort Bend SunThe Honorable James A. Thompson, Mayor, City of Sugar Land, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, TX 77487August 21, 2009480234
HaysUnincorporated areas of Hays County (08-06-2257P)March 25, 2009, April 1, 2009, San Marcos Daily RecordThe Honorable Elizabeth Sumter, Judge, Hays County, 111 East San Antonio Street, Suite 300, San Marcos, TX 78666July 30, 2009480321
HaysCity of San Marcos (08-06-2257P)March 25, 2009, April 1, 2009, San Marcos Daily RecordThe Honorable Susan Narvaiz, Mayor, City of San Marcos, 630 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos, TX 78666July 30, 2009485505
KendallCity of Boerne (08-06-3123P)March 13, 2009, March 20, 2009, The Boerne StarThe Honorable Dan Heckler, Mayor, City of Boerne, P.O. Box 1677, Boerne, TX 78006July 20, 2009480418
TarrantCity of Fort Worth (09-06-0411P)March 3, 2009, March 10, 2009, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Michael J. Moncrief, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102February 23, 2009480596
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TarrantCity of Southlake (09-06-0528P)March 3, 2009, March 10, 2009, Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Honorable Andy Wambsganss, Mayor, City of Southlake, 1400 Main Street, Suite 270, Southlake, TX 76092February 20, 2009480612
WilliamsonCity of Round Rock (09-06-1098P)April 2, 2009, April 9, 2009, Round Rock LeaderThe Honorable Alan McGraw, Mayor, City of Round Rock, 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664August 7, 2009481048
WilliamsonUnincorporated areas of Williamson County (09-06-1098P)April 2, 2009, April 9, 2009, Round Rock LeaderThe Honorable Dan A. Gattis, Williamson County Judge, 710 Main Street, Suite 101, Georgetown, TX 78626August 7, 2009481079
Virginia:
AlbemarleUnincorporated areas of Albemarle County (08-03-1578P)April 8, 2009, April 15, 2009, The Daily ProgressThe Honorable David Slutzky, Chairman, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902August 13, 2009510006
FauquierUnincorporated areas of Fauquier County (09-03-0367P)April 9, 2009, April 16, 2009, Fauquier Times DemocratThe Honorable R. Holder Trumbo, Jr., Chairman, Fauquier County, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 208, Warrenton, VA 20186August 14, 2009510055
Washington: PierceTown of Steilacoom (08-10-0544P)April 13, 2009, April 20, 2009, The News TribuneThe Honorable Ron Lucas, Mayor, Town of Steilacoom, 1030 Roe Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388March 31, 2009530146

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

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Dated: May 21, 2009.

Deborah S. Ingram,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-12845 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]

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